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Christmas

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    December 24, 2013

    Happy Holidays, and keep the arts and culture coming

    We're taking a break, but it won't be for long -- after spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with our families and friends, Westword's Show and Tell team will be back on the job early Thursday, December 26 with a focus on the past and the future of Denver's arts and cultural scene. In the meanti ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013
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    January 3, 2013
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    December 18, 2012

    Holiday cheer: Have yourself a psychedelic Christmas

    The holiday season has felt a bit underwhelming this year. Maybe it's the lack of snow in Colorado -- which rules for those of us (read: grumps like me) who think weather below 65 degrees is pointless (but still results in this weird depression caused by a depletion of the feeling that I'm in Cathol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    It's Christmas in August! Celebrate with ten items from Walmart's closed convention

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Colorado Convention Center, where Walmart is holding a closed-door Holiday Fair to prepare its employees for the big, big season ahead. The event has drawn close to 5,000 people to town to preview new merchandise in time (read: months early) for Chr ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 27, 2011

    Kugel and Stephanie's from Crabtree Brewing, a perfect holiday treat

    Truth be told, I haven't celebrated Christmas with my family in years, much to their chagrin. I do take time to visit them on my own accord, though, which is why I'll be happily soaking in the sun down south and supping upon unpretentiously badass food with family and friends in a few weeks. In t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top five reasons why Christmas is a foodie holiday

    ​Christmas is a holiday for everyone -- drunks, gamblers, cheats, kids, construction workers and, especially, foodies -- because it's a whole season devoted to edible hedonism. People are tacitly allowed -- if not outright encouraged -- to glut themselves on whatever takes their fancy at any ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    December 21, 2011

    The twelve wines of Christmas 2011: the rest of the best

    ​With only a few days to go until Christmas, it's time to 'fess up: Have you been naughty or nice? For goodness' sake, here's hoping you've been on your very best behavior this year -- because then you're fully deserving of these six stupendous bottles. Read on for the continuation of last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Colfax Crawl, Tweet Drive, plus Christmas food events

    ​It's not too surprising that there aren't a ton of culinary events this week; apart from the Colfax Crawl, everyone is gearing up for Christmas and New Year's Eve. And speaking of Christmas, several venues are hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals and parties; keep reading to see the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Photos: Have a very merry Dollar Tree Christmas dinner!

    J. Wohletz​It's that time again -- time for the last-minute panic as you plan a celebratory sideboard of snacks worthy of this most festive holiday. After our Dollar Tree Thanksgiving's proper sit-down meal, we decided to create a buffet-style Christmas smorgasbord of the finest treats that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    The twelve wines of Christmas 2012: part one

    ​Much like the little elves busy helping Santa at the North Pole, we've spent the better part of the year hard at work. tasting of hundreds of wines -- all so that we can serve up this listing of bottles worthy of only one thing: drinking your way through the most stressful wonderful time of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Occupy Christmas: What protesters could learn from the true meaning of the holidays

    Please don't steal Christmas, Occupy Movement.​There once was a Grinch who hated Christmas. By extension, he also hated a group of creatures called Whos who loved Christmas, and so one night he snuck into their village and stole all of their Christmas presents, which did not deter them from ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Toys for tots get trashed after Christmas: A Kenny Be Special Report

    Holiday 2010: The never ending toy story.​ The back story of Christmastime in a consumer culture always plays out in the alleys of Denver. This is where yesterday's must-haves are temporarily tethered to trash bins in an effort to make room for a glut of new holiday gifts. The kiddie clunker p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this Christmas 2010

    3 Kings Tavern, Christmas night.​Just because it's Christmas this weekend doesn't mean there aren't plenty of activities to take part in on the cheap. Whether you're looking for something to do on Christmas day or if you're interested in getting away from the family this weekend, we've got you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Comfort Cafe doling out free Christmas dinners on Christmas day

    ​Since it opened back in June, Comfort Cafe, 3945 Tennyson Street, has fed the community as a non-profit, pay-what-you-can restaurant, offering comfort-food meals to anyone who walks through the door for however much of a donation that person can muster up. And on Saturday, it will be provid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Merry Christmas. Now here's some crappy sweaters

    ​Once a year here at Westword, the overlords in sales let us out of our "blogging cage" and send us home for a four-day weekend, equipped with homing devices so we don't try to escape. We'll be gone through Monday and the blogs all quiet (we've still got you covered on stuff to do -- check our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Five (more) terrible holiday parody songs

    ​Last week we took a look at five terrible holiday song parodies that took existing holiday songs and turned them into something else altogether. That's all well and good, but it's actually not the worst of what we found. Nope, that honor is reserved for those that turn existing pop songs into ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Win a box of Warren Miller stuff from Westword

    ​Another day, another contest where we give away a box o' free stuff. For the skiing and snowboarding-obsessed among us, legendary filmmaker Warren Miller, and his accompanying paraphernalia, is the subject of today's comment contest.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Nuggets rap Christmas in Hollis

    Yep.​The NBA has a long and awkward history of team-produced Christmas music. Last year, the Nuggets did "Winter Wonderland" with all the production value of a local car commercial.This year's edition, released today, is more... well, entertaining at the very least. That's right, they remade R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Gettin' Crafty: Christmas candle holders

    Feel the glow ​For all those who give pom-pom critters for birthdays, feel an urge to stick googly eyes on everything or just occasionally get a twitch to fold some origami, we bring you "Gettin' Crafty" where we feature a craft you can easily make with minimal supplies and limited finances. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Five non-hotel, non-Chinese Denver restaurants open on Christmas day

