If you're dreaming of a white Christmas -- much like the one Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen used to know at the Columbia Inn in Pine Tree, Vermont -- the humbug of the matter is: Neither the inn nor the town exist.
What is it about Christmas music that enters our very souls, calms us and even gets us to do things that are right for humanity? This music even has the ability to make us like our old Aunt Emily. If there were a marketing campaign for Christmas, it would be the most successful campaign ever devised.
Les Paul, whose innovations with the electric guitar and studio technology made him one of the most important figures in recorded music, has died, according to a statement from his publicists. Paul was 94.
The holiday party season is in full swing, which may cause many PEOPLE readers to rethink their old iTunes holiday playlist (David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing "Little Drummer Boy"... again?). Never fear, we have an early sneak peek from Katharine McPhee, whose latest single is the holiday classic "O Come All Ye Faithful." For those of you yearning to hear McPhee's sultry tones on a ballad (remember her show-stopping rendition of "Over The Rainbow" on American Idol?), click below for a sample of the song, which drops Tuesday on iTunes' Holiday Page. McPhee will appear on TNT's Christmas in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13 (8 p.m. ET).– Monica Rizzo
Hey, Tiger. It's Phil. You're not using caller ID, are you? Joking, joking. I'll bet you're in the Jacuz after a long hard day on the slopes. Been there, man. Enjoy! I don't know if you check your messages, but I'll leave you a short one, just in case.
Maybe it's the facility with language, or the practice at telling tall tales. One way or another, a career as a rapper sure seems to prepare MCs for starring roles in movies that earn big box office bucks and-quite often-raves from critics.
'Tis the season for holiday movies. While many people consider the sentimental programming that appears on American televisions after Thanksgiving to be one of the worst manifestations of holiday cheer -- I welcome it.