Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a carton of smokes, especially when it’s designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks “bright!” and “colorful!” under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it does say “Merry Christmas and Happy Smoking” two-hundred times.
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Lady Gaga tried reindeer antlers on for size this weekend in London. If her singing career goes down the tubes, she can always give Santa a call and get a spot in front of his sleigh. [12/6/2009] Keep reading »
When I was in third grade, the class read a book called something like Christmas all Around the World. It taught us about Sweden’s St. Lucia Day festivities that open the Christmas season, that Santa is known as St. Nicholas in Germany, and that Hanukkah is the Jewish Christmas. Keep reading »
Every year, department stores try to out-do each other with over-the-top window decorations for the holidays. But this year, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue have clearly lost out to XOXO, because the brand went to the naughty side. Instead of filling their glass boxes with red and green decorations, they’ve hired two girls to change in and out of XOXO clothes in full view of passersby. It goes without saying this is the most popular street corner for construction workers, horndogs, and teenage boys. Keep reading »
When we say “it’s the thought that counts,” the “thought” implies more than just remembering to buy any gift at all. Let’s admit that as much as we love our guys and say we’ll value any gifts they get us, there’s a little disappointment when the pretty package under the tree actually contains a scarf or gift card. Same goes for him, instead of a generic tie, lead by example and buy a gift that actually suits him. Keep reading »
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends. Sometimes this family event may have an unexpected guest: a cute, single guy. When such a treat comes your way, seize the moment in a feminine, ladylike fashion.
Seating. Right away, you will want to be seated next to this hottie; however, this is a bad idea. A major part of flirting is conversation and body language. Both of these are difficult to display if you’re sitting side by side. Try positioning yourself across from him for the best effect.
Introductions. If introductions have not been made before reaching the table, take this as an opportunity to place yourself on his radar. Before you take your seat, introduce yourself and offer him your hand to shake. When he shakes your hand, hold his gaze and smile. You should disengage from the handshake first so you don’t come on too strong (a girl who won’t let go is creepy). Glance down as you take your seat, then back up again at him with a slight smile on your lips and in your eyes. Keep reading »
Going to your boss’s house for Thanksgiving? Don’t be the turkey by dressing inappropriately. Since dinner is at your boss’s pad, it is a little trickier to decide on an appropriate outfit. It could be either formal or casual, and if the invitation does not specify, you’re left to figure this puzzle out on your own.
First, consider what field you work in and what is considered acceptable attire for your industry. In some professions, wearing a suit and tie is more appropriate attire than in others. The second consideration: How formal is your boss’s home? Does he/she live in a mansion or a small house near the lake? Keep reading »
This is my first holiday season as an old married and my husband and I are planning to spend Thanksgiving at his father’s place where his brother and his wife and two small kids will join us. My father-in-law lives here in Manhattan, just a mile up the road from us, so, luckily, we won’t have to do any commuting. Our Christmas trip will be decidedly more involved. We’ll be visiting my parents who live in Germany (it’ll be my husband’s first trip there!). In the last 20 years, I’ve spent every Christmas but one in Germany. I figured this year, since we’re newlyweds and still ingratiating ourselves in each other’s families, it was important to spend the holidays with our respective parents. Next year, though, I hope to begin some traditions of our own. I’d love to spend Christmas in New York finally. Maybe my Jewish husband and I can even enjoy some Chinese food for dinner. So, how about you? Where will you spend the holidays this year? And, if you’re in a relationship, how do you decide whose family to visit? Keep reading »
The holidays are right around the corner, and if egg nog, stuffing and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” do mysterious things to your libido—fear not. We suffer from the Holiday Friskies, too. We feel your sexually frustrated pain. Whether your parents’ guest bedroom has you aching for another’s or a holiday getaway is in order, there’s nothing like a few guilt-free days off to initiate a bold try with what’s-his-name from high school or that-one-over-there at the resort bar (if you’re fancy). Regardless, the holidays are a perfect time for a no-strings-attached fling. Here are a few ways to make it run exceptionally smooth.
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I realize it might seem a little early to start talking about the holidays, but as my local drugstore pulled out the tinsel and Santa hats before they’d even had time to put away the slutty nurse costumes and plastic pumpkins, I figured I’d get a jump on the season.
Whether you’re a sassy single lady or one-half of a love muffin; if you go home for them, holidays are a very special kind of hell. This week we’ll tackle some of the issues you might face and how you might deal with them without resorting to pie-throwing or sneaking off to the basement with the bottle of cooking sherry. Keep reading »