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
BREAKING: Christmas 2020 is NOT Cancelled (Yet)
Welcome Back. Again. (Intro 2021)
Stave 896: Welcome Back to Christmas

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)

That's a Wrap on Our First Decade (2019)

This isn't the Christmas any of us wanted. It's still Christmas. (2021)

Christmas Present (2022 part one)
Christmas Past and Future (2022 part two)

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
Elf: The Broadway Musical
Last Minute Gift Guide: 2018
We Need to Re-Evaluate L. Frank Baum's "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus"
Once More for the Cheap Seats: If a Movie's Set at Christmas, It's a Christmas Movie"
Five Slasher Santa Movies that are Inexplicably Good
Slasher Santa: Themes and Thoughts
'Tis the Season: A New Medium
What (Almost) Every Adaptation Gets Wrong About Ebenezer Scrooge
Musical Versions of A Christmas Carol: An Extended Analysis
So You're Planning to Remake A Christmas Carol...
Why Is The Wizard of Oz Associated with Christmas?

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 Christmas Lighting Ceremony
The 1st Annual Mainlining Christmas Black Friday Party
Hallmark 2016 Keepsake Ornament Release
Another Black Friday, Come and Gone

     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
Book Review: Santa's Husband
Book Review: The Man Who Invented Christmas
Book Review: Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans and Murder and Murder, She Wrote: A Little Yuletide Murder
Book Review: If the Fates Allow
Book Review: Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas
Book Review: Holidays on Ice
Book Review: The Silence of the Elves
Book Review: Krampusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus
Book Review: The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man
Book Review: The Chimes
Book Review: The Cricket on the Hearth
Book Review: The Battle of Life
Book Review: The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain
Book Review: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Book Review: In Peppermint Peril
Book Review: Plum Pudding Murder
Book Review: Nothing Lasts Forever
Book Review: A Cup of Holiday Fear
Book Review: The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories
Book Review: We Are Santa
Book Review: Ming's Christmas Wishes
Book Review: Tudor Christmas Tidings
Book Review: A Kiss for Midwinter
Book Review: Season of Wonder
Book Review: A Boy Called Christmas
Book Review: In a Holidaze
Book Review: A Christmas to Fight For
Book Review: The Mice Before Christmas
Book Review: Humbug
Book Review: The Servant's Tale (Dame Frevisse #2)
Book Review: The Legend of the Christmas Witch
Book Review: A Christmas Carol [revisited]
Book Review: Marley: A Novel
Book Review: Jacob T. Marley
Book Review: The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge
Book Review: The Last of the Spirits
Book Review: The Afterlife of Holly Chase
Book Review: Masters in This Hall

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
DC Holiday Special 2017
2000AD Holiday Specials
Comic Book Review: Klaus (1-7)
The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories

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
Game Review: Holiday Helper

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
CD Review: It's a Pony Kind of Christmas
CD Review: Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites
CD Review: Care Bears Christmas Eve
Podcast Review: Household Name: Kentucky Fried Christmas (2018)
Album: An Adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol

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
Toy Review: Nifty Inflatable Mistletoe
Toy Review: Yubi's Figurines
Toy Review: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Santa Clark
Toy Review: Team Elves Oregon State Beavers Doll
Toy Review: Santa's Helpers Snowball Battle
Toy Review: Holiday Joker
Toy Review: Diamond Select Nightmare Before Christmas: Santa Claus
The Mensch on a Bench
The Mensch on a Bench Hanukkah Activity Kit
Funko: Pop! Holidays: Krampus
Toy/Book Review: The Elf on the Shelf

Products and Other:

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

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
Home for the Holidays: Singing Cardinals on Branch
Rite Aid Home for the Holidays LED Lamp Post Decoration
Lemax: Coventry Cove Nativity Scene Lighted Table Accent
Wembley Holiday Photo Props

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
Peppermint Twinkies and Holiday Cupcakes
Chewy Snowday Gingerbread Spice Granola Bars
Holiday Tic Tacs
Stash Holiday Teas

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