Christmas

Michell Girard and Chris Barrington
Miss Girard’s Christmas Gift

Dec 24, 2019 By Skip Hollandsworth

When her former student was found wandering the streets a decade after she’d last seen him, Michell Girard immediately agreed to take him in. Then she decided to do far more, including give him the Christmas he’d never had.

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Holiday Recipes and More

Nov 27, 2019 By mcreydt

Celebrate this holiday season with the one thing that brings all communities together—food. From the history of tamales at Christmas, to the perfect wine to pair with each dish, to a bevy of Instant Pot recipes and a Christmas tree made of best wurst, this holiday collection from Texas Monthly and our partner H-E-B is sure to inspire. Happy holidays!

Christmas in Brownsville

Dec 1, 2005 By Oscar Casares

My father, who had grown up on a farm, used to talk about his family’s killing a pig for the tamales, but this was back in the twenties.

Merry Tex-mas

Dec 1, 2001 By Anne Dingus

Break out the hog-bladder balloons and get ready to chase livestock! It's time for a look at Texas' Christmas past.

Searching for Santa

Dec 1, 1997 By Anne Dingus

This time of year, Yule find him hanging around East Texas: On lawns and roofs, he’s a Claus célèbre.

Yule Love It

Aug 31, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

The holiday season comes early for Asleep at the Wheel, who’ve just wrapped Merry Texas Christmas, Y’all (High Street/Windham Hill Records) at Austin’s Bismeaux studios. Highlights include Tish Hinojosa singing “Feliz Navidad” and Willie Nelson and Don Walser on “Silent Night.” Too homey for you? Wheel front man Ray Benson’s…

Sandy Duncan

Dec 1, 1996 By Renee Boensch

Every Christmas, from the time I was three until I was ten, my family would drive in a stream of cars to Kilgore, where, during the Depression and a very big oil boom, oil wells had been drilled downtown. Hundreds of derricks on street corners and next to office buildings…