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Christmas

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    A Christmas Story: Heat Beats Lakers 101-95

    It's Christmas every day for Heat fans, but Wednesday was the day it was scheduled for everyone else, so we were kind enough to share. The Heat coasted all game long to a 101-95 Christmas Day victory over the L.A. Lakers. Dwyane Wade led the way with 26 points, six rebounds, and seven assists; Bos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    How to Navigate the Holidays as a Vegetarian

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Christmas: Ten Worst Albums of All Time

    Santa is a fat, hairy, white guy with kids on his lap. That's not what Christmas is about. Still, malls across America are grimy with the manic footprints of wild hordes of shoppers clawing for the perfect deal. This is their music. And these are the ten worst Christmas albums of all time. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Top Five Wrapped Foods in Miami: Dumplings, Tamales, Burritos, and More

    Let's face it. Sometimes underneath the Christmas tree, there's nothing but disappointment. Sure, shitty gifts may be wrapped in pretty paper. But they can still be a big bummer. So if you're looking for a wrapped gift that's a sure thing, we've got a selection of the top wrapped dishes in Miami. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: 'Twas the Weekend Before Christmas

    This is it, boys and girls. Last call for shopping, holiday parties, and meeting friends for eggnog before Christmas morning is upon us. So, you can either make snow angels for two hours, then go ice skating, eat a whole roll of toll house cookie dough, then snuggle... or you can enjoy a holiday br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Holiday Cocktails

    Christmas is in the air. Sure it's 80 degrees out, but Miamians are making an effort to bring the North Pole to our backyard with palm trees covered in lights, Santa in Ray-Bans, and spicy cocktails that beg to be savored. These libations, made by some of the best mixologists in Miami, are the epit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    How to Host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

    Like a too-heavy topper on a wobbly Christmas tree, a holiday party can be the final touch that sends you crashing to the floor. Most of us are just one too many ornaments away from the nuthouse this time of year. But done right, parties can be tons of fun and (relatively) stress-free. On that no ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013
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    December 26, 2012

    Bad Week For Ex-Dolphins: Chad Johnson's Sex Tape Leaks, Joey Porter Goes To Jail

    The Miami Dolphins didn't have the best Christmas week: Despite smothering the Bills on Sunday, they were knocked out of the playoffs yet again when the Bengals later won. But the team can at least take comfort that their holidays weren't nearly as awful as two former Fins stars.Loudmouth linebacker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Best Foods to Sneak Into the Movie Theater on Christmas Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Christmas Lechon: From Hialeah to Your House (Recipe)

    It's hard to argue against lechon asado as the perfect Christmas Eve meal. The slow-roasted cut that's loved year-round from the Caribbean to the Southern Cone is culled from a different part of the pig than holiday ham. And it isn't prepared the same way.This isn't that massive turkey your mother p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2012
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    December 3, 2012

    DMX Goes Hard on "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Cover, Shuts Bing Crosby Down

    There's just 20 days left until Jesus puts on his red fat suit, dyes his beard white, and drinks a bottle of vodka in an effort to rosy his inexplicably anglicized, middle-eastern cheeks before delivering presents under the guise of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Per usual, a flying reindeer named ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011
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    December 27, 2011

    Will Dubstep Finally Die in 2012? Five Signs the End Is Near

    ​For all the hype still surrounding it, dubstep won't be popular forever. From collaborations with Korn to Christmas carol remixes, signs of its imminent demise are springing up all over the place. But will 2012 be the year that dubstep finally dies? Or will it desperately cling to life and linge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    A South Florida Family Is Suing Over Rights To "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"

    ​You've probably never heard of J. Fred Coots, but damned if his ditty hasn't been blowing up your car radio for the past month. Way back in 1934, Coots co-wrote a little tune called "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" -- a track that cracks the ten most played songs worldwide almost every year and ha ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
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    December 20, 2011

    Christmas vs. Hanukkah: Which is the Better Foodie Holiday?

    via SodaHeadFire burns tree. Fire wins?​The other day in a meeting, the Short Order bloggers got into a tizzy about which holiday had the better bites: Christmas, AKA Santa's birthday -- or is it Rudolph's? -- or Hanukkah, the eight days of lights not being turned off or something. This actually g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Get Drunk and Jolly With Miami's Five Best Christmas Parties

    Art by AholsniffsglueHave a very Merry XXX-Mas with (((Shake))) at The Vagabond.​Oh, Christmas! It's that feel-good time of the year that's filled with good friends, close family, pretty lights, big trees, strong egg nog, huge yule logs, nice carols, sweet hymns, odes to Jesus, and all kinds of ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 15, 2011
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    December 14, 2011

    Best Beer Gifts: A Do-It-Yourself Six Pack

    Patrick Lunn Gift me​Gift idea alert!We recently sought out the knowledge of local beer guru (and CPA by day), Patrick Lunn, for what he thinks would make a great do-it-yourself six pack gift. Over dinner at the now-closed pop up Phuc Yea! we narrowed it down to six options that are sure to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The Incredible Edible Vegetable Christmas Tree Snacker

    Laura Nessler​Chocolate Santas, candy ornaments, gingerbread houses and Christmas trees. Foodies behold, you may now add a tannenbaum to the list of conquered Christmas icons of culinary proportions.You might not care much for eating healthy during the holidays. But once the reality of your midsec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Nadia G's Bitchin' Christmas (Video)

    Nadia G. FacebookIt's Christmas Time...show me your ding dong!​Everyone loves to get into the act for Christmas.  For some reason, snowmen and brightly lit trees make everyone want to record a song. Adam Sandler, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie among those who have felt the need to share the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Burger King's Muffaletta-Sized Burger and Rude Call Center Operators

