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What I Really Want: Jessica’s Christmas List

What I Really Want: Jessica's Christmas List

Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way.

Name: Jessica

Age: 29

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Favorite Book: The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green

Signature Drink: A honeybee (rum, lemon juice and honey!)

Primary Interests: Reading, documentaries, Pinterest, feminism, Starbucks, sex, polka dots, baby pandas, Clive Owen.

What I Really Want:

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10 Holiday E-Cards That Jingle Our Bells

Happy Holidays! To help you celebrate this festive season, we’ve created some customized cards from Someecards with special messages for our like-minded fans. Want to acknowledge the Ryan Gosling-lover in your life? Wish you could give coal (or jail time) to R.Kelly? Say it in a Christmas card, and you’re one step closer to a Happy New Year.

Poll: Which Girl Crush Would You Rather Meet Under The Mistletoe, Jennifer Lawrence Or Beyonce?

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I don’t know about you, but 2013 was The Year of My Flourishing Girl Crushes.

First, I fell even more in love with Jennifer Lawrence, whose quirky, witty sense of humor and righteous self-confidence, on top of her kickass performance in “Catching Fire,” left me almost certain she is my spirit animal and sister from another mister.

And then, Beyoncé, who I didn’t think could get any cooler, went and dropped a secret album that I’ve been listening to on repeat since last week. And don’t even get me started on the pure, raw sexiness that just oozes from her new music videos. Just another reason I stand firm in my belief that BeyonSanta should be a thing. Keep reading »

Winona’s Grownup Letter To Santa

This holiday season, we’re all writing grownup letters to Santa. Here’s Jessica’s list, and now it’s Winona’s turn: 

Dear Santa,

I really don’t mean to come off as unappreciative or demanding, but I have asked for a baby goat for the past, like, 20 years in a row and you have yet to deliver. What’s up with that? It’s causing a bit of a trust issue between us. Obviously this year the goat should be your #1 priority, both to restore my faith in you and because 2013 was a big year for goat GIFs that made me want one even more. But there are also a few other, slightly lower priority things I’d like to request… Keep reading »

True Story: I Was A Macy’s Christmas Elf And It Sucked

True Story: I Was A Macy's Christmas Elf And It Sucked

When I saw an online ad that said, “Seeking Elves For Seasonal Position,” I admit, I was pretty excited. Not only did I fill out the application and provide a full resume, I also attached a cover letter with reasons why I would make the perfect elf:

“With over six years of experience working with children, I have full confidence in my ability to be an asset to your elf team!”

In my defense, even as a freshman in college, I was still a big kid inside. I was envisioning my elf experience to be like a scene out of an iconic Christmas movie. I would hand out candy canes to smiling kiddies, hoist little boys and girls onto Santa’s lap, listen to bubbly recitations of toy-filled Christmas wish lists, and push gleeful children down a slide into a sea of puffy, cotton clouds. As a Christmas elf, I would have the power to make so many childhood wishes come true. I would be part of the spirit of Christmas!

I showed up to the first day of training at Macy’s flagship New York City store. Getting in character, I practically skipped all the way there. When I entered through the huge golden doors of the mega-retailer, I was bombarded by sales people wearing Santa hats trying to sell me luxury bags I couldn’t afford, and the overwhelming scent of perfume.

“Where do I go for training for SantaLand?” I asked a sleepy looking security guard.

“You have to go through the employee entrance around the back,” he explained. Keep reading »

“Your Holiday Mom” Provides Loving Messages For LGBTQ People Without Family Support

Your Holiday Mom

The holiday season means lots of family time, which means this is an extremely stressful, lonely time of year for people whose families don’t accept them. Unfortunately, for many LGBTQ people, living their truth means being shut out, judged, or mocked by close-minded family members. Hopefully all the homophobic moms out there will come around sooner rather than later (seriously folks, get it together), but in the meantime, a website called Your Holiday Mom is doing something to help ease the pain:

“This season, supportive moms (and dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents and friends too!) have gathered to send a holiday message to all LGBTQ children, teens and adults who are without family support and who would like a ‘stand-in Holiday family.’ Knowing that not every parent is ready to accept her own LGBTQ child exactly as-is (as hard as this is for us to imagine), we have written to extend our love beyond that of our own family.” Keep reading »

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