The Traditions of a New England Jewish Girl During the Holidays

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By Sarah Winters

Maybe you love The Holidays. Maybe you dread them. Maybe it’s a mixed bag of complicated hopes, dreams and fears. Whether the coming weeks bring you Chinese food and a movie or all things anise and peppermint or maybe business as usual, things come up. Uncertainty fills the air at home and abroad and I don’t know about you, but it’s a bit harder to feel any version of happy, hopeful, restful warmth this year. And I think that’s okay. While the deep white snowy Decembers of my growing up in Boston have melted away, a few things stay the same.

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10 Ugly Christmas Sweaters For Every Occasion

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By De and Kate

Not only is it Friday, which if you ask us is reason enough for celebration, it’s also National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. If you’re lucky, maybe your mom saved some of her finest (and by finest, we mean tackiest) retro sweaters from Christmases long, long ago. And, if not, retailers everywhere have you covered so you can still participate in the holiday fun. Continue reading

10 Things NOT To Do At Your Office Holiday Party

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By Christie Page

So it’s that time of year again when offices all across the lands are preparing for the annual office holiday party. And I know what you’ve been doing. You’ve been eyeballing all of the latest trends in hair and makeup, fashion and accessories so that you can finally shine. You’ll be out of the construct of office attire and able to put you best foot forward and perhaps cut loose a little with your office cohorts.

Well, I’m not here to tell you not to have a good time, but what I am here to do is help you with a little advice, from someone who has been “that girl” at more than one holiday party. So take it from me folks, if you want to enjoy yourself and not be the talk of the office for all the wrong reasons, let me give you some friendly suggestions. Don’t… Continue reading

15 Thoughts I Have While Watching Hallmark Holiday Movies

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By Kate Kole

I love Christmas movies. In fact, I even named my fantasy football team Countdown to Christmas this year, paying homage to the Hallmark Channel holiday lineup. They are, quite possibly, my favorite vehicle to escape this world and hop into a kinder, sweeter, and less stressful alternate universe. We all have our vices, and too good to be true Christmas movies just happen to be mine. Continue reading

12 Signs You’re Officially Crazy for Christmas

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By De & Kate

It’s November (albeit the first week), meaning Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling has become the story of our lives when it comes to Christmas everything. If you’re in the ‘no holiday music until after Thanksgiving’ camp, we get it, we respect that, and…we’re in the other camp. The one dancing around Target with a cart full of lights and ornaments, Starbucks red, ahem, green cups in hand, smiling to strangers while offering “Happy Holidays!” and rocking out to Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Continue reading