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Christmas

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2013
  • Calendar

    December 19, 2013
  • Calendar

    December 19, 2013

    Knott's Merry Farm

    Knott's Berry Farm

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    The Poorman's OC "4 Under $6": Top 10 Christmas Gifts "4 Under $6"!

    Ho, Ho, Ho, and a great big Hoe to one and all!!! 'Tis the season, "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", and that means your 'favorite' activity, Christmas shopping!!!!! Don't you just love it...Going to the Malls, Fighting the Traffic, Buying online (while praying you don't get hacked), and most i ... More >>

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Disney to No Longer Seek to Trademark "Dia de los Muertos" [UPDATE]

    UPDATE, 6 P.M.: After a flurry of online outrage, Disney has decided to no longer pursue a trademark on "Dia de los Muertos." See Also: *Lawsuit: Disneyland Employee Dressed as White Rabbit Refused to Hug Black Child *Disneyland and AIDS Charity Sued for Darth Vader Swinging at Bird But Hitting Lad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Jamaal Wilkes and Norm Nixon of "Showtime" Lakers Brighten Christmas for Homeless Kids

    Showtime-era Lakers starts Jamaal Wilkes and Norm Nixon are scheduled to come to Buena Park tonight to help give Christmas gifts to homeless children. But, given the state of the Los Angeles Lakers these days, perhaps convincing "Silk" and "Stormin' Norman" to suit up and rejoin their old team would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Five More Hip-Hop Holiday Renditions We Would Love to Hear

    If the sugar plum fairies dancing in your head this week have started to stop, drop, shut 'em down and open up shop, that's likely because they're still beaming from DMX's absolutely spellbinding cover of the children's Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." We at the Weekly consider th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Lahna Turner Will Make You Laugh So Hard, She'll Give You a Heart-Attack. No, Seriously, It's Happened

    See Also: *Ralphie May Talks Jews, Dancing With The Stars' Man Pumps and Being a "Filthy Fuck" *Ben Gleib On Podcasting, TMZ, and Watching Wayyyy To Much News *Disney Makes a Parody of Double Rainbow Video for New Movie 'Tangled' Hot chicks are always appreciated in society, but meet one like Lah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Cold War Kids Announce New Guitarist, Free Singles

    ​Late last year, we found out that Cold War Kids' guitarist Jonathan Russell was quitting. Our source told us not to break the news; there were tours and albums to be released. Not wanting to burn our source, we waited to see what happened--and today, the LA Times reports that former Modest Mouse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    [UPDATED with Reviews Are In:] Eighth Sign of the Apocalypse: Octomom Nadya Suleman Paid "Six Figures" to Give Advice

    ​UPDATE, DEC. 28, 9:31 A.M.: During her inaugural, Christmas Day advice show that streams live Sundays on the web, Octomom Nadya Suleman of La Habra apologized for being 10 minutes late, mumbled, shamed the oldest of her 14 children for being "materialistic," mentioned they are all "grateful" this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    New Documetary Film Inspired by Woody Guthrie's Forgotten Christmas Song

    pbs.org​Sixty years ago, folk balladeer Woody Guthrie penned "1913 Massacre," a solemn song about a Christmas Eve tragedy in Michigan. The recording, much like the labor history behind it, is not as well known as it deserves to be. Hoping to bring both to greater attention, filmmakers inspired by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Japan's New Christmas Tradition: KFC

    ​CNN has a curious story out today: it seems that the Japanese, for reasons that remain kind of dubious, have adopted eating KFC as part of their Christmas tradition.Yes, when we think of Christmas, we think ham and turkey with all the trimmings. The Japanese think Extra Tasty Crispy. The article ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Aaron Neville At The Luckman Fine Arts Complex Last Saturday Night

    Chris Molina​Aaron NevilleLuckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles Dec. 17, 2011 Multi-Grammy award winner Aaron Neville had the collective audience at the Luckman Fine Arts Center in Los Angeles swooning last Saturday night. The New Orleans soul singer took the stage with an energy that ne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011
  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011

    'Tis the Season

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2011

    The Nutcracker

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Top 5 Strangest Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat Clones

