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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!

WATCH: Santa Claus Is...A Drag Queen?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Feeling the post-holiday blues? Well you're in luck -- we at Gay Voices are here to cheer you up! In this first music video from the duo Charm Offe...

Santa's Carbon Footprint Will Shock You | Posted 12.26.2013 | Green

Santa's big annual gig comes with a mega carbon footprint. ...

A Grandmother Of Our Many Santas

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 02.24.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Sullivan

For us, Santa has many faces and comes in many guises. And, Megyn, if you need yours to be a white, 'Twas-the-night-before-Christmas Santa, fine. That's what you need. He's that way for you. Others of us see him other ways. They all work.

10 Ways to Discover Santa Claus Around the World

Viator | Posted 02.23.2014 | Travel

Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Papa Noel, Saint Nicholas -- whatever name you want to call the rotund man in the red suit, it's hard to deny the magnetic charms of everyone's favorite Christmas character.

HO OH NO! Santa Claus Shot With Pellet Gun At Toy Giveaway (VIDEO)

Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime

A man dressed as Santa Claus was shot in the back with a pellet gun on Tuesday at a toy giveaway in Southeast D.C. The unidentified man was shot t...

Yelping Christmas

Tom Falco | Posted 02.23.2014 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Check out Tom Falco's cartoons daily at or at the iPhone app Comic Chameleon....

Christmas 2013

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Santa Drinks Sherry?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Sure, our Santa loves a good sugar cookie and glass of 2%. But that's not going to keep him fueled in other countries this Christmas Eve. Leave th...

Celebrities In Santa Suits Will Make Your Holiday Even Merrier

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.24.2013 | Celebrity

You've been listening to holiday songs since before Thanksgiving. The Christmas tree has been up for weeks. You're gifts are all wrapped and the holid...

The Kringlebase Incident

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The NSA was present at the discussion with Mr. Claus because we have so far utterly failed in our efforts to intercept and decode the "naughty and nice" database used at the North Pole. We felt this would be well within the national security interests of the government.

Santa Earns A Ph.D.

Mary Ellen Jukoski | Posted 02.22.2014 | Education
Mary Ellen Jukoski

Today's service-learning programs are calibrated to involve a much fuller spirit of collaboration. They embrace a more nuanced understanding of what Santa and the holidays represent -- the reciprocal respect and interconnectedness among individuals.

The Best Ways To Find Santa Online

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

In the past, kids waiting for presents could only imagine where Santa Claus was at any moment on Christmas Eve. Today, they don't need that kind o...

What Santa Claus Can Teach The Rest Of Us About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Santa Claus is coming to town. And we have to hand it to him -- whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the man is pretty impressive. He knows when yo...

Why I'm OK With My 10-Year-Old Still Believing In Elf On The Shelf

Scholastic Parent and Child | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Scholastic Parent and Child

Now, she is 10 years old. A fifth grader. None of her friends believe in Santa anymore. My husband and I struggle with how long to keep this up.

Vintage Photos Of Children Calling Santa Are What The Holiday Season Is All About

Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents

'Tis the season for online Santa tracking and voicemails from the man in red. But what did children do in the time before smartphones? However did the...

My Letter to Santa: Are We Breaking Up or Making Up?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 02.21.2014 | Comedy
Randy Susan Meyers

Ah, Santa, sweetheart -- you torture me so. I just couldn't quit you. I don't have the will to spend the day at the movies. Chinese food isn't enough after years of licking peppermint sticks. I'm tired of our back and forth, honey. I'm jonesing for you again.

'Tis the Season to Be Owlly

Steve Zack | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We are in the midst of a major irruption of the snowy owl in the east. Such irruptions, which occur every couple of years in the lower 48, are generally due to low populations levels of its mainstay Arctic prey, lemmings -- particularly the collared lemming.

Penguins, Sufis And Santa At The Beach: The Week In Photos

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world, captured in the thick of things. Ranging from the serio...

WATCH: Every Scrooge's Favorite Part of Christmas...

Oliver Noble | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy

Christmas can be a tough time to be a misanthrope, what with all the merriment and good will toward men. It’s for those people that the above vi...

Why It's Healthy For Kids To Believe In Santa

Posted 12.20.2013 | Parents

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 12/20/2013 10:38 AM EST on LiveScience Spoiler alert: This article contains information suggesting ...

What I'm Not Ready To Lose This Christmas

Denise Ullem | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Denise Ullem

Although the edges of this last Christmas of innocence are slightly tarnished, I will soak up every gift which unfolds.

We Can't Stop Watching This Family's Miley-Themed Christmas Video

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.19.2013 | Parents

The Bock family doesn't just mail their Christmas card. Instead, they perform it on YouTube -- and this year, they're capitalizing on Miley fever with...

A Buddhist Guide To Surviving The Holidays: 4 Practices

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Ethan Nichtern

Don't get me wrong, I am shopping for presents too, I'm no monk. But the point of these holidays is not presents. It's our presence

Beleagured by Lawsuits, Santa to Rebrand, Downsize and Outsource

Steven Clifford | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Yesterday Santa Claus announced that children should not expect a visit from him this Christmas, and that all production will be outsourced to China. This outsourcing eliminates legal issues that bedeviled the North Pole-based conglomerate.