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  • I'm Dreaming of an American Christmas

    12/23/2014 3:04:17 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies
    First Things ^ | 12/22/2014 | Peter J. Leithart
    White Christmas (1954) has been part of family Christmases for as long as I can remember. Bing Crosby’s voice is wonderful, but his middle-age-man-playing-hip hasn’t worn well over the years. Danny Kaye’s cracked-voice nervousness, his silly humor, and his surprisingly skillful dancing still work. Like all musicals, the film is thin on plot. It’s schmaltzy, light entertainment, a mid-century Hollywood specialtyIrving Berlin’s songs are catchy, sometimes clever. The title song had already won an Academy Award (for Holiday Inn, 1942). Wikipedia cites that other great authoritative text, Guinness, in support of the claim that it’s the best-settling single of all time, and...
  • Twitter users reveal their abject ignorance of the song "White Christmas"

    12/05/2014 10:21:17 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-5-14 | The Looking Spoon
    So Darius Rucker sings "White Christmas" during NBC's Rockerfeller Center tree lighting show and (probably most likely liberal) ignorance strikes again."Surreal," "ironic," "awkward," "total fail," are just a few of the words used in tweets (from the Twitchy link above) describing the performance.Perhaps it's inevitable that the further away we get from certain pop culture iconography the more out of touch the current generation becomes with it. That must be the case here...it has to be. (for the sake of my sanity I'm just going to keep telling myself this)One of the most famous disasters in history, the sinking of the...
  • Critics Rip Rucker for Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    12/04/2014 8:50:09 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    Social media lit up Wednesday evening with complaints about former Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker performing "White Christmas" at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at New York City's Rockefeller Square. Some activists had threatened to attack the ceremony after a grand jury declined to indict a New York police officer in the death of unarmed Eric Garner during a confrontation over cigarette sales in July.
  • Neutral/Non Color Festivus Precipitation in North East Texas!

    12/25/2012 1:02:11 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 12/12/2012 | Me
    A White Christmas...First for me.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzKRdPStAF8 The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • Winter Storm Warning: Snow expected for all of SC

    12/25/2010 5:50:28 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 68 replies · 4+ views
    WIS TV ^ | Dec 25, 2010
    A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all of the Midlands until late Sunday night. We will see some snow during the last few hours of Christmas day and overnight into Sunday morning.
  • It's a 'White Christmas' during AMC's marathon

    12/24/2009 1:56:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies · 855+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 12/23/2009 | Andy Edelstein
    If you've never seen the 1954 holiday classic "White Christmas," you really won't have an excuse any longer: AMC will be airing the movie seven times in a row, starting at 7 a.m. on Christmas Eve. In case you've been buried under a snowdrift, for, oh, half a century or so, the movie features Irving Berlin's music and concerns two former Army buddies (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) who put on a show with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to save their general's Vermont hotel. Here are five things you may not have known about "White Christmas." The...
  • Conditions Ripe for a White Christmas

    12/13/2009 3:32:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies · 1,014+ views
    Sphere ^ | December 11, 2009
    (Dec. 11) -- The weather might seem complex, but the recipe for snow isn't as complicated as the recipe for Grandma's fruitcake. All that's needed is cold air and precipitation, and both look potentially abundant throughout the rest of the month, leading to the possibility of a more widespread white Christmas in 2009 than in recent years. The likelihood of a white Christmas is always high -- greater than 75 percent -- in the northern tier of the country and in the mountains of the West. However, the presence of an El Niño and the threat of colder-than-normal weather will...
  • Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

    12/04/2009 4:32:49 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 23 replies · 863+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/04/2009 | Staff
    Winter Weather Warning In Effect For Our Area Today It happens on average every four years in the City of Houston. It happened last year briefly, and in 2004 it happened on Christmas Eve: That foreign, frigid white stuff falls from the sky delighting children of all ages and closing freeway overpasses. Snow!
  • SOLAR MINIMUM (Global Cooling Alert)

    12/02/2009 3:11:26 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 43 replies · 2,384+ views
    NASA via spaceweather.com ^ | 12/2/2009 | Staff
    The sun is in the pits of a very deep solar minimum. Many researchers thought the sunspot cycle had hit bottom in 2008 when the sun was blank 73% of the time. Not so. 2009 is on the verge of going even lower. So far this year, the sun has been blank 75% of the time, and only a serious outbreak of sunspots over the next few weeks will prevent 2009 from becoming the quietest year in a century.
  • Snow, rain and ice blankets much of US (Paging Al Gore&Gubinor aRnie, Global Warming Alert!)

