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Christmas Records
Celtic Christmas Iv
"...Noëls Celtiques: Christmas Music from Brittany (Green Linnet)..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Music Review

Holiday Viewing: TV Christmas Episodes
Celebrate the season in Sunnydale, the Oval Office, and more
"...The best Christmas episodes take the basic DNA of a TV show..."

Dec. 14, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Crunk Christmas
The curse (and charms) of Christmas albums
"...Having made it through Scott Weiland's new Christmas coaster, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, I..."

Dec. 20, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

I'll Be Home for Christmas
"...Alexandria Mitchell. Beware of seasonal comedies whose titles echo Christmas carol refrains. Remember Jingle All the Way? Heed the..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Ten Things to Do on Christmas Day
Avoid the Grinch-y realm this holiday
"...Christmas is here, and while this can mean paid time-off..."

Dec. 22, 2018 Events Post by Evelin Garcia

Day Trips & Beyond: Christmas Lights 2017
Take the scenic route
"...when the state is bathed in elaborate displays of Christmas lights and decorations. Light up your holidays at one..."

Nov. 22, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Holiday Viewing: Doctor Who at Christmas
Which are the best (and worst) of the BBC classic's Xmas specials?
"...the tree. All fine and sprightly, but nothing says Christmas like a time-traveling alien. Yes, if Santa Claus can..."

Dec. 11, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Black Christmas
Redo of horror classic rejects subtext for political message
"...It’s been said that this latest Black Christmas (the third film to bear the name) is devoid..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

A Lazy Gourmet's Austin Christmas
Eight dining options to save you from cooking
"...having family and friends over for dinner to celebrate Christmas can be a joy, but for those of us..."

Dec. 19, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Holiday Viewing: A Christmas Carol
In this season of giving, who is the best Scrooge?
"...Christmas is about … Humbug! The season of giving …..."

Dec. 24, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Christmas With the Kranks
Holiday pap and circumstance.
"...Life, or Brian Desmond Hurst’s 1951 version of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge, too often for my money. And hey,..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The 12 Bars of Christmas
Holiday drinks specials are way better than geese a-laying
"...With Christmas only 12 days away, we wanted to gift you,..."

Dec. 13, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Holiday Viewing: White Christmas
The one we can't seem to quit
"...How many generations does White Christmas have left in it, I wonder?..."

Dec. 13, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: A Christmas Horror Story
Seasonal horror anthology is a holiday delight
"...Christmas is a divisive holiday. There's the "joy to the..."

Dec. 21, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

I Hate Christmas
Strange Brew song swap ain’t for suckers
"...the holidays, my dad always makes it home for Christmas...."

Dec. 19, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
The former teen heartthrob turned evangelical entrepreneur shows how to put the faith back into Christmas.
"...heartthrob-turned-evangelical entrepreneur Kirk Cameron "Camsplains" the true meaning of Christmas, Saving Christmas will hold little interest for anyone not..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This Christmas
The film has the perfect formula for holiday cheer: redemption through sentimentality, salvation through schmaltz.
"...and Elba in a movie as bland as This Christmas? After all, this isn’t the old Hollywood studio system..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
"...terribly one-dimensional in his extreme misanthropy. Additionally, the chipper, Christmas-crazed residents of Whoville are single-faceted characters. This lack of..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Last Christmas
This is a movie inspired by a Wham! song, and you know what? It works.
"...There are so many incredible aspects to Last Christmas, it’s difficult to figure out where to begin. It’s..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

A Christmas Story
Ralphie wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder 200-shot, range-model air rifle, but he must convince Mom and Dad that, if lucky enough to receive this “Holy Grail of Christmas presents,” he won't shoot his eye out.
"...pre-holiday hype, at least laugh at it. Watching A Christmas Story can help. For those who haven't seen this..."

Dec. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rocks! spins under the musical mistletoe
"...and devotional music. In my house, it's not really Christmas until we break out the A Charlie Brown Christmas..."

Dec. 24, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Ready for some holiday LPs?
"...Every year, there’s always one new Christmas release that stands apart. This season it’s from pub..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

The Man Who Invented Christmas
How Charles Dickens created Ebenezer Scrooge
"...In The Man Who Invented Christmas, beloved fictional miser Ebenezer Scrooge gets the origin-story treatment...."

Nov. 21, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Playback: Crazed for Christmas
Grammy nominations, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and eight days of Christmas
"...its holiday spirit. Like department stores that begin playing Christmas jingles on December 1, we've already blown our festive..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Feminist Who Stole Christmas
Maybe it’s cold outside, but we still want to go home
"...Loved ones gathered around a Christmas tree, by a lit menorah, or crammed together in..."

Dec. 13, 2012 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Arthur Christmas
The folks at Aardman Animation, who gave us Wallace & Gromit, seve up an instant – and funny – holiday classic.
"'re in good, competent, and refreshingly funny hands. Arthur Christmas is an inspired take on the hoary clichés of..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Clarksville's Willis Littlefield Readies His Annual Christmas Lights
The longtime resident is ready to light up his home and hand out holiday sweets for the 22nd Christmas
"...Brown. For Littlefield, the only thing bigger than Father Christmas is the Godfather of Soul...."

Dec. 13, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Holiday Viewing: Black Christmas
The giving season can be murder in the original slasher
"...Who said Christmas is fun? Cold. Damp. Scarlet-clad strangers breaking into your..."

Dec. 2, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppets bring cheer to Ebenezer Scrooge.
"...Caine. So many cinematic versions of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol have come and gone over the years, but..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Christmas Dining in Austin
Here are your last minute dining recommendations, slackers
"...only got this weekend left to nail down your Christmas dining plans and spots are filling up fast. Fear..."

Dec. 23, 2017 Events Post by Mark Fagan

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