By today, the fevered onslaught of Christmas cheer has reached its apex. The land is strewn with tinsel, as if the city had been attacked by a giant, festive monster, subsequently disemboweled. Those who haven’t grown numb to carols chopped up and sprinkled with electric guitar riffs are near madness. But imagine the pain suffered by those who don’t even celebrate the holiday: What’s a Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, etc. to do? Time-honored Jewish tradition, passed on through generations, means that mass quantities of television should be consumed alongside Chinese food takeout. Rutgers University professor Jeffery Shandler puts an academic spin on the TV/takeout... More >>>