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Help me find age appropriate funny Christmas songs!

Looking for a couple of funny, tasteful christmas songs that would likely have the backing track available. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Aug 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Where are there good Victorian Christmas celebrations?

Which towns in the Mid-Atlantic and New England have good Victorian Christmas celebrations in November / December? [more inside]
posted by larkin123 on Jul 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Late Christmas Cards

How late is too late to send out Christmas cards? [more inside]
posted by sandpine on Dec 31, 2008 - 31 answers

cheese please

Cheese present for pregnant sister, which are safe? [more inside]
posted by speef on Dec 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Everyone wants to give the money to the other person - what is fair?

14 years ago I was given a baby grand piano for Christmas, where it lived at my mother's house until now. She recently remodeled and sold it (with my full agreement) since I have no room for it and interstate moving would cost as much as a new piano. She wants to give me the proceeds since it was my present, but I think we should at least split it since it was a really expensive gift and it has remained at her house. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by true on Dec 25, 2008 - 13 answers

What do you do on a Christmas alone?

I've got nowhere to go for Christmas and nobody to celebrate it with. Every place I could use to distract myself is closed. The soup kitchens already have too many volunteers. Plus I have no car. I'm going to be bored as hell. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2008 - 37 answers

Do 3 pies = 1 tasty cake?

Last minute Christmas dessert. Someone at my wife's work made this. It's a "cake" made by taking three pies (pecan, pumpkin, apple) and smashing them one on top of the other into a three-layer "Pie Cake". It was frosted with Pecan Coconut frosting. Apparently it was very very good. We can't get in touch with the guy who made it, so we were hoping the hive mind could help us out. If anyone has heard of this, please let us know if it is as simple as taking pies out of their tins, smashing them (gently) into three distinct layers, applying the frosting and VOILA, a weird but tasty dessert item!
posted by high0nfire on Dec 24, 2008 - 4 answers

What the hell is a Round Roast?

I have in my possession a large cut of beef called a round roast. What is it (pot roast, maybe?) and how do I cook it - tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Dec 24, 2008 - 18 answers

One village, many interpretations of the Hallelujah Chorus

20+ years ago, I heard a recording of the Hallelujah Chorus done by an English village on WFCR. It was horrible. I'd like to hear it again. [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on Dec 24, 2008 - 10 answers

I'm looking for some specific spooky Christmas music, can you help me?

Some time ago either on MeFi or BoingBoing there was a link to a bunch of songs that I *swear* were Christmas songs played in the wrong key or one half-tone down or something... Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about and where I could find this (again)? [more inside]
posted by mrzer0 on Dec 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Chestnuts roasting on an open HDTV...

For the past two years, I've come across a TV channel broadcasting a looping video of a fireplace with Christmas music. I have no idea what channel it was on, or how/why it exists. All I want for Christmas is answers.
posted by SamuelF on Dec 23, 2008 - 17 answers

This is such a crazy long shot

Heroin addict decides to face her habit so she moves to the bucolic Scottish (or Irish, somewhere in the UK at any rate) countryside, meets a (decades-older) blind farmer, falls in love, kicks the habit, eventually has to grieve his death, starts writing luminous poetry, publishes... but what is her name, or the name of her book? (last-minute, last-ditch Xmas-gift-filter) [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on Dec 23, 2008 - 4 answers

What can I baste my Christmas turkey in?

Beer-basting-poultry-filter: Hi Mefites, I'm cooking my Christmas turkey tomorrow and would like to baste it with some yummy beer. [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on Dec 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Take our toys, please

My school-aged children received some money for the holidays and decided to buy toys for needy kids instead of spending it on themselves. I took them shopping yesterday and, all told, they've got about $300 in toys to donate in addition to what I'm also kicking in. Now, what are we going to do with this stuff? [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Dec 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Insert your own goat-related pun here.

Should I buy a goat for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Dec 23, 2008 - 22 answers

Where can I find interesting shops in London?

