You Did Not See Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I spoiled Santa for a classmate in third grade and have felt guilty about it ever since.
The Best Christmas Carols You’ve Never HeardNowell Sing We Clear will make you think differently about Christmas.
The Original War on ChristmasThe short, glorious history of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving.
The People’s Republic of PlymouthThe strange and persistent right-wing myth that Thanksgiving celebrates the pilgrims’ triumph over socialism.
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.
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.
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel …The classic Hannukah game is painfully slow. It’s time to speed it up.
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.
Holiday Parties for the Ambitiously LazyAnchovy toasts, rosemary simple syrup, and more low-maintenance saviors.