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December 25, 2012

“Jesus, Mary And Joseph!”

A tepid retelling of the Nativity story is more scattered than previous parody episodes.

Remembering Actor Jack Klugman From TV's The Odd Couple

In probably his most famous role, he took Oscar, the slovenly yin to Felix’s fussy yang, and developed him into a lasting, affecting creation (a collective project, of course, with Simon and Walter Matthau, from whom Klugman took over the Broadway…

6 Nontraditional Engagement Rings—ALL Less Than $2,700! (3 Are Less Than $1,000!) Which Would You Like To Find Under The Christmas Tree?

If a traditional diamond engagement ring isn't your thing, would you consider one of these less-traditional sparklers? (The first four are from Brides round up of SIXTY-FOUR (!!) engagement rings that cost less than $5,000—the last two are blingy…

What's Your Family's Best-Ever Christmas Photo?

Whether it's your uncle passed out under the tree or your best present ever, let's all share the classic picture that says "happy holidays" to us.

The 20 Cats Of Christmas

We've made a list and we've checked it twice, and these are the nicest of the nice (cats). Cats!

Michelle And Bo Obama Read "Twas The Night Before Christmas"

The reactions of the kids are priceless. Official White House video, released just last night, of the First Lady and First Dog reading the Christmas classic at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 15. Little A.J. Murray and Jordyn Akuoko steal the show.

Walmart Christmas Hours 2012

Walmart is closed on Christmas Day. Most stores will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, but be sure to check your local listings before heading out to do last-minute Christmas shopping.

Character Actor Charles Durning Dead At 89

(AP) – Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day, and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge. His hard life and wartime…

The 9 Best Answers From Mark Cuban's Christmas Eve Reddit AMA

Everyone's favorite billionaire did an AMA on Christmas Eve, proving once again, he's the best.

Restaurants Open On Christmas Day

Most restaurants are closed on Christmas day. And many of the restaurants that are open on Christmas will be serving expensive prix fixe dinners on the holiday. But that doesn't mean that you have to starve on Christmas, even if you are culinarily…

The 20 Funniest Christmas Autocorrects

Autocorrect just ruined Christmas.

What Is The Deal With This Ornament? @ TeamCoco.com

Find out in his latest holiday themed Twitpic!

Want To Watch A Christmas Story? Don't Worry! TBS Will Let You Watch It 12 Times

TBS hauls out A Christmas Story for the annual 24-hour marathon. Also: A bunch of Christmas-themed stuff, including a Fox News Christmas special we just might watch.

"Merry" "Christmas" From Your Lawyer

You are being billed, by the second, rounded up to the nearest hour, as you read this heartfelt greeting.

Courtney Stodden And Doug Hutcherson Are Here To Ruin Your Christmas

It doesn't matter that these photos are nearly a year old — they may still scar you for life.

10 Awesomely Bad ABC Family Christmas Movies You Must See

Just because Christmas only comes once a year doesn't mean you can't watch these Christmas movies. You should watch them, you won't regret it. Actually you might, but it's worth it.

Glowing Photorealistic Urban Nightscapes By Dan Witz

We’ve been fans of Brooklyn-based painter and street artist Dan Witz for a while now, so we’re always excited when someone points out some of his work. We spotted Nightscapes over at Faith is Torment, and it seemed sort of perfect for the weekend…

Maple Syrup Theft: Why Does Canada Have A Maple Syrup Cartel?

Over a one-year period during 2011 and 2012, some 6 million gallons of maple syrup – about $18 million worth – was stolen from the “strategic maple syrup reserve” controlled by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ). The cartel’s…

Michelle Obama Reads ''Twas The Night Before Christmas' At Children's National Medical Center, Bo Steals The Show (VIDEO)

First Lady Michelle Obama recently took some time to read the holiday classic "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" to kids at Children's National Medical Center. But one creature was stirring, and it was the Obama family dog, Bo.

11 Food Trends That Need To Die In 2013

Dear Sriracha, Pickles, and Sriracha Pickles: You've had a great run. Let's move on, shall we?

Dylan Smith Dead: Surfer, Hurricane Sandy Hero Drowns In Puerto Rico

A young surfer-- who previously made headlines when he rescued several people stranded by Hurricane Sandy-- apparently drowned this week off the coast of Puerto Rico. From The AP:

People Who Didn't Get What They Wanted For Christmas

In what has become a Christmas tradition, Twitter user @fart has finally shed light on the terrible injustice some teens have to suffer through every Dec. 25. This is their story.

William Spengler Identified As Webster Firefighter Shooter; Killed Grandmother In 1980s

The shooter who shot and killed two responding firefighters and injured two others in Webster, New York this morning has been identified as convicted killer William Spengler, 62. Police say that Spengler spent 17 years in prison for killing his…

11 Cool Ways To Wear Shiny Clothes On New Year's Eve

Metallics, sequins, and glitter — they're fun and all, but you run the risk of looking chintzy and cheap. Here are some new ideas for glitzing up, from casual and tomboy-ish to all-out "glam."

