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Christmas

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013

    Straight No Chaser

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2013
  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013

    A Christmas Memory

    Laguna Playhouse

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Here's How Some of Your Favorite Musicians Spent the Holidays

    Man, how time flies; Christmas feels like it were only three days ago--we're still recuperating from our aunt's homemade eggnog and eating stale dinner rolls for breakfast--but before you pack away your ugly Christmas sweater, lets take a stroll down Internet lane and see how some of our favorite (o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2012
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    December 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Ask A Failed Musician: Should I Really Make That Christmas Album?

    By: Daniel Hopkins[Editor's Note: Welcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that.]Dear Failed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Five Great New Christmas Songs You'll Want to Put on Your Holiday Rotation

    ​We get a lot of free music here at the Heard Mentality offices on a regular basis, but this holiday season, record labels want us the share and gift that music with impunity. Which is great, because if you're anything like me, you're a sucker for good Christmas songs but don't always know how to ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Karling Abbeygate Sings and Swings for the Kitties

    [Locals Only] Karling's Rockabilly Review at Big's Grill hosts a fund-raiser for the Save-A-Life Pet Adoption group

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Kottonmouth Kings at City National Grove of Anaheim

    ​Orange County's very own psychedelic hip-hop punk rock group wants to ring in a very merry funking Christmas with you. The Kings smoke out the Grove of Anaheim two days before Christmas, and we're sending you to get your holiday weekend off to a chill start. Details below.

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2011

    Gremlins

    Bay Theater

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Delirium Noel: Our Drink of the Week!

    Taylor Hamby/OC Weekly​Ah, Christmas. It's the time of year when every business known to man vies for your Jesus money. They pull out their big guns of gimmicks and faux frenzies.Thanksgiving dinner is now a meal you have to wolf down quickly so you can get a good spot in line before Target opens. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    3hree Things: Horrible Lawn Ornaments For Christmas

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. ​ Now that Thanksgiving weekend has passed, it's officially Christmas season, which, depending on ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 24, 2011

    Glowbox Gifting

    [Trendzilla] And Lancome Christmas Crackers for the gal you have no idea how to shop for

  • Culture

    December 23, 2010

    Need Last Minute Presents? We're Here to Help!

    [Trendzilla] And it'll even look like you planned it all along

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Go Radio

    Myspace.com​The second of our bands to cover the hymn "O Holy Night," Florida natives Go Radio tear into the piece with an anthemic, My Chemical Romance-like gusto. Originally released just last month on Fearless Records' holiday compilation 'Tis the Season to Be Fearless, the amped-up carol featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Woody Guthrie's Forgotten Christmas Song

    ​ American folk treasure Woody Guthrie is said to have written more than one-thousand songs in his lifetime. "Deportee," "This Land is Your Land" and "Do-Re-Mi" are among his essential classics, but did you know the musician also recorded a Christmas song as well? Guthrie's "1913 Massacre" retelli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Honeypie

    Myspace.com​Huntington Beach folk-pop lovelies Honeypie tackle the totally un-PC Christmas classic "Santa Baby" with understated aplomb. The recording is spare, just Trisha Smith's girlish vocals and Ryan Radcliff's reverb-soaked guitar picking. It may not be an earth-shattering rendition (Cynthia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Handmade Gifts for Procrastinators

    The scenario: it's almost Christmas Eve, and you haven't even started shopping for friends and family yet. And while time is short, you'd love to give handmade presents to everyone. Don't you worry, there's still hope! A quick jaunt to Etsy and a search for the word PDF later, and you're up to your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Dustin Kensrue of Thrice

    Myspace.comThis year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Dustin Kensrue, vocalist/guitarist of Irvine's post-hardcore heroes Thrice, switches gears for a straightforwardly jangly take on "Blue Christmas." Longtime Thrice fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Moonshine and the Drugs

    Myspace.com​(Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) This year, a few OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Eclectic Long Beach rockers Moonshine and the Drugs sing "Sloppy Joe Santa" about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Late Night Twitterpation: #pigmas Carols

    Deck the hogs with boughs of holly...​Late-night Twitter is the best kind of Twitter; someone comes up with a random hashtag and the entire world gets to see just how deeply disturbed the world's collective mind is.This evening's fun is pork-centric Christmas carols. The best ones so far, after th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
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    November 29, 2010

