Posts tagged "holidays"

17 Reasons Everybody Hates The Mall At Christmastime (In GIFs)

I love Christmas, but I loathe the mall at Christmastime. From assholes who steal parking spaces to children running wild and wailing around Santaland, here are 17 reasons we try to avoid the mall at all costs in December. Or, in other words, why I believe in drunk Christmas shopping (in GIFs!)…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 1, 2014

How To Pick A Great Gift: A Guide For People Who Are Not So Good At Reading Others

You know that phrase, “It’s the thought that counts”? I feel like we’ve gotten away from it a little. It’s used ironically so often now — like, you got a bad gift, but hey, at least the person thought to give you a gift, right? Nah, nah, nah. Let’s stop that.
It really i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 28, 2014

15 Facepalm Moments When Visiting Your Hometown For Thanksgiving (In GIFs!)

So, you’ve left the nest. Maybe you bailed on your suburban childhood home for college, or for life in a big city, or a town across the state. Maybe you have the occasional tendency to think you’re pretty hot shit because you’re off doing Big Exciting Things while everything back home seemingly stand…

By: Claire Hannum / November 27, 2014

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…

By: Claire Hannum / November 27, 2014

20 Ways To Change The Topic At Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving has arrived, and there will be turkey; There will be family; There will be uncomfortable conversations likely involving something political, racial or downright inappropriate. If you’re like any of us here at The Frisky, you’d gladly prefer talking about how you’ve gained weight or why you’re still single over having to endure others’ ignorant…

By: The Frisky / November 26, 2014

Who Really Offers The Best Deals? Black Friday By The Numbers

I’m not a big proponent of Black Friday shopping. I really don’t think you should do it at all, unless it’s online or it’s the kind of casual shopping that means heading to the mall in the middle of the afternoon rather than camping outside Walmart at 4 a.m. Still, people are going to do…

By: Claire Hannum / November 26, 2014

16 Tips For Flying On The Worst Travel Day Of The Year

The day before Thanksgiving is by and large the worst day of the year to travel. It’s one of the busiest (if not the busiest) and to make this year even tougher, the East Coast is expected to be hit with snow. If bad weather causes flight delays in the Northeast, prepare yourself for a domino…

By: Claire Hannum / November 26, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Galaxy Wrapping Paper!

I’m a sucker for all things galaxy print, so I’m crazy about this dreamy star-covered wrapping paper. Etsy shop Norman’s Printery creates the paper on recycled newsprint. If covering your gifts in the very fabric of the universe doesn’t cut it for you, the shop sells a slew of other beautiful prints, like mountain ranges,…

By: Claire Hannum / November 25, 2014

Is The Museum Of Natural History’s Origami Tree Beautiful Or What?

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC’s annual origami tree is now up and running. Each year’s creation has a theme that resonates with the museum’s collections or features, and this year is all about the “Night At The Museum” movies, with origami models of artifacts from the movie that can be found i…

By: Claire Hannum / November 24, 2014

Two-Thirds Of Your Family Would Like You To Turn Your Dang Phone Off This Thanksgiving

Normally when I get approached by a brand with a story I could write about I’m like “meh” and just ignore it because a lot of them just want their product plugged, and that’s boring for everyone. However, there are fun ones in the mix, like a small study Eventbrite commissioned about cell phone use…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 21, 2014

15 Boozy Gift Ideas For The Drinkers In Your Life

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start shopping for the perfect gifts to get for your loved ones. As much as I’m sure your dad enjoyed that tie you got him, and your best friends are using the picnic basket you bought (ha), why not give them something that they’ll really…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 21, 2014

Idina Menzel & Michael Buble Cast Adorable Kids In Their “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Cover

Idina Menzel and Michael Buble recorded a cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” together, and instead of starring in the music video themselves, they enlisted two precious kids to perform in their place. With the help of some fierce dance skills and updated lyrics that are slightly less creepy than the originals, these two can get…

By: Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

This Holiday Season, Please Be Kind To Retail Employees

Last night, I was in a candy shop in my neighborhood waiting for the owner of the store to cut some marshmallows for me when a woman walked in, dropped a bag on the counter (literally dropped, as in held it high in the air over the counter and then let go, letting it fall…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 19, 2014

Life After Dating: Splitting The Holidays

My parents separated during my senior year of high school. That was bad enough, not because I was upset at the time about them separating, but because that first holiday season was weird — my dad was there, but only begrudgingly on my mom’s part — and once the divorce proceedings started and things got…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care About Spending Birthdays Or Holidays Together!”

I moved into my boyfriend’s place before we were dating as a stepping stone while I transferred my life from west coast to east coast. Having lived together before we started dating and still living together, our relationship is at an escalated pace, which makes it confusing for me. His birthday is coming u…

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 14, 2014

Thank Me Later: I’ve Found The Solution To Your Holiday Gifting Dilemmas

Every year in the beginning of November, I start panicking about the upcoming holidays and all of the presents I need to get. I have a particularly large family with some especially difficult characters to buy for (and I can only purchase so many checkout aisle tchotchkes), so I usually find myself wandering the ravaged…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

The Grumpy Cat Christmas Movie Trailer Is Here (Plus, The Beyonce Album Rumors Are True!)

A trailer has been released for the Lifetime movie “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever,” in which Grumpy’s voice is narrated by Aubrey Plaza. It’s everything you’d expect from a Lifetime movie about a talking cat. I hope Grumpy can take a little work break now and just be a cat for a while!

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Now You Can Buy A Crystal-Encrusted Starbucks Cup

‘Tis the season for outlandish product collaborations all vying to catch your eye in time for Black Friday (not that we’re complaining). This year brings us a team-up between Starbucks and Swarovski to peddle you some crystal-covered Starbucks swag. I’m not going to lie, they could make for really cute presents, even with their semi-stee…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

8 Reasons I Am Already Earnestly, Unironically Looking Forward To Christmas

YES. I am READY FOR CHRISTMAS. I have a job that pays me more than $10 an hour, ten hours a week this year (couldn’t say that last year), my overall health is in a good place, I’m determined to enjoy the cold weather instead of trudging through it, and my boyfriend and I are…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014

Make It Stop: “An Old (Married!) Friend From High School Is Putting The Moves On Me On Social Media”

I’m in a happy, committed relationship. I just reconnected with a friend from high school who has a spouse and a daughter, and although it was fun to hang out, immediately after we did so, he started flirting with me and talking about how he had feelings for me in high school. It’s clear…

By: Anna Goldfarb / October 24, 2014
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