Holidays rss

Different demographics in different regions shaping Holidays with American style.

Adams Snubs Washington’s Birthday & His Snarky Top 10 List on GW

The second President liked the first President well enough, but he wasn’t all gaga about having The Great One’s birthday celebrated with dance parties, fireworks and parades. In fact, if any one President would surely take fiendish pleasure in knowing… Read More ›

Old Hollywood Movie Stars & their Holiday Greeting Cards

Romantic, ridiculous, egotistical, modest, perplexing, mundane, creative, funny. Like the Christmas cards once sent by Grandma and Grandpa, all those cousins, the neighbor and the business downtown, the Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year messages once… Read More ›

American Hanukkah: How Pop Culture Created “Jewish Christmas”

This Holiday Season, many who celebrates Christmas might sense something is sorely missing.  Hanukkah. In the store aisles, alongside the rock-and-roll animatronic Santa Claus shaking his belly and fake green wreathes with red glass ornaments, there are none of the… Read More ›

California Oktoberfest: Authentically German, Utterly American

It’s that time of year again. Cincinnati makes sense. Upper Midwestern cities certainly. East Coast bastions of ethnic immigrant history absolutely. But Oktoberfest in Torrance, California? That small city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County that’s home… Read More ›

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