It's that time of year again! Holiday season is upon us. And because we at PhillyClout know how tough present shopping can be, we've put together our picks for the best 2009 gifts. They're political and Philly-themed. Just the way we like it.
So here you go. Now get shopping!
The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Christmas special. We caught an excerpt of this 60-minute special episode at the live performance put on by the Always Sunny gang in Philly in September. It lives up to the television show's outrageous – and hilarious – reputation.
The slogan on this tee sums it up for us. Buy a shirt that reads "I'm not angry, I'm from Philly," for your nearest and dearest pals. Give it to anyone who wants apparel with attytood.
We'll say it right now: blue eyed soul still can't be beat. But whether you're a true believer – a hallraiser, perhaps? – or late to the party, this new Hall and Oates box set is the real deal. The four disc collection from the Philly duo has all the hits, deep cuts and unreleased concert versions you could ever want.
We just have not been able to stop talking about the new book, "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present." By the wry, accessible New York Times columnist Gail Collins, this riveting book takes us from the days when women couldn't get credit cards on their own all the way to Hillary Clinton's historic run for the presidency. And she does it using real stories of all the women who struggled along the way. A must read.
For the kids:
Looking for a kid's present? Check out the charming "Philadelphia A to Z." This picture book teaches young ones about the alphabet and the many awesome things about Philadelphia. (Full disclosure: our pal Natalie Pompilio is a co-author.)