Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s essentially Christmas for the next month—at least for advertisers, movie studios and pop musicians(‘ labels). Pop musicians and Christmas are like Americans and professional soccer, they only associate at regular intervals but goddammit if they don’t embrace each other 100% when they finally do converge. Unfortunately, just like the World Cup, Christmas pop songs are not always satisfying. In fact, sometimes a Christmas single is so bad it feels like the artist was trying to Zidane you. Still, Christmas music is fundamentally cheerful and oftentimes the holiday track succeeds. Enjoy our 5 best and 5 worst Christmas songs after the jump (NOTE: These are Christmas songs – everybody knows there is only one “The Hanukkah Song” and then “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”). Continue Reading
If final exams/papers misery hasn’t set in yet and you’re lucky enough to still have free time to go out and enjoy the world, seize the moment while you can with some of these activities.
PW (7 Orchard St.)
“A new play about wizards” that opened to a great review in The Herald. Tickets available for reservation are gone, but go early to try for one at the door!
The Beary Keys Holiday Concert
Go get some holiday cheer with the Bear Necessities and the Higher Keys, who also promise “an epic finale” you won’t want to miss.
Speakeasy Sessions, IV
10 pm – 2 am
Grad Center Lounge
BCA presents several student bands (which you can read about here), with some dizzy DJ-ing to finish off the night.
2010 Annual Sigma Chi Christmas Party
10 pm – 1 am
$3 entry, $1 drinks
Promises irreverent nativity scene, terrible holiday sweaters and vile fun.