‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Set for Christmas 2020 Release; Here’s What We Know

'Sherlock Holmes 3' Set for Christmas 2020 Release; Here's What We Know

The last time we saw Robert Downey Jr. as iconic detective Sherlock Holmes was in 2011. That year saw the release of the sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and soon after we were supposed to get a third installment. Whether it was a matter of development troubles or RDJ's commitment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sherlock Holmes 3 didn't happen right away. 

Now, maybe coincidentally, Downey is making his exit from the MCU and his decade-plus role as…

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21-Year-Old Died Days After Christmas From the Flu

At first, his symptoms didn’t seem so severe.

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Casanova, Mozart, and the Secret Backstory of ‘The Night Before Christmas’

In December 1806, two men got into an argument in Riley’s bookstore on lower Broadway in New York City. The younger of the two, then in his late twenties, insisted that Italian literature’s glory days were a thing of the distant past. The older man, middle-aged but tall and handsome (he still had all his own hair, though none of his own teeth), insisted that, on the contrary, if they stood there for a month, he could not enumerate all the stars of Italian writing. And by the way, did the young man know of anyone who needed a teacher of Italian?

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15 Things You Never Thought to Do With Christmas Cookie Cutters

You can never go wrong with a marathon night of baking Christmas cookies. Cookie cutters — a lifesaver during the holiday season — are more than meets the eye. In fact, they can be used for just about anything, from Christmas decorations to makeshift treats.

What you’ll need: cookie cutter set ($ 4, target.com)

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20 Hilarious Christmas Tree Fails

Once your tree goes up, it’s officially Christmastime. The trip to the tree farm, the night spent decorating it, the hours admiring it — magical! But like in-laws and re-gifts, we just don’t talk about how annoying they are. Here are some of the little pet peeves and funny fails that we all deal with just to have that sweetly scented fir each year.

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Jesse Williams Claims Estranged Wife Aryn Drake-Lee Cheated Him Out of Spending Time with Their Kids on Christmas

Jesse Williams wants a judge to modify his custody agreement with his estranged wife after he claims she cheated him out of time with their kids over Christmas.

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Jesse says Aryn Drake-Lee continues to make it difficult for him to maintain a stable relationship with his 4-year-old Sadie and 2-year-old Maceo. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Jesse claims Aryn has not followed the overnight agreement deal they struck back in November.

Jesse says Aryn was stingy about giving him time with the kids on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and she kept them for New Year’s Day, too. 

Not only has Aryn been tough on granting Jesse physical time with the kids — he says she only answers one out of about every three FaceTime calls he makes to them, too — and when he is able to talk to them, it’s only for a few minutes.

Jesse now wants a regular schedule with the kids enforced, and custody for 2 weekdays.

We hope they work this out — for the sake of their children.

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Style Scenario: Santa on Christmas Eve

What are you going to wear? Or in this instance, what is HE going wear? St. Nick has a huge job ahead of him. Lots of miles to cover, lots of soot filled chimneys to get down, lots of cookie crumbs & milk spills to avoid. It’s a dirty job, but that doesn’t mean Santa can’t look sharp while doing it. Here’s what he might wear while putting another 25k-50k miles on the sleigh. (Top Photo Credit)

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The Sweater: Suitsupply Wool/Cashmere Turtleneck – $ 169. Great for keeping the arctic blast off his neck. Wool with a bit of cashmere in it, and that texture is mighty fine looking. Mrs. Claus has been experimenting with paleo eating habits this year, and in the process St. Nick has shed a little weight around the middle thanks to cutting out most carbs. Thus, a trimmer fitting sweater from Suitsupply this time around.

The Pants: GAP Straight Fit Cords with Stretch – $ 29.39 @ 40% off ($ 59.95). Warmer than chinos but still enough room and bit of stretch to stay comfortable during the longest work-night of the year.

The Watch: Hamilton Automatic Pilot – $ 599. The centuries haven’t been kind on Santa’s eyes, so he’s ditched the world timer watches from years past and instead is now favoring an easy to read pilot’s watch. Besides, the Elves in R&D finally got around to updating the software on the sled, so he can now keep track of all the timezones and his sleigh-to-tree-to-sleigh split times with the on-board computer.

The Belt: Weifert Stretch Woven Elastic Belt – $ 9.88. Yes that’s a stretchy woven belt. Do you have any idea as to how many cookies he’s got to wolf down that night?

The Coat: Custom Gore-Tex Cashmere-Lined Topcoat w/ Horween Leather Belt. One of a kind. Made by the Mrs. w/ help from Elf Q Branch. Not pictured: Matching hat with drop down night vision equipped face shield, as well as a wireless blue tooth ear piece connected to NORAD via the on-sleigh wi-fi hotspot.

The Base Layer: L.L. Bean Made in Canada Cotton/Wool Union Suit – $ 69.00. Santa’s a classics guy, so although the new-fangled neoprene base layers may wick moisture better, he’s still going with a traditional union suit. At least it does have a layer of wool in there, so that’ll function a bit better than the super old-school all cotton long johns.

The Socks: Wigwam Pikes Pro Lightweight Outdoor Crew Socks in Charcoal – $ 16. Nylon/Merino blend with enough cushioning and blister prevention properties to keep his feet happy while circumnavigating the globe.

The Boots: Allen Edmonds Longbranch in Black – $ 350Port Washington isn’t that far from his place, so Santa’s been frequenting Allen Edmonds for years. The Longbranch is like an even tougher version of the Dalton. Wingtip details, textured leather, and a lug sole. Perfect for Christmas Eve, with all of those slippery rooftops and what not.

The Air Freshener: Car Freshener Royal Pine – $ 0.77. You try sitting behind eight tiny reindeer (or nine, depending on the weather) for an entire evening. Whichever asshat of an elf thought it’d be funny to feed Dasher and Dancer veggie chili for dinner on the 23rd is getting reassigned to quality control. Bloody hell those beasts don’t need to be jet powered, do they?

The Nice/Naughty List + Pen: Waterproof Field Notes – $ 9.95 | Fisher Space Pen – $ 34.05. Were you expecting an iPad? The master list stays on the scrolls at the pole, but for the big night, a duplicate is transcribed to a pack of weather resistant “Expedition” Field Notes. Meanwhile, the pen works in extreme temperatures and will write from any angle. Even in zero gravity. And that’s perfect for maintaining order on the list when Blitzen gets a wild hair up his tuckus and leads the team on spontaneous inverted aerial maneuvers over the Aegean.

The Gloves: Ralph Lauren Quilted Nappa Leather Gloves in Black – $ 34.97 ($ 88). Warm, but also offers the dexterity and durability to handle the reins with authority.

The Goggles: Mark 4 Split Lens Flight Goggles – $ 88Sheepskin face cushion. Prescription progressive lenses by the Reykjavik Costco Optical Department. After market heads up display via DARPA.

The Cap/Crash Helmet: Allen Edmonds Aviator Cap – $ 131.25 ($ 175). Santa has taken some spills on rooftops over the millennia, so to stay compliant with concussion protocol, Papa Elf has added this to St. Nick’s kit this year. Sheepskin base is from Allen Edmonds, while the safety team has added aftermarket padding based on the crystalline atomic structure of marshmallow fluff.


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Cole Sprouse gave his brother Dylan a, um, really bizarre Christmas gift

Cole Sprouse gave his brother Dylan a, um, really bizarre Christmas gift


Cole Sprouse gave his brother Dylan a, um, really bizarre Christmas gift

The Sprouse twins are total #siblinggoals. They are also hilarious on Twitter, always giving their fans an inside look at their relationship complete with friendly ribbing. This latest glimpse is maybe the best yet: Cole Sprouse’s Christmas gift to his brother Dylan is…something. Just wait until you see what he got his twin.

To put it simply, Riverdale‘s resident weirdo has a wry sense of humor, and apparently it translates to his gift-giving. This Christmas, he bought the Zack to his Cody a poster with an anatomically correct illustration of a penis. If you’re thinking, “huh???” — well, you’re not alone.

The best part, however, has to be the text exchange between the two Sprouse brothers regarding the curious gift.

Dylan was, understandably, a little bemused by the poster.

Cole had an illuminating response to Dylan’s inquiry about what to do with this rather strange addition to his art collection: “Hang it. In your study.” Makes sense.

As ever, the fan reactions are honestly the best part.

Asking the tough questions.

We guess she has a point.

Now this person is thinking practically.

Jughead probably wouldn’t approve of those typos.

The gift also inspired some solid dirty jokes.

But not everyone was amused.

We have to wonder if this was the only gift Cole left under the tree for his brother. Jokes are well and good, but he couldn’t have slipped him a nice J. Crew sweater as well?

Cole Sprouse is a notorious joker, so perhaps we should have seen this coming. After all, his Twitter is completely hilarious.

Gifting his brother a penis diagram is pretty much classic Cole.

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Apparently, Prince George and Princess Charlotte won’t receive most of their Christmas gifts

But there’s actually a lovely reason

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It looks as though Prince George and Princess Charlotte won’t be getting all of the presents that are sent their way this Christmas.

Nope, Santa hasn’t added them to the Naughty List. But it has been revealed that all of the gifts sent to the young royals from the public – and, as you can imagine, there’s said to be hundreds – are actually going to be passed on to charity.

A source is said to have told US Weekly that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are very careful not to spoil their two young children.

‘They’re both extremely careful,’ the source reportedly told the publication. ‘Receiving that many gifts wouldn’t have a good effect on the kids.’

Prince George first day at school

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A spokesperson from the Palace also confirmed the news, explaining: ‘Some items will be taken into the home and others stored within the Royal Household.

‘On occasion, and where appropriate, items may be donated to organisations who can make good use of them.’

The statement continued: ‘Their Royal Highnesses are incredibly grateful for the warmth and generosity that has been extended to their children from members of the public.’

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Dolo: 6 Surprisingly Fun Things To Do If You’re Spending Christmas Alone


Sometimes due to circumstances beyond your control, spending Christmas with your family is just not an option this year.

The holiday feels will definitely try to creep in and make you feel like you can’t enjoy the holiday without the company of your loved ones. But quite the contrary. There are lots of fun ways to keep the yuletide vibes going while spending Christmas alone.

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Nothing beats hitting the open wide roads and exploring new territory.

 

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That Was Nice: ‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Pays Her Mother’s $65,000 Mortgage for Christmas [Video]

We said we were done with Danielle Bregoli — aka the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl — however, we believe that you can’t highlight someone’s negatives without highlighting their positives.

The newly-signed rapper celebrated Christmas by giving her mother, Barbara Ann, a check for $ 65,000 to pay off her mortgage.

“Merry Christmas, biiitch,” says Danielle in a video capturing the moment. “Here you go.”

Barbara, who appeared to be sincerely was touched by the gift, responded: “Are you serious?”

Their relationship has come a long way since Dr. Phil, hasn’t it?

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Deal Alert: Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale is On (Merry Christmas!)

nordstrom half-yearly sale xmas 2017Whoa — Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly sale just started! (Merry Christmas!) I’ll do a bigger post later today or tomorrow, but a quick swing through the sale section shows some MAJOR deals to be had on great basics like lingerie (Natori, Hanky Panky, Spanx), denim (AG, Paige, Wit & Wisdom), shoes (AGL, Weitzman, Cole Haan), bags (Tory Burch, Tumi, Kate Spade), and of course workwear like Hugo Boss, Vince Camuto, Equipment, and Halogen).

Pictured at top, $ 71 – $ 374: flat / pump / dress / toteblazer

Other big sales of note today:

  • Boden is up to 50% off, plus free shipping over $ 49 (check out our guide to how to build a work wardrobe at Boden, with all the classic stuff to buy)
  • Saks is up to 70% off (online only, I believe)
  • Zappos has a ton of stuff on sale, including best-sellers like UGG, Hunter, Sorel, and more…

I’ll be adding some of the great deals I’m seeing on clothes directly below, and shoes, bags and more at the bottom — what are your favorites, ladies?

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How to Watch All the NBA Games on Christmas Day 2017 for Free

Christmas Day 2017 arrives with a great gift for basketball fans, in the form of five special NBA games scheduled throughout the day.

It’s easy enough to watch all the NBA action if you’re a cable or satellite TV subscriber: The Dec. 25 NBA games are being broadcast nationally on a mix of standard pay TV channels (ESPN, TNT) and the ABC network.

But how do you watch the NBA Christmas games if you don’t have cable? And how to watch if you don’t even have a TV? We’ve got you covered with all of the options for how to watch or stream the NBA games online, including when to tune in.

12 P.M. ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks

The NBA’s first Christmas Day game is being broadcast on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, your best bet is to sign up for a live-streaming TV service that includes ESPN in the package. These options include DirecTV Now, Hulu Live, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

All of the services above allow you to live-stream dozens of channels on a variety of devices, and all come with free trial periods for new signups. So if you just want to watch the NBA Christmas games for free, that’s easy enough to do—just register with one of streaming services and remember to cancel before the trial period ends and you’re charged.

