Subverting Christmas

Some cheeky non-traditionalists are upending Christmas celebrations

Like Yule logs, mistletoe and roasting chestnuts? Well, a lot of people don't. As we head toward Christmas 2005, some cheeky nontraditionalists are already wreaking havoc, upending long-standing notions of Santa, Frosty and even the stalwart Tannenbaum.

BAD SANTAS? Next month Cacophony Society members, who organize Nevada's Burning Man fest, don cheap Santa suits and make merry in big cities worldwide

FOR THE REST OF US Festivus, the Dec. 23 Seinfeld celebration of airing grievances and showing feats of strength, has led to enough real-life gatherings to warrant a new how-to book

SEEING THE X IN XMAS A new exposé, The...

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