Today is Ujima the third day of Kwanzaa, which is something a lot of people might not know. So what is Kwanzaa? Why is it celebrated? And why don't people know more about it?Read More
Holidays in the era of Bad Men also forces you make decisions like "Do I just smile and say thank you for the Mario Batali cookbook or do I explain the allegations that definitely came out against him after my relative bought this present for me?"Read More
In which a savior is born and dies for our sins
Batman Returns is my favorite Batman movie (I didn't say best, I said favorite, so leave your The Dark Knight comments outside before I call Krampus). In addition to it having a very enjoyable balance between dark character drama and campy fun, it is also a delightful Christmas movie. Not only does it take place during the pagan-turned-Christian holiday, it features the birth of a savior.Read More
Domestic labor is labor. And so, while Christmas might be a work holiday for you, it's not a holiday for whoever's hosting the party. One of the easiest ways to alleviate the host's stress, and to live your feminism while still enjoying yourself, is to help with that domestic labor.Read More
Thanksgiving can be an excellent holiday, but it can also be an emotionally draining, really rough day for any number of reasons. For those of you who had to struggle through today, we offer these supportive and badass GIFs. You deserve 'em.Read More
2/5 Christmas hams
Buried somewhere inside The Man Who Invented Christmas, there’s a really good movie.Read More
Proceed with caution.
What if Elf wasn't the lovable comedy we all insist on watching during the holidays?Read More
Let’s start 2017 off trying to hold each other up and make things just a little bit better for all of us.Read More
It's the holiday season, which means it's time for cats to play with a bunch of wrapping paper--and perhaps get wrapped themselves!Read More
When a sense of despair overshadows normally festive days, how can we hope for comfort and peace–or hope at all?Read More
I bought the yummiest, strangest, most obscure and most delicious-looking pumpkin spice products I could find, all in the name of shutting down sexist pumpkin spice memes.Read More
Oh RX-78-2 statue, Oh RX-78-2 statue/Such pleasure do you bring me!
Tree lightings are so passé. What we need now is a light show projected on a towering 1:1 model of RX-78-2 Gundam made "especially for the winter season."Read More
A different kind of gift list—from us to you.
It's Thanksgiving! The start of the holiday season! (For most people. I start mine on November 1, but not everyone's into that for reasons lost on me.) Today, as you stuff your face full of all kinds of delicious food and get ready to knock down someone's grandpa at Walmart at midnight, take a peek at our recommendations for your off-the-beaten-path, geeky, just plain weird, or all-of-the-above holiday viewing.Read More
Highly scientific polling, of course. Spared no expense.
Remember where you are--this is Turkeydome, and hungry mouths are listening, and will take the first dish that screams.Read More
I love holiday specials. I think that I, like a lot of us, still have the memories of watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Frosty the Snowman imprinted in my very psyche, making me gravitate to airings of A Charlie Brown Christmas like an old top hat toward a golem of a snowman. However, as I grow older, the more that I have to consider that maybe these Christmas specials don’t exactly have the message of warmth and good tidings that they purport to have.Read More
That tree doesn't know what it's got coming.
The video's creators warn: "Many cats have an aversion to being wrapped or being dressed up and are not toys. Please do not attempt to recreate this scene if your pet is unwilling to remain still."Read More
"This is for Hugh jackman!"
I think this is all best viewed with no context.Read More
Some of us will be bringing our significant others home for the holidays, and it's always a little awkward - especially when you consider what everyone else is thinking. Any hey, you might might remember this video's star, Alison Vingiano, from this previous video of a female superhero trying to pitch her own movie. That one is also as painful as you might imagine.Read More
Is this black magic
Nathan Shields of Saipancakes takes your traditional flapjack and turns it into a gosh darn work of art. Look at these things! Why would anyone want to eat them?! They're miraculous. I can barely get a pancake to cook evenly. If that's not impressive enough for you, check out his seriously nerdy flapjack creations as well!Read More
Would eat both obviously but have to go with Barad-dûr on this one.Read More