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LISTEN: Aiden James Releases Holiday Tune

Philly singer-songwriter Aiden James joins Kelly,  Mary J., Leona and a handful of other divas belting holiday tunes this year with the release of “Winter […]

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CEO Santa: The Fattest of Fat Cats

In the past two years there has been a media onslaught against some of America’s most iconic brands, much of it fueled by unions trying […]

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Requiem for a Christmas Cookie

I guess I should start by explaining that in my family, I’m the one who makes the Christmas cookies. I bring a big tray of […]


Tonight: Beer Can Christmas Tree Lighting at Percy Street

Tonight, Thursday, December 12th, Percy Street Barbecue is hosting its annual beer can Christmas tree lighting. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with a […]

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Philadelphia FIGHT Teams With Eastern State Penitentiary for Holiday Toy Drive

Philadelphia FIGHT‘s Institute for Community Justice — which works “to reduce not only the number of people in prison living with HIV, but also the […]

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BUY THIS: This Rainbow Christmas Tree Will Be the Most Fabulous Fir in Town

Dear Sexy Santa, I’m going to go out on a limb and ask that you bring every gay man and woman in Philadelphia this rainbow […]

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7 Gayest Covers of Mariah Carey’s
“All I Want for Christmas is You”

You can groan all you want about how you hate holiday music, but I dare you to sit in a room where Mariah Carey’s “All […]

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From Collingswood Cash to Ardmore Dollars, Local and Alternative Currency is All The Rage

You’ve got to love American resourcefulness. If the economy fails, if the dollar bottoms out, what do we do? Hey! Let’s make our own money! […]

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Secret Santa: Confessions of a Department Store Santa Claus

Many of the people who play Santa Claus for major department stores are contractually forbidden from talking to the press about their jobs. But we […]

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One Simple Rule For Surviving Christmas With Your Family

I was once told by an older gentleman that it is not a true family gathering unless one person leaves crying and another leaves in […]


VIDEO: Man and Woman Steal Christmas Decorations in South Philadelphia

First came the Black Friday stun gun fight at Franklin Mills Mall. Then came Wednesday’s violent brouhaha at Philadelphia’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony in, yep, […]


The Ugliest Of All Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Just when you thought ugly Christmas sweaters were limited to attached jingle bells and fuzzy candy canes, there’s this: A sweater by Digital Dudz that […]

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TONIGHT: PGMC Channels Bette Midler for its Holiday Extravaganza

Bette Midler (The Divine Miss M, if you’re nasty)’s peppy holiday classic “Cool Yule” is the inspiration behind Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus’s 2013 holiday concert, […]

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That Toy Thief You Saw On the News? She Wasn’t a Thief.

Turns out it’s not just internet news, fueled by social media, that jumps to conclusions without verifying stories. A built-for-TV news story that ever-so-briefly flooded […]

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Video: Fight at Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall

On Wednesday night–less than one week after the Black Friday stun gun fight at the Franklin Mills Mall–a fight erupted at Philadelphia’s official Christmas Tree-lighting […]