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These shirts remind us that it’s almost as if…there’s no war on Christmas at all. Weird.

I had to laugh when I caught wind of Kayla Pekkala’s wonderful holiday gift collection on Tiny Werewolves — the highlight of which are the mugs, hats, tees and sweatshirts, all lovingly adorned with a classic Christmas sweater pattern. Oh, and the words, The War on Christmas is Not Real. Accurate. Related: Funny 2020 ornaments that celebrate a […]
Tags: Fashion, Holidays, Shopping, Christmas, Coffee Mugs, Humor, Pop Culture, Holiday Gift Ideas, Gifts For Women, Gifts For Men, Holiday Picks, Gifts For Teens + Tweens, Kayla Pekkala

The virus that stole Christmas: meet the Santas giving this season a miss

They are used to spending Christmas up close and personal, but the criteria for playing Santa – being older and overweight – put them at significant risk of catching coronavirusRandyl Lee Walker starts bleaching his hair and beard every October. Both are dark, so it takes six weeks to reach the snow-white shade he’s going for. When he’s finished the result is nothing short of transformative. Related: Elbow bumps and open windows: UK scientific advisers' Christmas tips Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Gender, UK, Christmas, Life and style, Unemployment, Infectious Diseases, Santa, Lee Walker, Coronavirus

Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for the Home Fragrance Snob

I’m very cautious when it comes to fragrance; averse to synthetics and anything fruity or overly intoxicating. I rarely burn scented candles or incense at home for fear of competing fragrance from room to room and infusing every fabric in the house with an irreversible aroma. If you’re shopping for a friend with an olfactory sensitivity, here are 10 nuanced and sophisticated home fragrances sure to please. Above: The Bodha Calm Incense has a gentle fragrance and smokeless burn. Made in Japan us...
Tags: Books, Japan, Cook, California, Christmas, Paris, Hanukkah, Gift Guides, Aesop, Santa Maria Novella, Montelupo Fiorentino, Sissel Tolaas, Dinesen, Palo Santo, Hawkins New York, Product Discoveries

Unwrap Sexy Christmas Presents in Ikkitousen: Extra Burst

Ikkitousen: Extra Burst is one of the countless smartphone gacha games celebrating Christmas in the way fans are expecting as a bunch of new Christmas-themed character skins are available, with one bound to be rather popular for its profuse amount of exposure. The Christmas event, called “Seiya no Kiseki!? Santa Crisis!”, is available now and […]
Tags: Games, Christmas, Smartphones, Illustration, Anime, Fetish, RPG, Oppai, PV, Mizugi, Gacha, Ikkitousen, Casuals, Seiya no Kiseki, Santa Crisis

'We all need magic in our lives': how Santa's grottos moved online to beat the pandemic

It’s 130 years since Father Christmas first appeared in a department store. But this year is the strangest one yet – with virtual calls taking the place of shopping centre visits. Is it enough to keep the ho ho hos flowing?Five bearded men, dressed head to toe as Santa, wearing fur-trimmed face masks, file into an office building in London and sit behind wooden desks – laptops and webcams in front of them. The room has been made magical with the addition of a red and gold curtain, a snow-flecked...
Tags: Technology, London, Christmas, Life and style, Retail industry, Britain, Acting, Santa, Jimmy Wales, Lovell, James Lovell

It's Father Clickmas: can Santa save Christmas over Zoom?

