This year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has a spectacular new 900-pound Swarovski star, made with 70 spikes and 3 million crystals. It may or may not be the terrible vessel for our strange new alien overlords, who will spring forth on Christmas morn demanding to be worshipped as gods.
Netflix will be releasing “A Midwinter’s Tale,” a special holiday episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as part of its slate of seasonal programming. Satan riding to the aid of Christmas is a weird twist in the war on Christmas, but okay.
It’s the year 2003, and you are Keira Knightley. You’ve just been in two movies, one about a couple of idiot pirates and one about a bunch of idiot regular people falling in love around Christmastime in London.
Christmas came early and it is very good at maintaining eye contact!
It’s September which means Christmas decorations and rom-com advertisements will be going up soon. Here’s one you can add to your anticipatory “nice” list: Daenerys Targaryen and Nick Young will appear in a “holiday romance” together.
On Thursday, the Backstreet Boys came back from the dead. Not to be outdone, rival boy band 98 Degrees has announced that they’re going on tour. Just in time for summer, right? Not exactly.
Tomorrow is the best holiday of the year: February 15, when the candy goes on sale. In the meantime, it’s Valentine’s Day, and this year the Hallmark Channel is attempting to seize the day that should rightly belong to them, given their history in the greeting card business.
The first time I came across this story, I read it as “socks,” not “stocks,” and was extremely impressed, but what the cold hard truth boils down to is that Kanye West gifted Kim Kardashian money for Christmas. Temperamental money, but money nonetheless.
I once lived in an illegal apartment in Brooklyn where the landlord divvied up one electric bill among the tenants, allegedly to mitigate suspicion from The Authorities. This may or may not have been a scam, and one month my roommate and I were on the hook for over $700. That was pretty bad, but not quite as bad as…
After waiting patiently through 25 days of faded blue denim, white tops, and a Christmas tree harvested from The Polar Express’s uncanny valley, Kim Kardashian finally revealed her family’s full Christmas card. But the final photo, published Monday night, did not contain what many followers had expected since day 1: a…
After a 72-foot tall Christmas tree was put up in Rome’s Piazza Venezia, it was clear that something was up with the tree. It’s a skeletal choice, with it’s needles falling off, and the Italians could not stop making fun of it.
Barack Obama no longer has to spend his free time chained by the trappings of the presidency, so instead he spent Thursday hanging out with about 50 middle schoolers at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington in Northeast DC. It seems like everyone had a nice time, except maybe the small child in his lap, who…
There is a time and a place for everything in this world, except for three things: 1) Santacon, 2) the GOP, and 3) limited-time-only Starbucks drinks, such as Starbuck’s Christmas Tree Frappuccino® Blended Crème, a semi-liquid brown and off-green flavor sculpture available only at participating Starbucks locations.
Mariah Carey is many things to many people: mother, daughter, occasional PR disaster, and, above all, an elusive chanteuse. But is she the Queen of Christmas? We at Dirtcast know the answer in our hearts, but felt it necessary to interrogate what has now become a central question during the holiday season for…
The worst thing about Christmas is that it makes winter longer, and unbearably so. Thanksgiving ends and suddenly it’s supposed to be Christmas, even though there are still orange leaves here and there, which some people—I would venture to say a lot of people—like. Fall is tolerable enough that we don’t need to run…
Mariah Carey is many things to many people: mother, daughter, sister, lover, sartorial inspiration, meme-generator, icon. What she is not, however, is the “queen of Christmas.” Did you hear that? Are you paying attention, madam! Please do not call Mariah Carey the queen of Christmas.
The United Kingdom is great for at least one thing and that is providing us with an amusingly low-stakes seasonal kerfuffle. This time, it involves an expensive advent calendar sold under the brand of a wildly successful YouTuber.
Here’s a fun little uproar that’s about neither our deep fear of nuclear war nor sexual harassment: Amazon has ruined Christmas for the entire United Kingdom, by implying that it is parents rather than Santa who deliver the gifts.