December is here, and the holidays are in full swing. So with great cheer, we present our annual Holiday special edition — including the usual merry stack of stories, gift ideas and more. It doesn't matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or Solstice — you'll find something for you here. Plus, you don't have to wait until the 25th to unwrap it ...
Happy Holidays from the Metro Times!
Maybe we can't escape the holidays ... but we can escape the holiday mentality. Metro Times staffers explain how they cope.
If you gotta shop, you might as well get something interesting. Here are some suggestions, with clues on where to find 'em.
Tunes for a long winter's night
They'll package it up, but you don't have to buy the same old holiday music every year. Our music editor suggests a few "new classics."
It's in the cards
Season's greetings, for when you really don't care enough. Actually, electronic greeting cards can be kinda cute — but if you can figure out how to dangle a computer from your mantel, let us know.
Yule be driving
Here you'll find music guaranteed to keep you in the spirit of the season, but not cloying enough to cause you to drive your car into the nearest snowbank.
Wrap 'em up
This year, make the wrapping as much fun as the gift. There are lots of creative and unusual ideas out there; some are even better for the environment.
My breakfast with Santa
After a long night, the jolly one unwinds at a local watering hole. It's the perfect opportunity to get answers to some of those big questions ... just buy him a scotch and soften him up a bit.
Checks and balances
'Tis the season for a mailbox overflowing with holiday cards ... so the Lizard of Fun writes a Holiday Newsletter to take full advantage of the season of giving.