It’s 130 years since Father Christmas first appeared in a department store. But this year is the strangest one yet – with virtual calls taking the place of shopping centre visits. Is it enough to keep the ho ho hos flowing?Five bearded men, dressed head to toe as Santa, wearing fur-trimmed face masks, file into an office building in London and sit behind wooden desks – laptops and webcams in front of them. The room has been made magical with the addition of a red and gold curtain, a snow-flecked...
Tags: Technology, London, Christmas, Life and style, Retail industry, Britain, Acting, Santa, Jimmy Wales, Lovell, James Lovell

Melania Trump swaps horror for tradition with lighter approach to Christmas decor

Outgoing first lady unveils ‘America the beautiful’ theme in White House, breaking with previous years that featured blood red trees and bare branchesApart from the odd nod to a funerary urn, first lady Melania Trump broke with tradition this year with her White House Christmas decorations, opting for fairly normal green trees with red and gold ornaments instead of the blood-red foliage or Shining-esque ghost-white branches of previous years.This year’s theme, unveiled on Monday, was “America th...
Tags: White House, Christmas, America, World news, US news, Melania Trump

Elvis themed Christmas tree

This year for Christmas, we partnered with King of Christmas to bring a special holiday surprise to my aunt. She is a big fan of Elvis so we went with a "Blue Christmas" theme. Let's look at some of the ornaments we made for the tree! Elvis silhouette ornaments First up, we had to pay honor to the King himself by making some Elvis ornaments! Chica printed out some silhouettes of Elvis and cut them out with her router. We went with three different stances and flipped each set so they were fa...
Tags: Crafts, Christmas, Celebrate, Circuit, Elvis, Chica

Paws for the holidays: 20 gift ideas for your pets

Now that we’ve gotten through one of the strangest Thanksgiving holidays ever, you might be starting to think about your holiday wish list. When it comes to gifts at the holidays, I’ve always enjoyed giving gifts more than getting them. I don’t particularly like shopping for them because I don’t have a lot of patience for big crowds, long lines, and other oddly aggressive shoppers, but I do love giving them. Being the crazy animal nut that I am, my pets always make out like bandits at Christmas ...
Tags: Gift Guide, News, Holidays, Pets, Christmas, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Pet Adoption, Ollie, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF

Glittering photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

First lady Melania Trump walks past the 2019 White House Christmas decorations. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks December means homes across America are decking the halls, and the nation's most famous address is no exception. The White House has been decorated every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first White House Christmas party in 1800. The decorations have only gotten more elaborate with time. These photos show how White House Christmases of years past compare ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Life, White House, Christmas, US, America, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Ap, History

What Do You Tell Your Kids About Santa?

I can remember, as a small child, thinking it odd that I bought Christmas gifts for my parents from my school’s mini holiday shop, and yet they didn’t buy me any gifts. Sure, Santa brought me plenty, it’s not like I didn’t have a slew of stuff to open, but still...shouldn’t a parent buy their kid a present on the…Read more...
Tags: Holidays, Christmas, Lifehacks, Santa

Cyber Monday giveaway for ALL our readers

... We love our followers and have really grown to know a lot of you personally over the years. We are so happy that many of you have been on our blogging journey with us since the start, and we want to thank you for your support with a little gift. As our special gift to you, we'll email you one of our favorite holiday printables for free. You can choose between these two: Our Santa-inspired box labels for decorating care packages to mail to loved ones. Our Grinch bag tags for adding a little...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Christmas, Disney, Nice, Santa, Yours Chica

Bake me happy: 10 deliciously different mince pie recipes

From the perfect traditional version, to brownie hybrids, deep-fried delights and a throwback from 1591, homemade never looked so goodNothing should make the heart sink quite as much as the phrase “homemade mince pies”. The chance of failure is simply far too high. Pick a bad recipe and you run the risk of serving up a tray of inedible pastry bin lids gummed together with a miserly Marmite smear of mincemeat.But it doesn’t have to be like this. An endless array of mince-pie variations are now av...
Tags: Food, Christmas, Life and style, Christmas food and drink

Funny 2020 ornaments that celebrate a weird year, from Dr. Fauci to Savage, toilet paper to Schitt’s Creek.

