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Dear Santa: A Mother's Christmas List

Brooke Arellano | Posted 12.23.2016 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

I tell my kids that in order to get what they want for Christmas, they need to write Santa a letter with all of their Christmas wishes. So, this year I've decided to heed my own advice in hopes of making all my Christmas wishes come true.

25 Gifts My Kid Won't be Getting for Christmas

Stacey Gill | Posted 12.21.2016 | Parents
Stacey Gill

I don't want to be a scrooge, and I like to make my kids at least somewhat happy on Christmas morning, but I felt a certain amount of realism needed to be injected into the situation. We needed to manage expectations here.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Gifts for Screenwriters

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.23.2016 | Entertainment

What is the perfect present for that dear person you know that just happens to be a screenwriter?

11 Bizarre Christmas List Requests From Kids Around The World

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents

As moms and dads (and Santa Claus) know too well, kids' Christmas wish lists can be goldmines of wacky, insane, and just plain bizarre gift requests. ...

Don't Dread the Holidays! It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the ill, and love your enemies" is the t...

An Autism Service Dog's Christmas Wish List

Shanell Mouland | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

If I am going to be spending cozy winter evenings snuggling with my girl, then I would like to be as warm and fashionable as I can be. Like I said, I am a proper gentleman, and when my service dog vest is off, I would prefer to maintain my modesty with a finely made housecoat and slippers.

10 Gifts For Gals That Empower Women Around The World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

Updated on Dec. 11, 2014; 10:41 a.m. EST This holiday, give the leading ladies in your life a gift that also helps women in need. HuffPost Impac...

Three Gift Giving Rules for Your Happiest Holiday Yet

Damian Bazadona | Posted 02.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Damian Bazadona

So, while you won't see this listed on retailers' websites whose core focus is simply to sell you things, I propose three core reasons why using your holiday shopping as an opportunity to invest in your loved ones' experiential equity will make this year, for you and the people you love, a magical one.

'Signing Santa' Brings Christmas Joy In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.06.2013 | Good News

A "Signing Santa Day" celebration at a Virginia shopping mall brought some holiday cheer to local children with hearing loss. The Fair Oaks Mall in...

All I Want for Christmas

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.23.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

All I want for Christmas is a society that is not so confused about how to protect its children from appalling harm.

Better Than a Puppy Under the Christmas Tree

Grown And Flown | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Whenever I asked our daughter what she wanted for either Christmas or her birthday, the answer was always the same: "a puppy." Though my husband and I are dog lovers, we could not grant her heart's desire of a forever-young puppy. Fortunately, we found another way to honor her wish.

Dear Santa Letter From the Fiscal Cliff

Lisa Bernier | Posted 02.02.2013 | Comedy
Lisa Bernier

Dear Santa, You probably don't get a lot of governmental economic terms sending you letters. Then again, you have to be the ultimate believer in weir...

Mastering the Mom

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

Even if we can't stay off all year -- the holidays are a great time to practice jumping off the consumer hamster wheel. To shut it all off and down and look at our blessings, right in the face.

Charity Wants To Ban Christmas Wish Lists

Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact

Santa Claus may have a lighter load this year. Mothers' Union, a faith-based UK charity, is urging parents to ban Christmas wish lists from their h...

My Third Annual Pop Culture Christmas List

Annie Stamell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Comedy
Annie Stamell

These are requests that I think will better pop culture as whole but more importantly -- they'll better me.

Making a List, Checking It Twice...

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"OK, big guy, you keep putting it off, but we have got to get to the Washington naughty/nice list. It's almost time to load the sleigh, and we've got to issue orders to the Toy Room."

Our Gift Guide For Comedy Nerds

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell & Ross Luippold | Posted 12.06.2011 | Comedy

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, you've probably made all of your discount-off-brand-electronic and must-have-toy-of-2011 purchases. That...

Most Ridiculous Christmas List Ever?

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Melissa Terzis

I would like to propose that we all band together and get this poor girl the items from her "dream wish list." I think this girl has really and truly embraced the spirit of Christmas.

All I Want for Christmas Is for Justin Bieber to Try a New Haircut (Among Other Things)

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

We might be just a few days into December but I've been thinking about this year's Pop Culture Christmas List.

Some of the (Pop Culture) Things I Want for Christmas

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

I feel strongly about the importance of the Christmas List. I mean, why not make it easier on your loved ones by telling them exactly what you want? Please note, I've been very well-behaved this year.