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Christmas

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Reader: Something stinks when RiNo tweeters covet scentometers

    Neighbors are raising a stink over smells that they say emanate from a dog-snack factory that moved into the River North neighborhood -- now the hot-hot RiNo -- long before most of them did. This past spring, the city issued an odor citation to Kasel Associates Industries -- but the company's owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Avoid your family! Eat at Boston Market for the holidays

    Some of the best holiday memories are made in the kitchen. The wafting aroma of ham and reheated Hawaiian rolls, the rush to make sure the cream of mushroom soup moistens that green bean casserole, the agonized sighs after reading the calorie count on the Sara Lee pie box. And, if you are me, the sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Everything is Terrible's Commodore Gilgamesh on the group's psychedelic Christmas explosion

    The work of Everything is Terrible! is hard to describe.The easy way out is to note that it's video collage, but that doesn't begin to convey what this crew does with video. The videos themselves are dense, context-busting pastiches of pop culture and pure insanity. But as if that weren't enough, th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2012
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    December 21, 2011

    Ask William Breathes, Westword marijuana critic, anything until 4:20 today

    William Breathes​The holidays are upon us here at Westword. Editors have begun leaving for vacation, and the gaggle of unsupervised reporters have already begun dipping into the egg nog, singing dirty Christmas carols and wrapping up interns like presents.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Have yourself a Merry dubstep Christmas

    ​Every holiday season, almost as sure as you can count on Christmas falling on December 25, you can depend on some obsessive, Griswold-wannabe somewhere crafting a lighting display that makes all the previous standouts from past years seem like also-rans. You know the type -- the kind that lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    And a very merry Kloewer Christmas to all!

    ​I've been making the pilgrimage every Christmastime to the Kloewer family home on Elati Street, just north of Belleview, for at least the last eleven years, and this is why: Being Jewish and all, it doesn't really feel like Christmas until I've immersed myself in some sort of urban electric m ... 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 27, 2010

    Commerce City is dead end for dueling decorations: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    click image to enlarge​ The photograph above features a decorative dead end in the Reunion subdivision of Commerce City. The center of the picture looks out into the future of planned suburban expansion. Until then, the nearly identical homes face off in a duel of nearly identical holiday deco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Return policy scenarios for after-Christmas shoppers: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

    Time for an Exchange.​ There is only one thing people love more than Christmas gift shopping, and that is after- Christmas gift-return shopping! As seen below, It's also the one time of the year that Josh McDaniels and Carmelo Anthony can return what they've been handed, and ask for exactly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    A Talulah Jones 24 Days of Christmas: Days Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four

    ​We're all hearing a lot of talk this holiday season about shopping local and what it means to a community. But Talulah Jones shop owner Robin Lohre is doing more than that: Beginning December 1, Lohre will host a reception showcasing a different local artisan every night through Christmas Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    The twelve wines of Christmas 2010: Part two, the best of the rest

    ​With only a few days to go until Christmas, it's time to 'fess up: Have you been naughty or nice? For your sake, here's hoping you've been good enough throughout the year to merit yourself worthy to partake of some seriously good juice between now and the new year. Read on for the continua ... 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 16, 2010

    Ten non-traditional Christmas records you should listen to this year

    Stop! You don't have to!​So we're well into the Christmas season, and chances are good you're getting a bit tired of Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby and the Time-Life Christmas collection in general. What had been a charming return to familiar holiday standards -- and perhaps the only reason to ... 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 15, 2010

    The Christmas movie selection on Netflix Instant Streaming is terrible

    Yep, that exists.​It's 2010. We demand a solution to our seasonal movie needs that doesn't require leaving the house. Netflix Instant Streaming is our usual go-to in these sorts of occasions, but holy crap, have they dropped the ball on this one. There is no convenient way to browse what's ou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
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    December 8, 2010

    Denver Nativity Scene: What grinch stole this Christmas mural?

