Live Q&As: Dec. 21 - 25, 2009

Get a jump on the conversation and submit your questions ahead of time! All Q&As subject to change or cancellation.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

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11:00 a.m. Outlook: Worst ideas of the decade
Join the Post Outlook editors to discuss the worst ideas of the decade.
The Live Fix: Senate health-care reform bill nears passage
This Monday, The Fix goes live, as Chris Cillizza discusses the latest news about Congress, the Obama administration, upcoming elections and all the latest political news.
Festivus 2009: Holiday creator Dan O'Keefe takes your questions
Enjoy airing your grievances and performing feats of strength with Festivus creator and former "Seinfeld" writer Dan O'Keefe, author of "The Real Festivus."
12:00 p.m. Dr. Gridlock: Metro problems, snow delays and holiday weekend travel tips
Dr. Gridlock takes on the problems with Metro, holiday travel and all of your traffic and transit questions.
Post Magazine: How Tanner Cooley became a D.C. sports insider
Balance of Power with Tucker Carlson and Ana Marie Cox
Two commentators -- conservative Tucker Carlson and liberal Ana Marie Cox -- offer their analysis of the Obama presidency and other goings-on in the world of politics.
Ask the Post: Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli takes your questions
Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli takes your questions about both the newspaper and Web site, as well as the current state of the news industry.
1:00 p.m. Slate's 'Dear Prudence': Presumptuous birthday girls, Christmas cards after a death in the family, out of control kids
Need help getting along with partners, relatives, coworkers... and people in general? Ask Prudence! Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Slate's advice columnist Dear Prudence, takes your questions on manners, morals and more.
Travel: How to cope with flight delays
Have a travel-related question, comment, suspicion, warning, gripe, sad tale or happy ending? The Post Travel section's editors and writers are at your service.
2:00 p.m. The Chat House With Michael Wilbon: The best sports stories of the 00's, Redskins, Tiger Woods and more
Post columnist Michael Wilbon discusses the Redskins, the NFL, the Wizards, the NBA, the latest sports news, his columns and anything else that's topical.
Brittany Murphy dies: The Latest, plus other celebrities who died in 2009
Celebritologist Liz Kelly discusses the latest developments out of Hollywood on Murphy's death, and other famous personalities who have died this year:
3:30 p.m. Discuss the Redskins-Giants game and latest NFL news
Post NFL Editor Cindy Boren takes your questions about tonight's Redskins-Giants game and discusses results from around the league.
11:00 p.m. The OT: Redskins Postgame Live Chat, Redskins vs. Giants
Welcome to "The OT", the postgame Redskins chat with Washington Post staff writers on the scene at FedEx Field and around the league. Submit your questions during the game or the during the chat after the final whistle.

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Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009

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11:00 a.m. Hank Stuever discusses 'Tinsel' and the modern meaning of Christmas
What does Christmas mean to you? What do you love (and what do you dread) about it? Post staff writer Hank Stuever discusses his new book, "Tinsel," and wants to hear your stories of holiday celebration.
11:30 a.m. D.C. Sports Bog Live: D.C. Sports best of the decade and Redskins vs. Giants
D.C. Sports Bogger Dan Steinberg discusses the Redskins, Caps, Wizards and all the latest sports news.
12:00 p.m. Talking fashion: Winter boots, man bags, gifts to pamper new moms, cross-body bags, tall and proud
Janet Bennett Kelly and Holly Thomas answer questions about the latest fashions, how to make the runway trends work for you and how to shop wisely.
Shales on TV Live
Post columnist Tom Shales discusses television, its cultural impact and his latest columns.
1:00 p.m. Holiday Tech Guide: Video Games
Washington Post @Play columnist Mike Musgrove will be online to discuss the latest video games and provide holiday gift giving advice.
Eugene Robinson: Why an imperfect health reform bill should be remembered as a landmark accomplishment
Washington Post opinion columnist Eugene Robinson discusses his recent columns.
Paul Farhi on Pop Culture: The anti best of/worst of list
'Tis the season of "best of" and "worst of" lists, and frankly, we're sick of it. Let's us count the ways: They're arbitrary, they're utterly subjective, they're a gigantic cliche. Bring your best-of and worst-of lists and we'll check 'em, twice. Plus: Local news goes nuts (predictably) on the snowstorm. Wall-to-wall coverage: Why?
1:15 p.m. The Chat House With Michael Wilbon: Redskins vs. Giants, the Bruce Allen regime and more NFL news
Post columnist Michael Wilbon discusses the Redskins, the NFL, the Wizards, the NBA, the latest sports news, his columns and anything else that's topical.
2:00 p.m. Unconventional Holiday Movies
Jen Chaney will be online to discuss her annual list of unconventional holiday films, hear your gripes about what was omitted and discuss your favorite all-time holiday movie moments during an online discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. ET .

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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

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10:00 a.m. Carolyn Hax Live: Holiday meals for picky eaters, self-diagnosing abusers, Christmas custody shenanigans
Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about her columns and any other questions you might have about the strange train we call life.
11:00 a.m. Ask Tom: Our food critic talks shop
Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema answers your questions, listens to your suggestions and even entertains your complaints about Washington dining.
Government careers
Want to work for the feds? Career counselor Derrick Dortch offers advice on how to break into the public sector.
12:00 p.m. The Reliable Source
Washington Post columnists Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts discuss your favorite gossip, recent celebrity sightings and their recent columns.
Holiday Travel: America hits the roads
John Townsend, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, takes your questions about what to expect for your holiday travel.
1:00 p.m. Got Plans?
Going Out Guide experts share their best bets for local flavor, great dates and family fun. Got plans? Great. Need plans? Just ask.
Free Range on Food: Last-minute tips for Christmas dinner
The experts of the Washington Post Food Section discuss all things culinary.
2:00 p.m. The party crashers: How the Salahis caused White House turmoil
How did two Virginia socialites and would-be reality TV stars crash the first state dinner of the Obama presidency and what has the White House learned from its investigation of the incident?

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Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

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11:00 a.m. Ask Boswell: Redskins, MLB, Nats, Caps and More
Washington Post sports columnist Thomas Boswell will be online to take your questions about the MLB hot stove season, the Redskins, the NFL, Tiger Woods, the Nats and the latest sports news and his recent columns.
'The Party': How to survive Christmas dinner
Washington Post staff writer Sally Quinn discusses how to survive Christmas dinner.

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