Good news everybody! This morning Punxsatawney Phil, AKA everyone’s favorite groundhog, did not see his shadow which means we’ll be enjoying an early Spring this year. I know that an early Spring may seem a bit farfetched to some of our readers who have been buried in snow and ice for the better part of this year, but let’s keep our fingers crossed for sunshine and warm weather. We’ve put together a list of ten groundhog videos to put you in the spirit of Groundhog Day and get ready for that early Spring!
Punxsatawney Phil On Groundhog Day 2011 – No Shadow!
For starters, here’s a video of this morning’s Groundhog Day announcement. No shadow; early spring. Who could ask for more?
This groundhog doesn’t care about his shadow. He just wants a little company on a nice day. Now if only he could find Alan or Steve…
Oy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen something so adorable in my life. And the good news is that I didn’t see the shadows of any of the four baby groundhogs in this video. I’d say that’s yet another good sign that Spring is just around the bend (even if this video was uploaded all the way back in 2006).
Groundhog Day “Don’t Drive Angry”
How could we have a video list post for Groundhog Day without including a scene from Bill Murray’s amazing Groundhog Day? Here is one of my favorite scenes – Don’t Drive Angry. I remember seeing this in the theater on my 11th birthday. It’s still just as funny today.
Star Spangled Groundhog
Oh my goodness. I don’t know what I like more about this video – the fact that the groundhog is raising the flag, or the fact that he’s wearing an adorable little patriotic groundhog hat. Too freaking cute.
According to the narrator, apparently this groundhog has “eaten lots of apples and gotten himself all stewed up.”
If you thought the baby groundhogs in the video above were cute, just wait until you see this little cutie. This video was shot just a day after she opened her eyes and, from what it looks like, she’s not the biggest fan of oatmeal. Sorry Mr. Quaker.
How much do you know about Groundhog Day? Here’s a short film that shows a little bit about the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsatawney, PA where people wake up at the break of dawn to wait and see if Phil will see his shadow. We certainly have some weird traditions, don’t we?
Groundhog Day – How Much Wood Could A Woodchuck Chuck?
Did you know that woodchucks and groundhogs are the same? I didn’t, until I saw this video, which also gives a good explanation of Groundhog Day in general. Check it out to learn everything you ever wanted to know about groundhogs and more.
Happy Groundhog Day 2011!
Finally, we’ll close out our top 10 list with a great montage of groundhog photos. Happy Groundhog Day everyone!