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movie Based on the book by Michael Lewis, The Big Short movie opens tomorrow. Plenty of eye candy, still a bitter pill.

giving Due to a few seriously skeevy postal workers, the USPS has some new rules and regs for its Operation Santa. Still and all, a fine way to make a kid happy at Christmastime.

cabaret Christine Pedi makes us laugh. A lot. What better way to lighten up the holidays than an evening of her spot-on impressions at 54 Below, December 12 and 26? Here she does the Witch's Rap from Into the Woods, diva-style.

art The great video artist Bill Viola has a show opening tonight at the James Cohan Gallery, 533 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.714.9500, showcasing Inverted Birth and other major recent works, including four from the Martyrs series.

food Cooking your goose for you, Wallsé—offering a four-course tasting menu with a choice of Christmas goose, $150 per person. For other options, check with Open Table.

Out now from Yale Press, a reprint of the gorgeous book Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery by David Attenborough.

Akihabara Radio Store, Tokyo (from 2013)

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