While we often share our favorite funny Christmas ornaments, we just had to share our favorite 2020 ornaments, specifically. I mean this country can’t agree on much lately (sigh) but I think we can all agree, that it’s been one crazy year. In the alleged words of GW Bush in 2017, “That was some weird […]
Tags: Shopping, Christmas, Humor, Pop Culture, Ornaments, Holiday Decorations, Savage, Holiday Gift Ideas, Bush, Creek, Fauci, Schitt, Holiday Picks, Christmas Ornaments + Decorations, Covid-19-and-quarantine

Christmas Comes Early in FGO Arcade With Santa Suzuka & Saber Astolfo

Fate/Grand Order Arcade will be blessing those willing to brave the Coronavirus-stricken wastelands to play the game at arcades as two new characters are coming: a Santa version of the luscious Suzuka Gozen and titillating trap Saber Astolfo. The Servant introduction video for Suzuka: Saber Astolfo was also properly showcased through a cute Servant introduction […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Christmas, Illustration, Anime, Santa, Traps, Suzuka, Oppai, Image Gallery, Fate/Grand Order, Arcade Gaming, Santa Suzuka, Suzuka Gozen, Saber Astolfo

15+ inspired gift ideas for the most devoted The Crown fans

I know I’m not alone when I say I’m obsessed with The Crown. And I would happily take any The Crown gift this Christmas, because escaping to 80s London, if only through my screen, has been a very nice retreat from our home these days. (Even if we all have strong…feelings about what’s his name, […]
Tags: London, Shopping, Entertainment, Christmas, History, Holiday Gift Guide, Pop Culture, Handmade, Holiday Gift Ideas, Gifts For Women, Food Gifts, Holiday Picks, Gift Ideas For Moms, Christmas Ornaments + Decorations

Christmas Snowman Cookies

These Christmas snowman cookies are delicious to bite into, with a sugary sweet buttercream topping and a soft-to-bite-into sugar cookie texture. They’re super simple to make and totally adorable – making them the perfect cookies for a swap or to leave out for Santa! These are some of the easiest cut out cookies to make – even a beginner cookie decorator can succeed! Jenny Keller, author of the popular cookbooks Eat More Dessert and Cookie Class and owner of the destination bakery Jenny Coo...
Tags: Winter, Washington, Christmas, Baking, Cookies & Brownies, Jenny Keller, Jenny Cookies Bake Shop

The Reason for This Advent Season

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (CSB) Today, we mark the first week of Advent, a season of expectant waiting and longing for Christ to come again as we celebrate His first coming. Perhaps more than ever, we feel the ache of wanting God to make all things right again, so let’s let the words of this familiar passage marinate in our h...
Tags: Holidays, Inspiration, Christmas, Jesus, Christ, Advent

CHP holding annual toy drive

The California Highway Patrol is again collecting toys that will be distributed to children for Christmas. The toy drive has been held for more than 25 years, said Officer Mike Lassig, a spokesman for the CHP’s Temecula office. Unwrapped toys may be delivered to any CHP office or Walgreens store. The CHiPs for Kids collection runs through Dec. 20. Uniformed officers will deliver the toys in the week before Christmas and on Christmas Day. Related Articles Homeless woman calls ...
Tags: News, Police, Charity, Christmas, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, Long Beach, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Lapd, Moore, Temecula, Top Stories PE, Crime and Public Safety, Mike Lassig

A thief in Virginia is disguising himself as an Amazon delivery driver and stealing packages from people's porches, police say

David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A man dressed as an Amazon delivery driver is stealing packages instead of delivering them in Richmond, Virginia, according to local police. Wearing a company vest, he approaches homes carrying dummy boxes and switches them for full ones delivered by Amazon, the police said.  The alleged "porch pirate's" photo was released by police, who are seeking more information. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Police in Richmond, Vir...
Tags: Amazon, News, Theft, Virginia, Christmas, US, Trends, Tech, Retail, Packages, Nissan, Richmond Virginia, The Boston Globe, Romeoville Illinois, WTVR, Getty Images A

