Happy Valentinukkah’s Day!With Thanksgivukkah upon us, Slate offers this handy guide to future Hanukkah holiday overlaps.
Did Benjamin Franklin Really Say the National Symbol Should Be the Turkey?You have got to see his original design.
And the Loveliest Tree in America Is …Announcing the winner of Simon Doonan’s holiday tree competition.
The Original War on ChristmasThe short, glorious history of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving.
Grapefruit Is DisgustingWhy you shouldn’t give it to your loved ones as a holiday gift. Or to anyone, ever.
Santa Writes a Comic BookSt. Nick is tired of kids who only want iTunes gift cards. And he has a plan …
The Pumpkin Spice DietI ate nothing but foods flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg for a week—and lived to tell about it.
Christmas Season Starts Earlier Every Year!Actually it’s been starting in early autumn since the Victorian era.
I Love Being a Christmas BabyBeing born on Dec. 24 was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
Do You Smell What I Smell?Eggnog shower gel. Gingerbread-scented nail polish. The holidays have started to reek.
Drones for the HolidaysHelicopters, quadcopters, and this year’s other amazing remote-controlled flying toys
You’ve Gotta Have BallsThe secret to decorating a great holiday tree. Plus: Enter Slate’s tree-trimming contest!
In Holland, Santa Doesn’t Have Elves. He Has Slaves.The racist Christmastime tradition Dutch people have begun fighting about.
You Did Not See Mommy Kissing Santa Claus I spoiled Santa for a classmate in third grade and have felt guilty about it ever since.
In Praise of the Small ThanksgivingI used to wish for more guests at my holiday dinner. Now I know better.