holidays / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. How do I defy my gift-loving family?

    From Eve Andrews, at Grist: “Modern Christmas as its best self, I think, is a celebration of security and abundance and love, but that all takes place against a pervasive background fear that those things might be impermanent.”

    Family
  2. Think.Make.Share.

    The blog from the creative studios at Hallmark — the well-known greeting card company — shares DIY and craft ideas for parties, events, holidays, and more.

    Art
  3. David Lebovitz’s Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

    If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, don’t finalize your menu before you check out this roundup of favorite holiday recipes by pastry chef and food-blogger extraordinaire David Lebovitz.

    Cooking
  4. Shoot That Frog: A Christmas Comeuppance

    “‘He’s coming down the chimney soon,’ Father grumbled, his hand caressing the barrel of the Frog Shooter on his lap.” At waltbox, Walt Walker writes a fictional account of a comedically dysfunctional family Christmas.

    Fiction
    Photo by Global Panorama
  5. On not writing Christmas cards

    Helen Hayward on not writing Christmas cards: “I’ve always struggled to describe an entire year in a hundred words inside a Christmas card. I find it even harder this year. Because this year it’s clear to me that my life isn’t going to plan.”

    Essay
  6. Health
  7. Foodimentary

    At Foodimentary, every day is a cause for celebration (of delicious food). Focusing on one dish a day, the site is a fun destination for food history and culinary trivia.

    Food
  8. Art