Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Christmas Awesomeness…

29 November, 2010

Can’t wait to see the new viddy from Coldplay. Digging the swinging 6/8 beat at the end there.

Alright, Agreement…

16 December, 2009

This poor thing never saw it coming…

Someone agrees with my thoughts on anyone trying to adapt the Polar Express and, hey, its the dudes from MST3K!

Kevin Murphy: I’ll just start the bidding with the entire Robert Zemeckis Christmas movie library. [A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express.] He’s really tried, with his dead, doll-like eye animation that he does, to destroy Christmas for children all over the world.

Mike Nelson: Smack dab in the middle of the uncanny valley, aren’t they? You just don’t know whether to scream or be delighted.

KM: Just to warm myself up for seeing [A Christmas Carol], just to amp up my hate a little bit, I watched the Christmastown/Nuremberg-rally scene in Polar Express. The end, when the elves are marching in formation, and Hitler—oh, I’m sorry, Santa—comes out…

Bill Corbett: [Laughs.] Hitler Claus!

Christmas Cookie Poll #3: 12/18/08

18 December, 2008


Christmas is nigh approaching so here is another favorite Cookie for the holidays, The classic, original Chocolate Chip cookie, recommended by Carrie.

1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar

3/4 cup (160 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups (270 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup (100 grams) walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) with rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream the butter. Add the white and brown sugars and beat until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until incorporated, adding the chocolate chips about half way through mixing. If you find the dough very soft, cover and refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes).
For large cookies, use about a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop or with two spoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough (35 grams) onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake about 12 – 14 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Cool completely on wire rack

The Search is on(?)

10 December, 2008


Christmas cookies are important facets of the Holiday Season. Not only do they supply delicious supplementation to a Holiday meal, they bring people together in the kitchen and create an activity that can be shared by many.

It is in my opinion that there is no official Christmas Cookie, as there shouldn’t be seeing as palates differ from person to person, so I’m asking you to submit, whether in the comments section or via EMAIL, your idea of a perfect Christmas cookie.


Chris Trivia Extravaganza Thursday 12/4/08: Answered

8 December, 2008


The word Christmas has been around for centuries. However, the question is this:

How far back can the original form of “Christmas” (Christemasse) be traced in our World’s history?

“The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning “Christ’s mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038.[4] “Cristes” is from Greek christos and “mæsse” is from Latin missa. In early Greek versions of the New Testament, the letter Χ (chi), is the first letter of Christ. Since the mid-16th century Χ, or the similar Roman letter X, has been used as an abbreviation for Christ.[8] Hence, Xmas is often used as an abbreviation for Christmas.”

I’m dreaming…

3 December, 2008


Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds (dubbed by Martha Mears)

The film marked the debut of “White Christmas”, which went on to become one of the biggest selling songs in the history of music.
As of 2007, “White Christmas” is the best selling music single ever