Now that Christmas is over and the presents are all unwrapped, you have no excuse but to switch off the computer, get up, wrestle on a cardigan and a sweater vest, grab your smart phone, and hit the streets. Vacate. Go. Get out, and look at some Christmas lights. Because, look, your hood didn't risk ... More >>
It's Christmas morning and the presents are stacked under the tree. How do you think they got there? Santa brought them, of course, but do you think, with the billions of people all over the world, he could do it by himself? Of course not! Here are some of the cute animals that helped him. And here ... More >>
If you evaluate your holiday season by the number of Christmas video clips you find on the Internet, then you would be hard-pressed to not consider winter 2012 among the best ever! From unexpected renditions of timeless classics to original tunes that are sure to become standards, there was no short ... More >>
The video store. Alongside pre-caller ID prank phone calls and episodes of Boy Meets World where Cory was still a boy, it's become for most of us just another glimmering remnant of Friday nights passed. When Videology made the conversion to a screening room and bar last month, the city lost one of ... More >>
Fifteen years ago today, Comedy Central's hit South Park first aired its iconic "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" episode. Along with introducing the notion of "Christmas poo" into seasonal holiday conversations, it offered the first major glimpse of co-creator Trey Parker's song-writing capabilities. ... More >>
And you're gonna take it! Because it's gonna be good! The singer--best known as the big-haired, large-lunged Twisted Sister frontman--met with me yesterday at 54 Below, where he'll be doing an act of Broadway numbers and holiday standards. (True story.) He even explained to me why that's not so s ... More >>
viaGood morning one and all. How was your Christmas? Did you occupy something? A movie theater perhaps? Though Santa has already been tracked, presents have already been opened, and some of us have had our traditional fill of Chinese food, it's still technically a holiday today, according to ... More >>
If you're anything like us, you are currently in a post-Christmas morning hangover (and if you're really like us, you're experiencing an actual hangover as well). The living room is littered with wrapping paper, the tree is beginning to look stupid, and your father-in-law is sound asleep in h ... More >>
Because we've already scarred you with five barely watchable Christmas movies available on Netflix Instant, here are five great TV Christmas episodes you can watch on YouTube. They all come with a valuable lesson at the end , so be sure to watch each one in its entirety if you are a sanctimonious pr ... More >>
Thanks to her husband, Katy Perry considers herself as an honorary Brit. But as the most frequent current inhabitant of the Billboard charts, she must wish we were all anglophiles. If only America had a Christmas No. 1 competition as rabid and media-fueled as Old Blighty's! Katy would have t ... More >>
Hold the drumming, boy
Scott Weiland P.C. Richard & Son Theater Tuesday, November 29 Better than: Losing The Drummer Boy Challenge. The P.C. Richard and Son Theater is a small venue with a capacity of maybe 200 people at most; its size can make the space seem like a compressed TV studio. Last night, during Scott Weilan ... More >>
Next year, in Hoboken
Mifflinville, Pennsylvania's most famous resident has been chopped down and is now in place, "hoisted," as it were (is that what we're calling it these days?) and waiting to bring you Christmas joy and excessively festive tidings at Manhattan's own world holiday (Rockefeller) Center. He/she i ... More >>
What's the male equivalent of a cougar? A dirty letch? Whatever the case, 84-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner just tweeted his Christmas Eve engagement to Crystal Harris, December 2009's Playmate of the Month.
bwog.com10. Come to think of it, wouldn't it be nice if Santa were a sheep instead of a drunk? You're probably expunging Christmas from your domicile by dismantling the tree, vacuuming up the damned needles from every corner, and trying to find a place to stash the new presents in your impo ... More >>
Charlie Poekel at his Greenpoint tree standSelling Christmas trees in New York City seems like a hard job. It's cold, for one. New Yorkers have that "reputation" for being tough customers and not always the friendliest, not to mention bargain hunters par excellence. And sitting outside a tree ... More >>
The holidays tend to bring a mass exodus from the city, but not everyone is leaving. In fact, some of our favorite DJs (and rappers) have chosen to come for a visit, giving us a full week of dance parties and awesome shows. We recommend that you take a night off from your holiday daze, grab a ... More >>
No.Ah, another shitty year is ending, and we find ourselves trying to buy our way out of it with Christmas presents while struggling to block out the same old endless stream of yuletide muzak. Luckily, there's always a few notable holiday-album standouts to break the tedium, this year includi ... More >>
Christmas cheer thankfully trumps the show's . . . intimacy. Pics by Chris, more below.Twin Sister/Blair/John K. Friday, December 17 Live With Animals Gallery Better Than: Taking Back Sunday's Extremely Emo Hanukkah Join us as ethereal indie-rock crew Twin Sister hosts the best really aweso ... More >>
Merry War on Christmas! This conflict has been dragging on for years, which is not entirely a bad thing, as it has produced a thriving War on Christmas industry, which our economy desperately needs. The opportunities for outrage this year are slim, but where there's a rightblogger, there's a way, w ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 31, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 53 Silent night, lonely night at the Tango Palace By Lucian K. Truscott IV Christmas eve. Times Square is empty, darkened by closed shops and shut-down signs. Only the Fascination Playlands seems to be e ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 12 A Stockingful of Love, But No Re-admission by Lucian Truscott IV "Wow!" I thought. A free thing on Christmas at the Electric Circus. How East Villageish and community closeness and everybody will be to ... More >>
It's Three Kings Day, the day some orthodox Christians celebrate as the "real" Christmas, and what better way to celebrate than with a gift from a man convicted of abusing his girlfriend? The Daily News has a flier of a Three Kings gift giveaway in Queens, hosted by none other than the Hon. ... More >>
Murray Hill . . . on ice!
This morning's Times rounds up some of the further-out holiday-themed entertainments playing in New York now ("Come On, Santa, Put Your Clothes Back On"). Among these is Jeffrey Solomon's Santa Claus is Coming Out at The Kirk on Theater Row, in which Santa is gay, a little questioning kid wan ... More >>
Bad Santa, as it was intended
This season's orgy of shopping feel-goodism: Buy me the moon, as long as no plants or animals are harmed.
With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
Mr. Toussaint, how will you purchase your Christmas ham?
Who needs them! Let's go to Victor's and get some large brassieres
From lo mein to lobster in the city's five chinatowns
Holiday Windows in a Sad Season