This year, Montreal wanted to have the tallest, most magnificent Christmas tree in all of North America. It did not do that.
But the city did achieve part of its goal. Its new fir is not the tallest in North America (it’s about six feet shorter than the Rockefeller Plaza tree), nor does anyone seem to find it magnificent in any way. But it sure is a tree! Good job on that.
In Chaska, Minnesota, just five minutes away from Prince’s Paisley Park recording studio, there is a house.
But this particular house, decked out with holiday lights like many across America, is not just any house. This house decided to mourn the passing of musical legend Prince with a five-minute light show in honor of the artist, with “Purple Rain” and all.
While relatively inexpensive at A$75 (US$55), the four-year-old reindeer display had sentimental value to the family. It had been there for half of the Christmases of young Velardi’s life, and the family was considering ending their displays due to the theft. Read more…
Every end-of-the-world hideaway needs a little personality.
Should the apocalypse — zombie, Trump or otherwise — arrive in 2017, you’ll want your loved ones to be prepared and stylish. So gift them a few of these fun supplies to make sure their moist underground cave rivals that of Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Happy holidays, everyone. It’s time to make this bunker a home.
Being #ForeverAlone can be even harder around the holidays – couples are constantly kissing under mistletoe, holding hands while ice skating, and worst of all, sharing their romantic holiday cards all over the internet.
So, John Olmstead, 22, from Mattoon, Illinois, decided to poke fun at a certain holiday card trope in a pretty genius way.
You know that friend who’s always cold? Their holiday season is about to get a whole lot cozier.
Any human who values coziness knows it relies on two components: warmth and softness. Once you’ve got those covered, there’s no limit to the coziness you — or your lucky loved one — can achieve on a winter’s afternoon.
These quality gifts take on the world’s biggest inequalities and most noticeable causes — and all without causewashing. If that doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will.
These 16 gifts will help you make a difference this holiday season. To find more options for those on your holiday list, check out our gift guides from pastyears for more stellar gifts that give back. Read more…