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What Are Your Christmas Traditions?

This year, for only the second time ever, I’ll be missing Christmas with my family. My parents live in Germany and my husband and I decided to save our vacation time and travel budget and stay home in New York this year. I’m definitely sad to be missing my family, especially since I saw them only a total of three days this whole year, but considering all the weather-related travel snafus in Europe right now, it’s probably for the best we decided to stay put. So, since this is my first-ever Christmas in NYC — and my first with just my husband and me — we’re thinking about new traditions we can start as our own little family unit. Since Drew, my husband, is Jewish, we’ll probably honor his tradition of Chinese food and a movie either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. And if I can get my act together, I’ll roast a chicken and make some trimmings for a nice dinner. Any other suggestions for making the holiday feel more festive? What kind of traditions do you and your family have? Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Why I Wouldn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving If I Had The Choice

For the last couple of weeks, everyone I’ve engaged in simple, small talk with has asked me one question: “Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving Day?” I just give them a shrug and a tilt of the head, thinking, I’m looking forward to the days off, but I really couldn’t give a crap about actual Thanksgiving traditions. Yeah, I know it’s the time of year when I’m supposed to reflect on how thankful I am, but really, how many people actually do that? Not only that, but I’m not a big fan of Thanksgiving foods, and as a child of divorce, I have to eat two dinners worth of it every year. So given the choice, I’d sit at home watching a reality TV marathon instead of celebrating Thanksgiving Day. I’ll keep my days off, though. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Kanye Wants To Style Obama

  • Kanye thinks his fashion swagger is so great he can style Barack Obama. [Bossip]
  • An Orlando woman is accused of biting her husband’s ding-a-ling. OUCH! [TheLedger.com]
  • About half of men cheat when they’re “happy” or “very happy” in their current relationship, according to a survey. [Your Tango]
  • Making new traditions with your significant other is part of the excitement of building a life together, especially during the holidays. [Dear Sugar]
  • Try a little moderation this Christmas, so you don’t beat yourself up for consuming way too many calories. [College Candy]
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    What’s Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

    In about two weeks, I’ll go home to Ohio for Christmas. In addition to the usual traditions — stockings on the mantel, Christmas Eve dinner with all my cousins, monkey bread for breakfast on Christmas morning — my sisters, cousins, and I will watch National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” with my grandmother, just as we do every year. It’s a strange tradition dating back at least 10 years, and it’s one of my favorites.

    In the comments, tell us about your favorite holiday tradition! Keep reading »

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