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Classic Christmas song causes controversy

Classic Christmas song causes controversy

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

The #MeToo movement has spurred a wave of sexual harassment claims, causing many to feel offended by pictures, videos, and in this case, song lyrics, that suggest any trace of harassment. The 1944 song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been banned by several radio stations across the country, includin...

“The Grinch” steals Christmas and the hearts of viewers

“The Grinch” steals Christmas and the hearts of viewers

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Holiday season is rolling around, and that means three things: lots of cookies, hot chocolate and holiday movies such as “Elf,” “Santa Claus” and, of course, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” This year, a remake of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” came out Nov. 9, just in time for...

Observer’s Tips for your Secret Santa

Observer’s Tips for your Secret Santa

By Julia Lescht, Public Relations/Video Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Regardless of what one celebrates, this time of year is the beloved season of gift giving. Whether participating in a group giving-circle called “Secret Santa”, or simply giving gifts to one’s family or inner-circle, gift giving is just one fun part of the ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ ...

‘Arthur Christmas’ finds its place among holiday classics

‘Arthur Christmas’ finds its place among holiday classics

By By Natasha Palance, Staff Writer

December 21, 2011


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

 When it comes to Christmas movies, most are quickly forgotten as soon as the holiday season ends. However, a select few go on to become touchstones, beloved and re-watched by families year after year. Arthur Christmas may have what it takes to join the latter category. With a clever script that successfully updat...

Old school toys not in the story for youth

Old school toys not in the story for youth

December 20, 2011


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

 High school students are a bit young for nostalgia, but as we approach the holiday season and see how toys are evolving for a new generation of young children, it may be time to take a moment to reminisce about the good old days when toys were just toys, plain and simple. A generation from now, our...

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