Hacking the Holidays

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

A few books to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month.

May 24, 2021

Esther Crow’s Green Earth Day, New View from Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Green for Earth Day, Lemonade for Mirth Day

April 22, 2021

Stack Overflow: 2021 Reading Resolutions

Today, we're sharing our hopes and dreams for 2021—at least when it comes to our reading habits.

January 4, 2021

GeekDad Ken’s 2020 Holiday Light Display Song List

Your geeky neighborhood Griswold is back. GeekDad Ken shows off his new holiday lights with a video (Tom Lehrer!) and…

December 18, 2020

Twinkly Gen II LED Lights Will Make Your Holiday Tree Magical

Turn your tree or other holiday light display into something special with these easily programmable LEDs.

November 29, 2020

A Meal Fit for a King: Thanksgiving With ‘Heroes’ Feast’

In our house, this year's Thanksgiving dinner is based on recipes from the newly released 'Heroes Feast: The Official D&D…

November 24, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide – Gadgets and Toys Part 1

Nothing quite defines geeks like their affinity for gadgets and toys. Regardless of our specific geekdom, we often find ourselves…

November 19, 2020

13 Monstrously Fun Games for Halloween

October is here, and you know what that means: time to break out the monsters, ghosts, and ghouls at game…

October 22, 2020

5 Classic Halloween Specials (That Aren’t ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’)

There's more to Halloween television viewing than just 'It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.' Here are five classics to rediscover…

October 1, 2020

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the ways that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have…

May 4, 2020

Stack Overflow: Happy Earth Day!

For the 50th Earth Day, here are some books about nature!

April 20, 2020

Stack Overflow: More Books for Women’s History Month

I'm continuing the theme from last week: here are more books celebrating Women's History Month!

March 23, 2020

Are You in Lockdown? Celebrate Your Community by Putting Your Holiday Lights Back Up! #CoronaLights

We want to start a new tradition; in these darkening times let's put our holiday lights back up and celebrate…

March 20, 2020

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month here in the United States, so today's column is a collection of books about women!

March 16, 2020

Stack Overflow: Black History Month

Today's stack is mostly picture books (plus a handful of others) that are great reading for Black History Month—from the…

February 17, 2020

How Geeky Was Your Holiday Haul?

Did you get any particularly geeky presents? Share your geekiest gifts with us in the comments, or on social media!

December 26, 2019

The Best Drinks for Holiday Parties and Family Festivities

Special brews, bottles, and old family drink recipes are a staple of the holidays. What are your favorites?

December 3, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Books have been very popular with our writers and readers this year. Here is a list of 22 of the…

November 26, 2019

2019 Gift Guide: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

Looking for some excellent 'Dungeons & Dragons' gifts? Look no further, GeekDad has collated 10 of the best 'D&D' gifts…

November 19, 2019

Stack Overflow: 17 Thrills and Chills for Halloween

If you wait all year for October to roll around so you can break out the skulls and cobwebs and…

October 21, 2019

What Are You Doing for the 4th of July?

It's always fun to go do a little reading at Wikipedia and other resources to learn just how relative the…

July 4, 2019

Bad Dad: Celebrating Our Nation by Breaking the Law

It was July 3rd and I was returning home from a business trip. My flight was late getting in and…

July 4, 2019

Father’s Day Is Coming: Have You Got Your GeekDad Books Yet?

It's that time of year again - when geeky dads everywhere get 'Star Wars' ties, LEGO coffee mugs, or their…

June 10, 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day with ‘She-Ra’!

Today is International Women's Day, and the team behind 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' have a message for you!

March 8, 2019

Kids Imagine Nation Rocks the Halls for Christmas

Power pop trio Kids Imagine Nation bring the jingle for their holiday music CD.

December 12, 2018

Deck Your Halls With Hallmark Star Wars and Transformers Keepsake Ornaments

The Star Wars Storyteller series continues, plus the latest Transformers Keepsake.

December 6, 2018

Stack Overflow: Get Into the Holiday Spirit With These 7 Picture Books

Now that we're into December, I figured it's finally time that I can share some books about Hanukkah and Christmas!

December 3, 2018

Spooktacular Halloween Treats—LEGO Mode

This year, up your Halloween game by decorating with LEGO, or even giving LEGO treats out.

October 29, 2018

Stack Overflow: 11 Creepy Comics

Following up with last week's column about scary-but-not-too-scary stories, today I've got creepy (but maybe not too creepy) comic books,…

October 15, 2018

Review: Fog + Bubbles = Fobbles and Fobbles Means Fun

Fobbles is a new machine that lets you add fog-filled bubbles to your party or holiday display for tons of…

July 8, 2018

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