Have a holly, jolly Christmas*

It’s the best time of the year.

Let Houstonia show you how we roll,

With our guide to Yuletide cheer!

Have a holly, jolly Christmas,

Take in a festive show—

The Nutcracker, always a winner,

Or frolic in fake snow!

Oh, ho the traffic though:

Road rage is ugly!

Somebody cut you off,

Curse them once for me!

Have a holly, jolly Christmas,

And don’t forget the tree,

Hung with bobble ’stros, and other mementos,

Shining for all to see! 

Have a holly, jolly Christmas,

Eat your way around the world:

Say hello to those tamales you know,

And try the Bûche de Noël! 

Have a holly, jolly Christmas,

Enjoy our H-Town guide.

We know better than to hope for snow,

But dude, we will abide! 


*With apologies to Burl Ives.

In This Feature:

Deck Your Christmas Calendar With These Events

Get your dose of holiday culture.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Caroline Harper Knapp—of the popular lifestyle blog House of Harper—shares her tips. Plus: Where to find a real Christmas tree in the Houston area.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux and Gwendolyn Knapp

How to Serve a Houstonian Holiday Feast

Stressed about what to serve this season? Let someone else do the work, and hit up one of these beloved spots for holiday cooking guaranteed to impress any guest.

10/28/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

This Store in Upper Kirby Is Full of Christmas Spirit, Year-Round

Christmas Rocks offers everything Christmas, every day of the year.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp