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11 Offbeat December Holidays You Still Have Time to Celebrate

You don’t need us to remind you about the major December holidays. But you do need us to tell you that it’s Monkey Day. © ARNE DEDERT/epa/Corbis 1. December 14th: Monkey Day According to the official Monkey Day website, Monkey Day is an “annual celebration of all things simian, a festival of primates, a chance to scream like [...]

Celebrating Christmas with The Beatles

Paul: “I just wanted to thank you fans. Don’t know where we’d be without you.” John: “The army, probably.” George, speaking about their upcoming film: “This one will be in color.” John: “Green.” –1964 Beatles Christmas Record So much of the career and lives of The Beatles has been documented in books, TV specials, movies, videos, magazine articles, and more. [...]

The Singing Sewermen

(YouTube link) Workers from the Thames Water company in east London plead with customers not to pour grease down the drain, because it clogs the sewers. That message is sing the tune of “Good King Wenceslas”. From the YouTube link: Thames Water will donate 1p to WaterAid for every hit the film gets on YouTube (up to [...]