Ryan Gosling's Christmas Gift To Us All

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the first 3 seconds of the trailer of Ryan Gosling's new movie, The Place Beyond The Pines. Amen.

Sandy Hook: After The Shooting, Newtown Struggles On

The last of the burials are over, but memorials to the 20 children and 7 adults killed in the Dec. 14 rampage are still growing as Newtown, Conn. ponders how to move past a senseless tragedy

Rejected Folgers Christmas Commercial Goes Horribly Wrong (VIDEO)

Ah, nothing like brewing your family a nice pot of Folgers coffee on Christmas morning. Unless they're not your family.

Lifeguard Who Saved Six From Sandy Dead In Surfing Accident

RINCON, Puerto Rico, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A 23-year-old lifeguard, hailed by People as a hero for saving six people during Hurricane Sandy, drowned while surfing in Puerto Rico, a family friend said.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Missing Christmas With Queen Elizabeth II At Sandringham Estate

The pregnant Duchess, who has been battling an acute form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum, plans to celebrate the holiday with her husband, Prince William, at her parents' home in Bucklebury, the palace tells Us. There, they will…

Awesomely Bizarre Soviet Space-Themed Holiday Cards

Happy New Year! Why yes, that is a Santa riding a sleigh powered by space rockets. But no, it’s not a Christmas thing. Are you not familiar with Ded Moroz, the Slavic version of Santa Claus who shows up on New Year’s Eve to deliver presents? That’s…

Christmas 2012: The Hilarious Awkward Festive Family Photos Bound To Make Even Scrooge Laugh Out Loud

Taking holiday couple photos can often be an awkward experience for the senders as well as the receivers. Here are some of the most eccentric and outlandish holiday couple pictures from Awkward Family Photos.

Jackie Chan Movie 'Chinese Zodiac' To Hit U.S. Screens By Summer 2013

HONG KONG – Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac will unspool in “a few hundred screens” in the U.S. upon its release in North America in either spring or summer next year, said Ramy Choi, director of distribution and acquisition of the Hong Kong actor’s… The heist caper, revolving around a Chan-led team hunting down Chinese national treasures auctioned off to international speculators, will also be released in Europe at the same time, Choi said.

Stores Open On Christmas Day 2012

As for food, most locations of Denny's, IHOP, Jack in the Box, Starbucks and Waffle House will be open. For a full list of restaurants open on Christmas Day, click here.

Dear Prudence: My Mother-in-law Would Rather Spend Christmas With Another Family.

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send…

Shia LaBeouf & Mia Goth: Descanso Gardens Date!

Shia LaBeouf holds his rumored new girlfriend Mia Goth close while sitting on a bench during a visit to the Descanso Gardens on Saturday afternoon (December 22) in La Canada Flintridge, Calif.

'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Star Teresa Giudice And Her Trainer Reveal Top 10 Holiday Fitness Tips (EXCLUSIVE)

'Tis the season to indulge -- but that doesn't mean Teresa Giudice is going to let it show. When the feisty star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey isn't busy cooking her famous Italian meals for …

Jennifer Aniston: Bikini Sunbathing With Shirtless Justin Theroux!

Jennifer Aniston wears a pink bikini top while sunbathing with her shirtless fiance Justin Theroux on Christmas Eve Monday (December 24) in Mexico.

Weird Sex Stories: 2012's Least Sexy Sex Stories

Sex is like doing math -- about half the time you get an odd result.

Stores Open On Christmas Day: Walmart, Target, Best Buy To Close

A word to the wise: Don't plan to do your holiday shopping Christmas morning.

Ashton Kutcher Spotted With Mila Kunis In Iowa After Demi Moore Divorce Filing

Kutcher, who separated from Moore last November, takes his new love Kunis to his hometown for Christmas

Merry Christmas, Everybody, You’ll Never Guess Who Got Naked. It’s A Complete Surprise.

Another holiday, another gallery of Courtney Stodden posing nude because why else would Doug wish a department store mannequin would come to life? And ask for it to be underage before he married it… Anyway, these are exactly what Jesus wanted for…

Firefighters' Shooter Served Time For Killing Grandma

(Newser) – Police have identified the man who this morning fatally shot two firefighters responding to the blaze he set in his own house as 62-year-old William H. Spengler Jr., reports the…

Police: NY Gunman Set ‘Trap’ For Firefighters

(WEBSTER, N.Y.) — An ex-con gunned down two firefighters after luring them to his neighborhood by setting a car and a house ablaze early Monday, then took shots at police and committed suicide while several homes burned.

The Police’s Andy Summers On His Songs, Sting, And Being Ripped Off By Puff Daddy

The Police’s guitarist just wrote one song per album, but he made the most of it.

