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Star Wars Holiday Special

The Flaw In the Force: The Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas tried his best to keep 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special from ever being seen, but the Internet has bested him. Robert Burke Warren gives a kind overview to this perceived blight on Lucas’ legacy, and suggests you do the same. After all, it’s Christmas! (And/or Life Day.) Continue reading

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Original Merry Sixmas artwork by David Greenberger

We Wish You a Merry Sixmas

Was there ever a better Christmas mixtape than Merry Sixmas? Likely not. Our music editor Robert Burke Warren takes us back to the 80s, when a second-generation cassette mix made by a stranger named Eddie G opened up a whole new way of listening to and sharing music. Continue reading

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Seven Things We Don’t Care About This Week: Celebrities Who Have Had Their Teeth Replaced with Taylor Swift

Every single thing that we shouldn’t be talking about now combined in one easy-to-swallow gel cap. Continue reading

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Plus or Minus: A Brief Study In Fatherhood

In which Matthew Norman asks the question: is Matthew Norman a shitty father? Continue reading

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And To All a Good Night

In this holiday trilogy that should be read around the fire, Lawrence Benner brilliantly captures the heart and soul of Christmas. Plus evil, redemption, and the lifting of veils. Continue reading

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A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Mistletoe Mishaps

Tom Gualtieri tells you why your kisses under the mistletoe are all wrong and how you can improve them. Continue reading

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Santa Claus by Thomas Nast.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, and He is the Devil’s Minion

Is the Santa Myth good for kids? Continue reading

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Beth77's To-Do list from Flickr

List Free Or Die

Live by the list, die by the list. And now Jeff Nishball is brushing up his holiday list. Continue reading

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Straddling the Dual-Holiday Fence

Jeff Nishball makes the case for Christmas, forsaking the Menorah for Santa, trees, glitter and tinsel. Truly all that shines is…. Continue reading

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