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]
Christmas Eve, New York City, vegetarian dining. [more inside]
My brother died 7 months ago in an unexpected and tragic accident. This will be our first Christmas without him. What are some ideas for new traditions we can start to actively remember him and honor his memory? [more inside]
Christmas toes filter: I'm about to travel half-way across the world to spend the holidays with my brother's family and I want the two girls to think think they have the most awesome-es auntie known. So here's the question... Red and green toenails. Should I do one foot red and the other green or alternate colours? I'm open to other patterns and ideas as well. I want them to giggle.
FamilyGuiltFilter: Please help me navigate my mother and her tendancies to pile on guilt. [more inside]
Do Montreal and Quebec City close up shop for the holidays? [more inside]
Procedure for breaking up close to the holidays [more inside]
I'm giving notice to my job today, starting a new one at beginning of January. Questions regarding holidays and family medical leave, because I think they might fight me... [more inside]
I am transitioning (ftm) and haven't told my extended family. My grandmother is extremely distraught by my mother's passing last year. We are seeing each other for the first time in 6 months at a holiday dinner this month. How do I balance my needs with her needs and minimize drama? [more inside]
Is it okay to give my therapist/psychologist a holiday gift and/or card?
Where can I buy classy holiday decorations in NYC/Brooklyn that aren't inanely expensive? [more inside]
Super cheap place to stay around Baltimore, MD during Christmas week? [more inside]
Help: I need to at least seem 'okay' by Thursday. Advice? [more inside]
Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together.
How can you "fake it" or "power through it" or "put on a brave face" to make the holidays as normal as possible, when other people depend on it? [more inside]
Help us pack Thanksgiving and Christmas with every New York holiday tradition there is. [more inside]
Ideas for a single person to go somewhere over Christmas break. [more inside]
Travel in northern europe over Christmas: insane, or eminently reasonable with minor hiccups? [more inside]
Is there a way to tactfully ask my mother to host Christmas this year? [more inside]
Upper Austria & Salzkammergut: Recommendations for interesting places to stay, eat, see? [more inside]
When did New Year's Day become an official U.S. holiday? [more inside]
Sell me Grenoble! I will be in Grenoble for five days, and if I like it enough, I might return for a year or two... [more inside]
I am not Christian, and often feel seriously awkward and uncomfortable talking to faithful people on/around/about Christian holidays. How can I avoid or lessen this feeling? [more inside]
I'm getting ready to dye Easter eggs with my kids, ages 7, 9, 11 and 14. Do you have any tips for decorating easter eggs? Our repertoire consists of using two colors, crayons, and putting on stickers. My google-fu is failing me. [more inside]
Where is there a Thursday Pre-Easter Holiday? I met an Asian tourist today who asked whether banks, libraries, and schools would be open on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Easter. When I said the only "holiday" was Easter Sunday, he said that 15 yrs or so ago he visited the US and remembered these days as holidays. Now I'm curious. Does anyone know where in the world this might be so? I told him that some churches might hold special services on those days, but that wasn't what he remembered.
Husband and I have one week holiday at end of May, coinciding with Significant Anniversary. Help us find the Perfect Getaway before Significant Anniversary is spent in local pub moaning that we never go anywhere! Our modest wishes inside... [more inside]
Blog Like It's The End Of The World Day is 13 June. Talk Like A Pirate Day is 19 September. Pretend To Be A Time Traveller Day is 8 December. What other weird/fun holidays are primarily observed on or have been mostly popularised by the internet? [more inside]
Religion filter: I'm really trying to understand religion and why people regularly attend services. [more inside]
I’m looking for holiday and cultural traditions from any and all cultures that an agnostic American can easily and festively incorporate into the year. [more inside]
What's a holiday party without WHISTLE POPs!??!! Are these the dinosaurs of great candies? Are they available in no small corner of the earth? Please say it ain't so! I've Googled these fun treats till exhausted so many times and they seem to have truly been discontinued. (frowny face). I've found a couple of singles on eBAY but that's not gonna do it. I need the old 48 count boxes. Please Help! How can we carry on the rag-tag Christmas Caroling without them?!
I hate giving people normal gifts, like soap or cheeses... [more inside]
How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
Please give us advice for visiting Western Europe over the holidays. [more inside]
Does Kwanzaa really exist? [more inside]
I know we've got some fabulously crafty people hanging out on the Green. What have been some of your best appreciated, cheap Holiday projects? [more inside]
What would you recommend as the most comprehensive and helpful online site for searching for accommodation and holiday deals in Australia? [more inside]
Do travel agencies exist any more? If so, will it be worth it to use one for this trip? Can they make it easier to travel with my owner-trained service animal? [more inside]
I sent a certified letter to a large business last week and just checked its status on the USPS web site to see if it had been delivered. The site tells me that my letter was indeed delivered. On July 4. Which is a Federal holiday. On which they don't deliver the mail. Okay, I guess the Federal observance of Independence Day was on the 5th this year, but that's only because the 4th was a Sunday, On which they also don't deliver the mail. So does this make sense? Do they really deliver mail on Sunday and the 4th of July?
Holidays' RSS? [more inside]
Do you tip the person (from AAA or similar) when they come to jump start your car? [more inside]
What to see and do next week (especially Christmas day) in Chicago? [more inside]
My fiancé and I will be spending Dec 21 and 22 in NYC. What are some interesting things to do and see this time of year that don't cost much money? [more inside]
What short, creative performances can guests put on at my party to entertain themselves? [more inside]
Vacation planning two part-er: Does cheap, decent skiing over the holidays exist? And if not, where else should I spend my time off from work? [more inside]
Please help find a particular Christmas/Hanukkah card that my wife and I love! [more inside]
What are the best movies set at Christmas that aren't actually Christmas movies? [more inside]
Death, mourning, family, and holidays: How to prepare for the holidays in a post-Dad world? [more inside]
Please help me get from Europe to Canada for the Xmas holidays without having to live out of a cardboard box. [more inside]
How can I conveniently and safely affix a string of Christmas lights to the edge of a second-story roof? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur podcast? [more inside]
Where's the best place to go on vacation in the US if you're five and love everything to do with science?
Help us pick a US vacation destination for a science-obsessed five year old. [more inside]