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The Twelve Days of Christmas ...

My true love gave me some wacky gifts this year.
This Just In, Hoopleville-style
By DAVID KISH  |  December 28, 2012
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Making Christmas bright

Nothing like that warm rosy glow of a Christmas tree ...
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By DAVID KISH  |  December 14, 2012
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Atheist Holiday Traditions(1)

Decorating the phylogenetic tree, and all the rest.
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  December 07, 2012
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The Fogcutters add to our Christmas cheer

When done right, Thanksgiving through Christmas is a month-long party of friends, family, and whatever beverage-and-food combination turns you on.

By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 30, 2012
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Review: Wake In Fright (1971)

Combining elements of Heart of Darkness , After Hours , and Groundhog Day , Ted Kotcheff's brutally brilliant Outback thriller follows the moral degradation, or perhaps redemption, of a snooty schoolteacher (Gary Bond) traveling from the backwater w

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2012


GinGrinch Contest Finalists!

GinGrinch Contest Finalists!


A couple of weeks ago I asked readers to send in their best Newt Gingrich-style answer to the journalistic question: "We must stop Christmas from...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 09, 2012
New Year's Noshes: Check out these restaurants with prix fixe menus to ring in 2012 right

New Year's Noshes: Check out these restaurants with prix fixe menus to ring in 2012 right


By now, we hope you've checked out all the parties, shows, and opportunities for some end-of-2011 debauchery in our New Year's Eve listings. But if...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 28, 2011
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The Fourth Wise Man

He didn't get much press.
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By DAVID KISH  |  December 23, 2011
More Holiday Fun Shit Coming Atcha: Matzo Ball, Kung-Fu Christmas bash, Holla-Gay Dance Party, Frightmare Before X-Mas + more!

More Holiday Fun Shit Coming Atcha: Matzo Ball, Kung-Fu Christmas bash, Holla-Gay Dance Party, Frightmare Before X-Mas + more!


Don't cry....we've got your holidays covered. Phew, we're almost there. Just a few more work days and we can all dive headfirst into a man-sized...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 20, 2011
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How the Gingrich Stole Christmas!

A holiday hit on the Hallmark channel.
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By DAVID KISH  |  December 16, 2011


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Cirque Dreams gets seasonal at PPAC

There is plenty of color and spectacle for the little ones and dexterous skill for the big kids (aka adults), as Cirque Dreams Holidaze dazzles at the Providence Performing Arts Center through December 18.
An acrobatic Holidaze
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2011
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Stuffed loins for Christmas?

Before my Nicaraguan cooking lesson with Jenny Sanchez, I wanted to quit Christmas.
Maybe you should host the family feast
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 16, 2011
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Don Campbell gets Frosty once again

If you don't like Christmas songs, there might be something wrong with you (even if you celebrate another winter holiday).
A very country Christmas
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 16, 2011
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Trinity Rep’s It’s a Wonderful Life

For theatergoers not sufficiently uplifted this holiday season by Trinity Repertory Company's production of A Christmas Carol , the troupe is presenting a second annual feel-good offering, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play , in the downstairs t
More comfort and joy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2011

Rollin' into winter

Last call THURSDAY (the 15th) to check out TORN SHORTS (pick up the excellent debut, Life On a River ) playing Dusk on Harris Ave.
No Jingle Bell Rock in this lineup
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 16, 2011


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Whispers of immortality

'Twas the night before Christmas.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  December 16, 2011
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Crappy Christmas Cards

We hope you don't receive any of these this holiday season.
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  December 16, 2011
Holiday Spirit: "Jimmy Kimmel can suck my balls!"

Holiday Spirit: "Jimmy Kimmel can suck my balls!"


This clip from a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live has been making the rounds, and we think it's just the perfect thing for getting...
By Cassandra Landry  |  December 14, 2011
Jingle Your Bells: Holiday fun shit continues this week with naked chicks reading Christmas stories, the Scrooges, Santacon 2K11, benefit concerts, holiday improv, movies</a></div>
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Jingle Your Bells: Holiday fun shit continues this week with naked chicks reading Christmas stories, the Scrooges, Santacon 2K11, benefit concerts, holiday improv, movies, and more


The countdown continues! Less than two weeks left until the merriest day of the year (and only a few short days until Hanukkah's week of...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 14, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 12.11.11: Honoring Dustin Hengst of Damone (RIP); M.O.O.N., Caleb Groh, Letterday, Wrong Shapes, ER, Poweranimal, Mean Creek, Halson +++

Boston Accents playlist 12.11.11: Honoring Dustin Hengst of Damone (RIP); M.O.O.N., Caleb Groh, Letterday, Wrong Shapes, ER, Poweranimal, Mean Creek, Halson +++


A somber start to Boston Accents tonight, as we pour one out for DUSTIN HENGST of DAMONE, who passed away last week at the age...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 11, 2011


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Good tidings from LePage

In place of our usual monthly Gubernatorial Scorecard, we're looking at what Governor Paul LePage has been up to through the lens of the holiday season.
Gubernatorial Wishlist
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 09, 2011
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New: Old traditions

The winter holidays' bells, lights, and trees are already upon us, and along with them the first of the holiday-themed shows.
AIRE spins Christmas with a Celtic charm
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 09, 2011
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Deep tracks and minutiae for music lovers, rich and poor

Ah, box-set season, that time of year when you go to your nearest record store, looking for gifts for that special someone you know who would really appreciate a super-cool addition to their record collection.
Box-set match
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 09, 2011
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Give the gift of beer: A suds-soaked shopping list

We're working beer-related gifts in Bottles and Cans land. You like beer, yes? Chances are your friends like beer, yes? So give 'em some beer!
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  December 09, 2011
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Holiday treasure hunt

Is it trash or treasure? The editorial team here at the Portland Phoenix compiled this year's incarnation of our annual local gift guide by searching for diamonds in the rough.
We search high and low for great gifts at thrift and secondhand shops
By DEIRDRE FULTON, NICHOLAS SCHROEDER, AND JEFF INGLIS  |  December 09, 2011


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You know you need it

There are a lot of things that the 99 percent need.
If you’re reading this, you’re the 99 percent. Here’s what people should get you — and what you should get all your friends.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 09, 2011
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Portland’s Occupiers express their holiday wishes

Many people in the mainstream media are still running around asking “What does Occupy want?” And they’re dragging their zoned-out, tuned-out audiences along with them. It’s very simple: Occupy wants what Occupy wants.

By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 09, 2011
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Picking the season’s best books — for everyone from plutocrats to paupers

In recent months, Americans have become acutely aware of class divisions — thus it’s possible to choose books for your friends and family based on their income bracket.
Reading class
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 09, 2011
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Gifts for the 99%

Plaid Friday has come and gone, but no time like the present to stick it to capitalism this holiday season.
Plaid tidings we bring to you and your kin
By JASMINE LYWEN-DILL AND LIZ PELLY  |  December 09, 2011