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Gift Guide: For The Homesick Transplant

Moving away from home to a new city or country can be a great thing, but everyone misses their roots now and then, especially during the holidays. Here’s what to gift your favorite homesick transplant to keep her old home in her heart while she makes a new home in her current digs.

Listen: Mariah Carey’s Live Performance Of “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Will Make Your Ears Bleed

Listen: Mariah Carey's Live Performance Of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Will Make Your Ears Bleed
Her Face Basically Sums Up Our Feelings

Caution: What you are about to hear, you cannot unhear. Last night, Mariah Carey took the stage at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in NYC, and sang her hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Needless to say, she killed in…in the WORST WAY POSSIBLE. Like, she actually butchered the hell out of her own holiday classic. The Concourse released an unedited edition of the performance (above), which isolates Mariah’s vocals, and consequently made our ears bleed.

Mariah had it coming, though. The notorious diva was three hours late to the show’s taping on Tuesday night, and was asked to leave. NBC allegedly told Mariah that the only way she could perform at the ceremony is if she sang it live on Wednesday night. So she did…and then this trainwreck happened and crushed our Christmas spirit. [Celebuzz]

Gift Guide: For The Jetsetting Travel Enthusiast

Got a travel fanatic in your life? Here’s what to get them this holiday season!

20 Uber-Festive, Modern DIY Holiday Decorations

I hate spending money on decorations of almost any kind. I paid enough attention in art class that I can handle a hot glue gun and there’s a dollar store down the street, so to me, paying $15 for one decoration seems like a giant rip-off. If, like me, you’re a holiday season enthusiast but a Grinch when it comes to spending money, check out these DIY tutorials to make your season bright!

Got Issues? Avoid These Seemingly Innocuous Movies This Holiday Season

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We’ve all been there: you’re going through a rough patch in life and trying not to think about it. Your family is gathered together for the holidays and looking for a break between all the eating, so you all file into a movie theater or gather around the TV to watch a holiday classic. You thought you signed up to see something light or entertaining that has nothing to do with reality, and then out of nowhere, a depressing theme pops up. You find yourself bawling in your seat at the too-close-to-home scenario playing out onscreen. How did this happen!? The movie poster looked so cheerful! Now the rest of your day and maybe even the rest of your Christmas vacation are ruined. To help you escape this fate, I’ve put together a list of a few box office hits and annual holiday classics to avoid like the plague this season, grimly grouped by whatever tough spot you may be facing. Just stick with “Elf” and the Griswolds, friends! SPOILER ALERT: I’m going to tell you exactly what happens in every movie, so if you don’t want to know, don’t click! 

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Frisky Eats: 14 Semi-Healthy Holiday Treats

The holiday season is in full swing, which means dessert everywhere you turn! I really resent the phrase “guilt-free” when it comes to food, but I’m all about attempting to do our arteries a favor by opting for treats that are at least slightly healthier than other popular choices — without too many unpronounceable fat-free chemicals that are inexplicably labeled as good for you. After the jump, 14 semi-healthy holiday desserts that will leave you with less of a food hangover than that butter-filled casserole concoction your aunt brought to Christmas dinner.

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