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The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

Hugh Jackman Shares His Christmas Traditions

Pat Gallagher | Posted 02.15.2014 | Celebrity
Pat Gallagher

The Wolverine actor sat down with me after rehearsals to share some of his most memorable and hilarious Christmas stories. (If you recycle Christmas gifts, you're not alone!)

6 Reasons Why the Movie Elf Is a Disaster

John Geoghegan | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
John Geoghegan

Yes, Elf has its moments, including almost every scene with Will Ferrell, but it experiences so many missteps that unless you squint real hard, this is one holiday film that doesn't quite deliver.

24 Movies You Absolutely Need To Watch This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holidays are fast approaching. In between the fantastic parties and cozy family gatherings, why not ...

The Best Life Lessons From Buddy The Elf

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

It has been a decade since Buddy the Elf walked from through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, through the Sea of Swirly Twirly Gum Drops, th...

Is This The Bike Of The Future?

AP | VALERIE BONK | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

RESTON, Va. -- Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns st...

Evangeline Lilly Dreamt About Being An Elf Before Joining "The Hobbit 2" (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

While we had Evangeline Lilly on the Nerd HQ stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 to chat about her new children's book, "The Squickerwonkers," we also...

Friday Talking Points -- What the Media Missed

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got a lot to cover this week, so we're going to try to get through everything in a rather foreshortened format. At least, that's the goal.

Twas the Night Before Christmas and You Still Need Gift Advice

Cara Joy David | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Cara Joy David

Some of you still want to give the last minute gift of theater tickets. It is always hard to recommend theater for people you do not know, but this season I have some generic recommendations for all.

17 Favorite Christmas Movies

Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment

Watching Christmas movies with the family is a holiday tradition on par with opening presents and eating a sugary breakfast. Whether you are a trad...

Top 5 Holiday Movie Recommendations

David Aronchick | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Are you ready to snuggle in front of the fire with your family for a holiday film marathon? Get the popcorn and holiday treats ready. The holiday vacation is about to begin in earnest.

Earth Liberation Front Activist Released After 7 Years in 'Little Guantanamo'

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Leighton Woodhouse

Even among people who have devoted years of their lives fighting to protect the natural world from the predations of capitalism, Daniel McGowan's role in the history of the environmental movement is marginal and obscure. It shouldn't be.

PHOTOS: Christmas In Seattle

Sandra Thomas | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

Here's where I admit that despite Seattle's easy access from Vancouver, I've never actually visited the city before. Now I know what I've been missing.

What to See on Broadway This Fall -- From the Producers

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

I sometimes wonder why the majority of them do it. But I thank them all because without someone to produce the theater there would be no theater. This fall/winter the producers presenting work run the gamut from newbies to vets.

Annals of the Overrated: Zooey Deschanel

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Between her cloyingly unfunny sitcom, New Girl, and her ubiquitous iPhone 4 commercials, she's way overfulfilled my daily -- nay, annual or even lifetime -- recommended dosage of Zooey Deschanel quirk.

Will Ferrell On 'Casa de Mi Padre,' 'Step Brothers 2' and His First Season Of 'Saturday Night Live'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.13.2012 | Entertainment

The Will Ferrell who greeted me at his Upper East Side hotel room this past Saturday was nothing like the bombastic characters he plays in his movies....

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...

PHOTOS: Festival Of Lights At Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Garden

Sandra Thomas | Posted 02.19.2012 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

What most visitors don't know is that behind the glittering winter wonderland is a small team of dedicated bulb testers, who this year hand tested 1.4 million lights in the 12 weeks leading up to the festival's opening Dec. 9.

Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

Arthur Christmas Preview Reveals the Celebrities Who Are Hiding Under Aardman's Tree

Jim Hill | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

To make "Arthur Christmas" the must-see family film of the holiday season, Aardman Animations has a secret weapon. They've loaded up Santa's support staff with celebrities.

From 9/11 To 8/22: My Arab-American Muslim Father Was A Victim Of American Terrorism

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Maytha Alhassen

As the ELF arson of my father's dealership demonstrates, defining terrorism in terms of race or religion will do less to make us feel safe as a country; such targeted terms are more likely to contribute to sowing seeds of Islamophobia.

The Best Family Christmas Movies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The family is gathered in the living room, actually getting along, and the fireplace is crackling. Now all you need is the perfect film to warm your h...

The Agenda: Eileen Ivers At The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Christmas Film Screenings

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Fiddler Eileen Ivers gives her final gala performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall today. She'll be performing Irish Wren Day songs, re-imagined Ch...

Broadway Veteran Leavel Spreading Holiday Cheer in Elf

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

The veteran stage actress Beth Leavel has always enjoyed the holiday season, and these days, her love for theatre and Christmas are colliding. She plays Emily Hobbs in Elf the Musical.

'Elf' The Musical Coming To Broadway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Broadway musical "Elf" will be getting into Christmas spirit a little early. Sebastian Arcelus, who will star as Buddy, will be ...