Did Benjamin Franklin Really Say the National Symbol Should Be the Turkey?You have got to see his original design.
A Very Careful ThanksgivingRaising a child with food allergies has shown me how generous people can be. I’m so thankful.
Slate Voice: “I Love Being a Christmas Baby”L.V. Anderson explains why she loves her Christmas birthday.
Slate Voice: “Santa Should Not Be a White Man Anymore”Aisha Harris reads her piece on giving St. Nick a makeover.
Have Yourself a Tactile Little ChristmasGift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Slate Voice: “No Reason for the Season”Torie Bosch reads her piece on the joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
Saving Santa’s Mail BagA century ago, charities fought to have children’s wish lists sent to the dead letter office. They lost.
What Do You Give the Person Who Has Netflix?Streaming services are ruining the easy gift. Here’s what to do about it.
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.
Slate Voice: “Giving Thanks After a Split”Listen to Aisha Harris read about the Thanksgiving that brought her divorced parents together.
There Were No Selfies in the 1900s. But There Were Postcards.Before Americans sent greeting cards, they used postcards to create idealized images of themselves and their lives.
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel …The classic Hannukah game is painfully slow. It’s time to speed it up.
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.