Posts tagged "holiday"

City Makes Grinch-Style Demands To Replace “Charlie Brown” Christmas Tree

Residents of Reading, Pennsylvania were horrified when they first laid eyes on the droopy, sparse Christmas tree decorating their downtown square. They claimed it was reminiscent of “Charlie Brown” and a total bummer. To be fair, it is pretty fugly (and it’s topped with a giant pretzel of all things), though I try to remai…

Claire Hannum / November 27, 2014

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…

Sophie Leon / December 25, 2013

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…

Tres Sugar / December 25, 2013

The 7 Worst Gifts People Seem To Give Every Christmas

As we struggle to find that perfect gift, ever so many of us will fail. As a service to everyone you even pretend to care about, I’m offering you this list of what not to buy. Consider it an anti-gift guide. I have no idea what your family likes, but I know what they hate, because…

Cracked / December 21, 2013

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…

Katie Oldenburg / December 19, 2013

How To Sidestep Various Awkward Mistletoe Situations

Pucker up, people! It’s Christmas time, which means some of you unfortunate folks are bound to find yourselves standing uncomfortably beneath the mistletoe with someone you’d rather not kiss. Thankfully for you, we’ve compiled a list of awkward, yet realistic, mistletoe scenarios, from bosses to bad breath, and how you should proceed when you find…

Katie Oldenburg / December 18, 2013

Flowchart: Should I Buy _______ A Present?


Holiday shopping is taxing on your energy and your bank account. You create a list, check it once, and are satisfied that you’ve crossed everyone off your list. Then you check it twice and realize you may have forgotten someone.  Or even worse, you start to second guess who should be on your list…

Sophie Leon / December 17, 2013

15 Celebrities Who Would Make Amazing Mall Santas

Wouldn’t Christmas be a little bit better if you knew that your local shopping mall Santa was actually a famous celebrity? Standing in line with 100 screaming children and waiting for your kid to freeze up on the Big Man’s lap would be that much more tolerable if you knew it was Ryan Gosling underneath that velvety, red suit…or…

Katie Oldenburg / December 16, 2013

13 Totally Unfortunate Etsy Christmas Decorations

This Christmas, string up the lights, hang the mistletoe and decorate your tree knowing confidently that your home will provide warmth and comfort to those who enter. Or, you could buy some of these creepy/inappropriate/WTF? Etsy holiday decorations to make your guests squirm with discomfort, which I think is way more fun. For even more…

Kathryn Oldenburg / December 15, 2013

The “Elf” Yourself Christmas Checklist For Holiday Cheer Revival

Let’s be honest: Sometimes getting into the holiday spirit is no easy feat. But if there’s one person who knows how to bring out the best in us, it’s Buddy the Elf.

So do everyone a favor and give yourself the Elf treatment this December. By performing just a few simple tasks, you…

Katie Oldenburg / December 13, 2013

30 Hideously Festive Manicures That Are Ruining Christmas

Hey girl. Bad news. Your heavily decal-ed, excessively red-and-green, badly doodled nail art is ruining Christmas. Not to be a Scrooge, but that melty-faced Santa on your thumb might as well be a lump of coal in my stocking. I’m all for getting in the holiday spirit and if you’re headed to an Ugly Christma…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2013

10 Holiday Inspired Baby Names That Make My Skin Crawl

I’ve known a few Noelles and Hollys in my day, so the trend of giving your baby a name inspired by the season when it was born—especially a magical season like Christmas—isn’t anything new. And we’ve all heard seasonal names like April, Summer, and Autumn before. (Secret confession: Autumn was my number one, all-time favorite…

The Gloss / December 7, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Grandma-Approved Holiday Dresses

Choosing a holiday dress your grandma will approve of is an art form. It can’t be too flashy or high fashion. It must be relatively modest, with feminine details like lace, floral prints, and peplums. Bonus points for retro styles that harken back to your granny’s youth (peter pan collars, full skirts, etc). Does thi…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 25, 2013

The 10 Best Justin Bieber Pumpkins Ranked

Justin Bieber stans and Halloween are two of my favorite things so I figured why not combine them? Celebrity fans can be intense sometimes but there are none other like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber stans who are quick to pull the trigger on anyone with an inkling of negativity directed at their king or…

College Candy / October 26, 2013

VOTE! Which Costume Is More Likely To Make Grandma Keel Over?

Nana would be so proud.

Probably two of the most distasteful Halloween costumes I’ve ever seen are going head-to-er … head for the second round of Semi-Finals in our WTF?! Costume Battle!

Katie Oldenburg / October 24, 2013

On The Occasion Of National Cheesecake Day, Please Enjoy This “Golden Girls” Moment

It’s National Cheesecake Day, according to the people who make up these kind of things. In honor of said holiday, we’ve dug up this clip of the ladies from “Golden Girls” enjoying a slice or two in the kitchen, per the usual. Doesn’t cheesecake just solve all the problems? To celebrate, watch this clip, and…

Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2013

How To Hook Up On Easter

Easter marks the beginning of Spring, and there by the infamous Spring Fling season. While it may seem blasphemous, you can bag a man at church, if you’re subtle. Old peeps just love matchmaking! And what better place to meet a nice guy than in church? Here’s how you can turn Easter in to a…

The Frisky / March 31, 2013

New Year’s Eve Date Inspiration: Romantic Night In

If you’re planning to get all dolled up and go out on the town for New Year’s Eve, we’ve got your sparkly dress needs covered, but what if you’re opting for a romantic night in? Many of the most memorable midnights happen in the comfort of your own home, kissing somebody you’ve kissed a millio…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 28, 2012

DIY Holiday: 8 Easy Ways To Spruce Up Plain Brown Wrapping Paper

One way to streamline your holiday to-do list (and save money) is to wrap all your presents in simple brown butcher paper. The minimalist look can be fine on its own, but just in case you want to add a little something extra, I rounded up eight simple DIY projects to help spruce up holiday…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 21, 2012

Cookie Porn

I dare you to make a batch of these naughty gingerbread cookies and bring them to a holiday party. [WOW]

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Ami Angelowicz / December 19, 2012
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