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15 Boozy Gift Ideas For The Drinkers In Your Life

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start shopping for the perfect gifts to get for your loved ones. As much as I’m sure your dad enjoyed that tie you got him, and your best friends are using the picnic basket you bought (ha), why not give them something that they’ll really… More »


The New John Lewis Christmas Ad Will Melt Your Heart

I was having a rough morning when someone very special to me knew just what would cheer me up: penguins. Every year, UK department store John Lewis releases a new Christmas ad meant to tug on the heartstrings just before the holidays. Over the years, the annual ad has become a spectacle of sorts, with… More »


Idina Menzel & Michael Buble Cast Adorable Kids In Their “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Cover

Idina Menzel and Michael Buble recorded a cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” together, and instead of starring in the music video themselves, they enlisted two precious kids to perform in their place. With the help of some fierce dance skills and updated lyrics that are slightly less creepy than the originals, these two can get… More »


This Holiday Season, Please Be Kind To Retail Employees

Last night, I was in a candy shop in my neighborhood waiting for the owner of the store to cut some marshmallows for me when a woman walked in, dropped a bag on the counter (literally dropped, as in held it high in the air over the counter and then let go, letting it fall… More »


Listen To Kristen Bell & Straight No Chaser’s Modern Day Christmas Carol “Text Me Merry Christmas”

I have a new favorite Christmas song that I firmly believe should take the place of “Christmas Shoes” on every radio station during the holiday season. (Let’s be honest, that song is hella depressing and has no place wedged in between “Jingle Bells” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”) Kristen Bell joined a cappella… More »


Life After Dating: Splitting The Holidays

My parents separated during my senior year of high school. That was bad enough, not because I was upset at the time about them separating, but because that first holiday season was weird — my dad was there, but only begrudgingly on my mom’s part — and once the divorce proceedings started and things got… More »


And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide Items Is…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2014 holiday gift guide is out, and it’s about as ridiculous as you’d expect. E! and ETOnline both added up the total cost of all the items on it (not including those listed as “price upon request”), and E! came up with $109,384 while ET came up with $107,309.49. By Newser’s count, there… More »


Thank Me Later: I’ve Found The Solution To Your Holiday Gifting Dilemmas

Every year in the beginning of November, I start panicking about the upcoming holidays and all of the presents I need to get. I have a particularly large family with some especially difficult characters to buy for (and I can only purchase so many checkout aisle tchotchkes), so I usually find myself wandering the ravaged… More »


8 Reasons I Am Already Earnestly, Unironically Looking Forward To Christmas

YES. I am READY FOR CHRISTMAS. I have a job that pays me more than $10 an hour, ten hours a week this year (couldn’t say that last year), my overall health is in a good place, I’m determined to enjoy the cold weather instead of trudging through it, and my boyfriend and I are… More »


In Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book: $475K Perfume & More Ridiculous Things

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your fragrance will come in 14-karat gold bottles, the Dallas Morning News reports. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps one of the store’s other nine fantasy gifts,… More »


Make It Stop: “I’m Stuck Giving My Neighbor Rides Every Day”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s… More »


This Year, I’m Starting My Christmas Shopping In August

According to the Daily Mail, retailers in the UK are churning out their holiday decorations already, and it is an OMG Big Deal to shoppers. I have no idea whether this is a brand new trend or a yearly thing, but I’m weirdly inspired by it. Usually, I get disgusted when retailers drum up anxiety about… More »


Angry Wife Torches Husband’s Truck Because He Gave Her A Crock Pot And Trashy Lingerie For Christmas

UPDATE: J/K! As commenters have kindly informed us, this is actually from a Canadian humor site. Should have known. Stories like this only happen in Florida. — Amelia

Tracy Walters of Dayton, Ohio, was one of the 42 percent of women disappointed by the Christmas gift her husband gave her this year. Instead of… More »


Aww: Missouri Grandfather Uses His Social Security Check To Build Dollhouses For Disadvantaged Kids

This holiday season, a dozen Missouri kids whose parents couldn’t afford gifts received an ornate, handmade dollhouse, all thanks to an 81-year-old retiree named Earl Hurshman. For the past year, Hurshman has been using nearly all of his monthly social security checks to buy dollhouse supplies at his local hobby store, and assembles the miniature Victorians,… More »


6 Silly Christmas Traditions I Will Always Cherish

Throughout my childhood, I always assumed everyone celebrated Christmas the same way. Little did I know, many of my family’s silly traditions simply exist because of my late grand-mère. Many of them are reflections of her favorite things and people. Being the center of our family, we all happily followed her lead and never questioned… More »


Help! What Should Be On Our Ultimate New Year’s Eve Playlist?

Yes, I’m aware that we haven’t even quite made it through Christmas yet, but it can’t hurt to think ahead, right? I’ve got New Year’s Eve on the brain, and I’m already polishing my dancin’ shoes.

For the first time in years, I’m not hosting all of my friends for New Year’s Eve,… More »


5 Reasons Kittens Love Christmas

You think you love Christmas? Check your elf hat at the door. Your excitement is only a fraction of what cats across the world are feeling. This year, I’ve been lucky enough to watch two kittens experiencing Christmas for the first time and I’m a little jealous of all the fun they’re having. Here are… More »


Christmas Quotes to Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy

There’s no such thing as too much holiday cheer. It’s everywhere — from our streets and our offices to our homes and, of course, our social feeds. As if you needed one more reason to embrace the season, we’re bringing you Christmas quotes straight from Instagram. You’ll find lines from your favorite songs, movies, and… More »


“25 Days Of Sexmas” Day 25: (Win This!) The Unbound Box

Why We Love It: It’s the whole kit ‘n kaboodle! You can literally start a sex toy collection from scratch, thanks to Unbound’s broad variety of products. Not only are you getting some awesome sex toy staples, but you’ll stock up on smaller (but totally crucial) intimate items like lube, condoms, blindfolds and more. It’s… More »


Santa Missed Connections Are All Naughty, No Nice

It’s that time of year again … when you make out with Santa and have no idea what his real name was. To give you a picture of all those naughty shenanigans happening this time of year, we bring you Missed Connections from SantaCon, Santa speedo events, and more inappropriate holiday moments. Be warned: these… More »


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