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The NC Double Scrooge: Your "Champion"
December 28, 2010 – 1:51 PM | 4 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge: Your "Champion"

Many odious aspects of the holidays entered…one left. And that one, with 35% of the vote in our final poll, is: "The alleged 'War on Christmas' annually fabricated by conservatives"!
Thanks so much for participating in …

The NC Double Scrooge Finals: Dash Away All
December 22, 2010 – 11:56 AM | 36 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge Finals: Dash Away All

The moment has come, my embittered and exhausted friends. Pull your eyes away from UPS's tracking screen, yank that contested length of ribbon away from the feline in your life, and vote for the nadir …

The NC Double Scrooge Semifinals: Round Two
December 19, 2010 – 1:06 PM | 35 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge Semifinals: Round Two

Ack: December dates that start with 2! Travel stressing, muffling Barbie's dream house in six miles of wrapping paper, sitting bolt upright at 3:28 AM all "stocking stuffers, shit shit shit," not to mention the …

The NC Double Scrooge Semifinals: Round One
December 17, 2010 – 9:37 AM | 11 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge Semifinals: Round One

Below, you'll find the semifinal polls for the Shopping, Entertainment, and Decor divisions. A couple of similar top finishers got merged into one entry; another poll has four semifinalists instead of three because only one …

The NC Double Scrooge: Storybook Division
December 16, 2010 – 9:17 AM | 110 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge: Storybook Division

And by "storybook," we don't really mean books; we mean non-song narratives generally. TV specials, disappointing and desperate reunions of sitcom casts that led to even more pathetic spin-offs, craven attempts to capitalize on kidly …

The NC Double Scrooge: Songbook Division
December 15, 2010 – 9:22 AM | 154 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge: Songbook Division

I've made my feelings about various Christmas songs clear elsewhere, so I won't belabor the point, but today's the day in the NC Double Scrooge on which we formally censure the holiday tunes we hate …

The NC Double Scrooge: Family/Social Division
December 14, 2010 – 9:28 AM | 64 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge: Family/Social Division

"I think it says 'fragile,' honey."
It's the interpersonal aspects of the holidays that cause the most stress — not because we hate everyone, either, although rage does occasionally play a role. It's more about performance …

The NC Double Scrooge: Decor Division
December 13, 2010 – 12:57 PM | 106 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge: Decor Division

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree: how could such a lovely symbol cause so many problems? But it does — or perhaps it's the futile quest for arboreal perfection that ties us in knots. Whatever …

The NC Double Scrooge: Entertainment Division
December 10, 2010 – 11:43 AM | 101 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge: Entertainment Division

"How many people do you think Keckler and Bunting offended with this poll? Show us with your hands."
Today's poll focuses on all manner of media disappointments: Christmas movies you've never really gotten, songs you can't …

The NC Double Scrooge: Shopping Division
December 9, 2010 – 12:25 PM | 92 Comments
The NC Double Scrooge: Shopping Division

"Shahhhhpping!"
We begin our roast of Christmas present in the retail ring. Have we left things out? Probably. That's what the comment section is for. And therapy. And bourbon.