If you do want to subscribe to a streaming TV service, the options above start at $ 20 and up per month, and Sling TV is the cheapest (though most limited) of the bunch.

Yet another streaming option for diehard NBA fans is the NBA League Pass. Subscriptions start at $ 17.99 per month for the right to stream one team’s games for the season, and go up to $ 39.99 per month for a package letting you stream NBA games live in every arena around the country. However, blackouts apply to all NBA League Pass subscriptions—and whenever games are broadcast nationally (like they are on Christmas Day), you cannot stream them with the service.

3 P.M. ET: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

The rematch of the 2017 NBA Finals is being aired on ABC. If you have access to free broadcast channels, either via a basic cable package or a digital antenna, you can simply find the local ABC station and watch on TV.

To stream the game, you’ll have to find a live-streaming service that includes local broadcast channels in the package. All of the services listed above (DirecTV Now, Hulu Live, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, YouTube TV) might have the capability to stream ABC, but the channels included in each bundle vary around the country and you’ll have to check to see if ABC is part of your local package.

5:30 P.M. ET: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics

This game is being aired on ABC. To watch for free, the same guidelines apply as those spelled out above for the Cavaliers-Warriors game also being broadcast on ABC.

8 P.M. ET: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

This game is also being broadcast on ABC. To watch, follow the guidelines spelled out above for the Cavaliers-Warriors game.

10:30 P.M. ET: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The final nationally televised NBA Christmas game is being broadcast on TNT. That’s probably included in your cable bundle, if you’re a subscriber.

If you’re not, again, you can consider signing up for a free trial for a streaming service like DirecTV Now, Hulu Live, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. Just make sure that TNT is included in the package you sign up for locally—and remember to cancel the subscription by the time the free trial ends, assuming you don’t want to actually pay for it.


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Bitcoin’s wild 2017 ride continues with a Christmas Day rebound after a record slide

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Slow your roll, bitcoin.

The finicky cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in overall value throughout 2017, but its bumpy December continued in the run-up to Christmas. After posting an all-time high of $ 19,796 per bitcoin on Dec. 17, the price fell to $ 11,590 on Dec. 22, according to Coinbase data).

It was the steepest decline of the year for bitcoin, losing more than 40 percent of its peak value reached just days earlier. The price has been creeping back up since then, and it continues to hover at around $ 14,000 as of Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Read more…

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Meghan Markle Joins Royal Family Christmas Celebrations

NEW TRADITIONS: Meghan Markle is spending her first Christmas with the British royals after she became engaged to Prince Harry in November.
Markle joined members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Sandringham, the Queen’s country home in Norfolk.
The family attended the traditional Christmas Day church service on the estate and chatted with members of the public who also attended.
As per tradition on the evening before, the family gathered for afternoon tea, followed by a black-tie dinner and the opening of presents.
On Monday, Markle arrived on Prince Harry’s arm wearing by the Canadian label Sentaler. She paired it with a velvet dress, tan suede boots by Stuart Weitzman, a Chloe ‘Pixie’ bag and a hat in the same shade. She was joined by the Duchess, who wore a black fur hat and a plaid coat by Miu Miu.
British media reports also pointed out that Prince Harry is once again breaking with tradition, as in the past royal partners had to wait until they were married before joining the family’s Christmas celebrations.
Following the announcement of their engagement last month, the couple attended their first official

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19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas frenzy

19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas frenzy


19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas frenzy

Whether you’re traveling or staying local this holiday, it can be a stressful season. As we all know, stress wreaks havoc on your skin. Coupled with the dry weather and heaters blasting 24/7, now is the time to treat your skin to a little extra pampering.

Whether you prefer nourishing masks to rehydrate or are looking for active ingredients to resurface and revitalize your skin, we’ve got them all here for you. Take a little time for yourself after the hustle and bustle of the holiday to indulge in some *me time*. Your skin will be eternally grateful, we promise.

We all know that if we want our makeup to look rocking on New Year’s Eve, it’s all about starting with a great canvas. In this case, that means skin that is hydrated, glowing, exfoliated, and healthy. Let’s take a look at some products that will make you feel like a million bucks after the holiday madness, shall we?

Here are 19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas craziness.

1. Kora Organics The Noni Glow Collection, $ 182

KORA ORGANICS NONI GLOW SET
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This full-sized collection of Noni Glow essentials will help to smooth, nourish and brighten your skin. The kit includes Noni Glow Face Oil, Noni Glow Body Oil, Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement, and Noni Glow Heart Chakra.

2. Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing  System, $ 129

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The Clarisonic is one of the most effective ways to gently deep clean your skin and remove dirt, oil, and makeup.

3. Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask, $ 2.28

QUEEN HELENE MINT JULEPT MASK
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There’s a reason this ultra-affordable mask is a cult fave among the beauty set. It’s basically an at-home facial in a bottle for less than a cup of coffee.

4. Beauty Bioscience Limited-Edition rose Gold GloPro Microneedling Set, $ 249

Glopre Rose Gold Microneedling set
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Microneedling is all the rage thanks to its ability to stimulate skin’s natural healing responses to visibly firmer, smoother, and brighter.

5. Sio Facelift, $ 39.95

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Wake up with completely radiant skin thanks to these medical grade silicone patches that firm, plump, and erase the signs of aging while you sleep.

6. Blaq Mask Tube, $ 29

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If blackheads are plaguing you, then this mask is the answer to your prayers. It’s specially designed with activated charcoal to target toxins and suck out impurities instantly.

7. Bloom Beauty Scalp Therapy, $ 60-100

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If you find yourself in New York, treat yourself to a spa day and get a luxurious hair treatment while you relax.

8. Meant The Whole Shower Set, $ 159

Meant Whole Shower
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Step up your shower routine with these delightful products that cleanse, condition, shave, scrub, and moisturize.

9. Rahua Shower Gel, $ 30

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This luxurious shower gel comes in new and improved packaging for a truly special experience that cleanses and softens skin and leaves it smelling heavenly.

10. Amareta Skincare Holiday Bundle, $ 98

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This set includes a clarifying serum and a detoxifying charcoal mask that will leave your skin smooth, bright and beautiful.

11. Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo, $ 85

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Harnessing the power of lactic acid and trans-retinol ester to exfoliate the skin, Good Genes and Luna Sleeping Night Oil are a powerful investment in your skin’s health. Treat yo’self.

12. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $ 49

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This facial spray is worth the hype and is the best pick-me-up your skin will ever have. This best-selling elixir based on Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous Elixir of Youth is perfect for refreshing skin, setting makeup, and revitalizing the appearance of your skin.

13. GlamGlow Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer, $ 49

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Quench your dry skin with this insanely hydrating water cream that provides up to 72 hours of hydration.

14. Biossance Squalane Superstars Kit, $ 54

Biossance Squalane set
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Bring this travel-friendly set on your journeys to enrich your skin post-holiday fete. It includes Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel, Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, and 100% Squalane Oil to hydrate from head to toe.

15. SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil, $ 70

SK II Oil
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This gentle and delicate cleansing oil melts away even the toughest waterproof makeup while cleansing and conditioning your skin.

16. Drunk Elephant Limited-Edition Come C about Me Set, $ 88

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While we often focus on our nighttime skin routine, this daytime kit features Drunk Elephant’s best-selling products to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy and hydrated.

17. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $ 20

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In December 1806, two men got into an argument in Riley’s bookstore on lower Broadway in New York City. The younger of the two, then in his late twenties, insisted that Italian literature’s glory days were a thing of the distant past. The older man, middle-aged but tall and handsome (he still had all his own hair, though none of his own teeth), insisted that, on the contrary, if they stood there for a month, he could not enumerate all the stars of Italian writing. And by the way, did the young man know of anyone who needed a teacher of Italian?

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Pamela Anderson will be spending the holidays with the lucky men in her life — including her soccer player boyfriend, Adil Rami!

A source tells Us exclusively that the international athlete, 31, will be traveling to Malibu to spend his first Christmas with Anderson and her sons, Brandon and Dylan, who she shares with ex Tommy Lee. “The boys have previously met Adil and they fully approve of him for their mom,” the source adds.

Anderson, 50, and Rami met earlier this year in Cannes and they have been inseparable ever since, with the French football star convincing the former Baywatch babe to move to Marseille to live with him. Despite their 19-year age difference, “Adil says Pamela is ‘an alien’ in the sense she is without age and on a constant quest to save the world. Age is a non-issue for them!” the source says.

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“They live a very health-conscious and disciplined life together. He is good for her, fiercely protective,” the insider continues. “It’s really very romantic. He is incredibly proud of the work she does to protect refugees and animals. He brags about her a lot.”

Friends of Rami, who plays for the Marseille soccer team, have also remarked that the pair are “madly in love” and note that the couple count down the days until they are back together whenever they are apart.

The relationship might result in a happily ever after — Anderson was recently spotted at Chrome Hearts in Paris checking out engagement rings. “She loves Chrome Hearts aquamarine — and she hates blood diamonds,” the source reveals.

Anderson was previously linked to Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, but nowadays, they simply “share a mission to free the world by educating it.”

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Pack a bag – or get your coat! It’s the Christmas travel quiz 2017

Has travel broadened your mind enough to swagger through our end of year quiz with worldly knowledge or have you spent too much time snoozing by the poolside?

Barcelona banned which form of transport this summer?

Tuk-tuk

Tandem

Wheelbarrow

Segway

At next year’s football World Cup, England will play their first game in Volgograd. What was the city formerly known as?

Marxstadt

Leningrad

Stalingrad

Trotskyville

In a survey by job website Glassdoor, which UK town or city was named best place to work and live in 2017?

Manchester

Brighton

Harrogate

Slough

In which German city – this year celebrating 500 years of the Reformation – did Martin Luther nail his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church?

Nuremberg

Dresden

Wittenberg

Wolfsburg

As of this year, which two cities now host Yves Saint Laurent museums?

Paris and Marrakech

New York and Paris

Marrakech and London

London and New York

Which of these countries didn’t Donald Trump visit in 2017?

Saudi Arabia

Israel

Russia

Vietnam

Which Slovenian town launched a wine called ‘First Lady’ in honour of its most famous export, Melania Trump?

Ljubljana

Maribor

Sevnica

Nova Gorica

In April, US marshals forcibly dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off an overbooked flight on which airline?

United Airlines

British Airways

American Airlines

JetBlue

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death. Where was he killed?

Cuba

Bolivia

Angola

Mexico

This year Cassie De Pecol gained the world record for visiting every sovereign nation in the shortest time. How many nations did she visit?

196

104

76

204

Which nation took the title of world’s happiest from Denmark in 2017?

Norway

Iceland

Switzerland

Finland

Canada turned 150 this year. Which of the following provinces was not part of the Confederation in 1867?

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Ontario

Manitoba

Which tropical travel destination implemented a ban on smoking across its tourist beaches this year?

Thailand

Jamaica

Malaysia

Costa Rica

Which remote island (a five-day voyage to the nearest mainland until 2017) finally got an airport?

St Vincent

St Elsewhere

St Helena

Sulawesi

In August, the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in which country?

China

Russia

Ecuador

Switzerland

The Zeitz-Mocaa contemporary art museum, dubbed the “African Tate Modern”, opened in which city?

Cape Town

Nairobi

Lagos

Marrakech

The new Lego House in Billund, Denmark, is not actually made from Lego bricks, but how many Lego bricks does it contain in exhibits and to play with?

15 million

30 million

25 million

10 million

Hull has enjoyed its year as the UK’s city of culture, but which city has just been awarded city of culture status for 2021?

Swansea

Coventry

Brighton

Aberdeen

Which title won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year?

Deep South by Paul Theroux

Station to Station by James Attlee

Interstate by Julian Sayarer

Pedalling from Tooting in search of Pinot by Andy Pietrasik

In December, who became the sixth British “tail fin hero” to appear on a plane belonging to low-cost airline Norwegian? Clue: 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of her death.

Emily Brontë

Mary Shelley

Jane Austen

George Eliot

This month, it was found that Mount Hope is the highest mountain in Britain’s overseas territories (after satellites revealed a previous measurement was wrong). Where is it?

Antarctic Territory

Gibraltar

South Georgia

Anguilla

The Brecon Beacons national park celebrated its 60th birthday this year, but which is Britain’s oldest national park?

The Lake District

The New Forest

The Peak District

Snowdonia

Which natural wonder collapsed in March this year?

Azure Window, Gozo

Durdle Door, Dorset, England

Delicate Arch, Utah, US

Fairy Chimneys, Cappadocia, Turkey

At which natural icon has climbing been banned from 2019?

