He’s making a list and checkin’ it twice, but whether you ended up on Santa’s “Nice” or “Naughty” list doesn’t really matter. There are plenty of presents to go around! So, whether you’re looking to tone it down or spice things up this Christmas, there’s a gift for that, and we’re here to help. Here’s what to give that mischievous person in your life (and some “nice” alternatives, in case you’re saving your naughty for the new year).
“When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer.” So began a letter written by Brenda Schmitz, a mother of four who had passed away in 2011. A month before she died, Brenda gave the letter to a friend and asked her to keep it a secret until her husband, David, had found love again, at which point the friend was instructed to mail the letter to Des Moines radio station Star 102.5. Why the radio station? Because every year, Star partners with local businesses to grant listeners’ Christmas wishes, and Brenda had some very specific wishes in mind for her husband, his new wife-to-be, and their family. Here’s an excerpt of her beautiful letter: Keep reading »
Subtext of the Giudice family Christmas card: We’re not guilty! Everything’s great! We’re still rich enough to afford a field full of poinsettias. Frightening.
I just started working at a boutique on the weekends, and I’m having a blast. This weekend was particularly entertaining, because we had a steady stream of men wander into the shop looking to buy gifts for their wives and girlfriends. It didn’t take long before I noticed that the vast majority of these last-minute male shoppers fit into one of 10 categories. If you brave the stores today, you’ll easily be able to spot them, and if you’ve ever worked retail during the holidays, you already know the guys I’m talking about. They are as follows: Keep reading »
Need a little Christmas right this very minute? Yeah, me, too. This flashmob of people doing the Christmas dance from ”A Charlie Brown Christmas” — right down to the exact dance moves from the cartoon — should do the trick. And it was filmed right near The Frisky’s offices! [YouTube]
Despite the fact that Christmas is supposed to be a time filled with cheer and merriment, more often than not, the holidays are stressful. It’s exhausting, expensive, cold, and not enough eggnog in the world will make you feel better about the hundreds of bucks you spent on presents for your co-worker’s baby, kids’ teachers and various family members.
So this year, when my mom asked for bath beads, candles and pajamas (like she does every year), I threw out her Christmas list and decided to go rogue. Keep reading »