The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Dec. 23
Happy Friday, happy holidays, and happy Festivus, fam! We finally made it to the end of what's probably felt like the longest week ever — especially if you're still looking for last-minute holiday gifts. (We've all been there, don't worry.) But the holidays are officially here, along with the final days of 2016 and we're feeling ~festive~.
Before we pack up our sleighs and run off to spread holiday cheer over this long weekend, here's what Bustle's editors were talking about today — from Trump's latest tweets to Chance the Rapper's surprise Christmas mixtape.
Trump + The Arms Race
CNBC's Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski revealed on Friday morning that, when asked about Thursday's tweets about nuclear weapons and rising tensions in Russia, the President-Elect Trump told the host "Let it be an arms race."
The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
The host also added that Trump said "We will outmatch them at every pass" and "outlast them all."
Fun fact: MORE TRUMP. Of course. On Thursday evening Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to deliver an early holiday gift to us all when she expertly responded to Trump's contempt for "A listers" who are reportedly seeking out tickets to his inauguration on Friday.
Hi - we are people. You are our president too. I don't want you to be, but u are. Also we ALL know you are dying without the approval, dear https://t.co/NaVU1iDban— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 23, 2016
You go, girl.
Lin-Manuel Miranda + High School Crushes
Just when we were all ready to give up on 2016, one of the year's saving graces, Lin-Manuel Miranda shared a photo of his 18-year-old self and we all fell even more in love with the Hamilton creator then we did when he dropped the Hamilton mixtape. Just look at this photo and try to tell me you aren't wishing you could go back to high school and take this guy to prom.
Still working on my whole situation! Check in later! -age 18 pic.twitter.com/XlM8n54lVd— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 23, 2016
Starbucks + Free Holiday Drinks
Feeling under-caffeinated and stressed out about the upcoming holidays? Well, Starbucks can help you with at least half of that — for the next 10 days Starbucks is giving away free espresso drinks as part of its "10 Days of Cheer" at select locations around the United States.
And if caffeine isn't really your problem, but just the stress of getting together with your extended family for the holidays is, here are some tried and true ways to handle your holiday-induced stress. It's the holiday season, you deserve to enjoy it.
Deal of the Day: And if you're looking for a way to really luxuriate and fight the stress, this boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm ($26, Sephora) will definitely do the trick. Seriously, chill out, fam — it's the holidays!
Chance The Rapper + The Christmas Mixtape We Needed
2016 has been a year for us all, but at the very least we've had Chance the Rapper to make up for it. The Chicago rapper dropped a surprise Christmas mixtape with Jeremih on Thursday and now we officially know what we'll be listening to while we wrap our holiday gifts this weekend.
WTF Moment of the Week: In case 2016 is still somehow managing to shock you — the president-elect was seen golfing with Tiger Woods at the Trump International Golf Course in Palm Beach, FL. No, we're not kidding.
What to Watch: Nothing goes with a long holiday weekend quite like a reason to spend the day in your ~athleisure~ watching TV. Here are 12 Christmas TV marathons to settle in for this weekend.
Will You Find Love This Weekend?: Whether you're spending the holidays answering the "Why are you still single?" question or smooching under the mistletoe, here's what you can expect this weekend, based on your sign.