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Baby it’s cold outside

(Bella Faillace)

By Chloe Gammon

December 12, 2019

Looking closely at this cheerful holiday classic reveals darker undertones.

Santa Baby

Santa Baby

December 13, 2018

The majority of the Tam community loves Santa. I mean, who isn’t charmed by the idea of an overweight old man delivering free presents to you? Because Christmas is unequivocally great, and Santa is undoubtedly the best if you overlook the events behind how he, “knows when are sleeping and know when...

Chrismukkah Is Overrated

Chrismukkah Is Overrated

By Emma Steinberg

January 12, 2017

After four long months, winter break has finally arrived. Christmas is a few short days away and for the Jews, including myself, Hanukkah has finally fallen during winter break as well. While non-Jews contemplate the various spellings of this well known, eight-day celebration, they often fail to register tha...

Holiday Music Guide: Back to The Classics

Holiday Music Guide: Back to The Classics

By Kevin Lee

December 17, 2014

This is your 2014 Holiday Music Guide dedicated to giving you those warm christmas vibes we all love during the season. Grab a hot cup of hot cocoa, a warm glass of milk, or cookies and settle down by your fireplace and let DJ Kevin Lee soothe you with his sweet old tunes. We’re going to start off...

What Did I Miss: Holiday Edition

What Did I Miss: Holiday Edition

By Casey O'Brien

December 12, 2013

Contrary to what some may say, I have come to believe that history is fascinating, important and can actually be full of funny, ironic moments. Turns out there was some amazing stuff happening before the invention of the iPhone; in the year Steve Jobs was born, 1955, the first Guinness Book of World...

Evergreen vs. Nevergreen

Evergreen vs. Nevergreen

By Lauren Lampl

June 10, 2013

According to a study done by the National Christmas Tree Association and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 33 million real Christmas trees are purchased in the United States each year. Only 9.5 million fake Christmas trees are purchased annually. Yet every year the debate of buying a real...

Justin Bieber and Christmas Music: Two Wrongs That Don’t Make a Right

Justin Bieber and Christmas Music: Two Wrongs That Don’t Make a Right

By Sophie McGuinness

March 1, 2012

Justin Bieber and Christmas music alone are poisons potent enough to kill even the brightest of moods, but Justin Bieber has really dropped the bomb with his Christmas special, “Under the Mistletoe,” released on November 1st. The 15 track album is a nauseating mix of original tunes and butchere...

It’s beginning to look quite consumeristic

December 14, 2010

As a kid, I was always a huge fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books. The appeal lay in the simplicity and obvious strength in family bonds Laura’s life had. School was simpler, life was simpler and generally, the world was simpler. The U.S. was just starting to spread out West and...

Christmas Shopping

December 13, 2010

Think about walking into a store, there is Christmas music playing and shelves full of Santa Clauses and miniature Christmas trees. Jingle Bells plays overhead. Red and green lights blink out at you from various places. There is only one weird thing about this - its October. In the words of Senior Tae...