A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up.
Weekend Update: Kat & Garth Sing Hanukkah Songs: Heidi Wiig and Fred Armisen make a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live as the famously awful “singing” duo Kat & Garth.
The Reason You Love “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Mike Errico: An honest and very funny take on why we all love — and also kinda can’t stand — this holiday classic.
The Year’s Best Actors in 9 Kisses in the New York Times Magazine: Each film is about a minute long and every one of them is gorgeous and sexy and wow. Celebrate the season with a kiss – or nine.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Moses vs. Santa: Featuring Snoop as Moses. You have to watch now.
Do We Put Too Much Emphasis on Children’s Gifts at Holiday Time? by Jennifer Collins, Kristina Cerise and Ellen Painter Dollar: Three thoughtful essays about the tradition, intention and meaning behind giving presents to our kids on the Brain, Child blog.
Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas by Adam Chandler: “…Jews and Chinese food are as much a match of necessity as sweet and sour are, is only half the wonton. The circumstances that birthed Jewish Christmas are also deeply historical, sociological, and religious.” Who knew? Pass the lo mein.
Best Case Scenario: Professional photographer Danielle Guenther takes family portraits to a whole new level of reality. Anyone who just went through the holiday photo card process will totally relate.
Schedule For All the Holiday TV Specials and Marathons on The Huffington Post: From Bond to Rudolph to Bad Santa, this list has something for absolutely everyone during the winter holidays.
All About the Neis by the Maccabeats: Hanukkah may be over, but the beat lives on, courtesy of the marvelous Maccabeats.
29 Movies to See (or Not See) This Christmas Season courtesy of New York Magazine: A nifty capsule summary of all the movies currently in theaters during the holidays.