Santa Fe Reporter - Winter Guide <![CDATA[Winter Movies...Baby! - Set the winter mood with these chill embracing flicks]]>
By: David Riedel
Winter has come early to most of the US, and if the bad weather, relentless TV ads and climate change news stories haven’t got you in a winter mood yet, take a look at these 10 flicks. Some are good. Some are bad. But they all scream WINTER, BABY! ]]>
<![CDATA[Cool List - Mark your calendar for these awesome holiday happs]]>
By: Enrique Limón
As the principal for SFR’s Calendar section, I can tell you that winter is definitely not the exception for the plethoric amount of cultural happenings that flood Santa Fe days and nights.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Winter for Dummies - How to keep on keeping on during the cold months]]>
By: Emily Zak
Get in gear for the howling winds, sputtery snowstorms and black ice of the Santa Fe winter with SFR’s step-by-step guide on how to, well, enjoy it. ]]>
<![CDATA[Farolitos: An Almost Factual History - Candles burning in bags on the roof? What could go wrong?]]>
By: Robert Basler
It was Christmas Eve, 1872. The notorious outlaw Joaquín “Dusty” Faro and his gang had emptied the vault at Santa Fe’s First National Bank, and were galloping toward their hideout when an avenging posse headed them off at the pass.
<![CDATA[The Ski Grid! - Everything you need to know about skiing New Mexico]]>
By: Emily Zak
Everything you need to know about skiing New Mexico]]>
<![CDATA[Christmas Crafts - Santa Fe has a wealth of locally made holiday ornaments, each with distinct themes]]>
By: Joey Peters
Douglas Johnson likes to make holiday paintings depicting the bright side of a harsh time in New Mexico history. One features members of the San Juan Pueblo conducting the Turtle Dance to celebrate the return of the sun after the winter solstice.
<![CDATA[Sip into Winter - Ditch the cloying eggnog sameness and revel in some of Santa Fe’s finest cold-weather liquid comforts]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
A good winter beverage is like a cozy state of mind blended with a small but carefully curated collection of ingredients.]]>
<![CDATA[Advent of Chocolate & Caramel - Take a trek down Santa Fe’s Chocolate Trail]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Counting down to Christmas with a piece of chocolate every day is a long tradition among those who celebrate the holiday. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sad Santa - I played Santa Claus last year and all I got was this lousy self-hatred]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When I was asked to play Santa Claus at an unnamed business in the weeks leading up to last year’s Christmas, I couldn’t decide whether or not I was being told I’m fat.]]>
<![CDATA[Enrique’s Favorite Things! - Your Cultural Gift Guide]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Step away from the big-box store. Most of Santa Fe’s venerable culture institutions have shops with oddities guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest person on your list. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hark! - Angels, tenors and kings sing this holiday season]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Already tired of “Santa, Baby” and “Feliz Navidad” on the radio? Close your eyes and tap into a different brand of holiday music. Why not try something that is centuries old and not on an endless loop in every shopping center, or catch a dance performance that strays from The Nutcracker?]]>
<![CDATA[Arty for the {Holiday} Party - Where to get your dose of holiday cheer, zombies and foamgina]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Giddy Up! Pair your denim with a tux jacket and mosey on down to the fourth annual Cowboy Christmas Dinner and Dance. Benefiting Horses for Heroes New Mexico—a local non-profit that provides horsemanship training, wellness and skill set restructuring via equine therapy to veterans and active-duty military personnel. ]]>
<![CDATA[Humbug For Real - These are a few of my least favorite things]]>
By: Alex De Vore
There are those for whom the holidays become a painful and baffling ordeal wrapped up in a glittery, nauseating package. We are the types who check our clocks on Thanksgiving and Christmas around noon, and think, “Fuck. Everything’s closed… now what?”
<![CDATA[Little Luminaries - Down low or up high, farolitos reign supreme]]>
By: Joey Peters
“The ladies had Japanese lanterns,” Gracie Olivas, a Santa Fe resident who’s been lighting farolitos for decades, explains. “When those burned out, they used their papers from their dishes that had been wrapped in color paper. And they had makeshift lanterns.]]>
<![CDATA[Got Wood? - Lighters, tied cords and flares, oh my!]]>
By: Justin Horwath
“See the oak?” Martinez asks, holding up the thick, heavy wood. “You need some other kind of wood to burn. ‘Cause this oak— you can’t just start [with] it. You know what I mean? Because it’s so dense, it’s so hard. You have to have a fire going before throwing one of these in.]]>
<![CDATA[Ghosts of Christmas Past - At 403, Santa Fe is one of America’s most haunted cities]]>
By: Tess Cutler
“I’ll be wearing a fedora and a strapping satchel,” says quadruple-threat Allan Pacheco, author, tour-guide, SAG actor and paranormal investigator. He shows up as promised, adroned in said items, plus a cane and, when he tips his fedora, a ponytail to boot.]]>
<![CDATA[Ski Grid - 2013]]>
By: Zoe Haskell

<![CDATA[A Very Santa Fe Christmas - Lifelong resident Ray Herrera talks regional holiday tradition and décor]]>
By: Ray Herrera
Christmas, which includes farolitos and luminarias, is important to me because the tradition has been a part of my life for at least 50 years. My first recollection of this tradition is when I lived on East Manhattan Avenue at my parents home, which originally was part of the Candido Herrera Family compound.]]>
<![CDATA[Winter Guide 2012 - What to eat, drink, ski, play, shop, explore and discover this winter]]>
This year’s Winter Guide comes right on time. The days are shorter, the air is chillier and, as of the time of this writing, snow was finally in the forecast. Those of you who long for the pure, piney solitude of first tracks on the Taos steeps can use our updated, improved ski grid to branch out to other locations (Sipapu usually opens first!) or explore some of the top local destinations for great snowshoeing. If you’re less thrilled about traipsing around in the cold, at least learn how to bundle up —or just cozy up at one of Santa Fe’s welcoming bars for some inner-warming libations. Finally, if you do nothing else, read Anicca Cox’s soaring tribute to winter in northern New Mexico —an homage to the truly incomparable magic of a Santa Fe winter.]]>
<![CDATA[Winter Libations - Four seasonal cocktails from Tanti Luce 221 are sure to warm you up]]>
By: Enrique Limón
It was a rare treat. A chance to be a drunken fly on the wall as Missy Auge, general manager of Tanti Luce 221 (221 Shelby St., 988-2355) and Leif West, mixologist for Southern Wine and Spirits, narrowed their winter drink selection down from a worthy 15 contenders.]]>