Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? We’ve got you covered because The GATE is giving away Mariah Carey’s new animated movie, All I Want for Christmas is You on Blu-ray.
Christmas is my favorite time of year because it starts around mid-November and goes all the way until the end of December. While I’m no fashionista, I do love getting dressed up for the right occasions, and this year I have to point out a new love for the holidays from to OppoSuits: Christmas suits. They’re stylish and seasonal, and for $129 they’re actually pretty cheap if you ask me. I’ve seen ugly Christmas sweaters for almost the same price.
Don’t look now, but summer seems to be waning even though it feels like it just started. That’s the usual story this time of year, and it’s why I always try to make the most of things. That’s probably my mantra, come to think of it–and at least I’ve had some great things to work with these last couple of weeks.
To celebrate “Throwback Thursday” in our own way, and to start getting ready for the holidays, here’s a trip back to 2011 when I interviewed John Cho and Kal Penn in Toronto for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
Every Christmas I have one major tradition that I can’t ignore: making chocolate truffles. Most years, I have a specific recipe that calls for Baileys or an amaretto liquor, but this year I verged off and tried something a little different, using Courvoisier Cognac instead. The result is one of the best batches of truffles I have ever made.
In this special Holiday-themed edition of The GATE’s Media Box podcast, and to celebrate the return of the podcast, we’re switching gears for an all-music format with five holiday songs to get you in the spirit of the season. Featuring Kate Nash, Lindi Ortega, Sleepy Sun, Sebastien & Katie, and Meiko.
On September 21, 1897, the New York Sun responded to eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s now famous question: “is there a Santa Claus?”
Written by journalist Francis Pharcellus Church, the editorial has become famous across North America, and around the world, and it’s still a heartfelt and moving response to the eternal question of Christmas belief.
The end of the year is almost here, and Christmas is just one sleep away, so I thought it only fitting that I offer The GATE’s friends, readers, associates, writers, advertisers, and everyone else involved in making this site a success my sincere thanks for all your help and support.
Singer, and actor, Liam Titcomb has released a cover of the classic Christmas single “Silver Bells” and when the good folks at Nettwerk passed it on to me, I thought I’d share it to get you all in the holiday mood.
Over all the years that I’ve been running The GATE, I’ve had the good fortune of meeting a number of very talented musicians, and one of my early favorites was Toronto’s own Lindi Ortega.