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  • Ancient Holiday Appetizers, Part 9!

    Guys, it’s time! Ancient Holiday Appetizers, Part 9! In this series, I dig through old cookbooks and recipe mags searching for edible Christmas treasure. Sometimes the dishes are best left in the past, but more often than not, they’re just as good now as they were back when every jacke

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The Santa Show!

    The Purple Stuff Podcast’s big December show is here! If you’re having trouble getting into the holiday spirit, an hour-long discussion about wacky Santa Clauses oughta fix you right up. Yes indeed! In our latest episode, me and Jay from Sludge Central name eight of our favorite SANTA

  • Dino Drac’s December Funpack is here!

    Hey! It’s time to show ya Dino Drac’s December Funpack. It’s ho ho hot. U.S. ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! Maaaan guys, this is a good one — a great mix of stuff that’s perfect as a holiday gift to yourself! If you’re already a subscriber, good news, you’re locked in! If you’re not

  • Highlights from the 1986 JCPenney Catalog!

    December is moving way too fast. I should be used to it, since it always does. What is it about this month? Why is December ten minutes long? I can’t slow December down, but I can make the most of what’s left of it. By “make the most” I of course mean thousand-word articles about

  • 2021’s Best Holiday Junk Food, Part 1!

    Oof, there’s a lot of new holiday junk food out this year. I should’ve started this series weeks ago, because Christmas is like five minutes away and I fear that I’ll never be able to catalog all of this hot new candy before Santa arrives. But ya gotta start somewhere, so here I am,

  • More Highlights from the 1987 JCPenney Catalog!

    Pour some coffee and wrap yourself in a throw blanket, because you’re mine for the next fifteen minutes. Let’s walk through the highlights from JCPenney’s 1987 Christmas catalog. Yeah, I already mined it for another article, but there are like 500 pages in this thing. I’m allowed!

  • The 1989 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

    It’s here, it’s finally here! Time for our annual review of an old Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This year, me and Jay from Sludge Central are tackling the infamous 1989 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is in the running for the best parade they’ve ever done. The Joker! AL

  • Dino Drac’s November 2021 Funpack!

    Guys, it’s time! Dino Drac’s November Funpack is here, and it’s fueled with ho ho hot holiday power! U.S. ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! I’ll show you the goodies in a sec, but first, here’s the scoop! Subscriptions are currently maxed out, so if you’re already s

  • Five Retro Thanksgiving Commercials!

    I’ve been searching through VHS tapes for old Christmas commercials, and in the process noticed that I’d amassed a nice little collection of Thanksgiving commercials. So, for the first time ever, here’s a Dino Drac article exclusively about old TG spots! I’m already laughing at mys

  • 1985 Toys “R” Us Christmas Dream Book!

    Tucked into the December ‘85 issue of Family Circle was a pleasant surprise: Behold, Toys “R” Us’s 1985 Christmas Dream Book! Back in the ‘80s, TRU didn’t produce giant catalogs, instead relying on limited-page circulars that either came with your Sunday newspaper or got staple

  • Recreating Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving Feast!

    I love everything about November. The weather, the colors, the food, and especially that abstract low-fi vibe that just begs us to laze. It’s hard to get November wrong. You can celebrate constantly and it’s perfect, or you can do absolutely nothing and it’s still perfect. November i