Something strange happened when I watched “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with my cat Tuna.
What’s the Weirdest Ornament You’d Hang on Your Tree?
An exhibition on view at Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum features 7,000 Christmas ornaments, from the traditionally festive to the deeply bizarre.
US Postal Service Unveils Pious Holiday Stamp
This year’s Christmas stamp is titled “Virgin and Child” and features a painting from the first half of the 16th century, attributed to an unidentified Florentine artist.
The Artist Who Helped Create a Very American Santa Claus
Abolitionist cartoonist Thomas Nast had a big role in manufacturing the US version of the Christmas patriarch.
A Photographer Captures Christmas Kitsch Across the US
With American Christmas, Danelle Manthey presents elaborate decorative traditions as a form of folk art, but one can’t help but help but wonder if White Christmas might be a more accurate title for her project.
This Holiday, Stream the Best Movie Adaptations of A Christmas Carol
From an animation by Richard Williams to George C. Scott as Scrooge to the Muppets, there are countless variations on Charles Dickens’s classic.
Amsterdam Wants Residents to Tone Down Their Christmas Lights
If the proposal passes, yule be sorry if you go overboard with colorful lights or Santa displays in the Dutch city.
Did You Know the First Commercial Christmas Card Featured Underage Drinking?
May we all be as merry as that boozy child.
A Queer Twist on the Incredibly Heteronormative Holiday Romcom Genre
In Happiest Season, Kristen Stewart stars in a Clea Duvall-directed story about a woman head over heels with another who won’t come out.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Subvert the Holiday Season With Radical Christmas Cards
Hong Kong protesters are remixing the Christmas card tradition under the #freehkxmascard hashtag and decorating cards with memes and slogans from the ongoing movement.
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Like an Artist
From Minimalist to De Stijl.
A Classic of the Christmas Horror Movie Genre
In the lead-up to Christmas, Nitehawk in Williamsburg is screening Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), a controversial and beloved slasher film about a murderous Santa.