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Christmas classic gets street cred with OG emcee Kurtis Blow in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and it's been reinvented, glammed up, dressed down and even got a little sexy, but 12 dancers are laying down cardboard and spinning Tchaikovsky's classic on its head. And special guest emcee Kurtis Blow (ya know, the hip-hop pioneer who mentored Rev....

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:51pm

Gift your conscience at Brooklyn's Social Justice Holiday Market

If you’re ready to start political conversations around your holiday table and wear your resistance with pride, there’s a new holiday market for you. Declare your allegiance while supporting marginalized creators at the first-ever Social Justice Holiday Market, taking place this...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:05pm

Ivanka Trump tweets 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas' and Twitter has something to say about it

Ivanka Trump may be winning Trump's "War on Christmas." She recently tweeted “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” President Trump’s advisor and the first daughter tweeted a photo of herself with guests standing in front of a Christmas tree and...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:17pm

A giant high-tech gingerbread house opens in Madison Square Park

New York City already has the biggest gingerbread village in the country, and now it’s got a life-size gingerbread house too. Sitting at the north end of Madison Square Park, the giant gingerbread house is like a fairy tale come to life, complete with a picket fence and winding path leading...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:39pm

Amazon reviews of Trump's MAGA ornament bring seasonal joy

It's the new seasonal tradition, akin to opening one present on Christmas Eve or watching It's a Wonderful Life: Gathering friends on iMessage to read the scathing Amazon reviews of President Trump's MAGA Christmas ornament. The ornament, shaped like one of Trump's red MAGA...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:51pm

This is how the Brooklyn Ballet does The Nutcracker

George Balanchine staged his first iconic performance of The Nutcracker in New York City back in 1954. His choreography rightly became the gold standard, but the city has changed since then. Enter the Brooklyn Ballet, which has reinterpreted the holiday story to reflect its home into The Brooklyn...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:46pm

Holiday Gift Guide: For your favorite drinking buddy

Your favorite drinking buddies deserve more than just another round for the holidays. These booze-themed gift ideas will have them lit with gratitude. Dive Bar Shirt Club Membership Even home bartenders have their Cheers, and it’s probably a dive bar. Celebrate the glory of the no-frills...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:23pm

We love SantaCon: Why the holiday bar crawl is a great tradition

It’s almost time for SantaCon, when hundreds of Claus-clad boozers crawl their way through the city’s bars. And we couldn’t be more excited. Since its beginnings as a “participatory art” event, SantaCon has spread to cities around the world. It’s also become...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:49pm

Meet live reindeer under Brooklyn’s largest Christmas tree

Many Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies have Santa, but his reindeer are only stopping by one event this holiday season. Downtown Brooklyn will light the borough’s tallest Christmas tree with the help of Santa’s #squad on Dec. 7 at 2 MetroTech Center. At 55 feet, Brooklyn’s...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:37pm

Hold up: you've been hanging Christmas tree lights all wrong

Given that December 25 will come any day now (and trust me, it will), it’s a good idea to start decorating your tree. You’ve probably been doing it the same way since you can remember: you have all the ornaments (homemade and store-bought), festive garlands (always optional) and...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 5:38pm

Best, unique Christmas, holiday gifts for Eagles fans

The Eagles are in first place and are real candidates to make it to the Super Bowl.  Finally, it's a safe time to invest in Eagles gear. The team is not only good now, but will be good for years to come (as they've recently extended Alshon Jeffery, among other important long-looking...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 7:48pm

Your Christmas tree could be infested by 25,000 bugs

If you’re bringing home a real Christmas tree this year — which the National Christmas Tree Association says is a must — you could also be bringing unwanted insects into your home…by the thousands. According to a report from pest control company Safer Brand, your...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:24pm

Rudolph is not allowed in Donner & Blitzen's Reindeer Lounge

Everyone has a side hustle these days, and Santa’s reindeer are no different. (Hey, their only steady gig lasts only one night a year.) Donner and Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge is the latest addition to New York City’s holiday bar scene, opening Dec. 1 at 197 E. Third St. between...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:23pm

The world's largest gingerbread village is at this NYC museum

New York City is the largest city in the U.S., but that’s nothing compared to the record its annual gingerbread village holds. Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science in Queens holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for largest gingerbread village in the world, and creator...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:05pm

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:12pm

The truth behind what people are calling the Great Christmas Tree Shortage in the U.S.

They’re calling it “The Great Christmas Tree Shortage of 2017." It sounds scary, but truth be told, it may or may not affect you this year. (For those of you who opt out for artifical trees and burn pine-scented candles to make up for the lack of live shrubbery: potential crisis...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:19pm

10 best holiday concerts in NYC — for the naughty and nice

Sleigh bells aren’t the only joyful noises ringing out during the holidays. These festive concerts, from hilariously naughty to awe-inspiring, are sure to get you in the spirit.  Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You Whether she’s up or down the rest of the...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:55pm

Rudolph Frosty TV replay YouTube streaming link: Will CBS rerun?

Praise Baby Jesus for DVR and YouTube because there was once a time where if you missed Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or Frosty the Snowman during the Christmas season on TV you were absolutely screwed. On Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, CBS will air the 1964 classic “...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:26pm

Glowing lanterns enchant a Winter Garden where it never snows

One of NYC’s most spectacular holiday light shows takes place in the comfort of a garden where winter never comes. Starting Nov. 28, Luminaries brings a floating sea of over 600 glowing lanterns to the Winter Garden in Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan (230 Vesey St.) Suspended over the...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:07pm

Boston Common Tree Lighting brightens up the city

The Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony returns for its 76th year this week. The annual festivities kick off at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 with a special show featuring musical acts and more. Channel 5 will air a live, televised broadcast of the ceremony on Thursday night. Though it’s the 76th tree...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:33pm