Here's how to survive the holiday season, stay on your clean eating plan, and still get invited for New Year’s.
Even though we’re adults, many of us can sulk like teenagers or behave like irritable adolescents, especially when surrounded by family during the holidays.
Big Sweater no longer holds the monopoly on ugly Christmas attire. Online retailer Get on Fleek has released a new line of ugly Christmas and Hanukkah-themed rompers for men, and honestly, they look pretty snazzy. SEE ALSO: If you ever wanted a dad bod, there's a fanny pack for you Image: get on fleek Image: get on fleek Sure, the ugly Christmas sweater will forever hold its place as the number one piece of holiday-themed attire, but the romper welcomes a nice alternative for those in warmer climates, and will definitely get you some looks. But they're gonna cost you. Each romper is currently selling for $99.99, and the price will soon go up to $139.99. Image: get on fleekThe rompers each feature short sleeves, attached shorts, a collar, button top, and front pockets, according to its website. And yes, there is a zipper fly, so you don't have to take the whole thing off to pee. Image: get on fleek Image: get on fleek The company also has a line of questionable Christmas sweaters, if that's more your thing. Rompers for men rose to internet fame after a successful Kickstarter campaign for the RompHim broke in June. Since then, other companies have jumped on the bandwagon, though we're not convinced anyone is actually wearing them in the real world. WATCH: Is the iPhone X's facial recognition twin compatible?
Leave it to Melania Trump to push the boundaries of church attire. The soon-to-be first lady wore a thigh-grazing dress to a Christmas Eve service at the 125-year-old Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla. — the church where there were married.
Eighteen-year-old Jackson Wade Knight of Georgia knows this firsthand. “There was a really large package,” he told BuzzFeed. Instead of a single dozen pairs he found 12 dozen pairs, totaling 144 pairs of socks.
Santa’s left his goodies under the tree, the in-laws are on the way over, and brunch needs to be made stat. With a few make-ahead dish ideas and other brunch tricks you can do beforehand, feeding the masses won’t add to the holiday stress.
The Obama years are coming to a close, and nothing drives that home more than the release of the final Obama White House Christmas card — and it’s a totally different approach to the first seven season’s greetings. For the first time ever, the Obama family is pictured on the front of the card.
Take the Dutch holiday tradition of so-called Black Pete, for example. Known in his native Netherlands as Zwarte Piet, the holiday character has been a winter tradition in the country for some time, and in recent years the tradition has been met with protest and cries of racism — as one would imagine for any character traditionally portrayed in blackface, with Afro wigs, golden earrings, and bright red lips. While fans of Black Pete claim the portrayal is not racist and should be preserved as part of tradition, this recent video from Vox.com takes a look at some of these consistent arguments for maintaining a celebration that a fast-growing number of people feel is harmful, racist, and long overdue for a change.
Normally, hot topics like politics, along with religion and money, go against proper etiquette, notes expert Elaine Swann, but this year seems to be an exception.
Sometimes, getting dressed is more fun than going out. And sometimes, opening a gift is far more exciting than whatever’s inside the box. If that’s happened to you on Christmas, it’s time to think outside the box. Should you return the present, regift it, or snap it once for Instagram and then hurl it under your bed? We asked our reliable squad of style experts for their advice, and thankfully, it’s fantastic. Scroll through for ways to stay gracious and grateful…while still getting something you want.
Holiday films are filled with memorable fashion moments. There are those fabulous giant feather fans in the “Sisters” scene of White Christmas, Ralphie’s pink bunny pajamas and Coke bottle glasses in A Christmas Story, Cameron Diaz’s absurd variety of outerwear in The Holiday, and the devil horns Alan Rickman’s temptress secretary wears in Love, Actually. But, for me, no ugly sweater or sexy Santa outfit can even come close to my personal Christmas movie style icon: The Ghost of Christmas Past from 1992′s classic The Muppet Christmas Carol. This ghastly little gal’s got it all: The alabaster complexion and ginger hair of Julianne Moore, the dainty hands of an American Girl doll, the speaking voice of a young Hermione Granger, the floating capabilities of a jellyfish, and an all-white outfit that legit looks straight off some Parisian haute couture runway.
If the only reason you haven’t broken up with him yet is because you already bought him a gift, that’s not great. (Photo: SNL Studios)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—yes, because of family and holiday cheer and all that jazz, but really because you can eat cake and cream and sugar for breakfast and have it be completely, totally normal. So take advantage: Eat your sticky buns and waffles and French toast and coffee cake for breakfast, and have seconds. Feed them to your family proudly. It’s time to celebrate the season—starting with the most important meal of the day
Margaret Thatcher once declared, “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” And if you want something gifted, especially something gorgeous? Then you ask the fashion pack. It’s their job, after all, to create things that won’t leave your dreams until you buy them… or until someone else does. But how to ensure the holiday presents you get are the holiday presents you want—and how to do it without looking grabby or even worse, ungrateful?
Santa came early in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The town’s police officers are normally clean shaven as a rule, but this time of year the department participates in an annual Sub for Santa program that has them changing up their looks. The officers have the opportunity to put away their razors for the months of November and December, and pool money into a fund for families in need. The officers give $25 per month to grow a goatee and $50 per month to grow a beard. ...
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Whether looking to share a touching memoir or a gorgeous collection of images, these books from 2015 are sure to entertain, inspire, and delight. Related: Holiday Gift Guide #1: Sleek Gifts for Everyone The Best Holiday Subscription Boxes Beauty Advent Calendars for Christmas are Better Than Chocolate
When it comes to gifts for food lovers, cookbooks truly are the gifts that keep on giving. The trick is finding just the right book for your kitchen-loving friend or family member. And in a year with an almost overwhelming number of enticing titles to choose from, picking the right cookbook is up there with making croissants from scratch.
George Clooney, Bill Murray, and Miley Cyrus in A Very Murray Christmas. Photo: Courtesy
You may think that the golden age of “ugly holiday sweaters” has passed—but you couldn’t be more incorrect. According to the shopping and fashion data experts at Polyvore, online searches for Christmas sweaters have actually increased by a whopping 148%! Which means there’s a very good likelihood that, in 2015, you’ll find yourself getting invited to a so-called ugly sweater party. To simplify the process of sorting through the zillions of UHSes that are available, we’ve chosen 13 of the Internet’s finest.