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Holiday Viewing: The Spirit of Christmas
A ridiculous delight in the Hallmark movie pantheon
"...It’s becoming a modern Christmas tradition: the inundation of holiday romances. Almost 30 movies..."

Dec. 12, 2017 Screens Post by James Renovitch

The Spirit of the City and the Letter of the Law Collide at Sekrit Theater
Beau Reichert struggles with the city over his backyard arts complex
"...A welcome sign at the end of Beau Reichert's driveway greets visitors to Sekrit..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Spirit of Giving
A Special Christmas Wish List for the Local Media
"...Surely the value of giving is more symbolic than practical. A..."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Column by Chris Walters

The Speed of Technology
SXSW 2000 Interactive Festival
"...Animation, Gaming & Comics: Telling a Story on the InternetDavid Collier ("

March 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

The Gift of Giving
Contribution & Expenditure Reports: July-December, '95
"...Christmas cards were all over the walls and on councilmembers'..."

Feb. 2, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

SXSW Film Review: The Art of Organized Noize
An engaging history of the pioneering Atlanta production house
"...Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown – delves deep into their humble beginnings to their rise to superstardom. The finished..."

March 15, 2016 Screens Post by Kahron Spearman

Dickens Does Dallas: A Christmastime Visit From the Ghosts of Henny Youngman, Rodney Dangerfield, and Andrew Dice Clay Teaches Me the True Meaning of Cowboys Football
"...Dallas Cowboys blog. It seemed like I've been making the same lame jokes and obvious observations all season. But..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Sports Post by Jeremy Martin

Far From the Land of Guinness
Future Pub Owner Ian McLagan
"...Ian McLagan sits in the late afternoon light at a window table in the..."

April 28, 1995 Music Feature by Rob Patterson

The Little Books of Christmas
"...The barrage of coffee table books aside, Christmas (and Valentine's..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

XBRMNT's Top 10 for the Week of Dec. 8
In-stores and icons. XBRMNT's Top 10.
"...It won't be long until the Christmas spirit overcomes us and all we can hear..."

Dec. 8, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Nakia

Then There's This: The Irony of Conservation
Austin's water-saving habits will delay need for WTP4
"...Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszar­os dreams of a day when he can address the City Council..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

The Man Who Invented Christmas
How Charles Dickens created Ebenezer Scrooge
"...In The Man Who Invented Christmas, beloved fictional miser Ebenezer Scrooge..."

Nov. 21, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg’s magical tale of the Christmas Eve re-education of a Santa-doubting adolescent gets the motion-capture treatment.
"...Deezen and Charles Fleischer. Chris Van Allsburg’s magical tale of the Christmas Eve re-education of a Santa-doubting adolescent teetering..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation '98
"...Directed by: Various. You don't need the U.S. Supreme Court to find Spike & Mike's Sick..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Spike & Mike's 1999 Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation
"...Timothy Spall, Bill Nighy, Juliet Aubrey, Rachael Stirling, Hans Matheson and Helena Bergström. That masterful, enigmatically calibrated gauge which..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Playback: Crazed for Christmas
Grammy nominations, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and eight days of Christmas
"...Austin's music community barely contains its holiday spirit. Like department stores that begin playing Christmas jingles on..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas Ball
Back to the land for the holidays
"...Sunday evening, Michael Martin Murphey brings his Cowboy Christmas show to the One World Theatre for two performances,..."

Dec. 12, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppets bring cheer to Ebenezer Scrooge.
"...Brian Henson. Starring: Michael Caine. So many cinematic versions of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol have come and gone..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Bite-Sized News: Christmas Edition
Announcing the new elftastic Buddy’s Park n’ Pizza
"...’Tis the season for treating yo’self, and Austin businesses are here..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

A Very Krampus Christmas
Seasonal scares at the House of Torment
"...'Twas the week before Christmas, And all through the House of..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Yen Tan Sets a Timeless Drama Against the AIDS Crisis at SXSW Film
A different spirit of Christmas in Dallas filmmaker's 1985
"...Like all good stories about death, 1985 is full of life. Dallas-based director Yen Tan's latest feature film gracefully..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Flip Side
In Poor Shadows of Elysium's Richard II, a coin makes all the difference in what you see
"...The stars of Poor Shadows of Elysium's production of Richard..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

'The Ultimate Christmas Musical: The Musical!' Saving the season with every Christmas story you've ever heard
The Yellow Tape gang works its high-energy, kitschy, crowd-pleasing magic on the holidays
"...Consulting a trademark attorney before conjuring the name of a production company most likely does not..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Swingle All the Way!
Stritch, Caruso deliver hit holiday cabaret from Birdland
"...ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmas at Birdland, you can find out this week. Cabaret..."

Dec. 20, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Not The Same Ol’ Ho Ho Ho: Round Two
More Christmas discs to slip
"...(and how you’re going to pay for it) for the holidays. I’m headed back to the mailbox to see..."

Dec. 3, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

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

Dec. 25, 1998 Music Review

Variations on Carol of the Bells
Mermen, movies, and Whitney pulled me under for Christmas
"...Christmas music trends like any other. Mindblowing roadshow, Austin barn..."

Dec. 24, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Not the Same Ol’ Ho Ho Ho
A sampling of 2008 holiday discs
"...collection is big, but compared to most, my collection of Christmas discs is huge. I have the standard stuff,..."

Nov. 26, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Zach Theatre's A Christmas Carol
This slick and polished musical adaptation of the Dickens classic serves up holiday cheer in abundance
"...We all know the story of A Christmas Carol – or we should,..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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