Holidays
Nov. 25 2013 11:45 PMGiving Thanks After a SplitWhen you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage.
Nov. 22 2013 10:46 AMHappy Valentinukkah’s Day!With Thanksgivukkah upon us, Slate offers this handy guide to future Hanukkah holiday overlaps.
Nov. 21 2013 12:04 PMDid Benjamin Franklin Really Say the National Symbol Should Be the Turkey?You have got to see his original design.
Oct. 29 2013 11:55 PMA Ghoulish ConsistencyHalloween is filthy with ghosts. But where are all the goblins?
Dec. 21 2012 9:44 AMAll About EvesWhy do we celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve but not other holidays’ eves?
Dec. 19 2012 2:49 PMDo You Smell What I Smell?Eggnog shower gel. Gingerbread-scented nail polish. The holidays have started to reek.
Dec. 13 2012 7:00 AMDrones for the HolidaysHelicopters, quadcopters, and this year’s other amazing remote-controlled flying toys
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. 26 2012 3:30 PMThe Unmitigated Inanity of Cyber MondayThe dumbest fake holiday of the year.
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.
Nov. 23 2011 1:28 PMIn Praise of the Small ThanksgivingI used to wish for more guests at my holiday dinner. Now I know better.
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.
Nov. 24 2013 11:49 PMNo ThanksgivukkahThe portmanteau holiday is bad for Jews and bad for America.
Nov. 21 2013 2:55 PMThe Pumpkin Spice DietI ate nothing but foods flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg for a week—and lived to tell about it.
Nov. 6 2013 5:40 AMChristmas Season Starts Earlier Every Year!Actually it’s been starting in early autumn since the Victorian era.
Dec. 21 2012 1:53 PMI Love Being a Christmas BabyBeing born on Dec. 24 was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
Dec. 20 2012 5:22 AMAnd the Loveliest Tree in America Is …Announcing the winner of Simon Doonan’s holiday tree competition.
Dec. 18 2012 1:49 PMSlate’s Definitive Christmas PlaylistThe best versions of Christmas classics.
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. 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. 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.

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