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On the Santa Trail
Ace reporter Jordan Smith is hot on the trail of Austin's own Santa.
"...Who would've guessed that Santa drives a white Toyota pickup truck? Or that he..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Features Feature by Jordan Smith

Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton plays a thieving, degenerate Santa.
"...stockings, glad tidings and goodwill toward men, comes Bad Santa. And the first words out of the mouth of..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: I Am Santa Claus
Director Tommy Avallone finds the men behind the beard
"...first question: Had I ever thought of being a Santa Claus?..."

Dec. 6, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bad Santa 2
A tired sequel that's more offensive than transgressive
"...nutshell (or roasted chestnut), is the difference between Bad Santa and Bad Santa 2...."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day Trips & Beyond: Santa Fe, N.M.
Art and food in the enchanting city of Santa Fe
"...Santa Fe holds a special allure to anyone who has..."

Nov. 12, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Holiday Viewing: Bad Santa
Foul-mouthed fun for the holidays
"...stockings, glad tidings and goodwill toward men, 2003’s Bad Santa introduces itself with all the Christmas cheer of a..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Santa Clause
When Santa falls off his roof, a man forgets to read the fine print before signing on as his substitute.
"...the fine print consigns you to a lifetime of Santa servitude, indentured by… the Santa clause. A litigious Christmas..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Santa Clause 2
"...and Tim Allen. Like its boffo predecessor from 1994, Santa Clause 2 is an amiable, formulaic holiday romp with..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Luv Doc: Secret Santa
Maybe your Secret Santa owns a thrift-store Timex and a whiskey-dented 2001 Ford Escort
"...My Secret Santa didn't show up (sad face)...."

Jan. 1, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

Alas, Poor Santa!
It takes several troopers to bust one Santa Claus
"...Dec. 21 – with Christmas only days away – Santa Claus stopped by the Texas Capitol to spread a..."

Dec. 27, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Hoja Santa
A story of the sacred Mexican root beer leaf pepper plant
"...Hoja santa (Piper auritum) is an aromatic herb with a large,..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Food Post by Mick Vann

Santa Visits Governor's Mansion
Rick Perry is on the 'naughty' list
"...that Perry was able to finagle a visit with Santa Claus well before the rest of us...."

Dec. 9, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
A stilted, manipulative, and altogether unfun film starring Tim Allen and Martin Short.
"...sundry villains associated with this third entry in the Santa Clause franchise of flaccidly feel-good, winter nostrums will no..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Operation Help Blue Santa
APD charity scrambling for gifts
"...Since 1972 Operation Blue Santa has been helping Austin's needy children enjoy a happy..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ho, Ho, Help for Santa
Waterloo Ice House eateries are unofficial Project Santa drop zones
"...locations will act as unofficial drop zones for Project Santa donations. Project Santa is the annual holiday gift drive..."

Dec. 11, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Holiday Tamales From Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina
Two varieties of tamales are ready to order
"...Both locations of Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina (1206 W. 38th; 419-7482 and 5900..."

Dec. 11, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Original Santa Mail
The original old school/analog Santa Mad Lib.
"...Remember those personalized Santa letters your parents used to get faked for you..."

Dec. 17, 2009 Design Post by Kate X Messer

Santa Claus said WHAT at Half Price Books?
Austin's top bibliophilic re-sellers go all jingley for you.
"...It's kind of like, uh, Dial-A-Santa …?..."

Dec. 18, 2012 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dear Santa
Behind the scenes of Operation Santa
"...Santa Claus is real. We all know this, there is..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Santa Rita Cantina
I have a confession to make: I have never been an enthusiast of Tex-Mex cuisine
"...Santa Rita Cantina1206 W. 38th (in the 26 Doors Shopping..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Food Review by Rachel Feit

Santa vs. the Snowman 3D
"...Originally made as a holiday TV feature, the animated Santa vs. the Snowman (by Steve Oedekerk, John A. Davis,..."

Nov. 13, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day Trips: Santa Anna’s Leg, Illinois State Military Museum
Mexican general’s prosthesis is a bit of Texas history in the North
"...Santa Anna's leg resides in the Illinois State Military Museum..."

Aug. 11, 2023 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Dial Code Santa Claus Is This Year's Christmas Surprise
You better watch out for this Pere Noël
"...of Paris, Thomas (Alain Lalanne) was coming face-to-face with Santa – only this Father Christmas is a crazy homeless..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips: Santa Maria Plaza de Toros, La Gloria
The last bloodless bullfight in Texas (maybe)
"...Santa Maria Plaza de Toros in La Gloria hosted exciting..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, N.M.
New Mexican artist collective turns an old bowling alley into a modern fun house
"...Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, N.M., will expand your perception of what is..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Santa Rita No. 1
Site of the original West Texas oil boom still towers above the desert
"...Santa Rita No. 1 turned a page in the history..."

March 25, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Sad, Bad Santa
Wild Bill's 'Honky Tonk Holidaze' – 'Bad Santa' gone Cheech & Chong
" a corner of the garage. A noosed baby Santa hangs out of a closet in the hallway. No..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Day Trips: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Old growth forest survives on the Rio Grande
"...Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, south of Pharr, is clothed..."

July 19, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Santa Arrest a Travesty
"...your newspaper ["Headlines," News], there is a photo of Santa being arrested for “criminal mischief” and “evading arrest.” From..."

Jan. 9, 2013 Postmarks

Oh Santa, Santa, Won't You Sit on My Face?
A wish list... of sorts...
"...5. Santa, dear. First on my Christmas wishlist is for Priscilla,..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

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