holiday cheer

12 Things You Probably Never Noticed in 'Home Alone'

If you're like a lot of people, watching Home Alone might be on your annual to-do list every time the holiday season begins. But, even and perhaps especially if you've been watching it since you were a kid, there are bound to be some things you ever…
By Tolly Wright

16 Gift Ideas For Your Friend Who’s A Proud Wine Snob

If you've got a wine aficionado on your 2017 holiday gift list, then this wine gift guide will take the guess work out of shopping for your vino-loving friends and family. These holiday 2017 gift ideas for wine snobs includes everything from…
By Brandi Neal

8 Holiday Audiobooks To Listen To As A Family

Want to get your family in the holiday spirit, but sick of hearing the same old songs every day? Because someone in your brood can only hear "Baby It's Cold Outside" so many times before they smash the stereo to bits, you need a collection of great…
By Kristian Wilson

10 New Year Quotes To Post On Facebook

Chances are you will be celebrating New Year's Eve with friends and family this holiday season, but just so all your other friends and family members (and old coworkers, acquaintances, and classmates you haven't seen in five years) know you are…
By Kathryn Kattalia

5 New Year Poems That Aren't Totally Cliche

Who wants to ring in the new year with a little bit of rhyme and a little bit of rhythm? If you do, then these five New Year poems are going to be a real treat. Poetry doesn't always have to be cliche, and nor should it be. These lovely little poems…
By Chelsey Grasso

An Indie NYE Playlist To Ring In The New Year

It's time to ring in the new year, and you'll want the perfect New Year's Eve playlist for your party. This lineup takes a detour from Top 40 selections for more alternative tracks that will keep the festivities going all the way into 2016. As you…
By Dacy Knight

Deaf Man Has Adorable Reaction To Wife's Pregnancy

If like the Grinch, your heart has grown cold and distant post holiday season, you might want to watch this video of a deaf man finding out his wife is pregnant. I promise that it will take you from grumpy to being tearful and hopeful in a matter of…
By Dasha Fayvinova

15 New Year Quotes About Family

Family is everything, so when you start working on New Year's resolutions in 2016, you may want to consider working on your relationship with yours. These awesome New Year quotes about family are a wonderful place to start when it comes to finding…
By Chelsey Grasso

14 Easy Snack Recipes To Make For NYE

Now that 2016 is around the corner, it's time to start thinking about New Year's Eve snack recipes to welcome the new year. After all, the delicious grub is what will make or break any New Year's party. Even if you decide to stay in on NYE, there's…
By Kirsten Nunez

10 Books That Bring Some Summer Fun To The Cold

Wintertime brings many wonderful things, among them a plethora of vacation days, stylish coats, and an excuse to drink hot chocolate wherever and whenever. For many of us, however, our romanticized snow-adventuring expectations for the winter…
By Lila Nordstrom

Holiday Leftovers? This Is The Perfect Solution

Do you still have Christmas leftovers hanging out in your fridge, and are wondering what to do with them all? I created a four-ingredient recipe for ham and cheese pull-apart biscuits that are strictly made from basic Christmas dinner leftovers, and…
By Public Lives, Secret Recipes

6 NYE Hacks To Stay Awake Until Midnight

There's nothing like wrapping up the holiday season with New Year's Eve celebrations. Unsurprisingly, it can be difficult to figure out how to stay awake until midnight after the last few months of festive cheer. I can't be the only one still…
By Kirsten Nunez

10 New Year Quotes About Love

The New Year is upon us, and love is all around. Even more difficult than the search for the perfect midnight kiss, however, is finding just the right words to say exactly what's on your mind to express your affection to the people you cherish most…
By Kathryn Kattalia

7 Christmas Food Traditions From Every Continent

Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. Though not all regions celebrate the traditionally religious holiday for the same reasons, one thing remains consistent in most countries — food is a celebration necessity. While…
By Christina Vanvuren

12 Books To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

When you're little, the entire month of December feels like Christmas. The decorations go up, your parents and grandparents seem to be baking nonstop, and of course, you're writing your letters to Santa, letting him know just how good you've been…
By Amy Sachs

I Pretended I Was In A Holiday Rom-Com For A Day

My favorite Christmas song is Christmas Wrappings by The Waitresses, which for those who may not know, is essentially a Nora Ephron-level romantic comedy packaged into one perfect four minute song. I listen to this song on repeat from the day after…
By Corinne Caputo

The Bizarre History Of 5 Christmas Decorations

It's officially Christmas, which means the carols are getting progressively louder, the turkey is in the oven, and families everywhere are starting to have intense arguments about whose turn it is to put the star on top of the Christmas tree. But if…
By JR Thorpe

Two Religions, One Christmas

It was always my father who signaled the beginning of our ritual, a few hours after sunset on Christmas Eve. It was time to “drive around.” I’d lead the way, with my younger siblings close behind. We’d pile into our family minivan, and, barely…
By Sarah Aziza

14 Christmas Quotes About Family

You thought it would never get here, but behold, Christmas has finally arrived — and you're exhausted. You love the hustle of preparing for this holiday, and of course you love spending time with your family, but now that the presents are wrapped…
By Kathryn Kattalia

What Christmas Is Like Around The World

With Christmastime here, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than taking a tour of the globe and learning more about Christmas traditions around the world? Photobox brought us "Snapshots of Christmas Around The World", an interactive map…
By Dacy Knight