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 >>
Break out the banjo, geeee-tar and Deliverance song book 'cause it's time to raise a holler over dueling billboards along the 55 freeway.On one side, hanging on a 40-foot trailer in the O'Neil Storage lot facing the 55 near Dyer Road in Santa Ana, is the billboard proclaiming, "Jesus Christ is th ... More >>
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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 >>
It's the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is crisp, everybody's slurping from that mug of good cheer, lights twinkle, and Christmas carols soothe your five o'clock drive.
Sick of all that, Scrooge? Good news. Your neighbor has set his holiday light show to Slayer.
"Slayer Bob, ... More >>
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 >>
Halloween Time may officially be over at Disneyland (other than the Haunted Mansion's The Nightmare Before Christmas makeover that runs through the rest of the year), but all of the pumpkins will soon be replaced by tinsel when the park's holiday season officially bows on November 14.Learn what p ... More >>
Hollywood actor and mixed-martial arts fighter Joseph Hyungmin Son, who played Dr. Evil's henchman Random
Task in the 1997 comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing a Huntington Beach woman on Christmas Eve 1990. Orange County Superior ... More >>
Headline: Celebrants Kick Off Kwanzaa Week Comment by SAVEUS2: WOW!!! What a beautiful Community celebration, the food, entertainment, decorations and the very educational and informational program was very well done....It was a pleasure to see the community come together and support such a cultu ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyJust before 8 a.m., the gates to the park open and the mad rush begins. A stampede dashes down Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A., past the cinema, the penny arcade and the cart selling overpriced cotton candy. Run. These ambitious guests aren't racing to be the fi ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly, Mike Huckabee and other Fox News blowhards yammer on and on about the "War on Christmas" waged by progressives who choke baby Jeebus in the cradle with their "happy holidays" chatter. Some dare call this fear mongering or lefty smearing, but those patriots are right: There is a War ... More >>
Nothing evokes a little Christmas spirit quite like a candy cane. Visit Etsy and you'll find a slew of awesome holiday candy inspired items!
Candy Cane Bat Ornament by Pocket Full of Posiez
After the jump, more sweet pepperminty crafts that'll make you drool for the holidays.
(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 >>
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 >>