Holidays

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.

Dec. 19 2014 9:27 AMThe Santa ConspiracyMy first crisis of belief.
Dec. 18 2014 10:45 AMThe Regift of the MagiThe three wise men seek the Messiah in the Jersey suburbs.
Dec. 18 2014 9:27 AMChristmas CarolsWhy do we keep singing them?
Dec. 17 2014 9:27 AMBecoming SantaA pro wrestler learns the secrets of Father Christmas.
Dec. 16 2014 9:27 AMThe Best Christmas Carols You’ve Never HeardNowell Sing We Clear will make you think differently about Christmas.
Dec. 15 2014 9:27 AMNo Reason for the SeasonThe joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
Dec. 12 2014 9:27 AMThe Original War on ChristmasThe short, glorious history of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving.
Dec. 8 2014 9:00 AMThe Holiday Gift Guide You’ve Always WantedGreat ideas for people with great taste.
Nov. 26 2014 10:47 AMDon’t Argue Over Thanksgiving Dinner!Solve these conundrums instead.
Nov. 25 2014 11:48 PMThe People’s Republic of PlymouthThe strange and persistent right-wing myth that Thanksgiving celebrates the pilgrims’ triumph over socialism.
Dec. 21 2013 11:15 AMNordic QuackSweden's bizarre tradition of watching Donald Duck cartoons on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 12 2013 5:06 PMThe Cynic’s Guide to Holiday DonationsMost Americans are terrible at charitable giving. Don’t be one of them.
Dec. 11 2013 1:58 PMA 10-Month-Old’s Christmas ListDear Santa: Here is everything this adorable baby wants to unwrap and put in his adorable mouth.
Dec. 9 2013 11:45 PMAll I Want for Christmas Is a New Christmas SongThe holiday-song canon is closed. Why?
Nov. 26 2013 4:24 PMWhy Pecan Pies Have Gotten So ExpensiveIt’s China’s fault.
Dec. 18 2014 7:39 PMPostpone ChristmasWe should celebrate Jesus’ birth in early February, not the end of December.
Dec. 18 2014 10:10 AMOy, Hark!A Jewish parent's guide to Christmas specials.
Dec. 17 2014 2:41 PMHave Yourself a Tactile Little ChristmasGift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Dec. 16 2014 10:30 AMUse a Gift to Wrap a GiftAnd other clever ways to wrap awkward presents.   
Dec. 15 2014 5:05 PMSlate Voice: “No Reason for the Season”Torie Bosch reads her piece on the joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
Dec. 14 2014 8:27 PMDreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel …The classic Hannukah game is painfully slow. It’s time to speed it up.
Dec. 11 2014 8:00 AMSaving Santa’s Mail BagA century ago, charities fought to have children’s wish lists sent to the dead letter office. They lost. 
Nov. 27 2014 11:49 PMWhat Do You Give the Person Who Has Netflix?Streaming services are ruining the easy gift. Here’s what to do about it. 
Nov. 26 2014 8:08 AMThanksgiving Day Food Is the Worst FoodThere, I said it.
Dec. 23 2013 11:45 AMThe Man Who Told A Christmas StoryWhat I learned from Jean Shepherd.
Dec. 18 2013 4:32 PMHoliday Parties for the Ambitiously LazyAnchovy toasts, rosemary simple syrup, and more low-maintenance saviors.
Dec. 12 2013 10:15 AMThe 12 Gadgets Every Kitchen Needs 
Dec. 10 2013 11:57 AMSanta Claus Should Not Be a White Man AnymoreIt’s time to give St. Nick his long overdue makeover.
Nov. 27 2013 11:00 AMIt’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Stop Eating at Lunchtime.
Nov. 26 2013 11:57 AMA Very Careful ThanksgivingRaising a child with food allergies has shown me how generous people can be. I’m so thankful.

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