Seeing these chocolate champagne gold-dusted Christmas cronuts (say that three times fast!) being hailed as the ultimate Christmas pastry put us in the mood to seek out even more OTTCF (Over The Top Christmas Foods). And oh boy, did we find some doozies. Click through to check out the craziest Christmas treats the internet has to offer, some of which will make you hungry, some of which will make you dry heave, and some of which will you make you do both at the same time, which is quite an impressive feat.
Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way.
Age: Old enough, but barely
Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Gemini cusp
Favorite Movie: “Natural Born Killers”
Signature Drink: All the wine
Primary Interests: Cats, hibernation, fine dining, vain pursuits, books on books on books, heated intellectual and existential discourse, sedatives
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Buying presents for people you actually like is hard enough. When you’re forced to buy for someone who is undeserving of your holiday thoughtfulness (and hard-earned cash), browsing the generic gift section at Target feels like pulling teeth. But alas, we all have people on our Christmas lists who we kinda wish didn’t exist, yet we are obligated to buy gifts for anyway. Not that we endorse being passive-aggressive, but sometimes it’s necessary to make a statement to your evil granny who is fond of pointing out how much weight you’ve gained. Enjoy the worst part of your holiday shopping by gifting her with something that will leave her speechless for once. Click through for some present ideas for the people on your list who you love to hate.
Earlier this week, Slate.com columnist Aisha Harris wrote a somewhat tongue-in-cheek piece arguing that Santa Claus needed a makeover. Instead of always being depicted as a jolly, fat, white man, Santa Claus should be a penguin. Harris wrote about growing up as a Black child and seeing two versions of Santa — on TV and at school, Santa was white, but at home, the Santa who decorated her house (and delivered presents) at Christmastime was Black, just like her. Harris described how this omnipresent white figure made her feel as a child:
I remember feeling slightly ashamed that our black Santa wasn’t the “real thing.” Because when you’re a kid and you’re inundated with the imagery of a pale seasonal visitor—and you notice that even some black families decorate their houses with white Santas—you’re likely to accept the consensus view, despite your parents’ noble intentions.
Depicting Santa as an animal, Harris argued, “could spare millions of nonwhite kids the insecurity and shame that I remember from childhood.” She continued: Keep reading »
If I was a celebrity, I would be just like Mariah Carey. She’s got a “pink room” — that she doesn’t let her kids into — in her home filled with pink cushions and rugs and a chandelier (obvs). Her Christmas tree is decorated with dozens of real peonies. And she gave this entire interview while wearing a silky cream-colored robe and Agent Provocateur slippers, which she takes off and tosses on the floor at the end. How do I say this? I LOVE HER. Also, I didn’t know until watching this clip but Mariah Carey actually co-wrote “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” AKA the best Christmas song ever. “I wanted to make the most festive song that would always make people happy,” she said. All this time I had no idea! Is it possible to love her even more? [TODAY]
Why We Love It: Whether your heading out to the club or a fancy dinner party, you’re going to have a very good time. Tucked into a custom black thong, this remote control vibrator also vibrates and pulses to music or your lover’s very own voice from a built-in mic in the remote. It’s lightweight and slim, so you won’t be weighed down. Let’s just hope your partner shows you some mercy at that dinner party. [$79, Sextoy.com] Keep reading »