The People’s Republic of PlymouthThe strange and persistent right-wing myth that Thanksgiving celebrates the pilgrims’ triumph over socialism.
Holiday Parties for the Ambitiously LazyAnchovy toasts, rosemary simple syrup, and more low-maintenance saviors.
A Very Careful ThanksgivingRaising a child with food allergies has shown me how generous people can be. I’m so thankful.
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.
And the Loveliest Tree in America Is …Announcing the winner of Simon Doonan’s holiday tree competition.
Drones for the HolidaysHelicopters, quadcopters, and this year’s other amazing remote-controlled flying toys
Grapefruit Is DisgustingWhy you shouldn’t give it to your loved ones as a holiday gift. Or to anyone, ever.
The Best Christmas Carols You’ve Never HeardNowell Sing We Clear will make you think differently about Christmas.
The Cynic’s Guide to Holiday DonationsMost Americans are terrible at charitable giving. Don’t be one of them.
A 10-Month-Old’s Christmas ListDear Santa: Here is everything this adorable baby wants to unwrap and put in his adorable mouth.
Giving Thanks After a SplitWhen you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage.
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.
Do You Smell What I Smell?Eggnog shower gel. Gingerbread-scented nail polish. The holidays have started to reek.
The Original War on ChristmasThe short, glorious history of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving.
You’ve Gotta Have BallsThe secret to decorating a great holiday tree. Plus: Enter Slate’s tree-trimming contest!