    Five Mexican Christmas Food Traditions That Should Happen Year-Round

    ​Although I've never liked Thanksgiving, I absolutely love the Christmas holidays--not just because of the whole Nazarene bit, but also because my mom and her sisters prepare foodstuffs we don't have at any other point of the year. Sure, they pat out tamales in numbers big enough to feed an army ( ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Worst Holiday Song of 2009: Millioniares, 'Rated X-Mas'

    Few things generate laughter around the office during the holidays like a well-crafted Christmas song parody. Especially the naughty ones. However, Huntington Beach based group Millionaires' new song "Rated X-Mas"  will probably make you wish you hadn't pressed play. To be fair, this group o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Incredible Tricky Dicky Official White House Ornament Deal

    ​You can order this year's official White House Christmas Ornament direct for $23.The same ornament is available from the Richard Nixon Foundation for $26.95.The latter is the best deal.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Guy Fieri: Annoying Even At Disneyland

    ​There's lots of things we hate, but Disneyland isn't one of them. But Food Network's Guy Fieri at Disneyland? We're so torn.Fieri has brought along his entire family and starring in his very own one-hour holiday special centered around the many seasonal treats Disneyland Resort serves up especial ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009

    Christmas Train

    Irvine Park

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    A Christmas Carol

    South Coast Repertory

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    Winter Wonderettes

    Laguna Playhouse

  • Culture

    November 19, 2009
  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    The Glory of Christmas

    The Crystal Cathedral

  • Columns

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: It's Not Too Late!

    Look, it's not too late. Jump in the car, drive. See something in her size? Are Pokemon still cool? What's a Ped Egg?--just fucking grab it at this point. Hey, Macy's is even staying open until midnight today and tomorrow for people like you. Hurry. South Coast Plaza: Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Chr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008

    Merry and Gay

    Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart But The Very Next Day You Said You Were Gay

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: Before Braille, 'Merry Christmas, I'm Cheating'

    Yes, most advent calendars start on Dec. 1. Eat it.Christmas is awesome. Sorry non-observers; I love you but it's true. You get presents, you get to give presents and spread holiday good tidings and so on. And come on, Candy Cane Joe-Joes.Since Christmas music is perhaps the most awesome part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 12/5-12/7

    Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, Friday 6 p.m.Santa Claus himself will kick off the holiday season by flipping a giant switch to light more than 50 impressively illuminated and decorated Christmas trees situated in the tranquil waters of the bay.Back Bay Bistro, 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: Fear, "Fuck Christmas"

    It's December, so I guess that means we're fully engulfed in the Christmas season. What better way to counter-program than by putting a little Fear in your holiday cheer? 

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Save Scrooge

    Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 12/21

    THE NUTCRACKER, 7pm A Christmas classic! Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach 1940s RADIO HOUR: A HOLIDAY MUSICAL, 7:30pm For big band fans. Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way, Westminster LA POSADA MAGICA, 7:45pm Performed in English with a Lati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 12/14

    WINE TASTING, 5pm Featured every Friday evening. WineStyles, 2646 Dupont Dr., Ste. C-20, Irvine A CHRISTMAS WITH SCROOGE, 7:30pm The Classic Dickens tale of "Christmastime in Londontown" set to song and dance. It is our annual MTV tradition and a heartwarming way to spend the Holiday Season. Music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 12/06

    KIOSK: LAUNCH PARTY, 5pm Come celebrate the web launch of Kiosk, the first stand-alone publication of the Literary Journalism program that recognizes the best student writing from the classroom and beyond. Free snacks and live music! UCI Bookstore located at the UC Irvine Campus HOLIDAY GIFTS & DI ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    On Thin Ice

    Holiday Ice Rink

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Kingdom Come

    Holidays at Disneyland

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    OC Weekly Holiday Party

    It was hard to top last year’s party on that beautiful boat in Newport, but this Saturday the OC Weekly Holiday Party & Fashion Show hit an all-time high with one of the best parties of the holiday season (if I do say so myself). Britney Spears may have been a no-show, but that didn’t seem to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Ho, Ho, Oh No-- It's Disney

    You may believe there's a little bit of Santa Claus in all of us, as long as we keep the spirit of the Christmas season alive in our hearts. If you do, you better not mention that to Disney, because according to the BBC, some of the company's mouse-eared bah-humbuggers are claiming that Disney owns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    You Better Not Pout

    Local blogger El Serracho (or The Serrach) finds himself in the Netherlands at the moment, where he reports that it's Christmas season. El is a Global Internet Manager of Production (or GIMP), a job that has sent him to the Netherlands at least 15 times. Those wacky Dutch are so high they give out g ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 23, 2004
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