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  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    10 Sexy Christmas Songs to Stuff Your Chimney Right

    Note: This is one of Rocks Off's favorite holiday-themed blogs we've ever run, and it's still fresh today. Pardon the pun, and enjoy! The approach of Christmas presents a number of dilemmas. Should you put the moves on that hot co-worker at the holiday party? Is now really the best time to come out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Five Christmas Songs That Will Totally Bum You Out

    Note: This article originally appeared in December 2010. Rocks Off brought it back for all you grinches out there. Happy Festivus! 5. Steve Earle & Emmylou Harris, "Christmas In Washington" Steve Earle recounts how he felt while we were gearing up to (sort of, almost, kind of, not really) elect Geo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2013
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    November 26, 2013

    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music... Why?

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    CRAVE Cupcakes Wants to Help You Spread Holiday Cheer With New Shipping Service

    It might be a tad bit early to start planning holiday gifts, but CRAVE Cupcakes begs to differ. The local cupcakery will now ship its creations to areas within 450 miles of Houston. That means you can share the cupcakes with friends and family in New Orleans, Little Rock, and Abilene. The shipping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: 10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared October 26, 2011. Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Saturday Night: Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" at Arena Theatre

    Brian Setzer Orchestra Arena Theatre December 15, 2012 Within the taxonomy of rock and roll, rockabilly (bless its hot rod heart) can get dismissed as a one-trick pony with a ducktail for a mane and flames painted on its haunches. At least it can by people who see only kitsch when they should be lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Frustrated by the Recent Heat? Winter Is Making a Comeback

    "Rise and shine and don't forget your booties, 'cause it's cold outside," is how the radio deejay woke Bill Murray up in Groundhog Day every morning. And while we won't have a blanket of snow on the ground, sing morning polkas (most of us anyway) or live in Punxsutawney, next week we're going to bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever

    It's the thought that counts, right? Because they had the common decency to make original garbage, this list pardons holiday atrocities like New Kids on the Block's "Funky Funky Christmas" and "Last Christmas" by Wham! The ten "artists" on this list couldn't even be bothered to wrap their own turds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Armed Man Crawls Through Drive-Thru Window To Rob Fast-Food Place (w/VIDEO)

    Imagine if Santa Claus was armed and wearing a bandanna across his face. Not a very Merry Christmas, to be sure, but Kris Kringle was apparently the inspiration for one robber. The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers have released surveillance video of the robbery, which features the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Party Hard, Claus: Vintage Ads Featuring Santa with Booze, Cigs & Frat-House Kegger Supplies

    Soda?! I ain't drinkin' no soda.​Christmas is a time for parties, and apparently no one knows more about hard partying than Kris Kringle himself. You can't blame the man -- anyone facing the pressure of successfully overnighting millions of gifts and checking the goddamn list twice needs to b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2011
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    November 25, 2011

    Looking Back at A Very Special Christmas Track by Track

    In the late 1980's, music empresario Jimmy Iovine cobbled together quite a collection of pop and rock artists to record songs for a Christmas album benefitting the Special Olympics. In 1987, A Very Special Christmas was released and rapidly became an instant holiday classic thanks to the star powere ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011
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    October 26, 2011

    10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    memecenter.comMerry fuckin' Christmas, mang.​Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start making a list and checking it twice. Bourbon, gin, scotch, vodka, Xanax, painkillers... Walgreen's and CVS have already stocked their shelves with wrapping paper, plas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Upcoming Food Events

    Photo by churlBuy a fruit tree this weekend for a gift that keeps on giving.​We all know that Santa Claus travels far and wide to make his Christmas deliveries, even if you don't have a chimney in your house. But did you know that he even travels underwater? The Downtown Aquarium will have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Did you ever notice how internet memes make you laugh once and then disappear forever? Why is that?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we would pay more money than is reasonable to own rooftop Christmas decorations of Santa Claus and Jesus dueling the Grinch and ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Photo by Ms. PantsNothing can warm you up on a chilly Houston night quite like a nice, tall glass of anti-freeze.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're already rigging our rooftops up with traps and buying ingredients for our famous reindeer chili. We starte ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Santa & Crying Babies: Five Great Videos

