Send Free Christmas Cards of Vancouver Canucks in Ugly Sweaters

Photo sourced from holidays.canucks.com

Photo sourced from holidays.canucks.com

And now for some silly, holiday fun.

To help fans get in the Christmas spirit, the Vancouver Canucks have launched a special website featuring some of the goofiest photos of Luongo, Bieksa, Burrows, Kesler and the Sedin twins you’ve ever seen.  The best part: You can create and send personalized cards of your own featuring the players.

The team got out their ugliest Christmas sweaters for the special photo shoot.  The result is a truly awful series of holiday cards, showing the Canucks stars hamming it up for the camera in festive poses.  In one memorable shot, goalie Roberto Luongo – dressed in a v-neck, button-down sweater – puts his arm in a fatherly pose around right winger Alex Burrows, who smiles like a schoolboy on Christmas morning.

There’s also a three-minute-long holiday greeting from the Canucks stars, which is a bit painful to watch but fun nonetheless.  In it, we learn that Luongo’s favourite Christmas present was, in fact, an Edmonton Oilers jersey he received as a child.  Kesler confesses that the weirdest gift his kids ever asked for was a hamster.  And both of the Sedin twins claim their favourite holiday food is ham.

But easily the highlight of the site is the free holiday card maker.   Continue reading:
Send Free Christmas Cards of Vancouver Canucks in Ugly Sweaters

Top 5 Alternative and Weird Holiday Shows in Vancouver

Ryan Beil in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of The Santaland Diaries. Photo by David Cooper

With Christmas just days away, there’s no shortage of holiday shows and musicals in Vancouver, from performances of the classic Nutcracker to Christmas concerts with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and stagings of White Christmas.

But for holiday lovers seeking some alternative seasonal charms, Vancouver has plenty to offer, as well.  Here’s a look at five less-than-traditional, slightly skewed Christmas shows gracing Vancouver stages this month:

The Christmas Carol ProjectTake Dickens’ timeless holiday fable and set it to live  blues, folk and Celtic music and you get the Christmas Carol Project.  Who knew the Ghost of Christmas Past could boogie down?  The Cultch; Dec. 16-18 Continue reading:
Top 5 Alternative and Weird Holiday Shows in Vancouver