Mauao, New Zealand

K2, China/Pakistan

Eiger, Switzerland

Uluru, Australia

Which of these volcanoes did not erupt in 2017 (correct at time of writing!)?

Mt Agung, in Bali, Indonesia

Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Stromboli, Italy

One of the biggest hits in the career of Glen Campbell, who died this year, was The Wichita Lineman. In which US state is Wichita?

Kansas

Oklahoma

Arkansas

California

The island of Skellig Michael, off Ireland’s County Kerry, was a key location in which blockbuster film sequel?

War for Planet of the Apes

Justice League

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The disastrous celebrity-backed Fyre music festival – now facing a fraud investigation after guests were welcomed with disaster relief tents instead of boutique accommodation – took place in which Caribbean country?

The Bahamas

Cuba

Haiti

St Kitts

The film Maudie, about Canadian painter Maud Lewis, was set in her home province of Nova Scotia, but in which province was it filmed?

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Newfoundland

Which film, about travel gone wrong, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year?

Airplane!

The Poseidon Adventure

Volcano

Titanic

27 and above.

Outstanding. Your work is that of a true travel pro.

19 and above.

Splendid work. You could probably change your middle name to ‘Getaway’.

10 and above.

Solid stuff. You have some of your travel wits about you.

0 and above.

Well, being kind, this score suggests perhaps you could travel more!

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RETAIL WARS: Target is stepping up their game in the new retail reality.

JUST NORMAL FOLK: Albeit, with the resources to be thoughtful.

TERROR OWL: It’s a thing. Then there’s this.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? This is totally nothing to worry about. 

WARRIOR SANTA!

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DON’T YOU WANT ME BABY? Quantas is not putting up with your shit. At least not in their airport lounges. 

I WANT TO BELIEVE: I’m pretty sure Agent Mulder is intrigued. And wait ’til he finds out about this.

DOSSIER UPDATE: Uber continues to look pretty terrible when under the microscope. This is about as bad as it gets for the brand.  Then there’s this. On the other hand, this is interesting.

JUST A HEADS UP: Be mindful. Or else.

FAHOO FORES DAHOO DORES!

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The Weekend Dossier would like to thank our 2017 contributor MVP Eric H for all the terrific links this year. We’re grateful.

IF ALL THE GAMES…we’re like this, ratings might not be tanking.

PUTTING OUT FIRE…with a ginormous airplane.

‘MURICA! The great Sriracha caper.

FESTIVELY NSFW: #reindeerboobs.

RETAIL HELL: Or, apocalypse as the case may be. Millenials, because of course. Or something.

YOU CAN DANCE IF YOU WANT TO: You can earn yourself a prize.

LIQUID MAYONAISE: You can rest assured I am definitely in the anti-nog camp. Eric always gets me.

SOME PEOPLE:

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IF WE ARE ALL LUCKY…this will be the last time they think something like this was ever a good idea. Like that will ever happen.

ONE MORE REASON…growing old is gonna suck.

SANTA IS SCREWED: The North Pole is not how you think it is and it might not ever be so again.

RETAIL HELL: Here today, gone tomorrow?  2018 edition.

INCOMING! As Eric H says, “Well this is going to be fun.”

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

As the holiday party invites pour in, we’re sure you’re stuck in front of your closet wondering, “What do I wear?”

Branché Foston  of The Honey Block has the perfect solution for you: thrifted sweaters. Step into your next event with these timeless Claire Huxtable looks and stunt on the whole scene effortlessly and most importantly, affordably.

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LOOK 3: Editorial Bae// This gray Huxtable sweater looks great with the front tucked into a black high-waisted skirt (V teen vogue, *amiright?*) & paired with your favorite booties. You can find a similar look here.

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LOOK 4: Sleigh Me // I found this sweater *still* in its dept. store plastic with the tag on it!! I love the embellishments, I paired it with a lace white body suit for Holiday time, and nude heels. Would also look great with a gray or nude body suit, too! Shop a similar look here.

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LOOK 5: Rustic Sweater Dress // Never skip the men’s section. Larger pieces can make great dresses. The warm tones look *amaze* on the brown skin, I must admit*

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Tis the season for cheesy off-brand holiday rom-coms (the likes of A Christmas Prince and Christmas Inheritance), and Saturday Night Live knows exactly the winning formula. Get some unknown actors (preferably Canadian) and add in a small-town storyline and some Christmas, and voila!

Host James Franco stars as aspiring Canadian stud Chris Bearstick, who stars in not one but two Hallmark Christmas movies in the sketch. There’s Young Santa, in which Jessica Normal (Kate McKinnon) runs into her high school sweetheart while home away from the big city; and Kitchen Christmas Wish, in which our female lead (a single mom and struggling baker) has to get out of a snow globe; and Prince Santa, which stars Chris Bearstick as a royal in search of a wife, because aren’t they all? Read more…

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As the holidays get closer, it’s fairly normal to start freaking out about those last-minute gifts you still need to buy despite the fact that your next paycheck hasn’t cleared yet. If you’re the crafty type, this is the ideal time of year to start flexing your artistic muscles and making handmade gifts for friends and family to cherish.

But what if, like me, you don’t have an artistic bone in your body?

I’ve always wanted to be the kind of person who could make Christmas gifts, but usually anything I try to make ends up looking like the handiwork of a preschooler. Luckily for me, I now have a toddler who’s almost a preschooler to  “help” me make gifts for the people who will smile and say they love them — even if they don’t know exactly what they are.

So I sat down with my 2½-year-old daughter Rose to see what we could accomplish together. Surely we could combine her love of paint and generally making a mess with my desire to give gifts without spending a fortune to come up with something passable as a gift.

Thanks to our awesome teamwork, Rose and I made these really cool popsicle stick Christmas trees to give to her grandparents as holiday ornaments to hang on their trees.

How to Make Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Plan Out Your Project

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First, decide how many trees you want to make — it’s easier to make them all at once than make a few now and a few later. You’ll need three popsicle sticks per tree, so do the math and count out the number you need (plus a few extras, just in case you mess some up).

Next, you’ll need green paint. I used tempera paint because I had it in the house already. As I mentioned, I am not good at crafty things, but I was able to make a fairly decent green color by mixing together yellow, blue and white. If you don’t want to mess with that, buy paint that’s already green.

Paint the Popsicle Sticks

Now it’s time to paint your popsicle sticks. We laid ours down on a piece of contact paper, which was the recipient of more paint than the popsicle sticks themselves.

I helped Rose paint these, as she doesn’t have the back-and-forth motion down yet, but together we were able to give them a decent coat.

