A roundup of Slate holiday coverage.

A roundup of Slate holiday coverage.

A roundup of Slate holiday coverage.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Dec. 20 2006 4:14 PM

'Tis the Season

A roundup of Slate holiday coverage.

Illustration by Nina Frenkel. Click on image to enlarge.

"Me and My Big Wimpy Hobby: I make Christmas wreaths for the ladies in my life. You got a problem with that?" by Alex Heard. Posted Dec. 20, 2006.

"The Sovereign vs. the Idiot: What kind of gift-giver are you?" by Joel Waldfogel. Posted Dec. 19, 2006.

"A Very Ecumenical Christmas: Why conservatives despise the phrase happy holidays," by David Greenberg. Posted Dec. 15, 2006.

"Bad Corporate Santa: Tell us about your Scrooge-like employer," Daniel Gross. Posted Dec. 15, 2006.

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"What Beast Is This? The trouble with Christmas dinner," by Liesl Schillinger. Posted Dec. 23, 2005.

"Bring Out the Kwanzaa Kinara: OK, the holiday is made-up. But for my family it was useful," by Melonyce McAfee. Posted Dec. 23, 2005.

" 'Who are my mother and my brothers?': The Gospels don't preach family values," by Lauren Winner. Posted Dec. 23, 2005.

"The Maccabees and the Hellenists: Hanukkah as Jewish civil war," by James Ponet. Posted Dec. 22, 2005.

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"Jesus and the Gospel—What Really Happened? Three historians debate," by Larry Hurtado,John S. Kloppenborg, and Alan F. Segal. Posted Dec.22, 2005.

"Eluding Happiness: A Buddhist problem with Christmas," by Jess Row. Posted Dec. 22, 2005.

"The Earthly Father: What if Mary wasn't a virgin?" by Chloe Breyer. Posted Dec. 22, 2005.

"What Would Baby Jesus Say?: Nothing, of course" by Jack Miles. Posted Dec. 22, 2005.

"The War on Christmas, the Prequel: When the holiday was banned," by Andrew Santella. Posted Dec. 21, 2005.

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"Witches' Brew at Winter Solstice: How Wiccans do themselves in," by Marc Oppenheimer. Posted Dec. 21, 2005.

"Kitchen Confidential: Professional chefs reveal their shortcuts," by Jill Hunter Pellettieri. Posted Dec. 21, 2005.

"The Real Reason Children Love Fantasy: Kids aren't escapists, they're little scientists," by Alison Gopnik. Posted Dec. 20, 2005.

"A Christmas Chronicle: How I learned the secret of Santa Claus' annual visit," by Maile Meloy. Posted Dec. 20, 2005.

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"Wreaths: The demure symbol of Christmas," by Bryan Curtis. Posted Dec. 19, 2005.

"No, Really, You Shouldn't Have: Why clothes make a terrible gift" by Amanda Fortini. Posted Dec. 16, 2005.

"The Christmas Puppy: Why you shouldn't get one," by Jon Katz. Posted Dec. 16, 2005.

"Bon Appetizer!: My quest for the perfect hors d'oeuvre," by Sara Dickerman. Posted Dec. 15, 2005.

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"The Fly Pentop Computer: How an educational toy became a hot holiday gadget," by Paul Boutin. Posted Dec. 14, 2005.

"The Gifts of the Mags: What Playboy says you should get your mother-in-law," by Brendan I. Koerner. Posted Dec. 14, 2005.

"The Year in Books: Slate picksthe best books of 2005." Posted Dec. 14, 2005.

"Flags Snap, Heels Tap: The holiday glory of Rockefeller Center," by Witold Rybczynski. Posted Dec. 14, 2005.

"Marathon of Mirth: Had enough Christmas parties yet? Bush has to host 26 of them," by John Dickerson. Posted Dec. 6, 2005.

"Can the Jews Save Christmas?: Hanukkah is late this year. Will this help retailers?" by Daniel Gross. Posted Nov. 28, 2005.

"Why Some Feasts Are Movable: How come Lent moves around while Christmas stays put?" by Daniel Engber. Posted Feb. 9, 2005.

"Not a Turkey in the Bunch: Christmas feasts from the top-five food magazines," by Sara Dickerman. Posted Dec. 22, 2004.

"Top Nog: Which eggnog is best?" by Dan Crane. Posted Dec. 22, 2004.

"A Very D'Souza Christmas: Gift ideas from a leading conservative commentator," by Timothy Noah. Posted Dec. 13, 2004.

"What I Like About Scrooge: In praise of misers," by Steven E. Landsburg. Posted Dec. 9, 2004.

"You're a Judgmental One, Mr. Grinch: Are those endlessly bragging, mass-mailed Christmas letters rude?" Posted Jan. 22, 2004.

"Reindeer Games: Rudolph, bard of the can-do Christmas," by Virginia Heffernan. Posted Dec. 23, 2002.

"Crèche Test Dummies: Nativity scenes on public lands are illegal, rules the Supreme Court. Except when they're not," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Dec. 21, 2001.

"Attack of the Mega-Ornaments: Christopher Radko, the man who super-sized Christmas," by Alison Cook. Posted Dec. 19, 2001.

"Unto Us a Hit Is Born: Why Handel's Messiah is a holiday soundtrack for the ages," by Adam Baer. Posted Dec. 18, 2001.

"Packin' It In: Picking the best packing for your holiday shipping," by Maureen Sullivan. Posted Dec. 14, 2001.

"Xmas Fir Trapping: How to bag the balsam, Fraser, or noble that's just right for your living room," by Laurie Snyder. Posted Nov. 29, 2000.

"Christmas for Jews: How Hanukkah became a major holiday," by David Greenberg.

Posted Dec. 16, 1998.

"Gifts You Can Give the Feds, Gifts You Can't," by Bruce Gottlieb. Posted July 2, 1998.

"Santa Claus: Building a better Father Christmas," by David Plotz. Posted Dec. 14, 1997.

"The Great Fleece Panic of '96: How the media invented an Xmas-present shortage,"

by Jack Shafer. Posted Jan. 12, 1997.

"Kwanzaa," by Carol M. Beach, Posted Dec. 14, 1996.

"Going Postal: The best way to do Christmas is by U.S. Mail," by Jeffrey Steingarten. Posted Dec. 11, 1996.