    12/22/2008 10:04:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 2,902+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A massive winter storm blanketed the US West Coast with snow, sleet and ice early Monday while blizzards and snow squalls struck the Northeast and Midwest, killing at least four people and making travel dangerous. The storm snarled holiday air traffic across the country, with delays at major airports in San Francisco; Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; New Jersey and New York, officials said. The fierce weather was blamed for the death of two people in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 80 east of Des Moines, Iowa. Another weather-related fatality was reported in northwest Iowa when a...
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views
    www.wxvt.com ^ | 12/11/08 | www.wxvt.com
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • Rosen: Merry Christmas, ACLU

    12/23/2005 5:30:10 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 847+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday December 23rd, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    The pendulum swings both ways. Last year in Denver, it was Mayor John Hickenlooper proposing to replace the city's traditional "Merry Christmas" sign with one that said "Happy Holidays." The mayor wisely backed off in response to the public outcry, as did the Parade of Lights, this year, reversing its policy barring religious floats. Earlier this month, Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert, issued a directive instructing the architect of the Capitol to drop the name "Capitol Holiday Tree" - adopted in the late 1990s under the authority of no one who's now willing to admit to it -...
  • The Christmas of 1947

    12/11/2005 5:58:14 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 18 replies · 1,272+ views
    The Morning Paper | 12/11/05 | vanity
    The Christmas of 1947 The Christmas of 1947 started out on a not-too-promising note: It was “green”. Despite the renditions of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas “ on our radios – renditions so continuous they were like the Monks’ spinning prayer wheels in Tibet – there was no snow on the ground , and not even a flurry in the air. It was Christmas vacation , and we wanted to race our sleds down Zobel’s Hill with friends from school, but the Weatherman was not cooperating, and the steep slopes remained a disappointing brown. We wanted to skate, but...
  • It's Snowing here in South Carolina!

    12/25/2004 6:58:31 PM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 71 replies · 954+ views
    It is snowing here in SC! The snow and precipitation that fell in Texas last night is now over SC! Up to six inches is what to expect according to the local TV Station!
  • A Message for Texans: It's Called Snow

    12/25/2004 6:23:38 PM PST · by FBD · 133 replies · 2,399+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2004 | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Residents of Victoria, Tex., just off the Gulf Coast, were not dreaming yesterday when they woke up to a white Christmas. They had one - the first in 86 years. Almost a foot of snow fell overnight to give Victoria a taste of what the country's midsection is used to dealing with: wintry weather. An arctic front hit Indiana and Kentucky particularly hard, bringing record snowfalls that snarled holiday travel and stopped last-minute Christmas shoppers in their tracks. More than a dozen traffic deaths and thousands of auto accidents have been attributed to the storm. The last time Victoria had...
  • Old Man Winter pays county a visit (Our 1st ever Snow)

    12/25/2004 12:27:05 PM PST · by BellStar · 7 replies · 540+ views
    The Daily News (Texas Oldest Newspaper) ^ | Published December 25, 2004 | By TJ Aulds
    Old Man Winter pays county a visit By TJ Aulds The Daily News Published December 25, 2004 Let it snow. The promise of a white Christmas arrived late Friday night just as many were headed home from Christmas Eve gatherings or to midnight mass. While most of the county received a good dusting of snow throughout the day Christmas Eve, the heaviest of the white stuff blanketed most of the county shortly before 10 p.m. With the snow and icey road conditions came a flurry of accidents. Texas City, La Marque police departments responded to a high number of accidents...
  • Town Sees 1st White Christmas in 86 Years (More Global Warming)

    12/25/2004 9:07:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,817+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/25/04 | AP
    Folks in Victoria, Texas, just off the Gulf Coast, weren't dreaming Saturday when they woke up to a white Christmas. They had one — the first in 86 years. Almost a foot of snow fell overnight to give Victoria a taste of what the country's midsection has been dealing with the past two days: winter weather. An arctic front that swept through the Midwest hit Indiana and Kentucky particularly hard, bringing record snowfalls that snarled holiday travel and stopped last-minute Christmas shoppers in their tracks. More than a dozen traffic deaths and thousands of auto accidents have been blamed on...
  • Merry Christmas, Michael Curtiz

    12/24/2004 9:46:19 PM PST · by JennysCool · 4 replies · 256+ views
    Source apparently not welcome at FR ^ | 12/24/2004 | Hollywood
    Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 - April 10, 1962) was a film director, whose films include The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, and White Christmas.
  • Snow flurries dust Houston, parts of East and South Texas

    12/24/2004 5:42:00 PM PST · by Syntyr · 45 replies · 1,308+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | By JAMES PINKERTON and MELANIE MARKLEY
    While folks from New England would scoff, Houstonians were delighted today with light snow flurries falling from gray, cold skies on Christmas Eve. The National Weather Service says it won't stick to the ground, but the snowfall -- such as it is -- could continue into the evening. Forecasters said as much as an inch could fall in some locations before it's over. Snow was reported in many locations across the city today, and meteorologist Matt Moreland with the Weather Service's League City office said a "persistent" band of show showers extends south of Interstate 10, from Columbus across Houston...
  • Merry Christmas (Columbus, Oh no power in many places)

