I have a date associated with an article in my MySQL database and I would like it to display the date stored with that article on my PHP page as something like "December 25, 2000" instead of "2000-12-25" which is how MySQL likes to pull it.

I've tried:
echo( $postdate("l, F dS Y.") );
but it doesn't work. (In the above example, $postdate is the date of the article in MySQL standard form (I'm assuming).

Can anyone help me? Thanks.