Take a Break

You’ll need to give the paint some time to dry, so set the sticks aside and take a break. We worked on some other craft projects while waiting for the paint to dry, which took about 15 minutes. Once dry, paint the other side and repeat.

Assemble Your Forest

Once both sides of the popsicle sticks are painted and dry, it’s time to glue them together. I used Elmer’s school glue to make a triangle (or tree shape) out of three popsicle sticks and repeated until I’d assembled three total. The glue will need time to dry, so you’ll have around 15 to 20 minutes of more downtime here.

Trim Those Trees

Now that the popsicle sticks resemble trees, you can decorate them like you would a real Christmas tree. The sky’s the limit as far as what you use to decorate.

Glitter glue, pompoms and stickers are all good ideas for little fingers. Let your kid (or yourself, no judgment) go to town and decorate the trees however they see fit. Rose went right for the glitter glue and squeezed it all over the ornaments, sticking pompoms in its wake. She wasn’t as interested in the gem stickers I bought and ended up sticking them on herself rather than on the popsicle sticks.

The more uniquely you decorate the trees, the better, as your gift recipients will know your child had a hand in making the ornaments rather than you doing it yourself.

Add Ribbon and Personalize

After the trees are decorated and the glue/paint/whatever decor you used is dry, cut a length of sparkly ribbon and make a loop. Glue the loop to the top of the tree at the back to create a hook from which you can hang your ornament.

As a finishing touch, write your child’s name and the year on the back of the tree. That way, your friends and family can keep track of the year you made the ornament, which is especially useful if, like me, you decide that crafting is actually a lot of fun and plan to make ornaments each year with your kid.

Catherine Hiles is a writer but not an artist. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, running long distances and now, crafting with her toddler.

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It’s magical enough at the best of times but for Christmas Kew Gardens becomes a magical wonderland of light – from a flickering fire garden to laser beams shooting from the iconic Palm House. A trail through the grounds is lit by over a million lights, and the North Pole village is home to Santa and his elves, and plenty of toasted marshmallow.
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There’s a story behind each ornament on every Christmas tree

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Tara Shafer

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I love trimming our tree and setting out ornaments even more than I love Christmas morning. I think too, that if my kids were able to be really honest, they would agree. The tree trimming hype is less in comparison to an orgy of gifts, but the magic is more.

Holiday decorating seems less prone to go down in the creeping anticlimax that naturally occurs as children grow up. My oldest grieves the memory of Santa faith, but still insists upon decorating the tree with absolute abandon. That never leaves him.

So, yes. My favorite thing about the holidays — hands down — are the decorations.

This year we were late to the tree. By the time my entire family was all together, it was late on a cold winter afternoon in mid-December and the blue early evening light unspooled everywhere. There was a fire and the kids had chosen a tree, a wreath, and centerpiece at our local tree farm.

Earlier, I had set out the ornaments, hauled up once more from the basement. Everything from the dates on the newspaper in which they are wrapped to the ornaments themselves are evocative.

I make it a point to buy an ornament in as many shops as possible over the course of a year. I’m the lady buying the Christmas ornament in July at a shack at the beach. (A tiny lobster pot, a Hershey’s Kiss). I have a bulb for most family vacations I’ve ever taken. I love the memories associated with each one.

What makes these ornaments so special?

Ornaments represent moments in time. They are an artery to kid nostalgia which is, maybe, the cutest thing ever. When a second grader finds a blue sparkly snowflake made in preschool and cradles it gently in her hands as she finds the right branch. “Oooh, I made this when I was just a kid!”

But there is more. Ornaments ripen somehow as the memories deepen. I have a collection of tiny plaster animals given to us by my eldest son’s godmother and my cousin. These ornaments once hung in the childhood home of my paternal grandmother, whom I adored. The daughter of a frugal Canadian prairie minister, my grandmother hung these very ornaments on her tree when she was the age of my daughter. I love to think of their hands resting on the same object nearly a century apart.

The completely random selection of ornaments is what makes it all so great. I have antiquities on my tree, together with popsicle-stick reindeer and all the rest. Nothing goes together. It is all just a chaotic explosion of things catching lights and reflections.

In contrast to the gift exchange moments, the few hours we spend trimming the tree are beautiful, and respectful. There is an air of quiet joy as children unwrap memories and hang them up in a display of light against darkness. In such moments, my little family feels safe and contained in the universe of a snow globe. And it only lasts for a few moments — but I’ll take it with gratitude.

What is your favorite decoration and what is the story there?

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Holiday baking can be super fun, but it also can be stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes you just need a few EASY recipes that you can whip together and share with friends and family.

We’ve pulled together seven of our favorites quick and easy Christmas cookie recipes from over the years. Enjoy!!
Great round-up of simple Christmas cookie recipes

 

1. Gingerbread Creme Cups

2. Salted Caramel Bars

3. Swirled Peanut Butter Cup Bark

4. Peanut Butter Nutella Delights

5. Snowflake Peppermint Bark

6. Sour Cream Coffee Cake Cookies

7. Grasshopper Chocolate Mint Bark

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Kelly Rowland and Ciara Sing Christmas Carols to Bring Holiday Cheer to Some Sick Children

Kelly Rowland and Ciara gave the gift of song to bring some holiday cheer to children who are spending Christmas in hospital this year.

The two singers paired up for a visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital for the Why Not You Foundation, which was founded by Ciara’s husband, Russell Wilson. Ciara, 32, shared a video of herself and Rowland, 36, singing “Jingle Bells” to a patient on Friday.

“Singing #JingleBells With @KellyRowland for Princess Erin. @MrBarryBlack on the guitar. What a special day! @WhyNotYouFDN❤,” she wrote in the caption.

Rowland also shared her excitement for singing and visiting the hospital’s patients, writing on Instagram, “Thank you so much to @ciara & @seattlechildrens For having me! The smiles I saw yesterday made my heart smile! I had so much fun!!! Can’t wait to do it again! XO.”

The hospital also shared a photo of the two singers with patients, writing, “It warmed our hearts to see patients enjoy such a holly jolly, very merry day in the playroom thanks to @Ciara@kellyrowland and @amazon!”

Suzanne Weir, a patient’s mother, told the hospital the ladies “brought a smile to these kids’ faces. It helped get our minds off things and made us feel better. I felt like a weight had been taken off my shoulders. We could just relax and have fun.”

Ciara joined the board of director for Why Not You Foundation in early December and has helped spread the organization’s message to the more than 50 million followers on her social media platforms.

