Holidays

Giving Thanks After a Split

When you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage.

Nov. 25 2014 7:45 AMDid Benjamin Franklin Really Say the National Symbol Should Be the Turkey?You have got to see his original design.
Dec. 23 2013 11:45 AMThe Man Who Told A Christmas StoryWhat I learned from Jean Shepherd.
Dec. 22 2013 9:32 AMChristmas CarolsWhy do we keep singing them?
Dec. 18 2013 4:32 PMHoliday Parties for the Ambitiously LazyAnchovy toasts, rosemary simple syrup, and more low-maintenance saviors.
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?
Dec. 7 2013 7:16 AMYou Did Not See Mommy Kissing Santa ClausI spoiled Santa for a classmate in third grade and have felt guilty about it ever since.
Nov. 29 2013 8:15 AMThe Unmitigated Inanity of Cyber MondayThe dumbest fake holiday of the year.
Nov. 26 2013 4:24 PMWhy Pecan Pies Have Gotten So ExpensiveIt’s China’s fault.
Nov. 24 2013 11:49 PMNo ThanksgivukkahThe portmanteau holiday is bad for Jews and bad for America.
Nov. 21 2013 2:55 PMThe Pumpkin Spice DietI ate nothing but foods flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg for a week—and lived to tell about it.
Oct. 29 2013 11:55 PMA Ghoulish ConsistencyHalloween is filthy with ghosts. But where are all the goblins?
Dec. 21 2012 9:44 AMAll About EvesWhy do we celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve but not other holidays’ eves?
Dec. 20 2012 5:22 AMAnd the Loveliest Tree in America Is …Announcing the winner of Simon Doonan’s holiday tree competition.
Nov. 24 2014 11:15 AMIn Praise of the Small ThanksgivingI used to wish for more guests at my holiday dinner. Now I know better.
Dec. 23 2013 11:39 AMThe Best Christmas Carols You’ve Never HeardNowell Sing We Clear will make you think differently about Christmas.
Dec. 21 2013 11:15 AMNordic QuackSweden's bizarre tradition of watching Donald Duck cartoons on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 17 2013 12:03 PMNo Reason for the SeasonThe joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
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.
Dec. 7 2013 7:18 AMThe Santa ConspiracyMy first crisis of belief.
Dec. 6 2013 6:30 AMOy, Hark!A Jewish parent's guide to Christmas specials.
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. 22 2013 10:46 AMHappy Valentinukkah’s Day!With Thanksgivukkah upon us, Slate offers this handy guide to future Hanukkah holiday overlaps.
Nov. 6 2013 5:40 AMChristmas Season Starts Earlier Every Year!Actually it’s been starting in early autumn since the Victorian era.
Dec. 21 2012 1:53 PMI Love Being a Christmas BabyBeing born on Dec. 24 was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
Dec. 21 2012 8:33 AMBecoming SantaA pro wrestler learns the secrets of Father Christmas.
Dec. 19 2012 2:49 PMDo You Smell What I Smell?Eggnog shower gel. Gingerbread-scented nail polish. The holidays have started to reek.

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