Where Is Santa? Watch His Christmas Eve 2012 Journey Around The World

Santa Claus is comin’ to town. Yes, your child’s photo with him may not have gone as planned and you probably forgot to move the Elf one (or 20?) times this month. But with mere hours left of Christmas 2012, NORAD Tracks Santa (aka the coolest…

Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez: Paris For The Holidays!

Halle Berry and her fiance Olivier Martinez walk hand in hand while arriving on a flight on Saturday (December 22) in Paris, France.

A Giant F'ing Snow Walrus

OK, now it's Christmas.

2012 Year In Review: 12 Memorable Kardashian Moments (PHOTOS)

From a new relationship between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, to Khloe Kardashian’s gig on FOX’s The X Factor, to her husband Lamar Odom’s new NBA team and the birth of Kourtney Kardashian’s baby girl, Penelope, one of television’s most famous…

'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Star Porsha Stewart On Kenya Moore's 'Distasteful' Behavior In Anguilla (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Kenya Moore's behavior during her trip to Anguilla didn't sit too well with the ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, especially not with her frenemy, Porsha Stewart. "I thought it was just rea …

The Year’s Coolest Literary Magazine Innovations

The print landscape is changing swiftly, web journals are now forced to innovate as a result, and blah blah blah — you know all of this. What we’ve seen this year, in addition to an exciting crop of brand new literary magazines (a warm welcome to…

Holiday Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'Reacher,' Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' No Match For 'Hobbit'

Traffic was sluggish at the multiplex on Friday as a crush of new movies -- including Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher and Judd Apatow's This Is 40 -- competed with one another for the attention of moviegoers already distracted by holiday preparations. Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey beat both new films to stay at No. 1, grossing $10.2 million for an eight-day domestic cume of $123.3 million.

Carson Daly's New Year's Eve Special Lineup

NBC's annual New Year's Eve With Carson Daly has unveiled its lineup. The two-hour special, live from New York City's Time Square and hosted by Daly (late night's Last Call With Carson Daly), will be headlined by Train and The Voice's latest winner Cassadee Pope on Dec. 31, first from 10-11 p.m. and then 11:30…

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett Marries David Rubulotta

Erin Burnett is officially off the market. The CNN anchor, 36, wore a red dress to marry David Rubulotta, 42, a managing director at Citigroup, on Friday at City Hall in New York City, her representative confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kristen Stewart Confirms 'Snow White' Sequel

Actress Kristen Stewart has confirmed she will reprise her starring role in the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman after her headline-grabbing "indiscretion" with the film's director earlier this year.

Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy Separate: Reality Star And Husband Call It Quits

LOS ANGELES — Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy are separating. The 42-year-old TV personality, chef, author and entrepreneur told The Associated Press Sunday that the split brings her "great sadness."

Kathy Glow: Pictures Can Lie

This year, we decided it was time again for a nice family picture. I put off scheduling it, though. The certificate for the session was about to expire. We had to do it soon. I told the photographer about our situation. About missing someone from…

'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Drama: Kurt Sutter And Others Blast AMC After Series Shakeup

"My time as showrunner on 'The Walking Dead' has been an amazing experience, but after I finish Season 3, it’s time to move on," Mazarra said in a statement. "I have told the stories I wanted to tell and connected with our fans on a level that I…

Exil Fiscal De Gérard Depardieu, Gad Elmaleh S'en Mêle Et Répond à Philippe Torreton Sur Twitter

EXIL FISCAL - Au tour de Gad Elmaleh de répondre à la charge de Philippe Torreton contre l'exil fiscal de Gérard Depardieu. Un "Who's who" de l'exil fiscal déjà entretenu vendredi par Catherine Deneuve dans une tribune adressée au sociétaire de la…

Lee Dorman Dead: Iron Butterfly Bassist Dies At 70

LOS ANGELES — Lee Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at age 70. Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Krause says Dorman was found dead in a vehicle Friday morning.

Wayne LaPierre: Schools With Armed Guards 'The One Thing That Would Keep People Safe' (VIDEO)

Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, made a second effort at selling his views on the Newtown school shooting massacre to the public in a contentious appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning. Making his first public…

NORAD Santa Tracker 2012 Lets You Follow Claus Online Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eves of yore, kids could only dream of where Santa Claus and his reindeer were flying at any moment, hoping that their house would be next on the big guy's list.

Kimora Lee Simmons' Bikini Body Is Incredible (PHOTOS)

Kimora Lee Simmons looked red hot while vacationing with her daughters Ming, 12, and Aoki, 10, in St. Barts on Dec. 22. As she frolicked by the shore, the six-foot stunner, 37, rocked a string bikini, complete with a small body chain that fell…

Kate Middleton Nurse Tried To Kill Herself Twice Before

(Newser) – Jacintha Saldanha's suicide in the wake of the Kate Middleton prank call was actually her third attempt on her own life, reports the Daily Mail, citing Indian newspaper reports.…

20 Pictures Of Santa Riding Things That Are Not A Sleigh

In many places around the world, Santa doesn't need reindeer. Instead he might hop on a more practical form of transportation, like a Harley or a surfboard.

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