Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Delights Dallas Audiences This Weekend

Categories: Holiday, Theater

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Karen Almond Photography

On Tuesday night, downtown was filled with children full of glee and excitement. Their parents quickly grabbed their hands to stop them from running into the street. What were they running to? Well, only the most famous reindeer of all. Rudolph.

Yes, folks, it's time to get your Christmas spirit on and take the kids, or yourself, to the Majestic Theater for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Musical. The beloved TV classic of your parents', yours, and now, maybe your kids' childhood is brought to live-action life thanks to Wishing Star Productions. Presented by the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the production celebrates Rudolph's 50 years on television, the reindeer and his friends' portraits on stamps, and is slowly creating a new holiday tradition in Dallas. The entire gang is ready to deck the halls with you: Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snowman, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph.


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Dallas Christmas Shopping Bingo! Can You Find Yourself?

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Alice Laussade
It's the holiday season. A time of joy. A time of laughter. A time when everyone likes to buy their favorite friends and family members presents whilst being total dicks to all the strangers in their path. Let's all go to NorthPark and play Holiday Shopping Bingo!

The Twitchy-Eyed Mom
Her give-a-shitter is busted. She's been dragging two kids around this mall for two hours, and she will cut you if you glare at her scream-crying toddler. She is out of diapers and there are no more snacks in her purse. One wrong move, and this entire mall explodes in a blaze of red-green-blue-glitter glory.

The Lost Soul
Just came here for one thing. Hit a wall of anxiety when the Macy's door closed and he was cut off from regular civilization. Has only been walking through the tie section for an hour, but has somehow grown a full beard and aged 30 years.

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10 Artsy Dallas Places to Shop for Christmas Presents

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Nasher Sculpture Center

'Tis the season to shop local and shop well. Just don't buy your gifts at Walmart, capiche?


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Shop Small Holiday Market Lets the Little Guys Flip Off the Big Box Retailers

Categories: Holiday

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Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of John Henderson
There has to be a better way.
Shop Small Saturday is the one day each year that Americans stick a large middle finger in the faces of places like Wal-Mart, Macy's and Starbucks -- just to name a few. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is all about those little local gems. It's the boutiques run by your best friend's mom or the restaurants that only use local ingredients or the coffee shops that support and host local musicians.

Carly Nance, co-founder of The Citizenry, a home d├ęcor start-up in Dallas, is one of the creators of the first-year event Shop Small Holiday Market.

The Citizenry teamed up with Unbranded, a pop-up retail and event space, to create this event for local vendors and businesses -- mainly online only -- to showcase their work. "We just wanted to create a time for the Dallas creative community to come together and create an exceptional shopping experience for one day."

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And Now, Some Adorable Pups from Sunday's Pooch Parade

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Catherine Downes
Each year, pups gather at Lee Park for the annual Pooch Parade (part of the Easter in the Park extravaganza). Here are a handful of dogs from the event, that we find especially adorable. You can check out the entire slideshow here.

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10 Dallas Dudes You've Probably Dated

Categories: Holiday

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Dating is the worst.
I was dicking around on the internet last week when known Valentine's Day scrooge the Houston Chronicle brought my attention to a national survey ranking Dallas as the seventhth most heartbroken city in America. Based on a foolproof algorithm of marriage rates, demand for dating services and surfing Instagram for sad people, the author of the "report" found us pretty unlucky in love.

I can't speak for the men of Dallas. But I know that for us women, the dating pool here can be shallow and well-stocked with bottom feeders. Here are 10 fish you have probably (hopefully) thrown back to sea.

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17 Valentine's Day Events in Dallas, Because This Holiday Is Happening, People

Categories: Holiday

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Photo by @Giovani on Flickr
Spend your V-Day at the Kessler.

Valentine's Day is back and with it come visions of fat little blonde men in tiny diapers aiming sharp objects at your pulmonary artery. It's the time in late winter when North Texans get bored with the cold and long to take off a few layers and use the energy they've been storing for months to heat things up. Mid-February, people get, well, twitterpated.

Whether this sickly sweet holiday finds you out-of-your-mind wacky for that special someone or freshly embittered over loves past, there's something for you to do in Dallas. Here are some of the more appealing.

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Valentine's Day Don'ts

Categories: Holiday

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Valentine's Day is stupid. And you jerks keep making it stupider by being so horrible at valentines-ing. I will now attempt to save you from your horrible selves. Here are some don'ts for this Valentine's Day. Cheers to not being the worst at this fake holiday from now on.

Don't buy anyone an edible arrangement. (Unless you can create a Meat Basket.)

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NO. No, ma'am. Step away from the edible arrangement.

If you buy your hump buddy an edible arrangement made out of fruit, you're not only saying you suck at knowing what a real flower is, but you're also assuming your lust one has a way to refrigerate eighteen pounds of pineapples. An edible arrangement of fruit says, "I know you like to eat things off of skewers. I also think you probably like receiving the same thing that I got my Nana when she broke her hip. Thanks for asking, yes, her hip is better now."

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Nine Popular Sex Toys That Make Perfect Gifts for the Ho Ho Ho in You

Categories: Holiday

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"Tis the season to be jolly" is a fine attitude to take as you shop for Santa's gifts this Christmas season, but for those of us who prefer a little more naughty for our significant or not-so-significant others, just the right gift from Bad Santa isn't something that showcases during commercial breaks of It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Ho Ho No, The Holidays Are Great, But These 10 Traditions Aren't

Categories: Holiday

We're 12 years into the 21st century and still doing holiday things that would make the 1990s shudder. Here's a list of things we, as a nation, need to knock the eff off.

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1. Car Antlers
Let's go ahead an toss car wreaths and humorous Santa body parts in the radiator grill in here too. Here's a hint: Don't buy you holiday decorations at the same car wash that sold you those truck nuts.


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2. Elf on the Shelf
A smug little holiday snitch who spies on kids an reports back to Santa? All I want for Christmas is a shiv.

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