Posts tagged "christmas"

The Christmas Tree Of Our Nightmares

When I was little I used to go swimming in a freshwater lake near my parents' house. Until one day I waded in and saw a dull white eel swimming near the perimeter of the shoreline and was traumatized. I refused to ever go in the lake again. So you can imagine how absolutely thrilled…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 6, 2010

Help! He’s Terrible At Buying Me Gifts

My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter…
By: YourTango.com / December 4, 2010

Baby Sausage In The Manger

All that's missing from this meativity scene is the bun. Merry Meatmus to all! [Blame It On The Voices]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Don’t Abort The Next Son Of God, Ladies!

Be careful, pro-choice, ladies: you could be aborting the next son of God! [USA Today] A source claims Google gave a $6 million bonus to a female engineer who was simultaneously being wooed by Facebook and Google reportedly wanted to diversify the dude-liness of their team. [Gawker] If you haven't watched…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Seasons Greetings From My Worst Nightmare

Who was the cruel being who put everything that frightens me together in one terrifying holiday card? Cat, cat with hat, man with cat, man with turtleneck. It's like a Dr. Seuss book gone terribly wrong. I'm having an anxiety attack right now. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2010

Make The First Move With The Mistletoe Headband

Take matters into your own hands this Christmas with the mistletoe headband. For $8 you can be guaranteed -- at the very least -- a smooch from Santa. Hmm ... adorable or desperate? I can't tell. [Urban Outfitters]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 21, 2010

LeAnn Rimes Can’t Wait To Deck The Halls With Eddie Cibrian’s Kids

“For Christmas, we will be at home at our house with all the family coming to us. He has been introducing me to the kid tradition. I’ve never had kids running around on Christmas morning. I’m one of those people that wakes up on Christmas at 5:30 — I’ll probably be up before them! I…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 13, 2010

Urban’s Ornaments Make Us Giddy For The Holidays

How adorable are these tree ornaments from Urban Outfitters? I don't even celebrate Christmas and they make me want to decorate a tree. Choose from cutesy food designs of cupcakes, sushi rolls, TV dinners, or a sparkling pickle (this one's for you, Snooki). Other cheeky items to spruce up your tree include…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 13, 2010

For $15,000, This Edible Gingerbread House From Neiman Marcus Will Eat You Out Of House

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is out! We had to ask ourselves what could possibly top last year's cupcake car, and have found our answer in an edible, life-size gingerbread playhouse by Dylan's Candy Bar, which retails for $15,000. So what does $15K get you? Three-hundred and eighty-one pounds of gourmet gingerbread,…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 6, 2010

WTF: QVC Is Already Celebrating Christmas

Seriously, people? It's not even September, but QVC has already started pushing Christmas merchandise and has decked out its homepage with seasonal cheer. Can we please put the holiday shopping craze on hold until, like October? At least? Help us, Santa! Help! [QVC]…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 25, 2010

Jewish Girl Seeks “Goyfriend” for Christmas

Up until I was six years old, my family celebrated Christmas. Although both of my parents are Jewish, our family was not particularly religious. They just thought Christmas was a fun holiday for kids. I still fondly remember my Miss Piggy star ornament sparkling atop the tree. Ahh, memories.
By: YourTango.com / December 26, 2009

What’s The Best Holiday Dish You Chowed Down On?

Ah, the holiday season! It’s full of presents, family, and best of all food, lots and lots of food. And it’s not your average fare. At parties people really bust out their best recipes. Fat intake flies out the window, and my diet becomes basically, cream, butter, sugar, and pork. Mmm! Although I can’t really…
By: Simcha / December 25, 2009

Fred Says: You Betta Watch Out! Fo Reals

"White Christmas," "Silent Night," "All I Want For Christmas Is You" ... total holiday classic tracks. But this year, YouTube sensation Fred is lifting his squeaky voice in silly song about Santa à la SketchySantas.com. And the kid's gotta point. While women heart a sexy man in a suit, a dude with a…
By: Simcha / December 24, 2009

Mind Of Man: What To Buy Her For Christmas

I did something I've never done this holiday season: I bought The Girl I'm Currently Dating a necklace for Magic Space Baby Day (i.e., Christmas). A silver, heart-shaped locket to be exact. I did this because she has a beautiful, graceful neck and I wanted her to be able to show it off. And I…
By: John DeVore / December 23, 2009

Julian Casablancas Performs “SNL” Christmas Song

One of my favorite albums of the year is the Julian Casablancas solo record Phrazes for the Young -- if you're a fan of The Strokes, especially their first record, and you love Julian's voice as much as I do, buy this album, like, now. One of the bonus tracks on the album if you…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2009

Girl Talk: I’m A Stripper For The Holidays

'Tis the season! That's right -- Christmas. We all endure the holidays with that familiar combination of dread and enjoyment. So much to look forward to! There are the office parties, the family get-togethers, the decorations, and the gift exchanges. Everyone has their own unique holiday traditions. My favorite tradition is to spend the holiday…
By: Josephine Hutchins / December 21, 2009

How Bostoners Celebrate The Holidays

Say hello to Santa Speedo Run 2009, a charity event in Boston. Hot men and random women dress up as Santa in a Speedo and run half-naked through the streets. That's a lot of jingle bells jingling. [Uncoached]…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 21, 2009

How To Hint To Him What You Want For Christmas

Determined to get what you want from your man this holiday season? Unless it comes in the form of a gift card, don't rely on him to connect the dots without some serious help. 'Tis the season for hint dropping, so choose your approach wisely. While some boyfriends may require a brightly lit sign, other…
By: Lemondrop / December 16, 2009

A Christmas Card Funnier Than A Redheaded Step-Child

A Christmas card was taken off the shelves at two stores in York, England, after customers complained that it made fun of redheads, or "gingers" as the Brits call them. The card showed a little redhead kid sitting on Santa's lap with text that read: "Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones." Ha…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 15, 2009

The Holidays Are A Time For Unprotected Sex

Around this time of year, even as people spend hours and hours wrapping up gifts to put under the tree, they forget to wrap up something else. More than a quarter of respondents admitted to having had unprotected sex because they were too drunk to remember to use contraception, according to a study of…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 14, 2009
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