The organization was founded by the Seattle Seahawks quarterback in 2014 and is dedicated helped children and preparing youth to become leaders.

Ciara’s position on the board of directors focuses specifically on supporting programs that directly empower girls and young women locally worldwide.

The pair — who married in July 2016 at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England and just welcomed daughter Sienna Princess in April — visit the Seattle Children’s hospital weekly.


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The Top 5 Celebrity Ugly Christmas Sweater Moments

It’s impossible not to smile at the sight of someone wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, with or without irony. The over-the-top designs, funny frills and details, and shameless exhibition of holiday spirit all serve up some welcome joy whenever they’re spotted. The same goes for when celebrities wear ugly Christmas sweaters. The exuberant nod to the holiday season is sometimes even funnier when attached to a familiar face we’re used to seeing in more fashionable ensembles. So given that now is the season of the quintessential holiday sweater, we bring to you our countdown of the top five celeb Christmas sweater moments over the years. Some examples are sort of chic, others laughter-inducing, and others completely unexpected. Keep scrolling to see who made the cut (and just try not to smile, we dare you).

There’s no doubt Anna Kendrick has a terrific sense of humor. Even in a decadent fox-adorned getup, she makes this midi dress simultaneously hilarious and chic.
Leave it to Lauren Conrad to add a pared-back take on the ugly Christmas sweater.
Complete with a fireplace and wreath, Miley Cyrus’s ugly Christmas sweater was classically over-the-top.
To celebrate her 2015 film, A Very Murray Christmas, Sofia Coppola donned a fitting holiday sweater.
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Put on Your Christmas Jammies and Stream These 15 Holiday Flicks for Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?

It’s time for sleigh rides and dinners and family and caroling and baking and fires and tree decorating and stockings and Santa pictures and gingerbread decorating and all the other warm and fuzzy memory-making activities you can possibly come up with.

But if one of those fond-holiday-memory-makers is snuggling up in your flannel jammies and watching Christmas movies, you might be sorely disappointed.

Why Christmas Movies Are So Dang Hard to Watch This Year

Unless you’re still hanging on to a robust VHS collection (like my parents), or you’re one of those people who didn’t sell your entire DVD collection when you switched to an online streaming service, you’ve probably noticed the distinct lack of free, quality holiday movies on the internet right now.

No, your web-surfing eyes do not deceive you.

There’s actually a reason you haven’t been able to plop down on the couch to watch your favorite Christmas classic despite hours of scrolling and searching: Streaming companies simply aren’t making enough money off your fleeting need to watch a miracle unfold on 34th Street.

Unfortunately for the festive among us, holiday movies just aren’t big enough money makers (in terms of draw and subscribers) to make the complicated and expensive rights-securing process worth it. A film that is only popular for three weeks out of the year doesn’t have a large enough ROI to make licensing worth it, so streaming services are skipping the big names in favor of creating and hosting originals, which are more cost-effective.

I mean sure, those originals can be pretty good — but they’re nothing like the classics. And the classics? Those’ll cost you additional fees.

But while it may seem like Hulu, Amazon and Netflix held a secret meeting about how to crush our Christmas cheer in the quickest, most effective way, that’s not really the case. They have their reasoning and that’s OK (I guess), but that still leaves us wondering: How do we have a Christmas movie marathon when all of the good ones come with a price?

We make do, that’s what. So, with a combination of classics and streaming platform originals, we pulled together a list of movies you can watch on your favorite online streaming platform this season.

15 Holiday Movies You Can Watch for Free This Season

Turn on those twinkly lights, warm up that hot chocolate and step into those Christmas pajamas, folks: It’s time to get your Christmas movie marathon on.

1. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Netflix

The live-action Jim Carrey version of Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of the few classics available for streaming on Netflix. (I’m using the term “classic” here loosely, mind you. I know not everyone considers a film from the year 2000 a classic, but come on — it’s the Grinch!)

2. “The Legend of Frosty the Snowman,” Netflix

A lot of Netflix’s good Christmas content is geared toward children (which is great for family movie night, regardless) but Frosty is a snowman beloved by all ages. As such, he gets a spot on this list of Christmas movies perfect for a holiday binge.

3. “The Christmas Prince,” Netflix

OOH BOY. So while this Netflix original may be a bit — what’s the word? Cringey? — to some, it had to be included simply for its recent rise to infamy. Whether you love it or love to hate it, it’s still a good Christmas watch.

And if you’re looking for another “so bad it’s good” Christmas film, queue up “Christmas Inheritance” or one of Netflix’s dozen other seasonal Hallmark movie-level films. (Search “Christmas” and find titles like “Christmas Wedding Baby” and, well, others.)

4. “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Netflix

While there’s some hot debate over whether to watch this movie on Halloween or closer to Christmas (correct answer: the first day of November to mark the transition from Halloween to the rest of the holiday season), there’s no denying its status as a holiday classic. Stream it on Netflix for no additional cost!

5. “The Santa Clause,” Netflix

Up there with How The Grinch Stole Christmas on my list of favorite Christmas films, “The Santa Clause” (with Tim Allen and that oft debated elf) is a staple of the holiday season. Bonus: “The Santa Clause 2” and “The Santa Clause 3” (meh) made their way back to Netflix on Dec. 12.

6. “White Christmas,” Netflix

OK, so for anyone who was waiting for me to get to the true classics, we’ve finally made it: “White Christmas,” a Bing Crosby showstopper. It’s one of the few of its era that is available for streaming.

7. “Bad Santa,” Netflix, Hulu

I’ll admit, I’ve never actually seen this movie. (I know, I know — and I claim to be a holiday enthusiast?!) But I hear tell it’s a great option for an evening of bad laughs and an overindulgence in spiked ’nog.

8. “While You Were Sleeping,” Netflix

Sandra Bullock fans rejoice: This pseudo-classic that takes place over the holiday season was brought back to Netflix on Dec. 1. It may only be back for a limited time, but it’s here for now and that’s what matters.

9. “I Want a Dog for Christmas,” Charlie Brown, Amazon Prime Video

While you can’t watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for free on Amazon, you can watch the next best thing: “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown.” As a bonus, this one features a New Year special. Also included with Prime Video? “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales.”

10. “Little Women,” Amazon Prime Video

OK, so “Little Women” isn’t strictly a Christmas movie — but with all the changing of the seasons comes plenty of holiday cheer, and in my house, that’s enough for this to be considered a Christmas movie night staple.

