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You Can Buy A Disney Advent Calendar Full Of Teensy Collectible Figurines

I haven’t actually participated in any kind of advent calendar activity for, uh, at least a few decades — but I might have to hop back on the advent train this year, because the Disney Animators Collection Littles advent calendar is calling my name.…
By Lucia Peters

These Are The Most Watched Halloween Makeup Tutorials On YouTube

Sometimes, it's the Halloween makeup that really takes a costume from pretty good to winning-first-prize-in-the-office-competition amazing. And with tens of thousands (or perhaps even more) of Oct. 31-specific tutorials to watch on YouTube, there's…
By Kara McGrath

These Pints Of Blood & Insect Ice Cream Get Grosser The Longer You Look At Them

Everything gets a spooky makeover in October: Your home. Your pets. Even your dessert choices. And hey, wouldn’t you know it? Artisan ice cream makers and purveyors Salt & Straw’s October ice cream flavors for 2018 are exactly what your newly…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Now Buy A Baileys Advent Calendar With Teensy Bottles Of Different Flavors

We’re still… uh… hang on, let me consult my calendar… well, nearly two months away from the beginning of advent — but hey, guess what? We’ve already started spotting advent calendars for 2018 in the wild. None, of however, have been as exciting to…
By Lucia Peters

IKEA's New Holiday Collection Will Be Here Soon & You'll Want Every Single Item

Grab your wallets and get prepared, because everyone's favorite home-goods and furniture store is launching a new line just in time for the colder weather and holiday season. In October, IKEA is dropping their 2018 Winter Collection in stores across…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Starbucks' Holiday Merch Is On The Way & You'll Want Every Piece For Yourself

Most of us probably haven’t even started thinking about Thanksgiving yet, let alone the gift-giving holidays that descend upon us at the end of every year (we’ve still got Halloween to get through, after all) — but, uh, folks? Starbucks just…
By Lucia Peters

Crate And Barrel's Halloween Decorations Are True Goth Goals & You'll Want Every Piece

I just moved into the first actual house I have lived in since I was a teenager — not an apartment! A house! — and I’m not sure whether it’s just because I’m still in the “new house honeymoon phase” or what, but I have recently been seized by the…
By Lucia Peters

Starbucks' Iced Peppermint Mocha Is Back On Shelves — Here's Where To Get It

Nothing screams "THE HOLIDAYS ARE BASICALLY HERE AND 2018 IS ALMOST OVER" like spotting Starbucks' seasonally-flavored beverages lining store shelves and Starbucks menus everywhere. And yes, folks, I know it's only September. And we've barely left…
By Nina Kahn

16 Holiday Movies On Netflix To Watch If You Want To Get A Head Start On The Season

It's September, and you know what that means: It's almost Christmas! OK, actually Christmas is still nearly a quarter of a year away, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start preparing for the holidays. And for anyone who's looking to get a…
By Johnny Brayson

The 'Anna & the Apocalypse' Trailer Delightfully Mixes Zombies With Holiday Cheer

Move over Halloween, the zombies are now coming for Christmas. The trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse mixes the undead with holiday cheer that will make you want to sing loud for all to hear. Oh yes, amongst other things Anna and the Apocalypse is…
By Shannon Carlin

This Disney-Themed Advent Calendar Is A Must-Have For True '90s Kids

Just because you can’t make it to a Disney park during the winter holiday season doesn’t mean you can’t have yourself a very merry, Disney-themed celebration on your own — and Primark has just the thing to make that happen this year: The UK-based…
By Lucia Peters

Pumpkin Spice Churros Are Coming To Disneyland Just In Time For Halloween

One of the things that I like about Disney’s dessert situation is that the parks have their classics, but also often release limited editions of those classics — variations on the themes, if you will. The resort’s churros in particular have seen…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Get Mickey-Shaped Pumpkin Spice Beignets At Disneyland This Halloween

I know it seems like pumpkin spice season started ridiculously early this year, but you know what? I have no regrets about it — especially not now that I know you can get Pumpkin Spice Mickey Beignets at Disneyland during the 2018 Halloween season.…
By Lucia Peters

This Weather Forecast Might Make You Rethink Those Perfect Bank Holiday BBQ Plans

When the August bank holiday comes around, people always pray for warm weather. And despite months of scorching temperatures across the entire country this summer, no one wants it to rain this weekend. There are mixed reports, however, as to whether…
By Lauren Sharkey

Aldi's Iconic Wine Advent Calendar Will FINALLY Sell In The U.S. This Year

I will freely admit that I have trouble thinking about the winter holidays when it’s, y’know, not even fall yet — but this tidbit is too good to pass up, so I’m willing to roll with it: The 2018 Aldi wine and cheese advent calendars have just been…
By Lucia Peters

Yankee Candle Is Dropping 3 Advent Calendars This Year & The Scent Lineup Is Perfection

Is… is August a little too soon to start talking about the winter holidays? My gut say yes — after all, we haven’t even gotten to Halloween yet — but after seeing pictures of Yankee Candle’s 2018 holiday advent calendars, I’m… prepared to start…
By Lucia Peters

Pier 1 Just Dropped Super Sleek Halloween Decorations & They're All Under $30

Is August too early to start thinking about Halloween? Normally I would say yes, but after taking a peek at Pier 1's collection of Halloween decorations for 2018, I am... reconsidering my stance. Then again, I'm also one of those people who's…
By Lucia Peters

Auntie Anne's Is Giving Away Pretzels Today — Here's How To Get One

Everybody loves free stuff — but free food is always particularly enjoyable. As such, I am delighted to share with you how to get a free Auntie Anne’s pretzel today. Why today? July 26 is National Aunt and Uncle’s Day, so in honor of the occasion…
By Lucia Peters

This Supermarket Beachwear Takes Looking Fly On A Budget To A Whole New Level

When it comes to going on holiday or just visiting one of the many beaches the UK has to offer, I'm prone to stocking up on enough swimwear to rival the Love Island contestants. (And I'm sure I'm not alone.) But beachwear? I'm stumped. Yet it's…
By Lauren Sharkey

6 Actually Fun Ways To Celebrate The Fourth Of July Indoors

As June comes to an end, we approach the biggest holiday of the summer: Independence Day. When you think Fourth of July, there's no doubt that the first things that come to mind are baseball games, pool parties, backyard cookouts, and watching crazy…
By Isami McCowan