Holidays

You Can Always Get What You Want

Who’s to blame for the trend of holiday “self-gifting”? 

Dec. 24 2014 8:53 PMA Slate Guide to Christmas By the ghost of Christmas past.
Dec. 23 2014 9:17 AMBach’s PrayerReflections on giving.
Dec. 22 2014 3:01 PMSlate Voice: “Santa Should Not Be a White Man Anymore”Aisha Harris reads her piece on giving St. Nick a makeover.
Dec. 18 2014 7:39 PMPostpone ChristmasWe should celebrate Jesus’ birth in early February, not the end of December.
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. 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. 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 11:39 AMThe Best Christmas Carols You’ve Never HeardNowell Sing We Clear will make you think differently about Christmas.
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.
Nov. 25 2013 11:45 PMGiving Thanks After a SplitWhen you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage.
Dec. 24 2014 12:01 PMSlate Voice: “I Love Being a Christmas Baby”L.V. Anderson explains why she loves her Christmas birthday.
Dec. 22 2014 7:05 PMForget Santa. You Should Celebrate La Befana.Because what Christmas needs is a wine drinking witch.
Dec. 22 2014 10:35 AMThere 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.
Dec. 18 2014 10:45 AMThe Regift of the MagiThe three wise men seek the Messiah in the Jersey suburbs.
Dec. 16 2014 10:30 AMUse a Gift to Wrap a GiftAnd other clever ways to wrap awkward presents.   
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. 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. 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.
Nov. 24 2013 11:49 PMNo ThanksgivukkahThe portmanteau holiday is bad for Jews and bad for America.

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