Posts Tagged ‘christmas’
RANDY BROOKS.

2012 Gets Run Over By Reindeer Author

Jeff Prince
Songwriter Randy Brooks (The Bad Monkeys) established himself decades ago as an astute and searing Christmas chronologist with his classic hit “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.” Being the voice of his generation ...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 21 The last of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s holiday-themed concerts is this evening when the von Trapp Children, the great-grandchildren of the real-life inspiration for The Sound of Music, join the orchestra to pe...



Big Brass Ones

Big Ticket
The 23rd annual Merry TubaChristmas event moves to a different location this year. Instead of downtown, it’ll be held outside TCU’s Jarvis Hall. In honor of this event, we at Fort Worth Weekly present fun facts about tubas,...


Hail Perry Full of …

The governor’s latest political ad gets lots of attention, most of it bad.
DAVE MCNEELY
Just when it seemed Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, his latest Iowa TV ad disproved that belief.



Best Worst Christmas Cards With Captions

Jeff Prince
The internet offers tons of bad family Christmas photos, so I downloaded a handful and sent them to the North Pole and asked special guest columnist Santa Claus to describe his thoughts on them.


Another Fifth of Christmas

The season isn’t just for children, as SceneShop annually reminds us.
JIMMY FOWLER
The big holiday story of 2011 has been the so-called “Black Friday creep” –– the decision by major retailers to start the Christmas shopping season earlier than ever by piggybacking on the actual day of Thanksgiving. Ac...



2011 Gets Run Over By Reindeer

Jeff Prince
If songwriting excellence is defined by the sheer number of people who have cherished, sung, and enjoyed a particular tune, then Randy Brooks is the Metroplex’s greatest living songwriter. “Grandma Got Run Over By A...


Aggie Christmas Present

Static
Well, the Texas A&M University System top dogs got a little something extra in their stocking on Christmas Eve — a letter from 15 national journalism organizations, representing everybody from columnists to environmental ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 22 So far this season, the TCU women’s basketball team has compiled a so-so record against non-conference opponents. The Lady Frogs will face a tough test against Georgia, a team that (like most of the others in the SEC...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 15 John B. Hedges will be the composer-in-residence for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra next season, but you can get an early taste of his music at a concert in Aledo this evening. Various groups connected to Aledo High Sch...