    ​Denver's holiday display wasn't always such an orgy of bad taste. Back in 1935, just three years after the Denver City and County Building was completed, muralist Louise Emerson Ronnebeck created a 76-foot-long Nativity painting for its pediment -- a painting that has since gone missing. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Top 10 Booze-Fueled Holiday Songs

    ​It's a holiday tradition no less practiced than trimming trees and visting family. We're speaking, of course, of drinking. And while "Frosty The Snowman" works just fine for opening presents with junior, kids songs start to sound a little creepy once you go in for thirds on the 'nog. We, of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Wake-Up Call: Baby Jesus says goodbye

    ​Last night, for the first time in eight weeks, the garish holiday lighting of the Denver City and County Building was not my night-light. That's because the city had finally flicked the switch, turning off the display at City Hall and packing up everything on the steps: Rudolph and his fellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Unorthodox holiday traditions on the 12th day of Christmas

    The study of neighbors through their holiday decorations... click image to enlarge​ January 5 is considered the last of the twelve days of Christmas. It is the time for the family living in the home pictured above, to reflect upon their unorthodox traditions in preparation for celebrating Epi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Little baby Jesus asleep in the... hey!

    The study of neighbors through their holiday decorations... click image to enlarge​ Of the twelve days of Christmas, today is devoted to the eleven pipers piping. Lest we forget, they are tooting for the birth of the little baby Jesus. The historical account of elbeejay's birth, revealed in ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 24, 2009
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    December 23, 2009

    Feast of the seven fishes at Oceanaire

    ​Italians know how to do a lot of things right. They make sexy cars, damn good wine and great cheeses. Most important, they know how to celebrate Christmas Eve. On the night referred to as "the vigil" or La Vigilia, Italian-American families gorge themselves on seven-course seafood feasts. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Top five most overplayed Christmas songs in stores

    "Do I irritate you?"​Worry over the outcome of a mail-in vote on a new contract isn't the only thing stressing out King Soopers workers this season, as I learned during a shopping trip yesterday. When "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" came streaming over the speakers, our teenage s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    South Pearl Report: No more Nosh

    Got word today from one of my South Pearl neighborhood spies that things are looking bad for Nosh. This space at 1439 South Pearl Street, originally opened by John Hinman as the Gelato Spot back in 2005 only to become Nosh a couple of years later, was well-known in the neighborhood not only for its ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    A Very Scantily Clad Holiday

    3 Kings brings back a Christmas favorite.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Like a kid on Christmas

    I finally stopped by my post office box yesterday to pick up the mail that has accumulated over several days. Normally, I cruise by on my way to or from the day job and things don't pile up. Life, however, has been a bit abnormal lately, so I haven't been able to get in there, and it just hasn't see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    The only Christmas song you'll ever need

    On this fine Christmas Eve, I gift all of you with a link to the finest Christmas song ever recorded, and the only one anyone ever truly needed. It's a song about the brutal, cold reality behind all of our romantic pretension, and about love that still manages to hang on despite all the tears, regre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part two: Reissues and Retreads

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part two features "Reissues and R ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008

    It's Christmas, Charlie Brown

    Catch a multifaceted rendition of this holiday classic.

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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

    Skate Or Die

    Strap on your ice skates and start enjoying the holidays.

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    November 20, 2008

    Sweet Memories

    The Christmas memories of Dylan Thomas take the University Theatre stage.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Christmas in September? It's about time...

    Doesn't this get you into the yuletide spirit? Visited a Highlands Ranch-area Hobby Lobby on Saturday and was stunned -- and yet not stunned -- to see the store's entire lobby stuffed with Christmas trees. Once upon a time, Thanksgiving was the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Then ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007

    Tambien

    This restaurant’s time has come.

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Our Savior

    Consider the alternative at 3 Kings.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Day Three: Wherein I Help an Unseen Eleven-Year-Old Smell Like a Man

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday: I awoke this morning before the sun. I opened my blinds to a firey orange suggestion that it may soon follow my lead. I arrived at work bleary-eyed and as I approached the glass doors that lead into the cafeteria, I hit an icy patch that sent me into the splits. This wa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    December to Remember

    A Child's Christmas in Wales waxes nostalgic.

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Winter Wonderland

    Jump-start the Christmas spirit at WinterWorld.

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    December 14, 2006
  • Dining

    December 23, 2004

    Drink of the Week

    Bourbon "Spiked" Hot Chocolate

  • Dining

    December 9, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    California Pizza Kitchen

  • Dining

    December 25, 2003

    Bite Me

    My Letter to Santa

  • Dining

    December 25, 2003

    Season's Eatings

    Cooking up the perfect holiday party to cap off the year.

  • Dining

    December 26, 2002

    It's My Party

    And I'll dine if I want to.

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