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HTX Ready to Jingle 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with CultureMap’s holiday special series that offers everything to make the season fun and less stressful. Along with the best and newest gift ideas, our team of experts offers tips on holiday entertaining, ideas about the best in entertainment and dispense advice on how to handle the holidays with style.

HTX Ready to Jingle 2013

TV TALK

Must-watch holiday TV and movies: Shows to get you through the endless reruns & bad family reunions

By Mikela Floyd

Dec 25th, 2013 at 6:54 PM

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time to power up the TV. Christmas break is upon us, and free time is about to increase exponentially. So what’s ...


HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Don't kill your in-laws: 10 tips to stay out of jail and actually almost enjoy the holidays with a mother-in-law

By Samantha Webster

Dec 25th, 2013 at 1:01 PM

"I don't know what to say, except it's Christmas and we're all in misery." — Ellen Griswold, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation How can you survive a visit ...


SHELBY'S SOCIAL DIARY

Hottie Elves and Sexy Santas rock this young professionals' swan song party

By Shelby Hodge

Dec 25th, 2013 at 11:32 AM

It might have been the swan song for the annual "Don't Stop Believin'" holiday bash but there were no signs of subdued nostalgia at the 10th and final jingle ...


CRAZY CHOCOLATE SANTA

2.4 million calories of chocolate: This giant Santa in a Houston hotel needs to be seen to be believed

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Dec 24th, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Santa is already here in town and you truly won't believe how big (and sweet) he really is. The Hilton Americas-Houston and its award-winning pastry chef Mahesh Weerasinghe created ...


HOUSTON'S REAL HUNGER GAME

Houston's real hunger game: The holidays aren't so sweet when you're struggling to eat

By Marene Gustin

Dec 24th, 2013 at 7:04 AM

For many of us the holidays are about an abundance of friends, family, gifts and food. BFF holiday lunches at Tony’s, roasted turkey with all the trimmings, cocktails and ...


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