Tag Archive: Holiday

Tis The Season! Politician’s Share Their Seasonal Cheer With Cheesy Christmas Photos But Where’s The Obama’s Official Portrait?


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a seasonal note to her supporters this year plus this photo that was taken at a family gathering to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary


” Nothing says Christmas like sending a cheesy family photo to your relatives to show how much everyone has grown.

  Never one to miss a trick, the nation’s politicians have jumped on the bandwagon and are using social media to send their messages of seasonal cheer along with some frankly ridiculous photos of their growing broods.

  This Christmas has seen some impressively awful examples of these cheery seasonal photos with the Romneys and the Pelosis seemingly competing to see who can fit the most relatives into a photo.”


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Ho! Ho! Ho! The Awkward Family Photos That Would Give Santa Claus A Real Belly Laugh






” Holiday traditions vary from home to home, but awkward family photos are a yearly occurrence no holiday should be without.

  To celebrate the annual discomfort, the blog Awkward Family Photos has collected some of the worst—or some might call them best—examples out there.

  Like every year, the offerings are squirm-inducing at their worst and hilarious at their best, but always in great fun.” 



A desert wonderland!  


”  After all, who can’t relate to a holiday-themed family dip in a Hawaii hot tub or posing with dad on Christmas sporting handfuls of cold hard cash?

  From screaming toddlers on Santa’s lap to jazz hands under the Christmas saguaro, there’s something in this year’s holiday Awkward Family Photos for everyone.”









It’s All Ho-Ho-Ho Til Obama Hijacks Your Holiday


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” Loathe peaceful holidays? Detest the spirit of agreeableness and good will that tends to pervade during this time of year? Well, if you’re longing for it to be ’tis the season of debates, irritations, and shouting matches, you’re in luck: The Obama administration thinks the holidays are the perfect time to gather round and discuss … Obamacare.

  Wary about the effect bringing up the most polarizing political topic among your relatives and friends who likely span the blue-purple-red spectrum will have? Don’t be, because President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action has launched a website with helpful tips about how to have “the talk.” (Here’s my first tip: If any adolescents or preteens are present, you might want to use a different phrase than “the talk” when broaching the subject if you don’t want an instant exodus.)

  The tips including asking your family and guests coming over for the holiday to bring the information they’d need to sign up for Obamacare, because it’s absolutely not awkward at all to tell someone you’d like him to bring wine and oh, his social security number and annual salary, too. You’re advised to bring up Obamacare during “family time … downtime after meals or between holiday activities.” Perfect: When your family is curled up in chairs in a turkey/stuffing/pumpkin pie-induced stupor, you can cut off the idle reminisces about bygone days and football and kids saying the cutest things, and launch that super festive health-care conversation that’s sure to have everyone bursting into a rollicking round of kumbaya, despite that pesky little fact that poll after poll shows the country is sharply divided on this issue.”



    In this new era of Hope & Change™ is nothing beyond politics ? Of course not . We have already seen this demonstrated with the Obama campaign’s “give us your gifts” registry asking for your graduation , wedding and birthday gifts .


   Who could forget this highlight of the 2012 presidential campaign ? Obama certainly found a way to top old “Slick Willie” and his Lincoln Bedroom rental scheme and while Bill’s fundraising methods had a distinctly “trailer-trash” appearance to them at least the taxpayers weren’t asked to ruin their holidays in order to further his Statist agenda. That cannot be said for the Emperor Obama .









How To Prepare For The Perfect Road Trip



” Hitting the road for Memorial Day? PopMech’s Editor-in-Chief gives you the checklist for a classic family vacation—with an assist from modern technology, of course.”


Keep Tech in Perspective

” These days it is common to see families barreling down the interstate with each kid wrapped in headphones and lost in a movie or video game. There’s no question that DVD players, game devices, and the like can make long drives easier, but all this distraction comes at a price. When will these kids learn to whine and squabble like my generation did? Seriously, though, think twice before using digital entertainment as a universal kid silencer. Turning on the DVD player every time children get slightly restless is a bit like pacifying them with big, sugary drinks; over time they will demand that any hint of boredom be immediately washed away with a flood of empty-calorie entertainment.”


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From Mark Steyn:


Happy Christmas Bank Holiday Thursday!




” In America, the Christmas holiday is what it says: a holiday to observe Christmas. If it happens to fall on a Saturday or Sunday, tough. See you at work Monday morning. But across the Atlantic, if Christmas and New Year fall on the weekend, the ensuing weeks are eaten up by so many holidays they can’t even come up with names for them. I see from the well-named “Beautiful Ireland” calendar this newspaper sent me in lieu of a handsome bonus for calling the US elections correctly that January 3rd 2005 is a holiday in Ireland and Britain – the Morning After The Morning After Hogmanay – and the lucky Scots get January 4th off too – the First Hogtuesday After Hogmonday? Eventually, the entire Scottish economy will achieve the happy state of their enchanted village of Brigadoon and show up for one day every hundred years.

I’ve spent Christmas on both sides of the pond and, on the whole, I prefer the intensity of the American version – the big build-up, non-stop seasonal favourites on the radio between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and then at midnight on December 25th, it all stops. No more “Winter Wonderland” or “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”: the entire sleighlist (as it was called back in my disc-jockey days) turns into a pumpkin, and the party’s over, and December 26th is a perfectly normal working day. Whereas the last Christmas I spent in rural England is as near as I hope I ever get to experiencing my own hostage crisis. “Is it Christmas Bank Holiday Thursday yet?” “No, it’s still Boxing Day.” “


Oh, Little Town Of Hollywood: Vintage Photographs Capture The Stars Of Tinseltown’s Golden Age Celebrating Christmas In Style



Santa, baby: Marilyn Monroe posed in her stockings for this seductive 1951 photo. That year she was voted 'the present all GI's would like to find in their Christmas stocking'

Santa, baby: Marilyn Monroe posed in her stockings for this seductive 1951 photo. That year she was voted ‘the present all GI’s would like to find in their Christmas stocking’




4 Things Hollywood Gets Wrong About the Holidays


” I watch a lot of Christmas movies, and I’ve also had lots of Christmases. I’ve noticed some discrepancies.

To be clear, I’m not going to use this list as an opportunity to say things like “In Christmas movies, magic is real and, duh, no doy, in real life NO IT ISN’T.” Because magic is real, it’s everywhere and all around us and I feel bad for anyone who doesn’t know how to look for it.

I’m talking about the other stuff. “


#4. Family + Christmas + Meal = DISASTER!




Voice Your Displeasure With Washington DC

From Americans For Prosperity Comes This Novel Approach





Or Send A Note Of Thanks To Those On The Nice List 



” Members of Congress have been making backroom deals and preparing to bring you a season’s greeting of their own called “Merry Taxmas!” Americans for Prosperity wants to keep “Taxmas” from happening, by ensuring Congress keeps its promise of cutting wasteful government spending. Please follow the steps below to make your voice heard this holiday season.”



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EXTREME Christmas Lights [VIDEO]



” Tis the season to be jolly, and Christmas is everywhere — on the radio, on TV, in stores and even in elevators — so you had best get used to it. The sound of Christmas will assail your eardrums everywhere for the next three weeks, even if one more rendition of “Jingle Bells” is liable to push you to commit tinsel-facilitated homicide.

After you have bought enough food to feed an army of elves and purchased enough electronics to open your own version of Best Buy, you can return to your beautifully decorated home where, if you are you are lucky enough to live next door to one of the people in this selection of videos  below, you are likely to have your retinas seared off. “