Christmas Articles, Photos, and More


About the Mainlining Christmas Project:

By Means of Explanation, by Erin
Fragmenting..., by Lindsay
2010 Sum-up, by Lindsay
Ten Final Observations, by Erin
The Magic Returns, by Erin (Intro to Year Two)
Intro to Year Three, by Erin
Welcome Back (Intro to Year Four), by Erin
Year Six and All’s Well, by Lindsay
The Borders of Christmastown: Some Thoughts on what are and are not Christmas Movies
Delving Ever Deeper
Christmas is CANCELLED, by Erin


Yearly Wrap-ups:

Lindsay's Holiday List of Lists (2010)
Erin Checked it Twice (2010)

Summary of 2011: the Good, the Bad and the Mostly Mediocre

Wrapping Up and Turning Off the Christmas Lights (2011)
2014 Draws to a Close (2014)

Is It Really Christmas Already? (2015)
Reflections On Another Christmas Gone (2015)


About Christmas and the Holiday Season:

A Message from Mainlining Christmas (Thanksgiving)
The Spirit of the Season is Upon Us (Black Friday 2010)
We Were There (Black Friday 2011)

The Magic of Black Friday's Eve (2012)
The War on Black Friday
The Blackest Night of the Year (2013)

Merry Christmas Vs. Happy Holidays
Yes, Virginia, Macy's is Cashing in
Never Make an Elf Angry
Christmas Music A to Z
144 Days of Christmas
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (a second opinion)
Interview with an Elf
I Don't Want to Hear It
Good Versions of Boring Songs
Liveblogging the End of the World
Mainlining Christmas Gift Guide 2014
Semantics and Pagan Holidays
The Final Frontier: Science Fiction and Christmas
10 Deadly Christmas Elves
The Existential Horror and Pagan Connections of Christmas in July
Yes, Virginia, Die Hard is a Christmas Movie
Mainlining Christmas 2016 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide
100 Christmas Movies to See Instead of Watching A Christmas Story

Personal Essays:

What it all means to me, by Erin
Cynicism in Small Children, by Lindsay
Memories of Retail Past, by Erin
Silver Bells, by Lindsay
About Dead Trees..., by Erin
About Plastic Trees..., by Lindsay
Hark, the Secular Children Sing, by Lindsay
The Two Christmases, and that Other Holiday, by Erin
Have Yourself a Mythic Little Christmas, by Lindsay
So You Don't Want to Celebrate Christmas, by Erin
Ten Reasons to Celebrate Christmas, by Erin


Photos of Holiday Cheer:

'Twas the Day Before Thanksgiving (Macy's Parade Prep)
Union Square "Holiday" Market 2010
Lord & Taylor Windows 2010
Lord & Taylor Windows 2011
2010 Walk up Fifth Avenue, Part One: all fantasy girl window displays should include a kraken
2010 Walk up Fifth Avenue, Part Two: Sci-fi bling and tiny stages
2011 Fifth Avenue Windows, Part One: creepy bubble people
2011 Fifth Avenue Windows, Part Two: taxidermy and sculpture inspired by taxidermy
The Tree at Rockefeller Center 2010
La Salette Shrine
Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation
Radio City Supplemental
Huge Props on Sixth Avenue
Macy's Windows 2011
Holiday Stars at The Shops at Columbus Circle
Seattle Center Lights
Seattle Winter Train Village
Candy Cane Lane
Evergreen Community Church Light Show
Leavenworth
Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Ceremony
The 1st Annual Mainlining Christmas Black Friday Party
Hallmark 2016 Keepsake Ornament Release


     Part One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Book Review: Silent Nights
Book Review: A Child's Christmas in Wales
Book Review: Forbidden Fruit
Book Review: Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories
Book Review: The Santa Klaus Murder
Book Review: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Book Review: The Raven in the Foregate
Misadventures in Romance Reading (Christmas in July)
Book Review: Christmas vs. Fourth of July (1908)
Book Review: Ho-Ho-Homicide
Book Review: Murder in Christmas River
Book Review: A Big Sky Christmas
Book Review: Silent Night (A Raine Stockton Dog Mystery)
Book Review: St. Nicholas and the Valley Beyond: A Christmas Legend

Comics and Graphic Novels:
Holiday Comic Books: JLA #60, DCU Infinite Holiday Special, Larfleeze Christmas Special
Holiday Comics: The Tick
Holiday Comics: Generation X and Futurama
Holiday Comics: Marvel Universe
Holiday Comics: DC Universe
Holiday Comic: Winter Soldier: Winter Kills
Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Noel
Holiday Comics: Gwenpool Special #1, My Little Pony Holiday Special 2015
Comic Review: NorthStars Volume 1: Welcome to Snowville
Holiday Comic: Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-up
Graphic Novel Review: Jingle Belle - The Whole Package
Holiday Comic: DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1


