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Christmas

CBS Originally Hated 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Becaus...

December 24, 2019

Though beloved today, the TV holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas was disliked by CBS and might not have seen the light of day. With a meandering story,...

Air Force's Operation Christmas Drop: Delivering Gifts ...

December 19, 2019

Santa Claus might ride in a sleigh, but the U.S. Air Force's Santas over Micronesian islands come swooping in on bomber planes to deliver their gifts. The hu...

Thelma Howard, Walt Disney's Maid, Received Shares Of D...

December 17, 2019

For Thelma Howard, Walt Disney's housekeeper, stock in the Mickey Mouse operation was the gift that keeps on giving.What does your boss give you for Christma...

When Did Jewish Americans Start Eating Chinese Food For...

December 15, 2019

Jewish Americans celebrate a lot of things, but Christmas isn't usually one of them. Even with Santa Claus, Rudolph, and the other secular trappings, a holid...

Remember The John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas Speci...

December 10, 2019

Source: twitter.com/retronewsnow The 1975 yuletide extravaganza known as Rocky Mountain Christmas seems like it would be straightforward: host John Denver sin...

Jose Feliciano's 'Feliz Navidad:' How The 1970 Christma...

December 9, 2019

Feliz Navidad, I wanna wish you a merry Christmas… the holiday wouldn’t be the same without that joyful phrase. Performed by Jose Feliciano, a virtuoso guita...

Hot Dr. Pepper Recipe (Easy + Gourmet): The 1960s Treat...

December 6, 2019

Oatmeal is best when you've got a collection of berries, just the right amount of sugar, a little spice, and some citrus zest. Keep that in mind as you read ...

KFC: Japan's Groovy Christmas Tradition That Started In...

December 4, 2019

Every year millions of Japanese families flood their local KFC locations to take part in the annual tradition of Kurisumasu ni wa Kentakkii: Kentucky for Chr...

Who Wrote 'Rudolph?' Meet Johnny Marks, A 'Holly Jolly'...

December 2, 2019

Left: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, from the hugely popular Rankin-Bass TV special. Right: Johnny Marks in 1977. Sources: IMDB; William N. Jacobellis / (c) NY...

Christmas (Music) In The Jungle: Vietnam-Era Holiday So...

December 6, 2018

December 25, 1967: Soldiers taking rest close to a small Christmas tree, on their position at the Hill 875 near Dakto, few days after the North Vietnamese Army ...