    ​After games like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat came and revolutionized the fighting game genre, video game publishers around the world saw one thing: money. In an attempt to jump onto the cash-filled bandwagon, just about every video game developer made a fighting game. Some were great. Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Gettin' Made: The Last-Minute Gift of Knowledge

    Psst--hey, you. You, there--the one with the list of folks you're still trying to figure out Christmas gifts for. You know it's Christmas Eve, right? Time grows short! Don't fret, though. The Road Less Traveled in Santa Ana's has you covered with a great last-minute gift that you don't even hav ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    O Souly Night! It's a Very Good Foot Christmas

    [Locals Only] Santa Claus, go straight to Alex's Bar for Dennis Owens' annual holiday dance party

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2010

    Santa Rocks

    The Block at Orange

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: The Bumpers

    Myspace.com​Long Beach-repping pop-rockers the Bumpers groove out on "I Need My Baby by My Side." This original tune is a sort of '60s garage-pop ditty by way of lo-fi, with a delicious melody and sweet backing vocals. It tells the sad tale of a young man facing a lonely Christmas in the LBC, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    "Merry Christmas, Motherfuckers!": Seven Favorite Hip-Hop Holiday Songs

    ​While it doesn't happen too much anymore these days, the hip-hop world has been known to put out a holiday album or two--and sometimes the  too-bright cheerfulness of Christmas carols pairs up extra nicely with the often humorous and/or the sometimes, uh, adult content of the lyrics.After th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Argyle Smile

    ​Bridget Arias​(Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) This year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Jared Parsons of fey indie-poppers Argyle Smile gets a little goofy on his brief ode to one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Still Time to Shop Indie for the Holidays

      Boba Fett print by Media Graffiti Studio​ If you're still working on your Christmas shopping list, don't forget to consider buying handmade for the holidays. Everyone wins when you buy handmade--not only are you giving quality, unique presents to your loved ones, but you're also suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Two Guns

    Jennie Warren​(Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) This year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Two Guns--comprised of Kevin Poush, Aaron Bradford, Brad Lindsay, Harris Pittman and Gabe P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Franki Doll and the Broken Toys

    Mike McDougal/Lushbeat​ (Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) This year, OC/LB bands are giving us a season soundtrack, so whether you're rocking a merry beat or a melancholy ditty, we've got you covered. Punk-inspired rockers Franki Doll and the Broken Toys--Doll and guit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Punk Rock Christmas at Alex's Bar on Friday

    ​Even punks like to celebrate Christmas, which is why Orange County label TKO Records is throwing a shindig Friday at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. The lineup includes TKO-related acts such as Piss N' Blood, Smogtown, the Junk and Reducers S.F., a San Francisco band making its first Southern Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Get Free Christmas Music from Rooney by Buying Tickets for their Forthcoming Tour with Eisley and the Chapin Sisters

    www.rooney-band.com​Rooney's still touring Eureka, their latest set, and just announced a February headlining tour  with Eisley and The Chapin Sisters. If you're a fan, tickets are available today at www.rooneytix.com. Why would you want to buy tickets ahead of time, you ask? Cause you'd ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Rapist Lawrence Joseph Brown's Near-Release Has Neighbors Rattled

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyBrown is expected to be released to this home, if he's ever released back into society.​News trucks started appearing on Garland Street as early as Tuesday morning, in anticipation of the controversial near-release of violent rapist, Lawrence Joseph Brown. The generator no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Gettin' Made: September Craft Classes

    If you're big on making handmade presents for Christmas, or if you've never done that kind of thing before and are interested in doing it this year, September is a good time to get crafting. Trust me, the last thing your grandma wants is a hastily slapped-together Ikea frame with seashells glued on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Did YouTube Influence San Clemente Christmas Tree Surfers?

    Could the 18-year-old who suffered head injuries after Christmas tree surfing in San Clemente been among the 1,000 viewers of the YouTube video above?