    ​Miami-based Burger King is once again living up to its name, "The King." Last week the company announced it will release a giant pizza-sized burger in Japan over the holidays as an alternative to Christmas dinner that will get people saying, "Merii Kurisumasu."Giant, Mexican-style burgers for Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Rosca de Reyes for Three Kings Day

    ​Yesterday was the first working day of the year and many resolutions went into effect. But come 5 p.m. you may decide the "giving up sweets" resolution was no good. Fortunately, just when you thought the holidays were over and there would be no more cookies, cakes or sweets for a while, here come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Lil Wayne Spent Christmas in a Beat Up Ol' Camry Doing God Knows What

    ​Men looking to keep warm over the holidays with some quality tail they picked up on South Beach know their car game better be on point. Ho, ho, hoes only ride in those luxury import sleds. Women, well their trunk can be junky as long as they have junk in the preferred trunk. Take Lil Wayne's most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Eight Random Hipster Holiday Songs

    Spend Christmas on Mars with Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips.​Holiday music, ugh. There's nothing festive about reindeer trampling grandmothers, little drummer boys, or catching your mother making out with Santa. In fact, it sucks. But for some reason, it's the type of shit music big-box retailer ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010

    Ten Awesome Anti-Christmas Songs to Help Cope with the Holidays

    Hardcore band Fear has a message for St. Nick: "Fuck Christmas!"​Christmas brings a mixture of emotions to the masses. Dealing with family you haven't seen all year. Remembering why you haven't seen them all year. Being too broke to buy appropriate yet clever crap at Brookstone for everyone. Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Top Ten Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

    Turn that shit off! You're making Santa sad!​Shitty Christmas music makes Santa mad. Hey, the guy's gotta drive 'round the whole world and the last thing he wants on such a long road trip is crappy tunes. And that means all the CDs he throws out of his sleigh end up falling down your chimney. Whic ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010
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    December 9, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    MP3: New Kanye West "Power Remix;" Yeezy to Release New Song Every Friday 'til Christmas

    ​Kanye West has been busy lately. Of course there was the day he released his video for his first single "Power" the same night as Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," his impromptu performances, and his infamous new Twitter account. Now comes his most recent announcement: He's releasing a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Tiger Woods Ranks Higher Than Jesus Christ and Santa Claus on Google

    Image via Nevada Tumbleweed's Flickr/CC 2.0​Tiger Woods will probably upstage Jesus Christ at every Christmas church sermon this holiday season, if we were to use Google as a gauge of human inquiry. At approximately 7 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the world golf champion garnered 50,000,000 return re ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009
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    December 24, 2009

    Cider Flows Freely at the Bull Bar in Delray

    ​Night Watch is a regular feature about bars and clubs by nightlife columnist Tara Nieuwesteeg. The Bull Bar 2 E. Atlantic Ave.Delray Beach 561-274-8001, thebullbar.comAcross from the Bull Bar was a park with an "ice skating rink" and a giant Christmas tree all decked out in blue, purple, red, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Happy Noche Buena, What Is Noche Buena?

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cuba_xmas_decorations.jpgChristmas house in Cuba.​"Tonight, tonight, tonight, oh oh."That's right ladies and gents, but we're not talking about a crappy Genesis song. We're talking about Noche Buena, and it's tonight.So, what is Noche Buena?Well it is a type ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Epic Fail Picks Up Miami Metro Zoo Beaver Spraying TV Host

    Last night, Banana Republican settled into bed with a nice cup of eggnog and holiday gingerbread cookies while indulging in one of my favorite past times -- cracking up at the expense of the rubes who end up on the Epic Fail blog. I came across this early Christmas present for my loyal reade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top Ten Latin American Christmas Food Traditions

    Feliz Navidad​Feliz Navidad.It's Christmas time again, and in Miami that means tons of Latin families getting together for holiday cheer. The beautiful thing is that all their cultures mesh with those of every other country represented here and make for a Latin-American-Caribbean holiday season fu ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 3, 2009
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    November 18, 2009

    Crispin Porter's Gap Ad Leads to Boycott for Not Using the Word "Christmas," Even Though It Does

    ​It's almost time for the Holidays, which means it's time to cover your house in lights, find a present for your weird uncle Adolpho, and, oh right, the annual War on Christmas.The American Family Association kicked things off early this year by calling for a two month boycott on Gap Inc. "The Gap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Learn Christmas Songs on Guitar at George's Music in West Palm Beach

    Christmas music ain't for everybody. Some people even think it sucks. But, a lot of people like it, even Bob Dylan, who just cut a whole album of Christmas songs.One thing's for sure, there are plenty of places in South Florida where a guitar-playing, holiday-music strumming, Santa-hat wearing dru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    ¿Que Pasa, M.I.A.? ¡Feliz Navidad from Jose El Rey!

    ¡Feliz Navidad, Miami! As I sit by my Christmas tree and look upon the disco ball ornaments as they glitter and shine, I stroll through my holiday memory lane.This is the time of year that I eat tons of lechon, yuca, and arroz con frijoles. I have no idea what that gelatinous cylinder (that only ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Christmas In Qatar

    This poem by Calvin Trillin doesn't have much to do with food -- although there is a reference to reindeer cacciatore. We just like to include rhyme from time to time to make the blog seem classy.Christmas In QatarVerse:The shopping starts, and every store's a zooI'm frantic, too: I haven't got a cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Santa's Enchanted Hell Hole?

    Animal rights activist Jim Dunn is willing to bet that, if Old Saint Nick could materialize in Miami-Dade, the man in red would paint a huge protest sign and then boycott Santa's Enchanted Forrest. How come? Well, the "country's biggest Christmas theme park" may offer the kiddies lights and trees g ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007

    Merry Tapas

    Give the gift that keeps them eating.

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003
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