The Cynic’s Guide to Holiday Donations
Most 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.
You Did Not See Mommy Kissing Santa ClausI spoiled Santa for a classmate in third grade and have felt guilty about it ever since.
In Praise of the Small ThanksgivingI used to wish for more guests at my holiday dinner. Now I know better.
A Very Careful ThanksgivingRaising a child with food allergies has shown me how generous people can be. I’m so thankful.
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.
Giving Thanks After a SplitWhen you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage.
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.