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Christmas

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    November 13, 2014
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    December 23, 2013

    Dallas' 5 Best Chinese Restaurants

    Christmas is getting close, which means you should be finalizing your plans for Christmas day dining. Many of you still cook at home, frittering away over some roast that you'll likely mess up, but you should ditch the goose, forget the crown roast of pork and let someone else do the cooking for onc ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013
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    December 19, 2013
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    December 12, 2013
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    December 27, 2012

    Bethan's "O Holy Night" Lands on This American Life

    The holidays are over, and it's nearly time shut down all the Christmas caroling, save for local outfit Bethan. "O Holy Night," from their rather haunting EP of reworked Christmas hymns, found a home on WBEZ's This American Life last Friday. The show features stories of families and loved ones who ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 19, 2012

    An Englishman Reviews the Whole Christmas Tamale Thing

    Apparently you guys celebrate Christmas by eating tamales. No, me neither. I've no idea what you're doing. What screams Christmas about a tamale? I suppose you could take this reductionist argument to any Christmas food (what's Christmassy about slaughtering a turkey and then roasting it, or, as s ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Your Dallas Foodie Gift Guide: Chocolate, Coffee, Breads and Barbecue

    If you haven't started your holiday shopping, then good for you! I think we all perform best under the pressure of deadlines, so just let it happen. Wait another few days, then get around to it. Most places will be open on Christmas Eve anyway. And a lot of gas stations are open 365. Lotto and scrat ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Hey, People Writing New Christmas Songs: Stoppit

    I love Christmas. It's awesome. Baby magic-types being born, giant trees in your living room, socks full of socks brought to you by an old man stranger -- what's not to like? Welp, there's just this one thing: the thing that sucks about Christmas is that people keep writing songs about it. And jus ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    December 23, 2011

    Listomania: Ten Best Indie Christmas Songs

    ​It's that time of the year where you're sure to hear all the classic Christmas songs -- the exact same songs you listened to the year before. Snooze! Enter the indies, adding their own twist to your holiday favorites so you don't get sick of them. Okay, so we threw in a couple oldies, but the ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Request Lines Are Now Open For the Christmas Eve Holiday Music Spectacular on The Ticket

    ​I've just been informed the office is closed, which would explain why there's nobody here -- I just thought all the new kids got scared off by Hot Fudge Fridays.It's just as well. I've spent the better part of the last two weeks collating and curating jingle-bell rock, funky Jesii and other holid ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Declaring War on the War on the War on the War on the War on Christmas

    ​Man. I cannot believe it. Just got back in the house. Catching my breath. Had to wade into the crowd out there on the street. Major neighborhood squall. We've been waiting 20 years for the city to patch our street. They have big crews out there now doing it -- and a bang-up job from what I h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    It Was Packed the Night They Lit Up Downtown For Christmas. But That Was a Month Ago ...

    Like I said one long month ago, the kick-off to CityLights 2011 was quite the spectacular-spectacular -- though till I saw the freshly minted video above, I had no idea how spectacular. (Like, Vegas spectacular -- like everything else of late in this town.) We arrived shortly after Santa zipped down ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    City of Ate's Holiday Gift Guide

    Get lit with this drinking fountain from Nostalgia Electrics. ​It's getting late. There are only eight shopping days left before Christmas. If you're doing your shopping online, you should blow off work the rest of the day and get to it. We've compiled a list to guide you. These unique items w ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    A Look Back at 11 Crazy-Great Holiday TV Moments

    T'was the night(s) before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring 'cept you and your mouse. Click, click, click to these 11 merry moments of TV Christmas specials past -- some classic, some bizarre -- preserved online and ready to be rediscovered on YouTube and Hulu. Prese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Poster Of The Week: A Spune Christmas at Dan's Silverleaf

    ​This week's poster comes to us from artist Scott Spooner, who sends us a quirky take on a Christmas party.Spune Productions throws some great parties year-round, and the poster for their Christmas party, which will take place on Sunday, December 11, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, manages to captu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    People On Vacation Ready Debut The Carry On EP, Offer Free Christmas Song

    ​People On Vacation have been a thing for some time now -- almost two years according to the introductory band video we posted earlier this year. Billing themselves as a sort of local supergroup, Smile Smile's Ryan Hamilton and Bowling For Soup's Jaret Reddick have been working on their debut The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Good Friday: The Merry Christmas Edition

    Like Santa, we wrote this list and checked it twice.​Shows are a little skimpy this weekend, but what do you expect? It's Christmas! There's still a handful of things to do, though. Take these shows that we've already mentioned this week:On Friday, White Light presents Amplitude, a coming out part ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    You Don't Have to Be Jewish to Enjoy Chinese Food Over Christmas