    12/24/2004 11:28:16 AM PST · by joesbucks · 9 replies · 508+ views
    sself | 12/24/04 | self
    First, real business. Central Ohio was hit by an early winter ice storm. We just got power back on after 36 hours and temps in the single digits. Radio is saying there are still 175,000 customers still without power who will likely not see power before Sunday evening. What that means is that many will have to drastically alter Christmas plans. Many churches are still without power and have cancelled Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Let's have a special prayer for those who may suffer damage as the power outage continues. Say a prayer for those who may miss...
  • Winter Storm Warning-Corpus Christi, Texas

    12/24/2004 6:49:46 PM PST · by The South Texan · 106 replies · 2,427+ views
    12/24/04 | The South Texan
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX 755 PM CST FRI DEC 24 2004 TXZ231>234-244>247-251000- /X.UPG.KCRP.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-041225T1000Z/ /X.NEW.KCRP.WS.W.0004.041225T0154Z-041225T1000Z/ ARANSAS-BEE-CALHOUN-GOLIAD-LIVE OAK-REFUGIO-SAN PATRICIO-VICTORIA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARANSAS PASS...BEEVILLE...GEORGE WEST... GOLIAD...INGLESIDE...MATHIS...PORT LAVACA...PORT OCONNOR... PORTLAND...REFUGIO...ROCKPORT...SEADRIFT...SINTON...SKIDMORE... THREE RIVERS AND VICTORIA 755 PM CST FRI DEC 24 2004 ...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI TX HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE NORTHERN COASTAL BEND...NORTHERN COASTAL PLAINS AND THE VICTORIA CROSSROADS REGION. A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL CROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND RESULT IN OCCASIONAL SNOW. THE SNOW...
  • Snow for South Carolina Christmas Night!

    12/24/2004 6:58:21 PM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 59 replies · 1,286+ views
    Just found out we have a 70% chance of snow Saturday evening. Maybe a Late white "CHRIST"MAS here in SC! Yay!
  • Go ahead; dream of a white Christmas

    12/17/2004 10:13:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 604+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/4 | Don Surber
    Serenading Izzy Baline on Christmas Eve They trekked to the apartment in weather that dropped to 6 below on the coldest Christmas Eve ever recorded in New York City to sing "White Christmas" to Izzy Baline, a 95-year-old Jewish man. Izzy was so touched that he had his maid invite them in for cocoa. Once his serenaders were safely inside, Izzy hugged each male caroler and kissed each female. Izzy knew cold. He was born in Siberia. He grew up poor on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the youngest of six children. He would rise to dine with Sir...
  • Global Warming Melts Dreams of a White Christmas, Study Alleges

    12/16/2004 5:59:26 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 17 replies · 329+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 15, 2004 | Marc Morano, CNSNews.com Sr. Staff Writer
    Global Warming Melts Dreams of a White Christmas, Study Alleges By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer December 15, 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNSNews.com) - The British government released a new climate analysis this week alleging that white Christmases in England will be just a memory unless global warming is halted. According to an analysis by British Environment Minister Elliot Morley, England is 65 percent less likely to have a white Christmas in the year 2050 due to the effects of global warming. Coastal areas of England will be 90 percent less likely to see any snow by the year...
  • Global Warming Melts Dreams of a White Christmas, Study Alleges

    12/15/2004 10:51:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 1,399+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 12/15/04 | Marc Morano
    Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNSNews.com) - The British government released a new climate analysis this week alleging that white Christmases in England will be just a memory unless global warming is halted. According to an analysis by British Environment Minister Elliot Morley, England is 65 percent less likely to have a white Christmas in the year 2050 due to the effects of global warming. Coastal areas of England will be 90 percent less likely to see any snow by the year 2080. Morely is attending the UN climate summit in Buenos Aires. Norman Baker, the British Parliament's Liberal Democratenvironment spokesman,...
  • Christmas Nor'easter Thread

    12/25/2002 11:44:48 AM PST · by NYer · 143 replies · 534+ views
    December 25, 2002
    Posting from Ground Zero of a major storm that is now striking the Northeastern portion of the US. Snow is currently falling somewhere between 2 to 4 inches per hour. Reports of thunder and lightening have also been received. Conditions deteriorated rapidly about an hour ago. The birds are lined up 3 deep at one of the feeders. They are ignoring the new tube feeder I set outside yesterday in anticipation of this storm. This may be the result of too many locals signing "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas."
  • Great Plains Blizzard Warning-Travel Advisories Tomorrow

    12/23/2002 3:33:17 PM PST · by ewing · 34 replies · 343+ views
    Weather Underground.com ^ | December 23, 2002 | Satellite Radar
    Mid Section of the contry is forceast for a foot of snow or more for tomorrow, the second biggest travel/shopping day of the year.Could play havoc with flights and car transportation, looks like it will be worst around Oklahoma and Missouri