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I'm With Stupid: The Xtreme Danger of Giving an Xbox for Xmas

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I can already see myself getting sucked into some pointless game for days on end. If you don't hear from me for, oh, the next 16 months or so, please come steal my son's Xbox and save me.

Word Origins as Comics: A Holiday Special: Santa Claus, His Life and Times, The Story Behind the Man

Larry Paros | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

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EXCLUSIVE: An Amazing Genealogy of Jesus Infographic (and What It Means for XMas)

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Most of us are aware that the book of Matthew opens with a complicated list of names in Jesus's family tree, and we usually skip over that part to get to the "good" stuff. But there's some good stuff right there!

Gratitude Is the Key to Opening Doors That Seem to Be Closed in Your Life

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

I'm With Stupid: Thank God No One Comes A-Wassailing Anymore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Now that Christmas is over and I won't seem like quite so big a Scrooge by saying this, I have a confession to make: I don't really like Christmas car...

Connecting Through Food During the Festive Season and Beyond

Georgie Smith | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgie Smith

Tis the season to give back. Lets embrace it beyond the season, and seek every opportunity to give a little of our selves by creating a welcoming setting and cooking a meal that makes us remember our favorite food experience as a child.

5 Easy Ways To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Alondra Meraz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Teen
Alondra Meraz

As we grow older we begin to see the realities of our childhood and our innocence on Christmas begins to fade. To get the most out of Christmas 2013, have fun, revamp the Xmas spirit and be a child again do these 5 simple and exciting things and have the best Xmas yet!

Say 'Merry Christmas' In 24 Ways!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.13.2013 | Religion

Christmas is right around the corner, and all over the world people are preparing for the big day. Everyone has their own way of expressing their ...

The Daily Szep -- Christmas Wishes

Paul Szep | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Is Santa Real? (VIDEO)

Scott Bateman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

For centuries, people have been asking if Santa Claus is real, or just an excuse for parents to go trample people the day after Thanksgiving. At least, the Disalmanacarian at has the surprising answer to this age-old question.

Deck The Malls With Boughs Of Challah

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

'Tis the season for eliminating guilt by spending gelt to alleviate the feelings that you may not have taken care of your loved ones like you thought you should have during the year.

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...

Hundreds Pack Bethlehem Church For Christmas Mass

AP | By DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Hundreds of worshippers, dressed in their holiday best and clutching umbrellas to shield them from a lashing rain, packed the ...

Secret Santas Spreading Holiday Cheer Throughout Colorado

Posted 12.23.2011 | Denver

The generous wake of so-called "Secret Santas," anonymous individuals that pay off bills, pay down layaway accounts or give out money to complete stra...

It's Christmas, Honey!

Marten Weber | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

So much goes on between us that doesn't need words any longer. He knows when to leave me be, and when I need a hug. He reaches up to straighten my tie in the elevator. He kisses my ear before I get up to speak at a conference.

Season's Meetings

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

With over seven billion people now alive, the 2011 Christmas season will be our busiest -- and best! -- ever!

Keep The "X" In Xmas

Rev. William Lovin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. William Lovin

Even if you're like me and want nothing to do with this fictitious "war" on Christmas, you might still feel that something is not right in what usually happens in December.

Still Naff Or So Now? Net-A-Porter Celebrates The Return Of The Christmas Jumper

Sarah McGiven | Posted 01.22.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

No longer the garishly twee itchmongers bearing freakishly-faced woodland creatures that you dreaded finding under the tree, this season the Christmas Jumper is a prized statement fashion piece.

The Faithful Shopper: Christmas in October

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I know, I know. It's not even Halloween yet, and the stores are filled with Christmas carols, holiday décor and gifts for year-end giving. I love it!

'Tis The Season For Gay Rights

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Tis the Season: A Victory for Civil Rights Let's celebrate this day, Dec 22 2010. It is the day President Barak Obama signs into the law the repeal o...

The Spiritual Messages Of Hanukkah And Christmas ... And Their Downsides

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Christmas and Hanukkah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair.

The Cup Size Choir: Lingerie Ads Go Musical

Li Cornfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Li Cornfeld

7 model/singers in lacey lingerie and thigh-highs writhe on mattresses while singing Deck the Halls. They wear bra cups sized A through G, and each sings the musical note that corresponds to her cup size.

Behind-the-Scenes Look: Time-Lapse of the White House Christmas Tree

Lawrence Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lawrence Jackson

2010-12-02-christmas2.jpgIn four-and-a-half days of shooting, the time-lapse camera took a total of 6,078 images.

4Troops Will Be "Home for Christmas," Jessica Simpson Maybe Not

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

If there's a silver lining in the recent Jessica Simpson PR blooper -- in which her father fired a group of singing veterans because of their camo pants -- it's that we'll have our pick of holiday music.