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Holiday Season

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    December 23, 2013

    Cookies for Santa and other holiday treats this week

    It's not to late to get cookies for Santa. Romano's Macaroni Grill will be giving out free chocolate chip cookies, made in-house, to kids today and tomorrow that they can save for Santa. "Putting out cookies on Christmas Eve is a fun, family holiday tradition, and the Cookies for Santa giveaway is a ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    A geek's guide to the holidays: Gremlins, "Christmas at Ground Zero" and other goodies

    Christmas -- or whatever you celebrate this time of year -- is not a geek holiday. Sure, the togetherness and gift-giving and eggnog drunks are great no matter if you're a geek or not, but it still seems like the holiday should throw us some kind of bone. It doesn't, though. There are just no sweet ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 24, 2012

    The ten worst hip-hop Christmas songs

    Every holiday season, we're blessed with great renditions of classic Christmas songs to warm our spirits, but along with that also comes a lists of well meaning yuletide flops. This is especially the case in hip-hop, in which rhyming about Christmas has not always produced the best results. Here are ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Ten best hip-hop Christmas songs

    For as many ill conceived hip-hop Christmas cuts that have been produced over the years, there have been as least as many that were great. While they're not all necessarily fun, feel good songs meant to get you in the spirit of the season, and some deal directly with the ills of the holiday or criti ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Ten sad, strange and sexy Christmas songs

    It's less than a week until the fat man in the red suit shimmies down the chimney, and we've already heard "White Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and every other traditional song you can think of at least a thousand times since Thanksgiving. But there are a few songs out there, well-wr ... More >>

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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 >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Five holiday party tips: Getting high, being schwasted and other dos and don'ts

    While I was sitting on the toilet the other day reading a months-old copy of The Atlantic, something caught my eye in its annual "Ideas List" -- the notion that employers should hire introverts. As one of those annoying extroverts, I immediately got upset and irritated that the article wasn't about ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Tres Quatro

    Switched On Xmas
    Self-released

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 11, 2012

    Five holiday party tips: Getting high, being schwasted and other dos and don'ts

    While I was sitting on the toilet the other day reading a months-old copy of The Atlantic, something caught my eye in its annual "Ideas List" -- the notion that employers should hire introverts. As one of those annoying extroverts, I immediately got upset and irritated that the article wasn't about ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    December 27, 2010

    My crazy Christmas: Westword writers share their holiday stories

    ​Christmas can be intense: Rife with familial undercurrents and financial strain, the yuletide can bring a time of crushing disappointment, dissolving relationships, mounting tension and exploding tempers -- but if we open our hearts and we wish hard enough, it just might also be a time of red ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    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 >>

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    December 20, 2010

    What week is it? Several weird ways to celebrate Christmas

    ​As a public service to compulsive drinkers, on Mondays, we usually give you a breakdown of all the obscure holidays you could be celebrating that week. This week, however, there's no need for that, because this week heralds the coming of the granddaddy of all holidays: Boxing Day, the Canadia ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    December 10, 2010

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, December 10-12, 2010

    Hamilton was once quoted as saying, "I can last all night."​Sure, you still need to find a Christmas present or holiday gift for your dad that isn't somehow related to golf, but maybe if you hit up some awesome DJ nights, the Candy Cane Festival or any other event this weekend you'll have a cr ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Top five foods to leave Santa instead of cookies

    "You'd better watch your ass, Rudy -- Palin's got a gun"​ Over the years, poor St. Nick has been subjected to countless glasses of room-temperature milk and endless holiday plates of instantly-stale-out-of-the-oven sugar cookies dotted with those tiny silver-ball decorations (they're actually ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 9, 2010
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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Nativity scene protests a Denver holiday tradition: Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

    ​The riot of shepherds and reindeer and snowmen and candy canes and an oddly large cow, not to mention Jesus, Mary and Joseph, appears on the steps of the City & County Building every November, and protests inevitably follow. But Scrooges miss the real question: Why is Denver's Nativity scene ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    December 22, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part four: Variety Packs

    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 four features "Variety Packs ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 9, 2008

    It's a very chiptunes Christmas

    I hate Christmas music -- hate it. It's dull, overly familiar and absolutely inescapable at this time of year. On the other hand, I've been moderately obsessed with so-called chiptunes, music inspired and/or made by vintage video-game machines. So, when I ran across this collection of 8-bit chiptune ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Old-World Charm

    Old South Pearl Street brings on the nostalgia with Winterfest.

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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 13, 2008

    Golden: away with a manger...

    "Leave Us alone -- or be prepared to face the wrath of Bill O'Reilly." Tonight, the Golden City Council will tackle an ordinance that would limit religious displays on city property during the holidays. Like a nativity, for example. Denver has avoided similar attempts by making its holiday nati ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 22, 2007

    Days Four and Five: Wherein I Play Blackjack and Get Sneezed On

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday: Yesterday was my last day of work for the week. Typically I would never get Friday off, but my progress has been superb, my body has found its health, and my trainer knows this. My trainer also knows that Santa is watching him, and in a pathetic attem ... More >>

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    December 20, 2007
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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
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    July 5, 2007

    All I Want for Christmas

    Nuclia Waste and her Demented Divas premiere a holiday show.

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    December 21, 2006

    KwanZoo

    Pick your favorite Kwanzaa celebration and run with it.

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