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13 of the Weirdest Christmas Traditions From Around the World

It only seems normal to drag a dead tree into your house in order to get drunk in front of it because we do it every year. Same with all the holiday tales and traditions involving Santa, little baby Jesus, that Mariah Carey song, and everything else we associate with Dec. 25. How strange would […]

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How to Keep Little Kids From Destroying Your Christmas Tree

You’ve made the annual pilgrimage to the Christmas tree farm, selected the fullest Fraser fir, (or erected that surprisingly lifelike pre-lit Aspen artificial from Costco), placed each ornament on the perfect branch and carefully lifted your little one to the tree’s apex for the privilege of putting the star on top.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Best Way to Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts, According to TikTok

Every December I suffer flashbacks to my first-ever retail job, wrapping presents at a gift shop. As much as I enjoyed entering autopilot and mechanically wrapping box after box, it was always a fun challenge to tackle an oddly-shaped gift: A loose teddy bear. A stray shovel. An entire island of misfit toys that…Read more… […]

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The Best Way to Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts, According to TikTok

Every December I suffer flashbacks to my first-ever retail job, wrapping presents at a gift shop. As much as I enjoyed entering autopilot and mechanically wrapping box after box, it was always a fun challenge to tackle an oddly-shaped gift: A loose teddy bear. A stray shovel. An entire island of misfit toys that…Read more… […]

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The Best Way to Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts, According to TikTok

Every December I suffer flashbacks to my first-ever retail job, wrapping presents at a gift shop. As much as I enjoyed entering autopilot and mechanically wrapping box after box, it was always a fun challenge to tackle an oddly-shaped gift: A loose teddy bear. A stray shovel. An entire island of misfit toys that…Read more… […]

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How to Get What You Actually Want for Christmas

If you’ve ever received a windbreaker branded with the name of the company your spouse works for, a toilet seat, or an emoji pancake pan because “it would be fun for the kids” on Christmas morning, we’d understand your desire to make sure it never happened again. Because we all know that presents that are […]

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This Is How You Choose the Perfect Christmas Tree

Most people go to the local Christmas tree lot with no idea what they’re looking for. Just embarrassing themselves, going, “Uhhmm, that one looks good, I think?” Do not be a Christmas-tree ignoramus any longer. Check out the list below so you can confidently walk up to that guy with the knit hat and rugged […]

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This Is How You Choose the Perfect Christmas Tree

Most people go to the local Christmas tree lot with no idea what they’re looking for. Just embarrassing themselves, going, “Uhhmm, that one looks good, I think?” Do not be a Christmas-tree ignoramus any longer. Check out the list below so you can confidently walk up to that guy with the knit hat and rugged […]

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16 of the Best Cozy Christmas Movies That Aren’t All White People in Sweaters

You’re likely seen the memes: A collage of posters for a bunch of Hallmark Christmas movies, all of them featuring nearly identical images of blonde white women and brown-haired white men in variations of red and green sweaters. As a brown-haired white man with an acting background, I do not think it is bad that […]

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16 of the Best Cozy Christmas Movies That Aren’t All White People in Sweaters

You’re likely seen the memes: A collage of posters for a bunch of Hallmark Christmas movies, all of them featuring nearly identical images of blonde white women and brown-haired white men in variations of red and green sweaters. As a brown-haired white man with an acting background, I do not think it is bad that […]

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The Lazy Way to Stuff a Stocking That Doesn’t Look Lazy

There are two types of Christmas-observing families: Those who are serious about stockings, and amateurs. Like most things, my sisters and I view stocking stuffing as a competition, but we will never beat our mother, who has had three decades to perfect her stocking stuffing methods (with her children as test…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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18 of the Best Non-Christmas Christmas Movies (That Aren’t ‘Die Hard’)

Tired: “My favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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18 of the Best Non-Christmas Christmas Movies (That Aren’t ‘Die Hard’)

Tired: “My favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Decorate a Room With Christmas Greenery Without a Whole Tree

Thanksgiving is over, which means the inflatable lawn turkeys will soon be replaced by inflatable lawn candy canes and holiday lights. And for those who celebrate and decorate for Christmas, it’s time to decide whether to chop a real, live outside tree and bring it into their home for a few weeks, or dust off […]

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Why It’s Actually Good to Decorate ‘Early’ for Christmas, According to Science

I am wholly and unwaveringly a December Christmas decorator. (Before kids, sometimes it was mid-month before I decked any halls.) No ornament leaves its box, no sprig of holly tickles the mantel, no tree makes its way through the front door until Thanksgiving has passed. I’m generally not down with seasonal rushing;…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why It’s Actually Good to Decorate ‘Early’ for Christmas, According to Science

I am wholly and unwaveringly a December Christmas decorator. (Before kids, sometimes it was mid-month before I decked any halls.) No ornament leaves its box, no sprig of holly tickles the mantel, no tree makes its way through the front door until Thanksgiving has passed. I’m generally not down with seasonal rushing;…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Best Time to Buy a Christmas Tree This Year

Unless you’re one of those people who bedecks their house in Christmas cheer before Thanksgiving, the time is nigh to turn your thoughts to the centerpiece of yuletide decorating—the almighty tree. But due to pandemic supply chain interruptions, getting a tree this year presents some unique logistical challenges.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Best Time to Buy a Christmas Tree This Year

Unless you’re one of those people who bedecks their house in Christmas cheer before Thanksgiving, the time is nigh to turn your thoughts to the centerpiece of yuletide decorating—the almighty tree. But due to pandemic supply chain interruptions, getting a tree this year presents some unique logistical challenges.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Organize a Holiday Gift Exchange That People Will Actually Want to Participate In

Exchanging gifts should be the most enjoyable part of the holidays, but anyone who’s gotten roped into a shitshow of a “Secret Santa” gift exchange knows better. Even a well-intentioned gift swap can easily turn into the kind of stressful, tedious, expensive headache that puts you off the idea for life. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Organize a Holiday Gift Exchange That People Will Actually Want to Participate In

Exchanging gifts should be the most enjoyable part of the holidays, but anyone who’s gotten roped into a shitshow of a “Secret Santa” gift exchange knows better. Even a well-intentioned gift swap can easily turn into the kind of stressful, tedious, expensive headache that puts you off the idea for life. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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