Christmas

Christmas Movie Apocrypha

Christmas Movie Apocrypha

It’s easy, I think, to labor under the illusion that all of our favorite holiday films have somehow always existed, that they sprung fully formed from the primordial ooze, as if God, after realizing what a hopeless existence he doomed us to, said, “Oh jeez, you guys. My bad. Here’s some feel-goods.” But even these […]

Gifts I Didn’t Know I Needed

Gifts I Didn’t Know I Needed

Well, let’s just start with the obvious… Obvious No. 1 — The Force Awakens opened last week and, yes, it was AWESOME! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you waiting for? By now, all the uber-fan nerds have stopped seeing the movie in costume, so you shouldn’t stand out too badly. It’s […]

Quality Over Quantity

Quality Over Quantity

When it comes to holiday shopping, do you plan ahead? Wait until the very last minute? I guess I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. I never start before Thanksgiving, but starting on Christmas Eve would make me panic. I don’t even mind braving the crowds in December, on the prowl for the perfect […]