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Gift Wrath: Retailers Walk Fine Line at Christmas

    Be more jolly!​Gustavo blogged about California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe forwarding to her knuckle-dragging followers an article critical of Best Buy's all inclusive Thanksgiving greeting including a happy Eid Al-Adha wish to Muslims, which naturally forced Babs to conclud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Christmas Can Be Worst Day of the Year

    ​Christmas can be the worst day of the year.That's not the opinion of atheists, al-Qaida or the last reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh after Mrs. Claus serves chili but the Orange County Rescue Mission.When you're living on the streets, Christmas can be the worst day of the year. Unless you've been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Christmas Video Classics: 'Wonderful Christmas Time,' Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney produced so much maudlin dreck during the late 1970s and '80s (and, to a lesser extent, '90s) people were forgiven if they forgot he wrote and rocked the face-melting "Helter Skelter." "Wonderful Christmas Time"--with its cloying synths and greeting card lyrics--might not have Beatle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Away in the Manger. Literally!

    ​Most reading this are too you to remember Jack Webb, his long-running radio and television cop show Dragnet or "The Christmas Story" that originally aired on Dec. 21, 1967, and was repeated every holiday season for years after in re-runs.Los Angeles police officers Friday [Webb] and Gannon [Harry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Rep. John Campbell to Get Christmas Visit From the Ghost of Pharmaceutical Plunder Present

    Rep. John Campbell to host carolers.​Like Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future, Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) is about to host some seasonal visitors.Singing traditional Christmas carols set to new lyrics, members of UC Irvine's chapter of Universities Allied for E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Christmas Trees Made Of Beer

    chrisrobertshaw @ flickr.com CC BY 2.0O Löwenbräu, O Löwenbräu, wie schön sind deine Flaschen!​Why go out and spend $40 this year on some live tree that got cut out of its arboreal paradise only to be kicked to the curb three weeks later?Here are some Christmas trees we can REALLY get behind. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Reader Question: Will Marche Moderne Offer Its Spontanee Lunch on Christmas Eve?

    A reader e-mailed me today, asking me if I knew whether Marche Moderne will still offer its $20 three-course Spontanee Lunch on Christmas Eve.  This is great question, in light of the fact that they're doing a special $75 Five-Course Christmas Eve Dinner that night -- one that I wrote about her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    A Very Zimmerman Christmas

    Southern California's got a few neighborhoods known for their festive (or overkill, whatever you want) holiday displays, where entire blocks of houses do their very best to outdo and outlight each other: There's Candy Cane Lane in Torrance, Brea's got one off the Lambert exit of the 57, the Naples C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: Death Cab for Cutie, 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

    At this point, who hasn't covered the Phil Spector co-written classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"? Mariah Carey sang it on her 1994 Merry Christmas album, U2 on the 1987 Christmas compilation A Very Special Christmas. Original singer Darlene Love performs the tune every year on "The Late Sho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Holiday Art Sale

    Holiday Art Sale

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    10 Songs About Christmas

    Jeff Shaw at our sister paper City Pages goes off the beaten sleigh path to bring his readership 10 songs for the season. Ever generous, Jeff's allowed us to share 'em with you: 10 and 9: Two from Tom Lehrer My uncle would never forgive me if I didn't mention Tom Lehrer's scathing, brilliant "Chri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    "God hates the world" and other Christmas carols

    Merry Christmas from fag-hating Westboro Baptist Church!

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Party Hangovers

    Last night, I had the privilege of attending the LA Weekly Christmas party. The food was good (meat skewers, hummus, empanadas, brownies), the Coronas free-flowing...but the comment I heard the most whenever I mentioned I was from the OC sister-paper was this: "Man, you guys' Christmas party looked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, You're As Incarcerated As You Can Be ...

    A "preacher" dropped us a line to say that he and his 30 red-robed gospel singers spent Christmas day in that most inhospitable of jails. Not French Guiana or Abu Ghraib or even the severly overcrowded, abusively run Orange County Jail. No, this was the most frightening pokey of 'em all: the Disneyl ... More >>

  • Food

    December 14, 2000

    Valhalla on Earth

    Smorgasbord the way Thor intended

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Laguna on Acid

    The Great Hippie Christmas Invasion of 1970

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