christmas

Culture

'I Cried All Winter': People Share the Moment They Realized Santa Wasn't Real

From sadistic elementary school teachers to parents who are just bad at lying, learning the cold, hard truth about Santa is traumatizing—even, or especially, if you're 14 years old at the time.
Sophie Saint Thomas
12.22.16
politics

Why the Dutch Holiday Tradition of Blackface Won't Go Away

Every year, Dutch and Belgian people celebrate Christmas by donning blackface, despite increasing outcry over the practice.
Sarah Hagi
12.21.16
Food

Competitive Eaters Share Tips on How Best to Stuff Your Face at Christmas

Tis the season of stretchy pants and burps that end with a little bit of vomit in your mouth. Here's advice on how to eat as much turkey as humanly possible without losing it all over the table.
Sirin Kale
12.20.16
Culture

We Asked Santa Which Celebrities and Politicians Are on This Year's Naughty List

According to a professional Santa we consulted, coal is now too expensive to give to naughty children—but Donald Trump would get a stocking full of it if it weren't.
Zing Tsjeng
12.15.16
christmas

In Frenzied Bid to Save Christmas, Parents Are Spending Hundreds on Stuffed Eggs

In a craze reminiscent of the Tickle Me Elmo hysteria of the 90s, a shortage of Hatchimals, stuffed animals that hatch out of eggs, has led to outrageous bidding wars.
Mitchell Sunderland
12.13.16
christmas

Why Kids Are Unreasonably Terrified of Santa Claus

Psychologists believe that he frightens young children because of his ability to judge them as naughty or nice.
Emalie Marthe
12.11.16
Work

I Found Him Dangling from the Roof: The Most Insane Office Christmas Parties

"My face was covered in blood, I had a black eye, and my head felt like caving in."
Sophie Saint Thomas
12.10.16
Culture

Retail Employees Share Their Holiday Season Horror Stories

"My manager took off running after the couple while I cried."
Emalie Marthe
12.3.16
Culture

Women's Christmas Is the Feminist Holiday Worth Celebrating

In Ireland, Nollaig na mBan is a historic post-Christmas vacation day for women to clock off and chill out.
Elizabeth Rushe
1.6.16
Humor

How to Survive Christmas Dinner With Your Family

Don't get too drunk with your grandma, but do get a little drunk with your grandma.
Monica Heisey
12.25.15
Religion

The Women Who Worship Isis for Christmas

No, not that ISIS.
Sirin Kale
12.25.15
party girl

Grandma Snorts Cocaine, Suggests I Date My Cousins at Family Christmas Party

Party Girl is a bi-monthly fan fiction column. From a darkened corner of her bedroom in Los Angeles, Mira Gonzalez fantasizes about all the hottest parties in New York.
Mira Gonzalez
12.24.15
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