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No Chimney? No Santa.

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

It's time for families to sit together by the fireplace, hang stockings on the mantel, and wait for Santa to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve. (...

Jon Stewart Buckles Down On Megyn Kelly

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart spoke for plenty last week with his response to Megyn Kelly's assertion that Santa and Jesus are and were white men. And when she tried to...

Why The Santa Tracker Is Upsetting People This Christmas

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2013 | Technology

DENVER (AP) -- The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa's global...

LOOK: Despite Chilly Weather, Hunks Strip Down For Santa Speedo Run

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices

The annual Santa Speedo Run took place in Boston this past Saturday, bringing together hundreds of scantly-clad participants for the 14th year in a ro...

Redemption in a Santa Suit

Kathryn McCullough | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathryn McCullough

I don't know if Broadway musicals play a place like heaven in the end -- if that's their final run. But if they do, I bet my father has orchestra seats. I bet he's hanging out in bookie paradise, a promised land of legalized gambling, perpetual ESPN, and the best Broadway has to offer.

Santa Brings True Holiday Spirit

Lisa Besaw | Posted 02.15.2014 | Good News
Lisa Besaw

I was raised with the idea of Santa. I taught my own children that the holiday season is about "a spirit of giving, and spending joyful time with family and friends." I still feel that way.

Jesus: 'It's My Birthday and I'll Cry If I Want To'

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.14.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Explain to me why I'm supposed to feel honored on my birthday because you and your rich friends pay good money for a dead tree, underpay someone to schlep it into your 12-bedroom McMansion and put ridiculously overpriced non-union-made presents under it for your spoiled kids, but God forbid you should increase the minimum wage or extend unemployment benefits.

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gifts, Part Deux

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

You have 10 days left to Christmas, and money is no object (lucky you!). Fortunately, you're in the luxury shopping capital of the world, and stores f...

Dreaming of a Really White Christmas

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.12.2014 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

As you may have heard, the other day Megyn Kelly of Fox delivered the breaking story that both Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were white. This came as a result of a previous story about a black woman writing about the possibility that Santa didn't always have to be white.

The Santa Split and Making It Through the Holidays

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 02.09.2014 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Instead of letting your family's breakup steal away the holiday season, create new traditions of comfort and joy.

Santa Can't Do Everything

Wendy Bradford | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Children will be disappointed on Christmas, as they are on many days -- despite the magical man, who delights and fixes and cheers all the children of the world, in whom they believe; despite all the people trying hard to make things different.

Would You Sit In Lap Of 'Santa The Hutt'? (We Wouldn't)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

"Santa The Hutt" is a hit. The grotesque Santa sculpture, named for the gelatinous "Star Wars" character, has been the subject of much chatter since S...

17 Times Santa Had More Important Sh*t To Do Than Deliver Your Presents

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Santa Claus's annual Christmas Eve global gift-delivery service has become an essential part of the Christmas season itself. But, as is true for any c...

How To Tell Your Kids There's No Santa

Posted 12.10.2013 | Comedy

Mr. Forthright is back, and just in the nick of time, with an important Christmas lesson: how to break the news to your kids that Santa isn't real. I...

Reindeer Captured After Escaping Mall Santa

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

Dashing through the snow, one reindeer from Santa's sleigh, escaped a Colorado mall, prancing all the way. Well, reports of the prancing have not b...

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.

Jimmy Kimmel Knows If You've Been Naughty Or Nice

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel gets it. All kids want to be on Santa's "nice" list, but kids can be downright mean to one another. The only option? To interrogate them ...

'Signing Santa' Brings Christmas Joy In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.06.2013 | Good News

A "Signing Santa Day" celebration at a Virginia shopping mall brought some holiday cheer to local children with hearing loss. The Fair Oaks Mall in...

Google's Santa Tracker Is Like The NSA If It Was Awesome

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Technology

Tech already has its tablet wars, smartphone wars and patent wars. Now we've got a Santa war. Google has revamped its Santa tracker this year to co...

Stumped By What to Get Your Older Children for the Holidays? Here's a Solution That Will WOW Them!

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.

WATCH: Mall Santa Legally Changed His Name To Santa A. Claus

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Taking a picture with Santa at the mall is a time-honored tradition for many children, and these men in uniform take their jobs very seriously -- espe...

The Worst (Or Best?) 'Dear Santa' Letter Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Technology

Hopefully Santa has an Amazon Prime membership. In a "Dear Santa" letter that's truly worthy of the tech-filled world we live in, Twitter user @Geq...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

When is Christmas? Boo, gobble gobble, and ho, ho, ho. Toto, I'm not in Kansas anymore. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas -- when did these three, which each used to dominate its own month, morph into what's known as the "holiday season"?

Is Santa Gay?

Susie Sampson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Is Santa gay?! Could it be? Hallmark seems to think there's something really wrong with being gay... so they changed an entire Christmas carol to make their point!

Is Willie Nelson Santa? Angels Sing Comes to the Big Screen

Turk Pipkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Turk Pipkin

The fact that Willie, the kids and I were all on the set of our new movie, Angels Sing, doesn't really change my basic question: Is Willie Nelson Santa?