Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Give Yourself A Career Christmas Gift and Start the New Year Off Right | Workplace Coach Blog

Give yourself a career Christmas gift and start the new year off right by dreaming, deciding and dedicating

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore | Poetry Foundation

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

News | News

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Historical (Ir)relevance of “Colonialism”

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Historical (Ir)relevance of “Colonialism” The latest joke making the rounds in Israel this Christmas season: Palestinian: Jews weren’t living in Palestine two millennia ago. Israeli: Really? So why are more than 2

News | News

Peace On Earth Goodwill Towards Men…If Only

“Peace of earth, goodwill towards men.” We hear this phrase every year during the holidays, albeit less and less thanks to the marketing-driven “reimagined” Christmas. But it wasn’t too long ago that people – if only for a month – put some w

News | News

On this day in history, December 9, 1965, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' debuts to popular acclaim

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" first aired on this day in history, Dec. 9, 1965, and was an instant success, despite concerns from network executives over a scene that quoted the New Testament.

History | History

Without Christmas, There Would Be No United States

As a Christian holiday, Christmas is foundational to America’s original character. It's affected our founders' understanding of human nature.

Music | Music

Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas (Official 4K Video)

Official 4K video, restored version of Greg Lake's classic Christmas hit single, contains alternate footage.Lyrics:They said there'll be snow at ChristmasThe...

Recipes | Recipes

Cheese and Crackers Christmas Tree

Get Cheese and Crackers Christmas Tree Recipe from Food Network

Music | Music

here comes santa claus

Los Straitjackets and the World Famous Pontani Sisters perform "Here Comes Santa Claus" on Late Night.

Music | Music

Tàrraco Surfers - Feliz Navidad

"Feliz Navidad" - Surf Theme by Tàrraco Surfers!(c) 2015 RGB Suports

News | News

PODCAST | We Have So Much To Be Thankful For

Before we get to this episode of The Captain's America: Third Watch with Matt Bruce, I’d like to say a couple words about rushing through life to dispense with Thanksgiving to get to the marketed holiday of Christmas. History has it that New Englan

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Channeling the Christmas Truce of 1914 for 2021

During World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of gunfire and exploding ordinance faded along the Western Front. The sounds of violence gave way to the unexpected civility of holiday celebrations. What has come to be known as the Great C

Humor | Humor

BBC Miranda Series 2 Episode 6 The Perfect Christmas Full Episode

It's Christmas and Miranda, for once, would like a relaxing and fun time without her parents. After Penny's Best Christmas Jumper Party on the 23rd of Decemb...

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Michael Shine – From Israel – Memories of Christmas

Michael Shine – From Israel – Memories of Christmas I grew up, 70 plus years ago, in a very culturally Christian country, England. When the Christmas season came around, although we, that is my family and our community, knew that we were Jewis

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Podcast | Underground USA | United States

An irreverent, brutally truthful, fact-based podcast. If we expunge the people who foment hate and divide, if we can box up those who need to fragment the American citizenry, we as a people have a lot in common, we get along. So why do we even bother list

Recipes | Recipes

Chocolate Meltaways: A Fabulous Fudge Recipe - Southern Plate

Chocolate Fudge Meltaways are little bite size, hand held, puddles of chocolate cream cheese fudge that melt in your mouth!

Family & Parenting | Kid's

Hospital Has Been Sending Newborns Home In Christmas Stockings During The Holidays For Over 50 Years – 12 Tomatoes

In Texas, the Methodist Children's Hospital has been sending newborns home, wrapped in their own Christmas stocking for more than 50 years.

Music | Music

The Surfrajettes- Jingle Bells - Ventures Christmas Tribute!

The Surfrajettes Christmas Tribute to The Ventures! Thought we’d share our cover of “Jingle Bells” that we enjoy listening to every holiday season from the ...

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These homemade Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are not only festive but are delicious! A sugar cookie base topped with a creamy, fluffy frosting!

News | News

Barry Shaw - Lies Palestinians Tell at Christmas

Barry Shaw – Lies Palestinians Tell at Christmas When Israel relinquished control of Bethlehem to Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority as part of the Oslo Accord agreement in 1995, 85% of this prosperous town were middle class Christians. Bus

Recipes | Recipes

83 Christmas Breakfast Ideas and Brunch Recipes | Bon Appétit

What to make for breakfast on Christmas that won't spoil dinner, like morning buns, eggs Benedict, pancakes, or quiche.

