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A stupid Xmas question in November...

Christmas gift filter. Difficulty : I know next to nothing about the recipient and the gift has to survive in my luggage from the UK to Aus. [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Nov 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me create new Christmas traditions!

I would like to start a Christmas tradition with my little niece and nephew, but I'm coming up short on ideas. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Nov 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Installing Christmas lights on a outdoor 30ft tree - Does anyone know where I can find tips or best practices?

Hi Mefi. Im faced with the task of installing Christmas lights on a outdoor 30ft tree. Does anyone know where I can find tips or best practices? Looking for simple guides, pictures, videos, etc. I'm doing this alone and would appreciate the help!
posted by Highest_Of_Fives on Nov 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me get in the Christmas spirit!

Laid up for surgery during the month of December. Please recommend to me your cheesiest Christmas movies or TV episodes that are available online. Made-for-TV movies are OK, in fact they would be awesome.
posted by backwards compatible on Nov 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Please recommend books for my almost teenage niece

Which book(s) should I get my niece for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by ZipRibbons on Nov 16, 2012 - 20 answers

NYC this weekend, storm impact I should know about?

My teenage daughter and I are heading to NYC on Saturday for a one day bus trip. Are there areas we need to avoid due to the storms still and are there any special things happening we should try to do? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Nov 15, 2012 - 9 answers

I know it isn't Thanksgiving yet, but it is also almost Advent!

Advent Calendars: Please suggest the best candy or toy versions you know of. Edible chocolate? Yes please! Funny toys? Awesome. Whisky? Mmmmm. [more inside]
posted by dame on Nov 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Best org for angel tree?

Best organization in NYC in which to participate in an angel tree kind of thing? I'm nannying a 8, almost 9 year old boy and he has expressed interest in buying something for a boy his age in need for the holidays. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for a mid-1990s magazine article about end-of-year celebrations in Scotland

Longshotfilter: Did anyone else in the U.S. see this magazine article about New Years Eve/Hogmanay (or possibly Christmas Eve) in Scotland circa 1996-97? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Yuletide Traditions for the Newly Married

Help a couple of newlyweds start their own Christmas traditions. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Nov 12, 2012 - 31 answers

Help me plan my trip to France!

I’m currently based in Andalucía, Spain, teaching English for the school year, and am planning to visit neighboring France during Christmas vacation. France fascinates me and will be the first country I visit outside of Spain during my time in Europe, but to be honest: I know nothing. I have approximately 13 days to spend in the country, I would like to see Paris and a few other sites in the northwest, and I will probably enter the country on the Mediterranean coast (from Spain) and leave via the Basque Country (to return to Spain). What should I see? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Nov 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Mom, I want to make Lego movies like on Youtube.

My 10 year old want to make stop-motion movies, primarily Lego based. I would like to support this kind of creativity. We have an old laptop running MS Vista that belongs to him. We need a camera, editing software, and I don't know what else. A book with tips and tricks for newbies, maybe? [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Nov 11, 2012 - 15 answers

There, and back again.

Help us out with the logistics of flying round-trip from NYC (LGA/JFK/EWR) to Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) for Christmas. We'd like this to be as aggravation-free as possible. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Holiday Project Time!

Hello crafty-folks! It's 2012 & once again I have realized that I have not learned to knit in time to give everyone handmade scarves for the holidays. So what new awesome projects can you suggest for holiday gift-giving? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Nov 7, 2012 - 17 answers

Looking for a cottage rental around Ottawa, but don't know where to look

I'm looking at renting a cottage around Ottawa from just before Christmas to just before New Year's Day--Dec 22-29, give or take a day. I don't know the area at all, and haven't the faintest idea where to start. Help? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Make-ahead gifts

Infused olive oil, homemade pancake mix... what are some cheap, nice make-ahead food gifts? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Nov 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Christmas gift for girlfriend to buy now

I need a unique Christmas gift for my girlfriend that I can purchase now (and have it mailed closer to the time). Help? [more inside]
posted by RaynDrops on Nov 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Ideas for a Christmas festival?

I need inew deas for a Christmas festival that my neighborhood holds. [more inside]
posted by cherrybounce on Nov 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Make me the cool gift giver!

Christmas gift shopping for ladies in the office, need help with ideas and online shops! [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Oct 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Where can we take a winter vacation in the Pacific Northwest?

My girlfriend and I live in Portland, Oregon. We'd like to take a week-long vacation over Christmas, and are looking for somewhere to visit in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, BC, or western Montana. We're looking for someplace romantic-ish where we can be active and adventurous, but also curl up together to read. The rub? We'd prefer it weren't too crowded. We're willing to spend up to $150/night, though we'd prefer to pay $120 or less. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Oct 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Ho! Ho! Ho! - Aw, Hell NO!

Skipping Christmas, International Travel Edition: Where should we go?? [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Oct 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Would it be a mistake to buy cheap American Airlines tickets right now?