Fauci predicts the COVID-19 pandemic likely won't improve by Christmas or New Year's Day

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images In a recent interview with USA Today, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Americans should prepare themselves for a difficult holiday season. Fauci said that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely show little improvement by Christmas or New Year's Day. "I don't see it being any different during the Christmas and New Year's holidays than during Thanksgiving," Fauci said of the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus cases are expected to remain at elevate...
Tags: Politics, Thanksgiving, Christmas, US, Trends, Cnn, Infectious Disease, Usa Today, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Holiday Travel, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, National Institute of Allergy, Coronavirus, COVID

7 online stores that will ship live Christmas trees to your home: The Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. A Tree To Your Door During the holiday season, Christmas trees are often the centerpiece for family celebrations.We rounded up a list of stores that sell and deliver live trees, so you can get started on your holiday decorating.Read on for where you can buy real Christmas trees and what each store offers in terms of selection and shipping.Going to pick out a Christmas tree is a beloved family tradi...
Tags: Reviews, Home Depot, Holidays, Oregon, Christmas, Trends, Walmart, Online Shopping, Michigan, Christmas Trees, Alberta, Festive, Douglas, Lowe, Harry David, Fraser

The best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime right now

Looking to get into the holiday spirit without ever leaving the couch? Here are our picks for the best Christmas movies currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Tags: Amazon, Christmas, Trends, Amazon Prime, Home Theater, Streaming, Amazon Prime Video, Movies & TV

Homemade with Love Holiday Gift Tags

Whip up a handmade gift and attach these darling homemade with love holiday gift tags! Printable Made with Love Tags To use these tags click on the images below. The PDF will open. Download the file to your computer. You will need the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the PDF file (you ... Read More about Homemade with Love Holiday Gift Tags The post Homemade with Love Holiday Gift Tags appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
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Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid coronavirus

By GILLIAN FLACCUS | Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays. But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a holiday season unlike any other. The family was tree-shopping ...
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21 Great Sci-Fi Christmas Ornaments From Hallmark

Is it really Christmas if you don’t have a little sci-fi on your tree? Hallmark would say no. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Holidays, Marvel, Christmas, Disney, Star Trek, Back To The Future, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Christmas Tree, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Collectibles, Jaws

Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Treats

Tis the season for making and baking! And we love our holiday treats! These sweet and savory Crescent Roll Christmas Trees are super easy to make with only a few ingredients. And kids can have fun decorating them, dressing them up for the holidays. You can’t have the holidays without a few baked treats in the mix. We’re making fun and festive Crescent Roll Christmas Trees for a delicious dessert. These are a perfect treat to make as you decorate your Christmas tree or after you head out with th...
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24 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm or Apartment for the Holidays | Christmas Dorm Decor Ideas We Love

Deck your room out with these extra cute (and affordable!) Christmas dorm decor ideas.
Tags: Holidays, College, Christmas, Dorm, Dorm Room Design

How the Late Late Toy Show became an unlikely Irish TV institution

Annual special – where garish sweaters meet unrestrained children – airs on Friday eveningIt is possibly the most anticipated moment in Ireland’s cultural calendar, a television event that draws huge ratings, unites the diaspora and is parsed as a barometer for the mood of the nation.Expectation builds months in advance, rumours about the theme, leaks about participants, sometimes alarm that the formula may change. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Television, Media, Children, Christmas, World news, Culture, Ireland, Television & radio

Over 500 Gift Ideas for the Ladies in Your Life + ALL the Sale Info for Black Friday!

It's the best shopping week of the year! Oh my goodness! And you know that means, right? It's time to buy ALL the things! And we mean all. the. things! And guess what? You don't even have to feel bad about it because the sales are that good! Looking for discounts up to 80% off in some cases? Want free shipping? Nothing makes us happier than finding a brag-worthy deal. Seriously, it's the best feeling ever! Are we right? So what are you waiting for?Want to know where you can find the best online...
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