Video Games and Board Games:
Video Game: Batman: Arkham Origins
Game Review: Northpole Rooftop Drop
Game Review: Christmas Trivia Game
Game Review: Christmas Questions Triviapalooza Game
Game Review: Gift Trap

Music and Audio Reviews:
CD Review: A Celtic Celebration
Music Review: The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces
CD Review: The Jethro Tull Christmas Album
CD Review: Christmas With the Chipmunks
CD Review: Disney's Twelve Days of Christmas
LP Review: Rainbow Brite Christmas
CD Review: Disney Princess Christmas Album
CD Review: Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Merry Christmas
LP Review: Christmas in the Stars (The Star Wars Christmas Album)
LP Review: Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along
Podcast Review: Old Time Radio Christmas
This American Life Christmas Podcasts
Music Review: Broadway’s Carols for a Cure 2015: Volume 17
Christmas Music in July
Music Review: Solitudes Christmas Albums
Ambient Mixer Christmas Sounds
Podcast: The Allusionist: Winterval
Podcast: Studio 360 on A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
Kirwan, Greenwood & Burns Present 2016 Soundcloud All​-​Star Holiday Spectacular

Annual Music Round-ups:
Christmas Notes: A to Z (2011)
Musical Interlude Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 (2012)
Christmas Notes 2013: Another Year, Another Pile of CDs
New CD's - 2014, Christmas Music: Prime (2014)
Christmas Music, the 2015 Edition


Toy Reviews:
Toy Review: Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer: Santa's Musical Sleigh 
Toy Review: Playmobil Santa Playset
Toy Review: Playmobil Santa's Workshop
Toy Review: Snow Pets
Toy Review: Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree
Toy Review: Lego Santa (Lego Minifigures Series 8)
Toy Review: Arthur Christmas Figures
Toy Review: Gremlins: Santa Gizmo
Toy Review: Monster High Abbey Bominable Scary Cute Howliday Figure
Toy Review: Diamond Select Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington
Toy Review: Disney Store Mickey's Christmas Carol Special Edition Figurine Playset
Toy Review: North Pole Express Christmas Train Set
Toy Review: Northpole Snowby
Toy Review: Northpole Communicator
Toy Review: Northpole Magic Snowball
Toy Review: Batman Automobilia No. 61: Batman: Noel
Toy Review: Talking Mistletoe
Toy Review: Holiday Surprise Barbie
Toy Review: Hallmark Northpole Good Deed Sender
Toy Review: Doctor Who: The Impossible Set
Toy Review: Schleich Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Toy Review: Batman Automobilia No. 78: Batman: Arkham Origins Video Game
Forever Fun: Misfit Christmas and Santa's Christmas Figurine Playsets
Celebrate It Merry Minis: Mini Garden Sets
Toy Review: NECA Home Alone 25th Anniversary Harry Lime
Toy Review: NECA Home Alone 25th Anniversary Kevin McCallister
ThinkGeek Build On Brick Holiday Wreath


Products and Other:

Beneath the Tree: (video reviews)
Playmobil Saint Nicholas and Christmas Angel
Chantilly Lane Duets Musical Cats
Santa Kit

Products:
Holiday Products: Unexpectedly Peppermint
Snoopy's Countdown to Christmas Ornament
Celebrate It Baroque Nativity Set
Northpole Treeluminator
Holiday Home LED Touch Globe with Icon (Santa Claus)
Branded Holiday Lip Balm
Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit
Star Wars Snow Globe
Cards Against Humanity: Eight Sensible Gifts for Hanukkah
Misadventures with Bargain Light-Up Miniature Buildings
Vinylux Recycled Record Coasters
Shimmer Noel Decorative Filler

Food:
Products: Holiday Goldfish Crackers
Food Review: Dryck Julmust
Food Review: Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn
Food Review: Christmas Spice Tea
Twinings Holiday Teas
Unexpected Peppermint 2016: Andes Peppermint Crunch Thins

Crafts:
Craft: Beaded Candy Cane Kit
Craft: Weeping Angel Ornament
Craft: Phoenix Ornament
Craft: Archangel Statue
Craft: Angel Re-paint: Vampire
Craft: Angel Re-Paint: Horrors
Krampus Custom Action Figure


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