christmas

Sorority Sisters Fight Back In First ‘Black Christmas’ Trailer

In a sane world, we’d have gotten word of the first official pre-release tracking for Blumhouse’s The Hunt. That politically topical riff on “The Most Dangerous Game” was (temporarily, I would hope) pulled from its planned September 27 theatrical release in August following two high-profile mass shootings and following its entry into the current madhouse that is modern political theater via implicit condemnation ... Read More »

Festive Emilia Clarke Is Already Getting People in the Christmas Spirit

The first trailer for Last Christmas is out, and people are already excited about how festive the Mother of Dragons looks in a romantic Christmas comedy. Emilia Clarke stars in the movie as Kate, a down-on-her-luck aspiring singer who ends up with a job dressing as an elf at a department store (cue the Elf comparisons). There, she meets Tom (Henry Golding of Crazy Rich Asians and A Simple Favor), a charming ... Read More »

The 5-game 2019 Christmas Day schedule the NBA should’ve chosen

We should all do more to stan the traditionally overlooked small-market players and teams that dazzle throughout the NBA’s regular season. Sure, Nikola Jokic isn’t going to windmill dunk, and Kyle Lowry’s spin cycle won’t take a defender to the floor, but both are wonderful to watch and really good at what they do. So too are the teams they play for — ... Read More »

Yes, Virginia, 2019’s First Department Store Christmas Kicked Off in July

There’s nothing like an impending heatwave to remind you to stock up on summertime essentials like bottled water, portable fans, and… Christmas tree ornaments? While a $110 figurine of Santa doing yoga  might not seem like a seasonally appropriate summer purchase, that didn’t stop British luxury retailer Selfridges from becoming, as it proclaimed on Monday, “the first department store in the world to launch ... Read More »

Luxury Retailer Selfridges Opens Christmas Shop 149 Days Early Despite Heatwave

Topline: Selfridges, the British luxury department store, has launched its Christmas range at its flagship Oxford Street store a record 149 days early, in a bid to cash in on souvenir-hunting visitors and replicate previous commercial success of the early festive launch. The store has released 600 product lines, with the full, 3,500-line range coming on September 2 under a ... Read More »

How Christmas in July Plagued Trumpworld This Week

Christmas in July, what a concept. You wait for a thing all year long, but then—boom—there the thing is five months early, like a blessing. It doesn’t make a ton of sense, but that’s the fun, isn’t it? The dark reds and greens clash against the clear blue skies and yellow sunlight of summer. “Hey, there’s no snow on this ... Read More »

This Heat-Sensing Christmas Tree Ornament Was Designed to Detect Fires Faster

Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year—but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Traditional Christmas trees can actually be a major source of fuel in a house fire, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In the organization’s annual fire department experience survey in 2011-2015, it was shown that Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated ... Read More »

Dolly Parton Slates ‘Christmas at Dollywood’ Holiday Movie

Dolly Parton may be a woman for all seasons but she’s been especially prolific when it comes to Christmas-related projects. This year the global icon teams with the Hallmark Channel to spotlight the East Tennessee theme park that bears her name in the holiday-themed TV movie, Christmas at Dollywood. Starring Danica McKellar, a veteran of several Hallmark Christmas films as well as ... Read More »

It’s June, But Tickets For Christmas At Kew’s Twinkling Light Trail Are On Sale Now

Tickets for Christmas at Kew 2019 are now on sale… and are likely to sell out fast. You may still be planning your summer holiday, but the elves at Kew Gardens are already thinking about the festive season. The Christmas at Kew lights trail is one of our favourite annual events in London, offering an enchanting walk through the botanical ... Read More »

This canine Christmas is joyful in any season

It’s nearly summer and though June’s not the usual time for thinking of Christmas, we have some for you. It comes in the shape of a golden retriever mix who’s friendly, gentle, healthy and a perfect compact size at only 19 kilograms. And, he’s brimming with that excited tingly feeling you may remember from Christmas morning. He’s 5 years old ... Read More »