My Grown-Up Christmas ListSave your loved ones the stress of guessing and tell them what you really want this season.
Playing Hooky for SantaA Christmas shopping strategy to help you avoid the crowds and make better memories.
Taming the Intolerant UncleAn enlightened approach to dealing with difficult family this holiday season.
Swedes Are Introverted and Cynical, and So Are Their Christmas TraditionsTheir version of Santa Claus will kill you if you don’t leave his porridge out.
Have Yourself a Tactile Little ChristmasGift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
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.
Slate Voice: “No Reason for the Season”Torie Bosch reads her piece on the joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
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.
SantaCon Looks a Lot Like Christmas. Christmas 1820, That Is.The push to make Christmas a family-oriented, commercial holiday was a response to rowdy street celebrations.
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.