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Christmas 2011

WATCH: More Kids & Terrible Presents On Kimmel

Posted 01.05.2012 | Comedy

When Jimmy Kimmel told his audience to record their kids opening terrible presents on Christmas morning (like eggs or Tupperware), they listened. He f...

When Jesus Met Santa Claus

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts

I know what you're thinking. It's January, you've New Year's resolutions to break, and you're nervously waiting for your credit card bill to arrive. Why on Earth is someone writing an article about Santa Claus? The short answer is: I've had a revelation.

My Big, Gay Kinky, Universal Unitarian Christmas Spectacular! (PHOTOS)

Amy Shiner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Shiner

After joining the Universal Unitarian Church this past year, one of the major questions for me was, "What is my holiday going to look like, with my Catholic background meshed with my own beliefs?"

5 Most Annoying Christmas Gifts

Eryn Kurin | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents
Eryn Kurin

The holidays are finally over. And all the evil toys you managed to talk your children out of/hide when they weren't looking/pawned off on other people's kids/donated to goodwill have now made their way into your home.

Boy, 7, Shot During Christmas Gathering

Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

A 7-year-old boy was listed in critical condition Sunday after being shot in the head while attending a Christmas gathering in Gary, Ind. Leonard ...

The Magic Of Christmas

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You are the light of the world, not the power supply; the building, not the builder; the dance, not the dancer; the song, not the singer; the loved, n...

PHOTOS: Christmas Around The World

Posted 12.25.2011 | World

All around the world, people are gathering to celebrate Christmas. In Bethlehem, hundreds flock to St. Catherine's church for a mass at Jesus' tra...

PHOTOS: The World's Best Christmas Markets

Posted 12.25.2011 | World

What's your favorite part of the holiday season? From iceskating in New York City's parks to the smell of delicious food in Berlin to the Christmas tr...

Who's On The Naughty List?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

It's been a tumultuous year in the political world. Congress became more unpopular than ever, the Occupy movement captured the hearts and minds of man...

PHOTOS: Christmas In Chicago Through The Years

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

in 1951, Chicago not only had a white Christmas, but a full-blown blizzard. Between Dec. 14 and Christmas Eve that year, 33 inches of snow covered the...

20 Christmas FAILS

Posted 12.25.2011 | Comedy

From ostentatious light displays to picture-perfect cards and letters, Christmastime is all about hiding failure from the scrutinizing eyes of friends...

The Ultimate Christmas Survival Playlist

Posted 12.25.2011 | Home

The holidays can be a stressful time. To combat those inevitable surges of annoyance that arise only around family, we've complied a selection of Chri...

Track Santa With NORAD's Santa Tracker | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel

This year you can count down the days to Santa’s takeoff with the official NORAD Tracks Santa app. Enjoy playing “Elf Toss” throughout the month...

Bizarre Christmas Movie Trivia: Jim Henson's Ghost, Jimmy Stewart's Censored Kiss & More

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.23.2012 | Entertainment

This Christmas, gather your family around the fire... and then bring your TV and place it right next to the burning yule log. You've got a lot of movi...

World Leaders' Christmas Celebrations

Posted 12.24.2011 | World

From the White House to Downing Street to the Élysées Palace, what is a presidential residence in December without a sparkling Christmas tree? Th...

Demolishing A Christmas Fixation

Charles Redfern | Posted 02.23.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

My thoughts turn to God, who chose to live as a human being, beginning as a baby. God did not merely appear human or become similar to a human. God was human, stripped of divinity's power.

Bonnie Christian

The Worst Holiday Gift? | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

"It's just not the kind of dog we would have chosen." "The house training was just too much." "We never wanted an animal." Those are just a few of the...

The Gift Of Love

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

have always had a vivid imagination. I imagine -- in fact I KNOW -- that we are LOVE made flesh. That is the gift each of us has to give.

Attack of the Christmas Zombies

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Rick Perry, your religion and your holiday are not being persecuted. In fact, they have been part of my daily life for almost two months, whether I like it or not. So, get off your soapbox, go inside to your own church, and have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Queeries: When 'Merry Christmas' Means 'Bless Your Heart'

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

If Gov. Perry wished me a "merry Christmas," I'd take it in the same way that Southerners often say, with a treacly smile, "Bless your heart." Or in common parlance: nasty-nice.

The Funniest Someecards For Christmas 2011

Posted 12.23.2011 | Comedy

Looks like it's that time of year again: the merciful moment you're finished reading all the long, self-congratulatory Christmas letters and accompany...

Last-Minute Gifts From The Gas Station & Drug Store

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Written by Stylelist Blogger Network member Jessica Quirk of What I Wore: Can you believe it? We're two days away from Christmas! I'm happy to repo...

Taking The Blue With The Red And Green

Lamar Vest | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Jesus was born into the same world that you and I live in today. Jesus was born to a broke teenage mother. He was born into an occupied nation ruled by outsiders.

Palin Makes Curious Charge Against Obamas' Holiday Card

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) attacked the White House holiday card in an article on Fox News Radio. The front of the card shows the Obam...

Chinese Town Turns Old Christmas Lights Into Slippers

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

The phrase "one man's trash is another man's treasure" gets a holiday twist in Shijiao, China. According to a report by The Atlantic, every year aroun...