CRRL Picks: Bah Humbug!
Annotation:Provides an off-beat look at Christmas and the holiday season in a new version of Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."
Annotation:It's the most wonderful-and most dreadful-season of the year, when boxes of truffles attack your thighs, drunken holiday revelers stay long past their welcome, and your grandmother has conniptions at the department store over the price of hand lotion.
Annotation:When a little boy sees Santa take a shovel to the head, he makes a heartfelt prayer for his resurrection. Unfortunately, the stupidest angel in the heavenly hosts hears the plea.
Annotation:(A) zany blockbuster extravaganza in which (the) wonderfully deranged serial killer Floridaphile delivers his special brand of Christmas cheer.
Annotation:Turkey on fire? No plans for New Year's Eve? Obnoxious relatives headed your way? The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are here to help you survive the dangers of the holiday season.
Annotation:With gimlet-eyed wit and illuminated prose, Burroughs shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.