    It takes a while for kids to warm up to Santa Claus -- usually it takes precisely as long as it takes them to figure out he's the guy bringing presents. But when you're real little, and you tend to get presents randomly anyway, you don't know anything about having to endure the fat old guy in order ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009

    A Fertle Holiday

    Radio Music Theatre gives us two-and-a-half decades of dysfunction

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009

    A Fertle Holiday

    Radio Music Theatre gives us two-and-a-half decades of dysfunction

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin': The 10 Horniest Christmas Songs Ever

    ​The approach of Christmas presents a number of dilemmas. Should you put the moves on that hot co-worker at the holiday party? Is now really the best time to come out to your heavily Pentecostal family? And what brand of top-shelf vodka best drowns out the drone of your in-laws and the shrieks of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    Miracle on 34th Street

    Yes, Susan, there is a Santa Claus

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Noel Contendre: 11 Musical Christmas Crimes and Misdemeanors

    flickr.com/photos/st3f4an​ It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas - everywhere we go - and most people probably assume it's all glad tidings of peace on Earth and goodwill towards men. Not Rocks Off. We did a little digging, polled our writers and the Houston Press editorial staff, and came ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    60th Annual H-E-B Holiday Parade

    An astronaut? Okay. An actress? All right. Santa Claus? Cool!

  • Culture

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Retro Active: The Five Worst '80s Christmas Songs

    OK, sure, the truly worst '80s Christmas songs are doubtlessly "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" and Band Aid's (above) "Do They Know It's Christmas?" But everyone knows this. However, there were many other holiday songs released during the '80s that nearly reached such heights of crapulence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Five Christmas Movies Guaranteed To Get Rid Of Unwanted Guests

    Holiday season is in full swing, and soon our homes will be filled with family members we've been successfully avoiding for the last 11 months, many of whom will wear out their welcomes before their Members Only jacket hits the pile on the bed. We in the media may be secular humanists with no regar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    Very Merry Pops

    Fa-la-la-la-la-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Santa Claus Round-Up: The Galleria Stop

    This and every Christmas season the most important person is the baby Jesus, with a bearded, white-haired toy factory owner coming in a close second. Every year we flock to the malls to sit in our kids down on Santa's lap. Sometimes they run off screaming, while others take to the old guy just like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    What's Not To Like About Hanukkah? Lots

    Christmas is approaching, which means it's time for gentiles the country over to condescendingly recognize the existence of one of the least significant Jewish holidays - the frustratingly spelled Hanukkah.While it's certainly nice to wish others well during their respective holidays, Hair Balls bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    An Hour in Sunny 99.1's Holiday Hell

    Band Aid: Do they know it's Christmastime at all? Most people I know hate Sunny 99.1, but not me. And I should really hate it. Any radio station supported by the American Dental Association has to suck. But every time I listen to it, I either hear something so corny and half-baked that I can't tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Slideshow: HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Houston

    Low-riders, art cars, SpongeBob, Santa Claus, D-list celebs, marching bands, stick-fighting Sikhs and plump Shriners in souped-up go-carts -- where else could it be but the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade? And although we lack quality photographic proof -- amazingly, even Sheila Jackson Lee was there. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Black Santa for Black Friday

    If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that The Man wants to control every aspect of American culture - including how we celebrate Christmas. The Man made Jesus white, even though J.C. was born in the mid-east. The three wise men? White, white, and white. Frosty the Snowman? Yup, you guessed it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2007
  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Miracle 34th Street

    Holiday warm-and-fuzzies beat back the bah-humbugs

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007
  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

    Forget caroling. Here are a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your yule log.

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs

  • Film

    October 31, 2002

    Ho Ho Huh?

    Tim Allen drops another lump of coal down the chimney

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Art Opening

    "Clown Town/Million Dollar Hotel"

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2001

    Less Is More

    Historic homes are dressed up in holiday decorations appropriate to their time

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    The Santa Express

    He was the perfect St. Nicholas. If he could just move faster.

  • Calendar

    December 11, 1997
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    November 28, 1996
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    November 24, 1994
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