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Gay Place
Holiday apparel ain't the only thing gay in the gAyTX: Check out some annual traditions.
"...Taco bar, drinkies, and one would hope, the pole? Holiday attire and a food pantry item for ASA are..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

The Christmas Candle
This inspirational film is as picturesque and beautiful as a holiday card but equally two-dimensional.
"...is not only as picturesque and beautiful as a holiday card but also just as two-dimensionally flat. In a..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Mid-August Lunch
The director of this Italian film, Gianni Di Gregorio, also stars as a middle-aged bachelor who lives with his mother and cooks for her friends.
"...Lunch's more-or-less 24-hour cycle takes place around the Ferragosto holiday on Aug. 15, when it is hot and bright..."

June 4, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mars Attacks!
Burton's sci-fi spoof gleefully recounts the unspeakable horror that takes place when Martians attack the planet Earth.
"...Marie and Sylvia Sidney. It's official. Tim Burton's latest holiday release Mars Attacks! wins the award for Film with..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Qmmunity: Gifting Here to Keep Austin Queer
Plus, Bulimianne Rhapsody's Holiday Horror and more queer cheer
"...Chronicle's "2020 Wish List." And to help make the holidays bright for kids in need, Austin Pride is back..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

News Roundup: Storms, Season's Greetings, and Open Carry
Reminder: Open carry law takes effect Jan. 1
"...offers free rides on New Year’s; council members deliver holiday greetings; and more...."

Dec. 29, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

South Austin Silent Night
Christmas albums local and otherwise.
"...So many new holiday albums get released every year – some arriving as..."

Dec. 7, 2011 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Arthur Christmas
The folks at Aardman Animation, who gave us Wallace & Gromit, seve up an instant – and funny – holiday classic.
"...I can say about this sweet little slice of holiday cheer is that it is preceded by evil incarnate:..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Quite the opposite of treacly holiday fare, this European import features one very bad Santa.
"...sick and tired of the saccharine explosion of treacly holiday fare that began bombarding us somewhere around Halloween, and..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Christmas With the Kranks
Holiday pap and circumstance.
"...The black ice rink of doom that is the holiday film season has commenced its congealment. God save us,..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

La Buche
"...Rich, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Emmanuelle Béart and Sabine Azema. Giddy holiday fluff with the emotional consistency of meringue, La Bûche..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...The end of the year, with its holiday season emphasizing leisure time, disposable dollars, and group activities,..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Pies That Bind
Desserts to Make Your Holiday
"...by John Anderson My mother never prepared a complete holiday meal by herself until after my grandmother Walden died..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Public Notice
Holiday Wish List, Part One
"...NOTE: The 1996 Holiday Wish Lists have been edited for space. All groups..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

Austin Trail of Lights ... Through the Windshield
Zilker holiday tradition adapts to COVID-19 by embracing a drive-through experience
"...year's only point of entry for an enduring Austin holiday tradition, strangers in nearby vehicles waved cheerfully and a..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

Happy Trail (of Lights) to You
54th annual Zilker Park tradition returns Dec. 10-23
"...the tunnel. Or, in the case of one Austin holiday tradition, a trail of lights...."

Aug. 21, 2018 Chron Events Post by Kimberley Jones

Free Kwanzaa Celebration at George Carver Museum
Elizabeth Kahura explains the principles and food behind the holiday
"...school children come home singing songs they’ve learned about holiday celebrations around the world, including Kwanzaa. The George Carver..."

Dec. 28, 2017 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Gay Place
This holiday season is filled with fun, queer activities
"...wine glow wears off, one thing is certain: The holiday season is here. For the next few weeks, events..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place: Christmas Bacon
Christmas bacon is on the menu at the ND again
"...AGLCC Holiday Party & Awards Dinner Year-end chamber awards and a..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Season's Repeatings
Austin Chamber Music Center's lessons on developing a holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas
"...Most Austinites who don't "Bah! Humbug!" the holidays have a ready phrase to finish that sentence: "spin..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Visions of Edible Masterpieces Dance in Our Heads
Pastry chefs, culinary students create gingerbread art
"...The holiday season is upon us and that means Austin hotel..."

Dec. 4, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Put the T and V in Thanksgiving
Holiday specials to ease you through the food coma and into the weekend
"...plenty to watch on the little ol' tube – holiday specials for the pros and the noobs. With pies..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Beneath the Darkness
This thriller starring Dennis Quaid was filmed in Smithville and Bastrop.
"...and Brett Cullen. Despite its release during the dreaded post-holiday theatrical dumping grounds of January and February, this locally..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beer Flights
It's the most suds-erful time of the year
"...the year – when brewers come out with special holiday and winter brews, usually fuller-bodied, higher-alcohol stuff frequently flavored..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Unaccompanied Minors
Calling John Hughes: Former Freaks and Geekster Paul Feig has got your number.
"...The Office and Arrested Development, has now directed this holiday kids' picture that’s neither good enough to be an..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rise of the Machines
Marc Bianchi takes his Space Holiday here in Austin.
"...again," says Marc Bianchi, the wizard behind Her Space Holiday, now in its seventh year...."

Nov. 7, 2003 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

All Wrapped Up
Holiday Film Previews
"...What's a family to do in between all the holiday meals and the wrapping and unwrapping of presents? Why,..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Trapped in Paradise
"...in the Third Ring of Hell? Interminably unfunny, this holiday offering about how the three Firpo brothers learn the..."

Dec. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bhaji On the Beach
"...is supposed to be. But as often happens with holiday outings, the trip sparks unexpected pains and pleasures, with..."

Sept. 30, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Hours and Times
"...Brian Epstein went together to Barcelona for a four-day holiday. Fact. During that holiday, the working-class, street tough Lennon..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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