There are many places that embody the spirit of Christmas. New York has the giant tree and ice skaters at Rockefeller Center, London recalls a Dickens-style holiday, and Aspen offers a snow-covered vista (and Mariah Carey in a red bikini). But after a brief visit, Christmas will now and forever be ... More >>
Most of the year, being a vegetarian (or vegan) is little more than a minor inconvenience. After all, you have complete control over what goes into your shopping cart, refrigerator and, inevitably, digestive system. But around the holidays, things get a little more complicated. When faced with pot ... More >>
The countdown to Christmas is here and we're not sure about you, but we're way behind on our shopping, not to mention planning the Christmas party. We have no time to bake cookies from scratch and prepare a holiday ham. That's why we're thanking our lucky stars for Trader Joe's. The shelves are st ... More >>
Where all my ho ho hos at? Santa wants all the naughty girls and boys to drop it in his lap, because we're celebrating the most ratchet Christmas that the streets have ever seen. What makes a ho ratchet? Well, she's probably gold diggin' in a messy weave, twerkin' in her stockings, chewin' like s ... More >>
For those of us who are not gentiles, Christmas usually involves Chinese food and, of course, Peking duck. Or as Ralphie in A Christmas Story calls it, "Chinese turkey." Lately, our chopsticks have gotten a lot of exercise in the 305. We've been looking for Chinese restaurants open on Christmas t ... More >>
If you're not into eating A Christmas Story-style Chinese dinner on Jesus' birthday, not to worry, there are plenty of other places to get good grub. Although if you are into Chinese, we've got a list for that, too. But for the rest of y'all, here's a rundown of where you can get a good meal on Ch ... More >>
Though most people think of Christmas with a Charles Dickens-like celebration on the 25th of December, many Italian families feast on the holiday's eve with a seafood bonanza. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a meatless celebration that commemorates the wait for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus ... More >>
The Saturday Night Live short, Christmastime for the Jews, pretty much summed up what happened in my household growing up. On December 25, as most of my friends stayed home for a family dinner, my parents drove the whole mishpocheh to Chinatown for an elaborate (and in those days exotic), dinner bef ... More >>
Green holiday lights and white snowflakes dangled from the branches of Wood Tavern's patio tree. It was time to Backyard Boogie 'round the Christmas tree. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees, the sangria was flowing, and the festive lights were gleaming. It was definitely beginning to look and fee ... More >>
We all have a hand-knitted Christmas sweater from grandma, but you probably wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in public. But that'll change tonight. This evening, you can turn that Christmas sweater into a party favor at the Ugly Sweater Party at Democratic Republic of Beer. See also: Democratic ... More >>
After the usual anticipation and rushing around, Christmas 2012 has come and gone. Santa is relaxing with an eggnog and the reindeer and elves have the day off after a job well done.It looks like our favorite celebrity chefs celebrated the holidays in style as well, and Tweeted about their Christmas ... More >>
As a general rule, we're big fans of the holidays. Why? Because they involve eating gut-busting quantities of homemade food, scoring paid time off from work and drinking what would generally be unacceptable amounts of booze. But let's be honest - there are certain things about the holiday season t ... More >>
Christmas carols are awful. They're cheery, and wintery, and boast the same effects as Ambien does for insomnia. The 12 Days of Christmas is your Christmas playlist's biggest offender. But when things go awry at the Christmas table tonight, Short Order has a way of one-upping the hot mess that r ... More >>
In America, going to the movies on Christmas day is a tradition right up there with hanging stockings, drunken family fights and tryptophan comas. After all, what else is there to do when the inevitable post-presents boredom sets in? This year, the pickings are particularly alluring, with Les Miser ... More >>
It's Christmas time! Yeah, we're all fucking excited. Or excited about fucking. We're not sure what it is about the holiday spirit, but all that humbuggery really gets our gifts ready for the ho-ing. We stockpiled our apartment with mistletoe, and we're not going to stop ordering takeout till we ge ... More >>
So we're all still here! More rent! More bills! More traffic! Hurray! But you see, you should tell those sarcastic, cynical grinches that while we still have to deal with the same things we had to deal with before bills, and traffic, and rent and stuff, Christmas is Tuesday. That means while they' ... More >>
