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Eight Holiday TV Movies That Should Air in 2016

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 12.30.2015 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

I'm starting next year's Christmas list early. Here are eight holiday TV movies, in no special order, that I've enjoyed in the past and hope to see once more. They're only the first to occur to me, so I'm likely to make additional requests in the future.

Gay Men Share Their Favorite Holiday Movies, Books, Specials And More

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Look, let's be honest: Christmas is super-gay. All that tinsel, the frolicsome dancing, mulled wine and all its fruity spices -- and oh goodness, all those holiday specials!

Why It Is Grinch Season

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 12.23.2015 | Women
Kara Post-Kennedy

THANK YOU for every card you send, every greeting you share. THANK YOU for every gift you choose, whether thoughtfully or out of obligation. THANK YOU for understanding that even though going-through-the-motions is all we can achieve sometimes, often it is enough.

12 Essentials For Your Christmas Movie Marathon

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

There are so many great Christmas movies that it's hard to know where to aim your remote at this time of year. Between classic Yuletide favorites, films whose Christmas segments have turned them into seasonal fare and an explosion of TV movies, the options are endless.

Who Plays the Scrooge in a Chicago Public Schools Parody of 'A Christmas Carol'?

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 12.21.2015 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

As a kid, I had a love-hate relationship with "A Christmas Carol," the Charles Dickens tale that plays out in black and white TV every December. I ...

Parents: We Should Quit Christmas

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
John W. Traphagan

The next time you proudly look at all of those presents you piled under the tree for your kids, ask yourself what message this is sending them. Are you really teaching them about giving, or are you teaching them that the most important thing in life is to be excited about getting a lot of stuff?

Reclaiming the Christmas Spirit: Ten Great Christmas Movies to Help You Shake the Police State Blues

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

What a turbulent year it's been. For those of us who have managed to survive 2015 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has ...

Scrooge and Ghosts of Christmas Retail

David Sable | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
David Sable

Who better to skewer one of the most heinous digibabble obfuscations of our time -- instant delivery -- than Dickens... And when better to do it than during "holiday" time?

Christmas With the Atheists!

David Toussaint | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
David Toussaint

It's a question I'm asked every year. "Since you grew up without religion, what did you do on Christmas?" When I was younger the query surprised m...

This Finally Explains Why Scrooge Is Such A Scrooge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.06.2015 | Entertainment

After nearly two centuries, we may finally know where humbugs come from. Scrooge is a name that's become synonymous with being a curmudgeon. He's gre...

The Spirit and Roots of Generosity and Miserliness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Generosity is a state of mind that goes beyond the possession of money and material goods and relates to feelings of abundance from positive connections. To own an authentic sense of generosity is a gift we give ourselves.

6 Ways Not To Get Carried Away With Holiday Gift-Giving (Without Being A Grinch)

Posted 06.09.2015 | Money

As much as we love the holidays, looking at our bank accounts after they’re over usually has us quoting that other Christmas villain, “...bah, hum...

What's in a Name?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

However a writer selects a name, it must fit and exemplify that character. The mention of the name should bring to mind an entire set of personality traits; a certain look; and feeling tone. The name should evoke a strong image in the reader's mind, and have a ring of authenticity.

We, the Cratchits

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Today's audiences have been convinced to identify with the wealthy so they focus on Scrooge's redemption, satisfied they are not as bad as he was, and joyous at his redemption. What they should be recognizing is that the vast majority of them are Bob Crachit.

The Three Best Christmas Movies

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christmas movies are a genre unto themselves: between live-action and animated features, there are literally hundreds of titles out there. Inevitably, some are pretty bad, others amusingly cheesy.

Remarkable Voices of 'The Gift' at Notre Dame U

Ruth Gerson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

For the past 27 years Michael Elkins has directed and starred in "The Gift" at Notre Dame University in Belmont, Calif. It plays for just nine shows, eight of which are free to the public. In lieu of purchasing tickets, audience members bring food and toys to be donated locally.

Ditch the Inner Scrooge

Rob White | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Give your inner Scrooge the boot and give yourself the gift of honoring yourself by upgrading your model of reality, whether it's a better relationship, better health, better anything that you deserve. That's a gift that truly keeps on giving.

If You Hate Christmas, This Is For You

Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy

If you're already feeling sick of Christmas, we've got the supercut that gives voice to your disgust. Here's almost every possible version of Ebenezer...

Scrooge, Vision And You: Cultivating Spirituality In The Workplace

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

It isn't easy keeping an open heart in the face of greed and arrogance in an environment that does not support and respect you, but holding on to a wider vision of life can be transformative and healing.

PHOTOS: We Wish You A Scary Christmas, 'A Christmas Carol' Revamped

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

At some point in its history, Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' stopped being just a book and became a Christmas experience, a force of its own, br...

Does A Christmas Carol Really Need to be Rescued?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

I bet you never realized A Christmas Carol was in danger, did you? And it's not from people supposedly trying to take "Christ" out of Christmas.

A Modern-Day Christmas Carol

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

The story of A Christmas Carol is about what greed can do to the human soul and prices we all pay as a result. The greed that motivated Dickens' tale still permeates the collective consciousness today.

A Season of Giving? Apparently Not.

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The economic hardships of a nation are felt most by its people. It baffles me not only that some people cannot grasp that reality, but that they so quickly demonize people who are suffering due to economic circumstances beyond their control.

5 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Counting your blessings is a traditional way to appreciate your life while you're living it. With the holidays upon us, here are some ideas I use to help me do just that.

An Ebenezer Scrooge Christmas?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

With far too little is being done to help the millions of Americans who have had their homes foreclosed this year, it seems like an Ebenezer Scrooge Christmas. But it doesn't have to be this way.