American Bandstand first hit television screens in 1952, simply referred to as “Bandstand.” Dick Clark would take over hosting duties in 1956 and on August 5, 1957, ABC would broadcast the show nationally for the […]
While Bing and Bowie are perhaps the most famous faces of Christmas – Santa aside – it’s Crosby’s “White Christmas” that best sets the tone for the most wonderful time of year. Last.fm Trends takes […]
Earlier this month, we mentioned The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jethro Tull[/lastfm] Christmas Album and how well the band’s folk-inflected style lends itself to holiday music. Find out about another holiday album that’s a perfect match for the band […]
Somewhere in Lapland the reindeer are gearing up for another long night. Naughty or nice, tonight’s the night the big guy in red does the rounds and doles out presents far and wide. “Santa Claus […]
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barry Gordon[/lastfm] was just three years old when he made his acting debut on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour. He was a worldly seven years old when he scored his lone Top 40 hit, “Nuttin’ […]
No Christmas would be complete without the Puerto Rican influence of José Feliciano and his classic track “Feliz Navidad.” The Spanish song was a hit in 1970 but is still a feature on Christmas playlists […]
In those first white-hot years after “Heartbreak Hotel,” guardians of American virtue passionately hated [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] for corrupting the youth of America and threatening All We Hold Dear. In 1957, Elvis committed the greatest blasphemy […]
One in Five People Would Quit If They Did Something Embarrassing Enough at the Company Christmas Party
[sponsored] In this economy, it’s not worth messing up your entire professional career over one bad decision at the company Christmas party. In a new survey by the social dating site Zoosk.com, at least one […]
[sponsored] The best thing about the holidays are the traditions. But not all traditions are created equal. Here are five of the STRANGEST Christmas traditions from around the world.
Not only did we forget the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carpenters[/lastfm]’ “Merry Christmas Darling” back when we listed our Top 10 Christmas Songs, we forgot the Peanuts Gang singing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” What’s up with that?