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Zach Theatre's A Christmas Carol
This slick and polished musical adaptation of the Dickens classic serves up holiday cheer in abundance
"...Rather, let's talk about the pure holiday magic that Zach Theatre has woven into and spun..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

A Bad Moms Christmas
The raunchy moms are back with some Christmas spirit(s)
"...Less a sequel and more of a holiday special shitshow spectacular, A Bad Moms Christmas explores many..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Collateral Beauty
Will Smith mopes around in this preposterous drama
"...Come expecting a good cry from this mawkish holiday slush and you’ll leave disappointed. (I, at least, departed..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ride Along 2
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart partner again as mismatched cops
"...outset of the long Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday holiday weekend has become something of a tradition for Ice..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Something Sassy for Christmas
Avant Glam Cabaret says Hello Holiday!
"...outer garments. That's just their way of proclaiming Hello Holiday!...."

Dec. 23, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Seasonal Cinema
Forget Die Hard, here's some holiday deep cuts
"...I can tell for certain that the holiday season is close at hand because less than 24..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Great Thanksgiving Pie List
Let local eateries do the baking
"...to satisfy your cravings for sweets to complement the holiday meal. As always, the sooner you place your orders,..."

Nov. 16, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Love the Coopers
A comedy gathering as dreary as your own family get-togethers
"...another white upper middle-class heterosexual Protestant family in a holiday-themed movie? Either way, it’s a tangled strand of related..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Bunnies & Chocolate Edition
Bonnets, egg hunts, and where to find the grrrls and bois this weekend
"...Who doesn't love a holiday? Not this sinner. So you best believe I’ll be..."

April 18, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Xmas Day Feasts Around Town
Whether you observe the holiday or not, Austin offers plenty of variety for going out on Christmas Day. Don't forget to call ahead for reservations well before the big day.
"...TRIO AT THE FOUR SEASONS offers a special holiday buffet from 11am to 8:30pm in Trio and from..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Food Feature

The Daily Hustle: 12/2/10
All I want for Xmas is a new website, Downtown plan
"...hits from the Hustle today: announcements on everything from holiday events, tech initiatives, Downtown redevelopment and more...."

Dec. 2, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
This celebratory documentary skips briskly over the 60-plus-year career of one of jazz's pre-eminent and most original singers.
"...put in the same league as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. With a vibratoless voice that brings..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Theresa Everline

Food-o-File
Look to local businesses for help with your holiday feastivities
"...'Tis the season for planning that holiday party, and have I got some great ideas –..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Ushpizin
This Israeli comedy is a wholly original movie that's set and filmed entirely within the insular realm of Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox Hasidim.
"...bitter citron plays a key role in the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth, a thanksgiving for the autumn harvest that..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Liquid Assets
Holiday Wines
"...iron grip on the AmEx card is during the holiday season. It seems to me we should all have..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
"...like a lifetime in hell. Viewers expecting a Jewish-focused holiday cartoon à la The Rugrats will be disappointed, too,..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Santa Clause 2
"...from 1994, Santa Clause 2 is an amiable, formulaic holiday romp with the whole family in mind. Director Lembeck,..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Remembrance of Flavors Past
Holiday food memories
"...from my recent experience in Paris over the Thanksgiving holiday. It isn't as if Thanksgiving is nonexistent there; there..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Food Feature by MM Pack

Giving Thanks
Features Editor Kate Messer offers thanks for Dallas' peaceful Thanks-Giving Square
"...to the comfort of kith and kin for special holidays, leaving the jump and scramble of the city far..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

The Myth of Fingerprints
"...and Brian Kerwin. A family reunites for the Thanksgiving holiday: Instead of turkey, The Myth of Fingerprints serves up..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dear God
"...fire. The first in Hollywood's annual wave of forceful holiday cheer, Dear God isn't just the title of Marshall's..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Public Notice
Holiday Hades
"...To streamline the holiday haze we invite any service organizations selling holiday gift..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppets bring cheer to Ebenezer Scrooge.
"...another rendition of this overdone classic to officially promote holiday season cheeriness? Apparently Walt Disney and Jim Henson Productions..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Day Trips: Walkway of Lights, Marble Falls
Marble Falls’ Walkway of Lights illuminates the holiday spirit
"...The Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls brightens the holiday season. Equal to about a three-block-long stroll, the outdoor..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Thanksgiving Meals and Volunteer Opportunities
A list of free turkey dinners, grocery relief, plus how you can give back this holiday season
"...Thanksgiving week, we've gathered a list of organizations distributing holiday dinners and emergency grocery relief for Austinites in need..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Kat McNevins

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
"...longtime Clarks­ville resident has been drenching his home in holiday lights and Duracell-charged dolls dancing to the beat of..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Zach Theatre's The Santaland Diaries
A new creative team energizes a Zach Theatre holiday tradition
"...he swore, for good), the future of a beloved holiday tradition seemed uncertain. Since 1998, this stage adaptation of..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

What’cha Watchin’?
Get in the spirit of the season with these holiday movie recommendations
"...elves prepared a nice list of their 25 favorite holiday movies and TV specials – some traditional, some joyous,..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Screens Column

Self-Care for Queers, by Queers
A queer's guide to gifting and weathering the next three years
"...Oh what a year to be queer. As the holiday season moves full-steam ahead and we make our punch-drunk..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Color Arc Productions' People of Color Christmas
With her new holiday comedy, theatre artist Christine Hoang makes a safe place for everyone
"...This Vietnamese-American theatre artist watched her share of TV holiday specials as a kid, and the ones that most..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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