For some, family gatherings (e.g. Thanksgiving dinner) can be very stressful. Dysfunctional siblings, overly conservative grandparents, and failed casserole recipes are among the few things that could go wrong tomorrow evening. However, like the potential zombie apocalypse, there are survival skills in place for even the craziest of families.
1.) Neutral Dinner Topics – Avoid talking about controversial subjects like Obama, religion, gentrification, tattoos, conspiracy theories, American Horror... [Read more]
Thanksgiving is only six days away! Though American culture has decided it's time to crank out the Christmas tunes already, hold your ground for at least a few more hours by volunteering to be in charge of the music selection on Thanksgiving Day. Make both your hipster cousin and your classic rockin' uncles happy with this carefully-arranged, soulful turkey day playlist.
1.) "Gratitude" – Paul McCartney
2.) "Mama I’m Coming Home" – Ozzy Osbourne
3.) "Thank You" – Led Zeppelin
4.) "November" – ... [Read more]
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! Here are some of the season's funniest fails to put a little laughter in your day.
1.) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Dies, Hundreds of Children Emotionally Scarred
2.) Caught! American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Starts Lip Syncing Too Late
3.) Family Burns Turkey, Nearly Sets House on Fire
4.) Another Atrocious Attempt at Music from the Producer of Rebecca Black's "Friday"
5.) Woman Terrified of POP Sound When Opening Pillsbury Biscuit Pr... [Read more]
Halloween is over and though Thanksgiving is still weeks away, in the retail world it’s already Christmas. That’s right, that means it’s time to start planning your holiday event schedule. Here are some seasonal show recommendations for when you need to get yourself (or your family) out of the house:
1.) Radio City Christmas Spectacular – an American classic. This wondrous show of over 140 performers is perfect for all ages. As a montage of timeless holiday stories, the fabulous Radio City Ro... [Read more]
1.) Get some comfy sweaters – Sweaters are necessary as the temperatures start to drop. Whether you rejoice in their versatility or denounce them for their abuse by hipsters, sweaters are undeniably useful. So, do some shopping. Thrift stores are great for both traditional and eccentric finds. Grab some pullovers every color of the rainbow for work; for those of you rocking the Cosby sweater this fall, more power to you.
2.) Read Gothic literature – Classics like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and ... [Read more]
1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
As long as we're capitalizing on valuable properties like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Christmas Story, we might as well at least think about Rudolph. I don't know anyone who hasn't seen the classic Rankin/Bass stop-motion movie, and if there's an American kid over the age of 3 who doesn't know all the words to the song, I would like to know how. The score of the Rudolph musical would include the Gene Autry song, the catchy tunes from the film, and hopef... [Read more]