I know I’m not special. I know that the holidays are a god-awful time for everyone, everywhere, and so pretending that my anxiety makes Christmas uniquely unbearable for me and not everyone would be silly. All I can say is that some of my very specific anxieties are triggered by the holidays–more specifically, when I spend them with my extended family. More
It’s almost vacation, so here are 10 holiday cocktail recipes to keep everyone bubbly and happy for the next few days. More
Christmas with the Queen is a holiday pageant involving at least five changes of clothes in a single day. More
These are the people in your neighborhood, and they’re all drunk. More
The aggressive good cheer of the holidays affects everyone differently: you can get carried along in a tidal wave of joy and eggnog, or it can remind you of what you don’t have: Cleaver-like parents or a significant other to share it all with, let alone one who lets Jon Hamm talk him or her into buying you a Mercedes. And if you’ve suffered a recent loss in your family, the season can be heartbreaking. More
When it comes to Christmas morning, you’d be an absolute lunatic to put real clothes on, and you should really go for the adult onesie or footie pajama route. More
Before moving to the city, I imagined Christmas in New York to be exactly how it is depicted in films: perfect. I seamlessly blended together the scenes in movies with my understanding of reality. I was so sure that my first Christmas in New York City would see me living in a winter wonderland reminiscent of the ones seen in Serendipity and Home Alone.
How had I been so wrong? More
Got friends or family coming over in the next few days? It’s not too late to do a little decorating for the holidays, even if you are broke, lazy or both. More
Between too much alcohol, unrealized sexual tension, and no work to be done, things can and will get pretty messy. More
We want you to know, Santa, that we love you and wish you the best. Even if you creep us the hell out. More
We’ve analyzed some decorating patterns to come up with this wholly scientific and accurate assessment of what your Christmas decorations say about you. More
I am a firm believer that every holiday presents the occasion to dress in an awesome slutty costume. Halloween? Slutty nurse. 4th of July? Slutty Uncle Sam. Columbus Day? Slutty explorer, duh. It’s so easy even a baby could do it—which really isn’t a bad idea. I could dress as a slutty baby for an upcoming baby shower. Why not?
What do you get for your smelly uncle or your racist neighbor? We’ve got your back. Here’s the only gift guide you’ll ever need. More
Baby clothes are inherently adorable, but these are so cute I may be waffling on my commitment to giving all babies boxes of Kleenex as presents until they’re old enough to remember things. More