I want to visit some interesting shops in London... for Christmas shopping. Today. Help! [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Dec 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to eat dinner in Melbourne Christmas day?

Please suggest a cafe or restaurant that's open for Christmas day dinner in Melbourne (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by nomis on Dec 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Where should we have Christmas diner in Kauai?

Recommendations for a Christmas meal in Kauai. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Dec 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me enjoy my family this christmas!

What techniques can you use to avoid falling into the family dynamic trap? By that I mean, for the first few hours/days everything's fine with parents and siblings, my identity is intact, but soon after, somehow, we're all playing the same parts we always played (we've all flown the nest)... I find it annoying how I find it difficult to rise above this. ie. feeling intimidated by my older brother, oddly belittled by my younger brother ignored by parents. I'm sure I'm a rather oversensitive middle child but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only factor! This year I am determined to enjoy my Christmas without the family dynamics crap. We're all old enough for this not to be a problem, surely? Futile perhaps, but maybe with your rather general advice I may be able to make inroads!
posted by yowza on Dec 21, 2008 - 33 answers

grandma reads books

christmas present filter: help me pick out a book for my grandmother! [more inside]
posted by slograffiti on Dec 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Small, last-minute local gifts in bulk?

150 gift baskets needed by Monday! Looking for suggestions for SF Bay Area local small businesses, artists or crafters that are likely to have at least 150 of an item small enough to be included in a handbasket. [more inside]
posted by obloquy on Dec 19, 2008 - 7 answers

I need book bag buying help!!!

Cluelesshusbandfilter: Ladies! Help a semi-clueless husband find a book bag for his lovely wife!!! [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Dec 19, 2008 - 15 answers

When should Santa Claus Come to Town?

When does your family open Christmas presents from each other? [more inside]
posted by Point n Click on Dec 19, 2008 - 30 answers

Texas Foods That Travel?

My boyfriend and I would like to bring some traditional Austin or Texas foods to Louisiana for his family to try over the holidays. Basically, we're looking for tasty treats that will withstand 8 hours in the car (we're bringing a cooler, so cold stuff is fine). So far we've thought of sausage from Lockhart and Bee Butter from the Bee Cave Honey Company. We need some more/better ideas!
posted by odayoday on Dec 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Sealed with a kiss for the holidays

Help me think of cute ways to show my new boyfriend that I'm thinking about him over the holidays! [more inside]
posted by catburger on Dec 19, 2008 - 16 answers

Save the Cookies

Christmas Cookies Disasters filter: I was making Aunt Sis's Strawberry Tart Cookies, Gourmet's favorite from 1993. They spreaded into flat disks. [more inside]
posted by leigh1 on Dec 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Non-Union Square Xmas gift for my mom?

I was a dolt and missed the deadline to ship my Mom's potential Christmas gift to my parent's house before I left town. So now I'm left with one weekend in NYC to find her something pretty for the home that's also small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase. I need recommendations for classy, inexpensive stores in NYC that carry unique and/or handmade bowls, candle holders, tableware, etc for under $80. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Snowboarding Gift Ideas

I'm looking for gift ideas for a family member who is into snowboarding. He already has all the basics but I do know he needs a new pair of goggles (which shouldn't be hard to find). I'm also interested in any cool accessories that you could recommend beyond the basic stuff your average snowboarder would have. The price range I'm looking for is around $50. Thanks in advance!
posted by adustum on Dec 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Istanbul on New Year's Eve?

What should I do in Istanbul on New Year's Eve? [more inside]
posted by rsk on Dec 17, 2008 - 2 answers


Best gift for under $30? [more inside]
posted by mistikle on Dec 17, 2008 - 19 answers

I'm going to Beijing for Christmas. Any recommendations for Christmas Dinner?

