Holidays (December 2012)

Oh little town of Bethlehem, Pa.

The Christmas season is upon us once again, and nowhere is it done better than the old steel town of Bethlehem, Pa.

Members recall the loneliness of war

Joe Pitts stood by his bedside looking at the plastic Christmas tree and little red stocking that was sent to him by his wife. 

The gentleman from Ohio is recognized

Americans have always loved their cars and one man perhaps deserves credit for encouraging this love affair — William Howard Taft

Christmas pie like no other

There are meat pies, there are turduckens, and then there is Martha Washington’s Christmas pie. 

Celebrate season with day trips

No matter how beautiful Washington is during the holiday season, everybody needs a weekend to get away

Washington’s gingerbread men

This holiday season, hotels across Washington, D.C., are showcasing their own unique gingerbread designs to the public — and it could be hard to resist diving into these savory creations.

DC has that lovin’ feeling

As winter descends upon us once again and another congressional session prepares to draw to a close, fight the urge to stay inside! 

Fresh-cut pines still in fashion for season


With the holiday season already upon us, holiday music is playing on the radio and the National, Capitol and White House Christmas trees are all aglow.