11. “Holiday Inn,” Amazon Prime Video

This is another Bing Crosby film, featuring holiday songs from Irving Berlin. Check and check: Christmas classic.

12. “The Miracle on 34th Street,” Amazon Prime Video

This is a made-for-TV adaptation of the original, so it’s much shorter at only 46 minutes. If you’re looking to squeeze in one last feel-good movie while the rest of the family is dozing off, though, this might be a good pick.

13. “The Holiday,” Amazon Prime Video, Hulu

“The Holiday” is that 2006 holiday movie featuring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black. If you’re not sold already, then I don’t really know what else to tell you.

14. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” Hulu

This 1998 film starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and a young Jessica Biel is, without a doubt, a classic in my eyes. Y’all can watch it and decide for yourselves.

15. “Christmas with the Kranks,” Hulu

If you’re in the mood for one of those mischievous Christmas movies but don’t want to pay the extra $ $ to watch “Home Alone” for the 70th time, “Christmas with the Kranks” is a good stand-in.

If you work your way through this list and you’re still hungry for more holiday happiness, check out FreeForm’s 25 Days of Christmas schedule (if you haven’t cut the cord on cable), or check your local listings for any movies that may be playing on the local TV network.

You may end up having to sit through commercial breaks, but that just means time to refresh your eggnog and corral the Christmas-candy-sugar-crazy kids.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. You’ll find her curled up on the couch bingeing on holiday cheer for the next two weeks.

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Make Christmas Eve boxes your new holiday tradition

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Laura Falin

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Have you noticed the growing trend of Christmas Eve boxes?

They’ve been gaining popularity in the UK, and I’m now seeing ideas for Christmas Eve boxes all over Pinterest. The idea is that parents allow their children to open one box on Christmas eve — because we all know they’re dying having to wait until the next morning! — that contains special holiday pajamas, an ornament to hang on the tree, something to read/watch together, a holiday treat, and a toy.

The boxes can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose to make them. There are companies that make keepsake Christmas boxes and crates you could bring out and fill each year…or you can simply cover a cardboard box with wrapping paper and put gifts in that.

We’ve rounded up suggestions for Christmas Eve boxes for children of every age and budget, and included some fun things to do together (like reading a new book and watching a Christmas movie), keepsake ornaments, a treat for the hard-working reindeer headed your way, and — of course! — Christmas pajamas for everyone.

Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Babies:

Pajamas – 2-Piece Christmas Bodysuit Pant Set (Amazon, $ 15-$ 17)
Book – Llama Llama Jingle Bells (Amazon, $ 5.09)
Ornament – Woodland Deer “Baby’s First Christmas 2017” Keepsake Ornament (Amazon, $ 18.95)
Toy – Organic Cotton Fabric Contrast Ball (Amazon, $ 12)
Reindeer Treat – Reindeer Oats Packet (Etsy, $ 2.08 & up)

Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Toddlers:

Pajamas – Kids Long John Pajamas (Hanna Andersson, $ 25)
Book – Dream Snow (Amazon, $ 7.99)
VideoMerry Christmas, Olivia (Amazon, $ 19.79)
Ornament – Mini Knitted Christmas Mitten Ornaments (Etsy)
Toy – Hape Wooden Tambourine (Amazon, $ 14.97)
Reindeer Treat – Reindeer Oats Packet (Etsy, $ 2.08 & up)

Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Preschoolers:

Pajamas – Kids Long John Pajamas (Hanna Andersson, $ 25)
Book – The Mitten (Amazon, $ 9.48)
Video – A Charlie Brown Christmas (Amazon, $ 7.88)
Ornament – Personalized Clown Fish Ornament (Etsy, $ 18)
Toy – Schleich Miniature Deer Figurine Set with White-Tailed Buck, Doe, and Fawn (Amazon, $ 24.99)
Reindeer Treat – Reindeer Oats Packet (Etsy, $ 2.08 & up)

Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Big Kids:

Pajamas – Kids Long John Pajamas (Hanna Andersson, $ 25)
Book – Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree (Amazon, $ 12.79)
Video – The Polar Express (Amazon, $ 7.89)
Ornament – Buri Woodland Animal Ornament (Amazon, $ 19.49/set of 4)
Toy – MiDeer Wooden Memory Match Stacks Game (Amazon, $ 10.88)
Reindeer Treat – Reindeer Oats Packet (Etsy, $ 2.08 & up)

Budget Friendly Christmas Eve Box Ideas:

Pajamas –  1-Piece Reindeer Fleece PJs (Carters, $ 8)
Book – Bear Stays Up for Christmas (Amazon, $ 7.98)
Video – The Original Christmas Classics Gift Set with Frosty, Rudolph and Santa (Amazon, $ 16.99)
Ornament – Woodland Animals Felt Ornaments (Etsy, $ 8.70)
Toy – MiDeer Wooden Memory Match Stacks Game  (Amazon, $ 10.88)
Reindeer Treat – Reindeer Oats Packet (Etsy, $ 2.08 & up)

Does your family have a Christmas Eve tradition?

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MAX Branning isn’t done exacting his revenge on the residents of the Walford.

After his dealings with property developer Willmott-Brown are exposed, leading him to fall out with his family, Max decides he has nothing left to lose – so he comes to the conclusion that murder is the only option.

After his daughters disown him, Max decides he has nothing left to lose.
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Actor Jake Wood, who plays Max, has revealed the scenes will be particularly highly charged, in part thanks to the return of writer Simon Ashdown.

He told Inside Soap: “The build-up to Christmas is some of the most action-packed stuff I’ve ever seen.

“In terms of what I’ve read, these are maybe the best scripts since the Max and Stacey DVD reveal in 2007.”

Max is left a broken man when his daughters Lauren and Abi tell him they want nothing more to do with him.

Stacey takes pity on Max
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He then identifies Phil Mitchell and Ian Beale as the people who have wronged him the most – and decides they need to be dealt with.

Jake added: “Max’s revenge was supposed to be a joyous moment for him – but he’s been cut loose by his co-conspirators, and slipped into a traumatic mental state.

“He has a lot of anger towards people, and doesn’t know how to go about dealing with it.”

Stacey takes pity on Max and invites him to live with her and husband Martin.

Will Max have gone to far by the time Stacey steps in?
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But, at this point, Max has already taken action – and tried to kill Ian.

Jake added: “When Stacey takes Max in, he’s already tried to kill Ian and is on his way to murder Phil!

“I don’t know what the medical definition is, but it feels like he’s having a psychotic episode.”

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