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.
I spent some quality time with those decorated cedar trees along Loop 360 to see if I could get in the holiday spirit.
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!
A beloved tradition? Please. It’s just littering.
A Dallasite wonders how something so tasty, so filling, and so pre-Christian came to be a holiday staple.
Catch the Polar Express, visit the Grinch, or have your own 'It's a Wonderful Life' moment in a festive town square.
Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. But it could come from Whataburger.
After spending four days at the Mall of America, Santa Larry is back in Texas to continue spreading holiday cheer.
A forthcoming playlist from Amazon Music features a wide range of artists—including three prominent Texas acts—with their takes on 'Acoustic Christmas.'
The Agricultural Commissioner wants to slap anybody who wishes him ”happy holidays,” but rewards employees with $400,000 in bonuses.
Seven of the ten cities that spend the most on Christmas are right here in Texas.
The bestselling author of 'The Rap Yearbook' is sharing his success with fast food workers and thrift store customers.
‘Tis the season for giving random gifts to random people, apparently.
No matter how you feel about him, hearing the former President declare, "Well, uh, I've become a, uh, painter" over the faint strains of "Good King Wencelas" is pretty darn charming.
Or so says the new Christmas song by singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler, who talks about his new holiday track, "Santa Got Busted by the Border Patrol."
The city has since apologized for its letter inviting the disgraced athlete to compete in the 5K race, which made light of Armstrong's doping by comparing it to Rudolph's nose.
What we'd like to get Rick Perry, Warren Jeffs, Willie Nelson, and other prominent Texans for Christmas.
Ginger Reeder on gift giving.
And my favorite Christmas present of all time is...
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.
Break out the hog-bladder balloons and get ready to chase livestock! It's time for a look at Texas' Christmas past.
Ten tunes by Texas artists to jingle your bells.
This time of year, Yule find him hanging around East Texas: On lawns and roofs, he’s a Claus célèbre.
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…
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…
In Texas the ultimate arbiter of good taste has always been Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based department store that marks its ninetieth birthday next year.
Snow business comes to Houston.
Every day is Christmas for Claus clone Carl Anderson.
All is clam, all is bright in folk-art manger scenes.
For a perfectly decorated tree, call Tom Osborn. But only if money is no object.
Yes, Virginia Sue, Texas really does have its own holiday traditions.
December 1941 in Clarksville was a time to celebrate peace on earth amid the rumblings of war.
String the lights, hang the tinsel and the expense. It’s Christmas and the decorated homes of Texans are second to none.
Bringing back the Ghost of Christmas Past.