Would it be a mistake to buy American Airlines tickets right now, for the upcoming December holidays? [more inside]
posted by summerteeth on Oct 10, 2012 - 13 answers

santa baby

Please share your non-traditional Christmas/winter holiday traditions. [more inside]
posted by socks are for puppets on Oct 2, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me tell daughter Santa Claus truth

Help me tell 8 year old the truth about Santa [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 30, 2012 - 33 answers

Quote, Poem, Song Lyrics, or other text for holiday card

I am designing my own holiday cards, with pictures of my family on the front. They are awesome looking so far, and I am really excited. A blank space on the back of the card is what I'm trying to fill; a 5" wide area, about 4-5 lines in 10-12 pt font. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Sep 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Help us figure out where to celebrate NYE in Europe!

Where to travel for Xmas/New Year's in Europe? [more inside]
posted by picarosado on Aug 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Help us pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday.

Help my wife and I pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday. [more inside]
posted by Ergolad on Jul 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Christmas time is here... auf Deutsche!

Help me plan an awesome Christmas vacation to Berlin! [more inside]
posted by mostly vowels on Jun 24, 2012 - 7 answers

When should I book my Hawaiian Christmas flights?

I'm looking for the best time to book a flight from NYC to Honolulu for Christmas -- I'm afraid I've already missed the best deals and wonder if I should snatch up the next decent fare or wait for something better. [Of course, special snowflake details inside.] [more inside]
posted by bah213 on Mar 14, 2012 - 5 answers

How to deal with a family member who doesn't accept gifts gracefully?

How to deal with a family member who doesn't accept gifts gracefully? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 19, 2012 - 42 answers

Where to find a Christmas hat in Vancouver in January?

Where could I find a Little Christmas hat for my six year old cousin? (Location: Vancouver) [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jan 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me "Wow!" Santa

What are some good resources to learn how to decorate for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Dec 28, 2011 - 5 answers

O Holy Night, all choral, NO soloist?

Are there any versions of "O Holy Night" in the choral style of Palestrina/Victoria, without soloist? [more inside]
posted by vnvlain on Dec 27, 2011 - 7 answers

List of BBC Christmas Specials?

What BBC christmas specials were there in 2011? [more inside]
posted by aspo on Dec 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Winter is here, lend me your ear...

Christmas carols for pagans? Mentions of Yuletide, Solstice and winter are excellent, Santa is fine, Christmas is fine, but I'm looking for beautiful music (choral and orchestral) that has no mention of Jesus Christ, Israel or saints. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Dec 23, 2011 - 36 answers

"Kringle was on top of the world, but then it all came crashing down..."

Can you recommend any good, relatively clean, satirical "true story"/"Biography"-type humor writings, videos, skits, etc about Santa, and/or perhaps other Christmas characters like Rudolph or Frosty? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Dec 22, 2011 - 11 answers

How much of Christmas Dinner can be made the day before?

How much of Christmas Dinner can I precook? [more inside]
posted by wwax on Dec 22, 2011 - 18 answers

The Perils of Visiting the ThinkGeek Website In the UK on December 22nd

Help me think of an awesome movie and/or geeky christmas gift for my brother! [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Dec 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Butt... butt... it's not a pork loin.

Can I make a pork roast for Yuletide from a pork shoulder butt? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Dec 21, 2011 - 11 answers

A Very Soy Christmas

Christmas Eve, New York City, vegetarian dining. [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on Dec 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Christmas cracker emergency on Long Island

Where can I buy Christmas crackers on Eastern Long Island? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Dec 21, 2011 - 13 answers

I know it's the right thing to do. Why don't they?

How do I handle the reaction of my family and (people I thought of as) close friends to the news of my divorce? Lots of special snowflakes ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 - 27 answers

Holiday viewing to distract and entertain

What are some awesome movies that just happen to be set around Christmas? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 21, 2011 - 67 answers

Help me find a pooping log online.

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, after an entire life of ignorance I now know about the Catalan traditions of Tió de Nadal ("pooping log") and Caganer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Did we anger our letter carrier with our gift?

My wife and I moved into a new house this year, with a different mailman and a different UPS driver. Since we just had our first baby, all of our holiday shopping has been online. To express our thanks for their efforts, we bought some gourmet chocolates from a local chocolate shop for them, and left a nice card attached to both. Neither was accepted, just left sitting where we left them. Did we run afoul of some UPS and USPS regulation, or was it a crappy gift?
posted by tkerugger on Dec 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Christmas Day Entertainment Help

Christmas Day Entertainment Help Per tradition, my family of 4 (2 kids 2 and 5 years old) needs to perform some brief (5-15 minute) skit or performance at an large family gathering. Past years has been caroling, cooking demonstrations, magic. Running out of fun ideas. Anyone have some suggestions that would be easy to pull off. Humor a plus, as is involvement of the wee ones.
posted by dougiedd on Dec 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for high quality junk

MontrealShopping Filter: Yes, I am a Christmas shopping procrastinator. What are your favourite places to shop for pretty-looking things in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by costanza on Dec 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me make someone's Christmas

I'm looking for gift ideas for an elderly blind person. [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef on Dec 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Radio Ho Ho Ho

Next Saturday, I've got three hours of radio time to do whatever I want, as long as it's holiday related - it's my holiday special! Please help me put together an awesome playlist. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Dec 17, 2011 - 32 answers

Money for the gun show

How much do you tip a personal trainer you see once a week. [more inside]
posted by Unred on Dec 17, 2011 - 8 answers

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