The holidays suck extra hard when you’re trying to cope with the loss of a family member, even if you’re not a Grinch by nature. However you define your family, once someone that was an integral part of your warm and fuzzy celebrations is missing, winter brings a feeling of doom and gloom that all the vitamin D in the world can’t fix. Keep reading »
Happy first night of Hanukkah, fellow members of Tribe! On that note, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about Christmas. Christmas dinner specifically. Whether it was due to interfaith dating or a lack of funds to travel home for the holidays, I’ve found myself at a number of Christmas celebrations. The nice thing about Hanukkah is that it’s not the most serious of Jewish holidays and there’s eight nights of it. So you can multitask — light your menorah at sundown and scarf down a few latkes one night, head over to Christmas dinner another. Should you be invited for Christmas, you must be prepared, especially if you are the only Jew in attendance . After the jump, some tips for the Jew at Christmas dinner. Keep reading »
Funny or Die’s drunk retelling of “The Night Before Christmas” is like no other Christmas tale you’ve heard. Drunk Allan McLeod recites the poem while Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes attempt to act it out. It looks like someone dipped into the Christmas brandy early. [Funny or Die]
I mean really, it’s antediluvian, not to mention totally cliche, to steal a kiss under the mistletoe. That was so last century. Way more romantic (and modern) than mistletoe is cameltoe. A new mobile app, Under the Cameltoe, allows you to log on, pick from a variety of genitals in too-tight garments, hold that “toe” up, and kiss your sweetie underneath it. Romantic!
Hey wait! That’s not Santa — that’s creepy Doug Hutchison, Courtney’s much-much-older husband. Hard to tell though, as I’m pretty sure Doug is closer to Santa’s age than he is to Courtney’s. Anyway, I just love Courtney’s yuletide spirit. It’s enough to get Scrooge in the mood for egg nog, wrapping presents, and kissing under the mistletoe. Nice work, Courtney! [Daily Mail UK]
There may be nothing cats hate more than wearing clothes. That’s because cats, unlike dogs, absolutely feel humiliation and embarrassment in a real way. You can see it on their little cat faces, and read it in the way that they stalk around with utter disdain whenever they see the offending humans that made them wear the reindeer ears or, in this particular cat’s case, the Santa suit. [Buzzfeed]
He may not be cuddly, but his Christmas spirit gives us the warm fuzzies.
He never goes anywhere without his dog. The background pic on her phone is her kitten. We’ve all got friends and family that are animal obsessed, and finding gifts that they’ll love — be they meowing cat CDs, monkey hats or horse dresses — has never been easier. Click through for our gift guide to make any animal lover happy.
A really amusing part of the holiday season is seeing what kinds of sexy Christmas outfits celebs come up with. I don’t know when it became a unspoken rule that female celebs needed to come up with a racy look for every Hallmark holiday, but somehow it did. Mariah Carey is a trailblazer on the sexy holiday scene. Her holiday outfits just get better every year. Click through to see some more famous ladies who got all naughty for Christmas.
Some of us spend weeks planning our holiday gift shopping. Some of us make extensive lists and go on multiple shopping outings. And others of us wait until Christmas day to ransack our homes looking for something, anything, we can do without. Then we wrap it in emergency tissue paper we keep under the sink. Ok, I confess. I am a chronic regifter. I suppose I could blame it on busy-ness, lazy-ness, or poor-ness. But I won’t. There was a time in my life when I bought holiday gifts. But that time has passed. I haven’t gone holiday shopping in years. I feel secure in the knowledge that I show my loved ones how much they mean to me year-round. So why get all extravagant with gifts just because the season dictates it? Still, it’s nice to show up with a little something. After the jump, some totally respectable holiday regift ideas. Keep reading »