    Not feeling the Chinese dumplings this year? Try one of these five restaurants​Whether you don't celebrate Christmas or you'd simply rather abstain from holiday cooking, eating options constrict significantly when you're choosing a place to dine on December 25. Thanks to hotel restaurants that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Tonight: Matt Morris, Jen Korte, John Common and more at Casselman's

    ​Though the sound of Wham's "Last Christmas" may have you wishing it was 2011 already, there is hope. Tonight, Matt Morris -- along with Jen Korte, John Common, Rob Drabkin and a handful of other smiling local faces -- will be singing holiday songs at Casselman's for the "Something in a Pear T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Cora Vette exposes her plans for tonight's Naughty Noel burlesque show

    Cora Vette's having lots of fun this Christmas.​Cora Vette (aka Reyna Von Vett) never knows what'll come out of Santa's mouth. "It's usually dirty," she says. "And then I yell at him, and then he goes to the bar and drinks. "Lecherous Mr. Claus," she concludes. Burlycute veterans might remem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Our updated medical-marijuana directory

    ​William Breathes meant to go Christmas shopping -- but instead, he wound up at Boulder's The Farm, his latest medical marijuana review subject. And there are more choices available in our newly updated MMJ center listings. Click to access our medical marijuana dispensary directory.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    10 Christmas songs we never want to hear again

    ​Dear stores, we get it: It's Christmas time. It only comes but once a year -- yadda, yadda, yadda. That's great and all, but being bombarded by Christmas music while searching for the perfect gifts is driving us nuts -- it's like being a mouse in an endless maze with no buttons to push. And, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Swirl Girl: The twelve wines of Christmas 2010: Part one

    ​Have you ever found yourself pondering the notion that if your goal was to drink a bottle of wine every day from today until your last day on this earth, you'd never have to try the same wine twice? A nobler task may never present itself to you, so what are you waiting for? With just twelve d ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 7, 2010

    Dressy Bessy teams up with King Scratchie, Christmas ensues

    ​While not all of us are particularly enthusiastic about Christmas music, that doesn't mean we can't recognize a good song when we hear one. This new Dressy Bessy single, "Hopped Up (on Xmas) Featuring King Scratchie" might be one of the few holiday songs worth a regular holiday rotation. It's ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 30, 2010

    Your guide to this year's Christmas movie crop

    Ah, better times.​It's the most wonderful cash crop of the year, this Christmas thing. And while we feel there's been a decline in the quantity of Christmas movies lately (a political correctness issue, perhaps?), Hollywood can't help but put out one or two cheer-baiting full-lengths annually. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Free Christmas music from Kissing Party

    ​What's more festive than giving away music? Nothing, as far as we're concerned, which is why we're raising our wassail to the Kissing Party and its dark new Christmas song, "Winter in the Pub." The Kissing Party is generally a summer sort of band. This year's The Hate Album is full of brillia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Holiday decorating for everyday yard art

    The study of neighbors through their holiday decorations... click image to enlarge​ Look to the left center of the picture above to find the everyday western-themed yard art hiding behind the countless candy canes and wire reindeers. At first, the bronze animal looks like a small bison, but ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 24, 2009
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    December 22, 2009

    Christmas traditions that should really die now

    ​Christmas is all about tradition: the tree, the presents, Santa Claus and, if you're so inclined, that Jesus fella. But just because we've been doing it for so long doesn't mean that it's still a good idea. Some things are good: Christmas specials, family dinner, lights on trees, filled stock ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    December 17, 2009
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    December 17, 2009

    The ten worst stocking stuffers of all time

    ​Stockings can be a favorite part of the Christmas experience, mostly because of the surprise factor: While kids often write Christmas lists that rank items by price, catalog page and level of absolute need, they don't often bother listing stuff that is stocking-appropriate. So tearing through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Three ways to save Christmas (music)

    "Ho ho holy crap, do I hate Christmas music"​Every season, once Thanksgiving is in the books (and sometimes earlier, god forbid) and the shopping frenzy begins in earnest, my most-hated time of the year comes around: Christmas music season. See, I don't hate Christmas, per se -- I'm no Scrooge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Ask the Critic: Season's eatings

    ​Now that the venerable Wellshire Inn (3333 South Colorado Boulevard), long the go-to spot for special occasion dining on the Big Three restaurant holidays, has closed down its regular restaurant service and gone event-only, a reader wants suggestions for Christmas dinner/ I generally spend ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009
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    November 18, 2009

    Kenny Be's Sign Language: Sexy Santa seeks gift buddy for casual Christmas

    ​ Handmade decorations allow celebrants to use traditional holiday images to craft deeply personal messages. In the painting pictured above (spotted on South Cherokee Street), the typically pudgy Santa Claus appears as a muscular hunk who wears a sexy off-the-shoulder tank top and summons tha ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Dog Day of Winter

    The CRCG’s Holiday Party is a furry, four-footed festival.

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    November 20, 2008

    Life Affirmation

    The Arvada Center adapts a Christmas classic to the stage.

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    December 20, 2007

    Holiday Hangover

    Hang on to the season at a Christmastide art show.

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    December 6, 2007

    December to Remember

    A Child's Christmas in Wales waxes nostalgic.

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    July 5, 2007

    All I Want for Christmas

    Nuclia Waste and her Demented Divas premiere a holiday show.

  • Dining

    December 23, 2004

    Cash Landing

    The ghosts of Christmas pasta bring in the green with the red.

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