Can it be here already? Christmas is just around the esquina. As of today, Miami has 5 days to scrounge up plans, coordinate with the relatives, designate dishes, and have an overall panic attack realizing CHRISTMAS IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY. Not to worry, though. Short Order has Miami's restaurant ... More >>
For foodies like us, the holiday season is all about eating, drinking and well, eating some more. Seriously, it's why we wear stretch pants for the entire month of December. To carry the tradition past the table -- there are all kinds of funky food and drink themed decorations to give your home tha ... More >>
For Crossfade, Holiday spirit consists of little more than a pair of reindeer boxer shorts and a couple of gag gifts. Decorating? That's an upper-middle class game, the type of shit you find in gated communities 'round suburbia. It's for people with way too much free time on their hands and a h ... More >>
Oh, Black Friday! Every year after Thanksgiving, a shopping warzone breaks out as holiday cheer and good tidings soon give way to flying elbows and weeping grandmothers who scream in the deep-throated, craggy, ten-packs-a-day roar of a truck driver at a strip club, "Christmas shopping season is fuc ... More >>
Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson, a radiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, met her untimely end last Christmas Eve. After an eight-month investigation, officials have found that she was killed by a neck massager. The doctor was using a ShoulderFlex deep-kneading shiatsu massager that became twis ... More >>
Well, the holidays survived yet another "war on Christmas" and no lives seemed to be lost or adversely effected by people saying "happy holidays" or other secular greetings instead of "Merry Christmas," but up in Tallahassee the fight may carry on. In a last minute volley, state Senator Gary Sipl ... More >>
Photo by Sarah TylerDrunk Santa doesn't feel like cooking this Christmas.Some of us like to stay home on Christmas Day and enjoy a home cooked meal, maybe some hot chocolate or eggnog, and some chestnuts roas.....wait, for a second there I forgot that we live in the most glamorous city in the cou ... More >>
photo kitten via FlickrWho doesn't like to receive sweet treats in their Christmas stockings? They should taste right and embody Christmas cheer.
Photo by Lizzie EastonLatin reggae soul crew Xperimento.As you prepare to celebrate with massive amounts of alcoholic nog, hours of lyrically inaccurate Christmas caroling, and some very drunken, dirty dancing, Crossfade has been busy making helpful, funny, and seasonally appropriate lists. Today ... More >>
With the holiday season in full swing, it's a great time for music. And in particular, Latin music. Because nothing says SoFla holidays better than a nice little salsita. Maybe something by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico or Jose Feliciano. But glaringly absent from the music out this holiday season ... More >>
Kermit says: "Cox Radio killed 93 Rock for Christmas!"The suits at Cox Radio finally replied! Read what they had to say about killing 93 Rock for Christmas. (Then take Crossfade's 93 Rock "Radio Sucks" poll.) Whenever Crossfade wants to flood the interior of our automobiles with a non-stop stream ... More >>
Hoe, hoe, hoes!!!Blowfly Blowfly Does XXX-Mas (Pandisc Records) myspace.com/blowfly Christmas comes early this year with that thick, juicy, protein-filled wad of Blowfly love that you've tasted so many times over the last five decades. A true visionary, Clarence Reid, AKA Blowfly, decided to ... More >>
There are a lot of stupid niche markets that get exploited by crafty entrepreneurs come holiday season, but maybe the stupidest one we've seen yet is for foodie Christmas ornaments. They're not cute, or funny, and we don't know what kind of inbred, backwater, shit hole town you grew up in, but food ... More >>
Night Watch is a regular column about bars and clubs by nightlife columnist Tara Nieuwesteeg. Downtown Delray was awash with Christmas lights. They were crawling up tree trunks and stretching across storefront windows; they dangled from awnings and snaked around wreaths at every art gallery, pet ... More >>
Last night, Univision aired Gloria Estefan, the queen of Miami, interviewing Barack Obama, the president of the United States, during which she made Obama pledge to bring about a free Cuba by the end of his first term, provide a path to citizenship for all undocumented workers, and vow not to sig ... More >>
Holiday fave The Nutcracker unleashes the inner kid.
Meet Jewish singles and mingle at the Matzo Ball.
Make the annual pilgrimage to Miamis Christmas HQ.
Till it shakes like a bowl full of jelly.
Get your shopping done early
It's a wonderful life at Fox's