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December 2009 Archives

Chloe Agnew and the Celtic Women perform “O Holy Night.”

My family is in Chicago, where my husband and I grew up, and we were enchanted to find a tribute to the children’s television shows we loved as kids on WGN last night. In those early days of television, children’s […]

NORAD is tracking Santa tonight as the reindeer pull his sleigh — and you can, too, via Google maps!

Perhaps even the great detective himself could not solve the mystery of why Sherlock Holmes holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for having been portrayed on screen than any other fictional character, with more than 75 actors in […]

Yes, that Bob Dylan — it’s on his new Christmas In the Heart.

Thanks so much to Kojo Nnamdi for having me on his WAMU show with film historian Murray Horwitz to talk about sharing our favorite holiday movies with the family. And thanks to the great callers and emailers for some wonderful […]

Seinfeld’s alternate December holiday has actual followers. There are even books about it. Its primary attraction seems to be that it is not Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanzaa and that it is easy to observe. All you need is parties, grievance-airing, […]

It was a thrill to get a chance to talk to Ed Asner — best known as Lou Grant on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spin-off and having a very big year as the voice star of one […]