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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 »

Holiday Cheer With Lucy, Linus And The Gang

Is there anything more cheerful and holiday-rific than “The Peanuts” theme song? Written in 1964 by composer Vince Guaraldi, the winsome little tune is actually called “Linus and Lucy.” Today, imagine yourself bopping around to it with Shroeder and the gang. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Merry Christmas From Sufjan Stevens

What do you get when you mix super cute vintage-style animation and sweet holiday cheer? “Put the Lights on the Tree” sung by Sufjan Stevens and animated by Tom Eaton. We love the nostalgic feel combined with a new song; it could easily become part of many Christmas traditions. What are some of your favorite holiday songs or videos? Share them with us in the comments! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Hot Hockey Players Sing You A Christmas Tune

Generally, I despise Christmas music. I’m Grinch-y like that! But take Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” add several members of the Belfast Giants hockey team, and mix it all up in a lip dub, and I am one happy holiday camper. Apparently, the guys were trying to drum up ticket sales by creating this catchy video. I could probably do without the elf outfit, but the bulging biceps are a fine holiday gift this year. [BroBible] Keep reading »

Frisky Readers Share Their Worst Gifts Ever

Last week, Frisky staffers told you about the worst gifts we’ve ever received. We had some doozies, ranging from terrifying clown dolls to new-age water fountains to passive-aggressive sweaters and self-help books, but we were blown away by the hilarious stories readers had to share. After the jump, a collection of our favorite cringe-worthy comments … Keep reading »

All I Want For Christmas Is … A 7-Pound Weight Loss

According to an essay in today’s Daily Mail, my desire to drop 5 to 10 pounds is about as common as a winter cold. Seven pounds, it seems is the magic number — the “holy grail” of weight loss. It’s an amount significant enough that, no matter what one’s starting weight, clothes will fit differently (for a lot of us, that means “better”). It’s also, as essayist Jenny Dickinson, says: “a loss [that] is physically noticeable on most women, so it’s in the region that will gain us recognition for our efforts.” And a seven pound weight loss is also relatively easy to achieve for most people. Keep reading »

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