Recipes | Recipes

Champ de Noël - Recipe - FineCooking

This twist on a traditional bûche de Noël is a glorious centerpiece dessert for a holiday party or meal. While the cake entails a bit of a time investment, it’s […]

Recipes | Recipes

Easy Chocolate Yule Log Cake | Bûche de Noël Recipe

This classic Yule Log Cake has tender chocolate sponge cake filled with mascarpone whipped cream and covered with whipped chocolate ganache!

Humor | Humor

Grateful Kid gets Soup as a Present for Christmas

Little Girl Gets Instant Noodles for Christmas and Her Reaction Is Priceless

Music | Music

Los Straitjackets: Marshmallow World

Happy holidays! and remember, If you like this.. go out and buy a copy and keep your local record store in business!

Music | Music

17 Surf Rock Christmas Songs to Soundtrack Your Holiday Heatwave

Christmas music: you love it, hate it, or just try to tolerate it until the first of the year rolls around. Any way you slice it, you’ve got to put up with the jingle bells and sleigh rides a…

Music | Music

The Bomboras - Lil' Drummer Boy (The Little Drummer Boy Surf Instrumental)

Available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/swingin-singles/id511379176 From '' Swingin' Singles '' Label: Dionysus Records ‎-- ID123342 Format: C...

Music | Music

The Ventures - Sleigh Ride (Original) 1965

The Ventures - Sleigh Ride (original) 1965 from the album The Ventures Christmas Album. Sleigh Ride is just one of the great songs on this Christmas album by...

Recipes | Recipes

Cut Out Sugar Cookies - The Country Cook

We make these cut out sugar cookies every year. They hold their shape after baking and they also taste amazing! It's not Christmas without them!

Recipes | Recipes

Marshmallow Christmas Wreaths | Just a Taste

Whip up a festive take on Rice Krispies treats with a quick and easy recipe for marshmallow Christmas wreaths.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Nintendo might be releasing a mini-Super NES in time for Christmas

Last week, Nintendo broke the news that it had officially discontinued the NES Classic Edition, its super popular, super hard-to-find miniature NES with built-in games. Now, Eurogamer has reported that the Japanese gamemaker is getting ready to take the n

Business & Finance | Mo' Money

Brexit, pound's plunge bring a UK shopping discount

Online shoppers can save 10 to 20 percent, and may even get free shipping

Family & Parenting | Kids

20 Things To Do On Christmas Day

Who says you have to hang out at home all day on Christmas? You've got all week to play with those new toys, so get out there and explore with family and friends. Here's where to go.

Food & Drink | Food

20 Crowd-Pleasing Breakfast Casseroles for Christmas Morning — Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

Christmas morning is always a feast for the senses. The smell of the tree, the hum of holiday music, and now, the rich and welcoming smell of a fresh-out-of-the-oven casserole. From an updated ham and cheese casserole — filled with fluffy eggs, pancetta

History | Culture

The December Dilemma | Jlife

Here it is, coming around the bend. That magical—yet somewhat frustrating—time of year we affectionately call Christma-kkah. It can be tough. The American holiday season has evolved—for better or worse—into a highly-commercialized, sugary-sweet present-fest. Kids run around barely able to contain their excitement.

History | History

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914

Exactly a century ago, the men in the trenches heard something unusual: singing

Food & Drink | Food

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was during Supreme Court Justice Ele

Entertainment | Television

First Coca-Cola Polar Bear Commercial Turns 20

Visual effects artist Todd Shifflett from Rhythm & Hues reflects on the technologically groundbreaking 1993 ad, 'Northern Lights.'

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Top Chicagoland neighborhoods for holiday lights

Holidays don't get any more festive than in the month of December, when decorations celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah spring up all around the city and suburbs. Some people in specific neighborhoods (hello, Lincolnwood!) have been adorning their houses f

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

10 new holiday doughnuts at Chicago doughnut shops

Peppermint, eggnog, cranberry and other holiday-flavored doughnuts are available at Chicago doughnut shops

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Naughty Or Nice, You'll Still Have to Wait At The Walnut Room

Welcome back to The Gatekeepers, a feature in which we roam the city meeting the fine ladies and gentlemen that stand between you and some of your favorite impossible-to-get tables.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Parson's Chicken and Fish ice skating rink

Parson's wants you to have some hot chicken with your cold ice skates.

Recipes | COOKIES

The Prettiest Christmas Cookies Ever (and They're Gluten Free) | Epicurious.com

Dietary restrictions are the worst, especially around the holidays when all you want is cookies, cakes, and pies galore. With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas cookie baking is in full swing, and we want to make sure there's something for everyone. That's

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Christkindlmarket Chicago opens today

Christkindlmarket Chicago opens Friday morning in Daley Plaza.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon opening soon

Lace up your ice skates. You could be the next Shani Davis , the Chicago-native Olympic speedskater.