Dec. 18 2012 1:49 PMSlate’s Definitive Christmas PlaylistThe best versions of Christmas classics.
Dec. 13 2012 7:00 AMDrones for the HolidaysHelicopters, quadcopters, and this year’s other amazing remote-controlled flying toys
Dec. 10 2012 5:30 AMGrapefruit Is DisgustingWhy you shouldn’t give it to your loved ones as a holiday gift. Or to anyone, ever.
Dec. 6 2012 5:06 PMGifts That Say You (Kind of) Really CareHow Facebook has revolutionized gift-giving on the Web.
Nov. 28 2012 5:00 AMSanta Writes a Comic BookSt. Nick is tired of kids who only want iTunes gift cards. And he has a plan …
Nov. 20 2012 4:05 PMStop the Parade!Should be wasting our dwindling supply of helium on floating cartoon characters?
Dec. 14 2011 3:25 PMIn Holland, Santa Doesn’t Have Elves. He Has Slaves.The racist Christmastime tradition Dutch people have begun fighting about.
Dec. 16 2010 10:54 AMIn a NutshellA brief history of nutcrackers.
Dec. 15 2010 1:07 PMWhat I Like About ScroogeIn praise of misers.
Dec. 14 2010 3:40 PMNo Reason for the SeasonThe joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
Dec. 13 2010 2:26 PMWhy Gift Cards Are EvilThey're the best insult money can buy.
Dec. 10 2010 3:08 PMBeyond TinselHow to use pot-scrubbers and costume jewelry to decorate your tree. Plus: The master window dresser judges your Christmas decorating efforts!
Dec. 8 2010 6:53 AMBetter Than FreedomSlatewriters and editors share their favorite books of the year.
Nov. 23 2010 10:07 AMCooking My Mother's GravyIt's not always easy for mothers to give up directing the Thanksgiving meal.
Nov. 23 2010 6:59 AMGiving Thanks to the PlanetTurkey Day eco-mysteries, solved.
Dec. 13 2012 4:17 PMThe Secret to Perfect Gift-WrappingTissue paper, ribbon, and four pieces of tape.
Dec. 13 2012 5:28 AMThe Original War on ChristmasThe short, glorious history of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving.
Dec. 6 2012 5:45 PMYou’ve Gotta Have BallsThe secret to decorating a great holiday tree. Plus: Enter Slate’s tree-trimming contest!
Nov. 29 2012 8:26 AMYou Can’t Wrap an E-BookOr can you? Nine ideas for making an invisible gift more fun to give.
Nov. 21 2012 8:30 AMWhat Not To Buy on Black FridayFor starters, put down that Nano.
Dec. 15 2011 5:25 PMSoft PowerThe terrifying awesomeness of Nerf guns, darts, swords, and axes.
Dec. 12 2011 5:44 PMBlocks, a Tiny Racecar, and a Flying SharkFive of the most innovative toys of 2011.
Dec. 15 2010 6:30 PMIf Christmas Came Every MonthAre wine clubs, cheese clubs, and other recurring gifts a smart bet for the holidays?
Dec. 14 2010 6:42 PMIt's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter!The best flying toys on the market.
Dec. 14 2010 10:21 AMWhat Is Frankincense?And where does it come from?
Dec. 13 2010 10:09 AM"Now I Have a Machine Gun. Ho Ho Ho."Slate's guide to overlooked Christmas movies.
Dec. 10 2010 7:46 AMOy, Hark!A Jewish parent's guide to Christmas specials.
Nov. 24 2010 7:44 AMThanksgiving? No Thanks!Why food writers secretly hate the November feast.
Nov. 23 2010 6:59 AMReinventing the TurkeyWhat Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, Saveur, and other magazines recommend you make for Thanksgiving.
Nov. 18 2010 8:36 AMThe Future of Gaming—In My PocketThe Internet gaming service OnLive now has a tiny console that lets you play video games anywhere.