Halloween is coming soon, but first let’s celebrate Christmas.
In the next two months, you will be forced to make the least important decision of the year, which is choosing a holiday party dress that’s equitably stylish, cool, cheap and perhaps professional.
Archeologists say they may have discovered the tomb of Saint Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus, a.k.a. Father Christmas, a.k.a. Kris Kringle, underneath a church in Antalya, Turkey. So—a real good news, bad news situation. Ho ho ho!
In previous years, I have been the first person to loudly denounce the retailer-driven tradition of starting Christmas ever earlier, to the point it’s crowding into the summer. I have even gone so far, at one time, to declare war upon Christmas. This year? Fuck it. Go hog wild.
Today was one of those sweltering summer mornings in New York City where you’re already melting by the time you get to the subway—and then you get the car without air conditioning. Which made it a really weird day to attend a holiday preview for the arts and crafts behemoth Michaels.
Once again, a cappella news has me nonplussed. Pentatonix, the subject of my waking nightmares (daymares?) and target of my ineffective spells, has once again topped the Billboard 200 chart with their joyless Christmas album, A Pentatonix Christmas. This, of course, means I am going to have to stock up on sage,…
Every year for over four decades a black Santa in New Orleans nicknamed the 7th Ward Santa Claus makes photo rounds with kids for Christmas, so it turns out that generations of residents have distinct snapshots with him.
In the budget video for her cover of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” Mariah Carey parties with (or rather, glamorously stands next to) St. Nick and a bunch of elves and gold men while trying to remain statuesque on a spinning carousel. It’s Christmastime and mama needs a new keyhole gown.
After giving us the masterpiece that is Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper has no real business giving us more wonderful art, but here we are. Chance and Jeremih teamed up for a Christmas mixtape available for free, of course, because there is no end to his magnanimity.
British man and hero without a cape Steve McGawley has been cautioned by police multiple times and was finally arrested for what they said were inappropriate Christmas lights. I will grant the police that, yes, there were, at various times on the side of McGawley’s house, Christmas lights in the shape of a dong, the…
Big Freedia throws the livest and loosest HR-violating holiday office party in the video for the jubilant anthem “Make It Jingle.” It’s a party complete with pool floats, lots of ugly sweaters and coordinated ass drops.
The Associated Press is reporting that nine people have died and at least 50 were wounded Monday night when a truck crashed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin.
Long before the days of Jingle All the Way and dads punching each other over Shopkins play sets, a group of New York socialites and philanthropists formed the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving—or SPUG—to quell the rampant consumerism that had claimed Christmas around the turn-of-the-century.
Beyoncé showered holiday joy upon her fans this Saturday with a video posted to Instagram that features the singer outfitted in the tiniest reindeer antlers possible, gesticulating before three flavors of Christmas tree.
Around this time of year, we get treated to playlists filled with holiday hip-hop and R&B standards like Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas in Hollis” and TLC’s “Sleigh Ride,” a perfect Christmas song. Otherwise, it’s boring holiday classics coming at you nonstop in the department store, at the pharmacy, on the radio. Before you…
Christmas is about fucking, and everyone who has thought about it for more than one minute knows that. Getting warm is about fucking. Fires are about fucking. Drinking eggnog is about drinking enough until you are a little bit farty but not too farty to fuck. Santa is a dad you’re secretly supposed to want to fuck…
“Merry Christmas, motherfuckers,” is the opening line of Hip-Hop & R&B Christmas Gold, a 29-song compilation of hip-hop spins on Christmas songs you remember and R&B renditions you think you remember. Before the album’s 109 minutes are up, you’re treated to a club version of “Jingle Bells” by Freak Nasty (they’re best…
There is a part of me that wants my kids to feel, at least in some relatively painless and abstract way, that the world is fucked.
It is almost Christmas time but what does it mean across America? Here is the news.