    A Christmas Story​One of the most memorable moments from the beloved movie A Christmas Story is the Chinese restaurant scene. Because of the holiday-friendly business hours, Chinese restaurants and Christmas seem to go hand-in-hand for many people across any culture. So, regardless of if a pa ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    A Very Indie Christmas: Ten Songs To Conquer Your Parents' Karen Carpenter Blues

    Bring a little rock to your Christmas.​There are few things more refreshing on Christmas morning than wheeling the dial and finding an original Christmas song. Or, at least, one that is not by Mariah Carey. Our parents have to be sick of it too. They just have to be. The frustrating thing is that ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    It's Em-Effing Chocolate-Eating Time: Peppermint Bark

    ​It's a Christmas miracle! No-bake treats that taste beyond delicious. All you need is a 11-by-17-inch cookie sheet, a hammer (sweet!), a freezer and a little patience at the stove. If you're no good at baking and you're really good at eating chocolate, this is the holiday treat for you. Stra ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Top 5 Food Ornaments to Spice Up Your Christmas Tree or Bush

    ​Years ago, my family used to crown our Christmas tree with a wonderfully tacky star made from silver pipe cleaners knotted together with Christmas lights. It finally stopped working and now lays crumpled somewhere in our spider-clogged attic. This year, we have a bush - a bush! - on top of ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    December 15, 2010

    The 10 Best Christmas Dinners

    Avoid a holiday dinner disaster by dining out.​Sometimes it's better to leave the cooking to someone else, and we can't think of a better day to stay out of the kitchen than December 25. It used to be hard to find anywhere open besides the neighborhood Chinese joint, but times have changed. ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    First Baptist's Robert Jeffress to Publicly Shame Stores That Don't Celebrate Christmas

    Patrick MichelsRobert Jeffress, at center, will use his Magic Button to decorate all of Dallas for Christmas.​First Baptist Church of Dallas sends word that this morning on KCBI-FM (90.9), Robert Jeffress announced the launch of a website -- Grinch Alert -- "dedicated to showcasing businesses that ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    The Daily Fail: Jessica Simpson

    It's that time of year again, when you forget that Christmas was once a celebration of a possible son of an invisible man in the sky and only care about whatever is wrapped up for you under the tree. And, of course, there's the Christmas songs, too.

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    November 30, 2010

    Bonus MP3: GalleryCat -- "Merry Ex-Mas"

    ​With all the leftover turkey finally gone, I guess it's about that time for some local musicians to get around to releasing their latest stabs at creating Christmas classics.And it seems that longtime DC9 favorite GalleryCat is the first this year to think that he's up to the task -- although, in ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    December 25, 2008

    Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corns and Syrup

    Get your fill of sweetness with Elf

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    December 18, 2008

    Testing The Power Grid

    Grapevine goes lightastic

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    December 3, 2008

    My Brightest, Brownest Christmas Compilation

    The weather outside is weather, which means, yep, we're being absolutely inundated with Christmas albums and compilations here at DC9 HQ. Anyone want not one, but two brand-new Brian Setzer Orchestra seasonal delights? Seriously, ask me for them. They're yours....What, no takers? Oh well...That bein ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Iced Out and About

    Christmas Day doesn't mean having to stay home

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    December 20, 2007
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    December 17, 2007

    Still Our Favorite Dallas Cowboys Christmas Carol Ever

    USA Today today mourns the death of Christmas carol. Alas, don't fret, says Michael Hawn, Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at SMU: "It will take imagination and a willingness to break the ice," he tells the paper. "Singing is an act that naturally enhances a sense of community, whether ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Half-Pint's Holidays

    The DCT celebrates in a Little House

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    December 6, 2007
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    December 5, 2007

    Holy Holly! Actually Good Christmas CDs

    The onslaught of mass-marketed holiday drivel cast upon music consumers is usually enough to make even Santa jaded. It seems everyone and anyone gets to throw together a collection of those old Christmas chestnuts. Beating “The Little Drummer Boy” into all sorts of ugly guises seems to have beco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    The Old 97's Come Down the Chimney

    Noticed on our music blog yesterday that the Old 97's have a new Christmas song available for purchase on the iTunes. As I am currently saving all my shekels for the Hanukkah -- and, admittedly, a little afraid of any song in which Rhett Miller sings the word "suckled" right out of the gate -- I am ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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    November 29, 2007
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    November 30, 2006

    No Humbugs Allowed

    DCT brings in the season

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Don't Forget to Decompose Your Auk

    Dallas immigrants don't have to go home for holiday fare

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