Horror movies aren't just for Halloween: Silent Night, Bloody Night
, Black Christmas
, To All A Good Night
, Christmas Evil
(starring Fiona Apple's dad
as a homicidal Santa), Gremlins
(in which Phoebe Cates learns there is no Santa Claus
), Silent Night, Deadly Night
(which inspired Parts 2
, and 5
despite--or perhaps because of--denunciations by Siskel & Ebert
and parents' groups
, and Jack Frost
posted by jonp72
on Dec 4, 2012 -
This Christmas, a holiday tradition undergoes a digital rebirth with Fireplace
[Mac/PC], the pixelated demake of The Yule Log
. It'll even incinerate whatever you type.
posted by Smart Dalek
on Dec 24, 2011 -
Lucky Soul's 'Lips Are Unhappy'
isn't the likliest of contenders for the UK's coveted Christmas number one, but this is the track (from a shortlist) selected by listeners of Last.fm to receive Last.fm's backing. Profits go to charity, as is the norm for Xmas No. 1 entries.
posted by nthdegx
on Nov 26, 2007 -
Gift to the World
(youtube) Tongue firmly in cheek is the modus operandi of the Sin Destroyers
(on mefi previously here
) a band best summed up in this press quote, “If Iron Maiden had attended Catholic school, this would be their garage band”. I’m not sure what series of decisions led to the formation of a parody Christian rock band, but the results are pretty damn funny (and rockin’). Dig on their holiday offering, Gift to the World.
If you’re feeling particularly pious today, you might skip this one. (via
posted by pelican
on Dec 21, 2006 -
Off in the Christmas Cosmos.
Concert promoter Andy Cirzan spends a lot of his free time scouring record stores, thrift shops and flea markets for odd and obscure Christmas music. You used to have to be an industry insider to get a copy of his annual compilation, but now there's a download courtesy of Sound Opinions
(the world's only rock 'n roll talk show). If the barrage of Christmas standards has left you with the holiday blahs, let the Free Design, Lord Beginner, and the polka of Don Cornell get you back in the mood. If that's not enough, get more (including Mr. Cirzan explaining what the heck you're listening too) on the SoundOpinions podcast
posted by hydrophonic
on Dec 24, 2005 -
of a communal habitat. Light and sound combine to impress other nearby members of the species. The counterpoint to a summer of tending carefully controlled foliage.
posted by somnambulist
on Nov 28, 2005 -
It's almost time for the annual "Christmas Is Under Attack"
declaration spewed by Fox News. This is the 10th anniversary of my favorite strawman argument. John Gibson delivers the first shot
in this phony culture-war battle with an action packed new book
to defeat the anonymous liberal secularists out to destroy Santa.
From Amazon: John Gibson, a popular anchor for the Fox News Channel, has been digging up evidence about the liberal activists, lawyers, politicians, educators, and media people who are leading the war on Christmas. And he reveals that the situation is worse than you can imagine.
posted by DougieZero1982
on Oct 22, 2005 -
Too much politics today, not enough Christmas fun. Here's a drunk Santa game from b3ta. Pretty tough once you get going.
posted by Stan Chin
on Dec 12, 2003 -