I'm off to Beijing for the Christmas break and want to take my friends out for a big xmas dinner. It's my first time to the city and I'm struggling to find any good guides to food there. Any recommendations for a good slap-up meal on the 25th? I'll be staying around Chao Yang.
posted by hydrophobic on Dec 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Xmas spirit all though the year

What are some actual examples of this Christmas-time cliche? [more inside]
posted by neroli on Dec 16, 2008 - 16 answers

Midnight Mass

Manhattan Church filter: My partner's sister is coming for Christmas Eve, and would like to attend mass. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 16, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I celebrate a Messianic Hanukkah, while my family celebrates Xmas?

How do I celebrate my first Messianic Hanukkah? No one else in my family is Jewish, and they're trying to "make me" celebrate Xmas. [more inside]
posted by hasna on Dec 15, 2008 - 46 answers

We plan to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow.

Throwing a Doctor Who Christmas special party! I'm in need of clever ideas. [more inside]
posted by sian on Dec 15, 2008 - 22 answers

Toronto around December 25th?

Two Toronto residents staying in the city over Xmas for the first time. What if any are the quintessential entertainments (restaurants, masses, sporting events, traditions, whatever) taking place in or around Toronto on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephens' Day? [more inside]
posted by jamesonandwater on Dec 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Have yourself an internet little Christmas

Help me send virtual gifts to my kids overseas. [more inside]
posted by nax on Dec 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Title of story/book about lonely Christmas tree?

Posting this for a fellow librarian, searching for the title of a book or story having to do with a lonely Christmas tree that finally gets chosen by a couple, who then put the tree on the mast of their boat. The story/book is from 30-40 years ago. It is not "The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen, or "The Legend of the Three Trees". It also has nothing to do with "The Christmas Tree Ship".
posted by chiefbroad on Dec 13, 2008 - 0 answers

No thank you

Holiday gift giving dilemma: I have two half-sisters. One always thanks me for gifts. The other rarely does. How to remain on good terms with both, but not feel like a chump? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2008 - 21 answers

Happy Baja-lidays

The missus and I will be in Baja for the holidays, winging it as usual with no agenda. Where should we go, especially for Christmas and New Years Eve? [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth on Dec 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Giftless Christmas

We're not exchanging gifts! What do I do? [more inside]
posted by yogurtisgenocide on Dec 11, 2008 - 11 answers

What's cool in England this year?

Christmasgiftfilter: I am in England. I'm looking for suggestions for little gifts to take to the American family. Or generic gift suggestion lists. [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Dec 11, 2008 - 37 answers

Merry Birthday

What can I start to do now to make my wife's Xmas birthday better. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Dec 10, 2008 - 16 answers

I want to give my father a written piece to go along with his Christmas present. Help!

This is the first time that I've bought my father an unsolicited Christmas gift and I want to attach something to indicate its emotional weight for me. I'm thinking of written pieces. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Dec 10, 2008 - 5 answers

How to gift wrap certificates?

Clever/pretty ways to "wrap" gifts that are just pieces of paper? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Dec 10, 2008 - 16 answers

Christmas Carol Covers

Christmas Song Filter: I'm looking for the best, current, classic Christmas song covers by today's popular artists. [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Dec 10, 2008 - 24 answers

Chritsmas lights New York City

Trying to locate a restaurant in New York famous for its Christmas lights. [more inside]
posted by rabbus on Dec 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me plan a Suprise Christmas Party!

This year, I have decided to plan a Surprise Christmas Party, mostly for my parents. Does anyone have any tips for helping me pull this off? [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Dec 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Where to find last year's Furla handbag

Help me find a great handbag for my wife! I've really taken a liking to the Furla Frida as in this Sartorialist pic (handbag on the left). I can't find it anywhere as it came out last year (except for $600 in the UK). I've done all of the top line google searches etc... Please post suggestions of places to look or for similar items if you know of any. I'm also in LA if there are appropriate brick and mortar solutions. Used is great too.
posted by guruguy9 on Dec 9, 2008 - 11 answers

A is for Apples to Apples, J is for Jelly Bellies...

Looking for a $15-25 white elephant gift that starts with the letter D [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Dec 9, 2008 - 25 answers

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