Ready to Jingle

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 offer tips on holiday entertaining, including what to wear and what to serve, review the best in entertainment (movies, live shows and ice rink activities) and dispense advice on how to handle the holidays with style.

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Keep it local: Cactus Music accepts your gift cards from big box competitors

By Whitney Radley - December 27th, 2011

Didn't receive that new album you wished for this year? Feel like you could have done more to support local businesses throughout the holiday season? Now is the time to right those wrongs: Gather the gift cards that you received in ...

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Recycle that Christmas tree and holiday wrap — here's how

By Tyler Rudick - December 27th, 2011

Wait, hang onto that tree and don't toss that gift wrap! As the holiday season winds down and the amount of trash rises, Houston is hoping to divert some of its holiday waste away from local landfills. For 21 years, the ...