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An American Airlines passenger boarding a flight at La Guardia on Tuesday was kicked off after he went off on a rant about Christmas. The man reportedly grew agitated at a flight attendant who wished him “Merry Christmas,” saying, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.” The guy has got a valid point, […]

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Every year I see writeups of the most extravagant or extreme Christmas displays that often includes a story about some asshole’s electricity bill that costs thousands of dollars, but I can never relate. Unlike the suburbs, most city dwellers don’t have adequate window area or exterior space to hang decorative lights. Renters have to do […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration has anticipated that you and your loved ones are going to want to operate an unmanned aircraft, aka a drone, this holiday season. In order to keep you “off the naughty list,” as the organization puts it, the FAA has created a video under the banner of Know Before You Fly, […]

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In case you were wondering how that Royal Caribbean money is treating him, Iggy Pop makes it very clear in his very strange YouTube Christmas card: he’s rich! Here he is lounging in a hot tub with tennis courts in the background, there he is coyly answering the door in his bathrobe. Now, a parrot […]

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After American Atheists posted a billboard in Times Square arguing that “Nobody needs the Christ in Christmas,” Senator Andrew Lanza of Staten Island threw a fit, urging a boycott of the tourist mecca. “While it is not surprising to me that people who do not believe in God are hateful and malicious,” he said in a […]

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We really wish we didn’t leave Morrissey off ANIMAL’s parody Merry Indie Xmas album/video last year, because while this guy‘s good… ours would have been better THAT’S RIGHT I SAID WHAT YEAH WHAT. Enjoy the “preview” clip of Moz signature melodramatic yodeling, with just a bit more voice-cracking and mumbling off key than necessary, but yet, […]

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Something on which we can agree with the NYPD: SantaCon is the least wonderful time of the year. The drunk, entitled B&T bros taking over your local bar while their drunk, entitled B&T girlfriends yell at them for looking a little too long at that group of scantily-clad elves. Mrs. Claus vomits in the middle […]

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I’ve never gone to “see Santa.” I was brought up Muslim and was shielded from much of the seasonal festivities, so I never really got the point of Santa “existence.” So, I decided to make up for twenty-something Santa-less years all at once by going to see every famous Saint Nicholas in New York City. […]

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Holiday music is lame. But not when it’s covered by your favorite bands like sort of Beach House, Interpol and the xx! That’s why ANIMAL made you this… “Merry Indie X-Mas” — the coolest holiday music compilation OF ALL TIME [this year] featuring timeless holiday classics covered by very cool indie rock bands. Just kidding! These […]

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First of all, “Fuck Christmas. Fuck this shit. Put my dick in a box. Fuck this gift…” Although, there has been some surprisingly good Xmas new music — not old Xmas music, fuck old Xmas music — so it’s not that bad. However, Cai Guo-Qiang’s recent live installation Black Christmas Tree really hits the spot. You should know his name. Cai […]

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