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Who Are Tom And Jerry And Why Are They A Cocktail?

It seems that every season has its cocktails. When the temperature drops and the snow piles up, people want a ...

Meet Bruce The Spruce: Green Bay’s Talking Christmas Tree

For some people, Christmas in Green Bay is not complete without a visit to “Bruce the Spruce.” It’s a fake ...

Who’s Behind The Handmade Ornaments Adorning The Wisconsin Capitol Holiday Tree?

With the holidays right around the corner, WPR's Andrea Anderson was talking about all things festive­ — Christmas trees, twinkling ...

What’s Your Favorite Holiday?

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Ashton Botts loves a good holiday. He wanted to know if others felt ...

“The Twelve Days Of Christmas” In Wisconsin

Did you know the first lyrics for the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," were published in London in 1780? ...

Longing For Las Posadas

Las Posadas are an important part of Mexican Christmas tradition. These community celebrations take place on each of the nine ...

Wisconsin Life Holiday Special

Food is a big part of the holiday season no matter what or how you celebrate. Many of us eat ...

Bah Humbug! Christmases Past In Milwaukee

It seems like the back to school sales are barely over when the Christmas trees start to appear. The commercial ...

Father Decides How To Discuss Santa With His Son

The year my older son started kindergarten—our third in Wisconsin—I learned about St. Nick’s Day. Children set their shoes by ...

Trout Christmas

Many of us have particular rituals that make Christmas feel complete. Justin Isherwood's farm family marked the day with a ...

Holiday Cocktails

For many of us, the holidays aren't complete without a favorite food or drink. Writer Julie Buckles' grandfather was famous ...

Christmas Peanuts

Some Christmas gifts linger in the memory longer than others. Commentator Justin Isherwood recalls an old-fashioned Christmas gift.

Fowl for Christmas

Turkey is a traditional holiday meal choice. But writer Brett Laidlaw wonders if perhaps we should consider another kind of ...

Bad Santa

Gift giving often inspires noble intentions if less successful results. Writer David McGlynn tells us about his family’s gift giving ...

Aluminum Christmas

Manitowoc’s Aluminum Specialty Company became famous for its sparkling aluminum Christmas trees in the 1960s. Jerry Waak sold millions of ...