I spent some quality time with those decorated cedar trees along Loop 360 to see if I could get in the holiday spirit.
Where to ring in the season, from small-town parades to yuletide train trips to glorious light displays.
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
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.
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.'
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.
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.
Pity poor Santa: Everywhere he stops during the wee hours of Christmas morning, he gets a plate of cookies and a glass of milk. This year, do him a favor and put out something different at your house, like a slice of satiny lemon tart and a cup of liqueur-laced
For the main course, baste roast goose with a savory barbecue sauce and stuff it lavishly with cornbread and oysters.1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup chopped yellow onion 2 tablespoons celery, diced 2 tablespoons carrot, diced 2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup dry white
Houston caterer Byron Franklin’s holiday coffee reflects his Texas upbringing and years of study in Vienna. Franklin, born and raised in Baytown, has no formula or fixed menus for his clients, but his own tastes run to the traditional and formal. “Everybody is different,” says Franklin. “My philosophy is, regardless
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.
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