Bah humbug

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Houston 

Here are all the places to drop your tree off in the Bayou City.

01/04/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Holiday Tinnitus

The Most Jaded Christmas Record You’ll Hear This Year

A holiday playlist for even the grinchiest at heart.

12/23/2020 By Chris Gray

Eyes on the sky

Look Up at the "Christmas Star" Tonight

The alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will be visible about an hour after sundown tonight.

12/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Home for the holidays

The Truxillo Victorian in the Heights Is All Dressed up for Christmas

We can thank the new owners of this iconic 1892 estate for decking the halls in style.

12/21/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

Lighting Up the Holidays

Everything Is Bigger and Better in Texas. Even the Christmas Lights.

Katy's JD Schuck talks creating his wild Christmas light shows and having his front yard featured in photographer Danelle Manthey's new book, "American Christmas."

12/17/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Christmas-ing with you

REVIEW: A.D. Players's Merry Christmas, Darling Leaves Us "On Top of the World"

The in-person and virtual concert features Chicago starlet Heidi Kettenring singing the songs of Karen Carpenter.

12/15/2020 By Doni Wilson

Festive Feastivities

Your Holiday Season Takeout, Dine-In, and Tamales Guide

Our guide to the meats, the cheeses, the sweet treats, and the platters of stuff!

12/10/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Santa's helpers

Pancho Claus Needs Your Help to Bring Christmas Cheer this Year

Richard Reyes, who first began playing the Bayou City's Tex-Mex Santa in 1981, has lost his financial sponsors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

12/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Yuletide (Viewing) Cheer

55 Movies to Watch While You're Stuck at Home This Holiday Season

A Christmas movie guide to suit your every mood and craving.

12/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Covid Carol

Just Like Scrooge, You Won't See Manual Cinema’s Twist on A Christmas Carol Coming

Dickens’s classic tale is being brought to life virtually through puppetry and live music, not to mention a modern-day spin.

12/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

The best kind of marketing

Check out These 7 Local Holiday Pop-Ups and Markets

Why order online when you can support local makers and have a little fun?

12/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Baby, there's covid outside

Where Are You, Christmas?

Yes, this Houston holiday season is going to be different, but all is not lost.

12/01/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Holly Jolly

The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Is Heading to a Screen Near You

The annual City of Houston tradition, now in its 101st year, will stream on December 5 and 18.

11/20/2020 By Raven Wuebker

June 27 on November 15

Beer News: It's Time to Celebrate DJ Screw at 8th Wonder

Plus, get ready for Christmas with a market at Saloon Door Brewing.

11/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Whole Watt O’ Lights

New Houston-area Drive-Thrus are Here to Light up Your Holidays

Both The Light Park in Spring and Rudolph’s Lightshow in Hockley feature displays with more than a million Christmas lights.

11/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Close to Home

Here's What Galveston Has Cooked Up for the Holidays

Events still abound this November through January—is a day trip in order?

10/21/2020 Photography by Gwendolyn Knapp

Yuletide Is Gonna Get You

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 20-22

Christmas is here, so you might as well get on board!

12/20/2019 By Dianna Wray

Happy Hungry-Days

5 Options For Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Dining

Yes, you can still book tables. Yes, you can still get tamales.

12/20/2019 By Timothy Malcolm