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Holidays 2013

What 54% Of Americans Will Do This New Year's Eve

Posted 12.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

We, of all people, love an opportunity to get glammed up (the way our grandparents did back in the day), but as a survey by wine brand Barefoot Bubbly...

Jamie Foxx Wishes Fans A Happy Kwanzaa

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2013 | Celebrity

On Thursday (Dec. 26), Jamie Foxx posted a photo of himself in African clothing with the caption "Happy Kwanzaa!" Yesterday marked the first day of th...

The 19 Stages Of New Year's Eve Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.27.2013 | Women

Deciding how to spend New Year's Eve is usually a gigantic production. Not only is it the most overhyped "party night" of the year -- just staying in ...

Obama Sends Wishes To Those Celebrating Kwanzaa

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending those celebrating Kwanzaa their hopes for a prosperous and healthy ...

Atheist Threatens To Sue Over Nativity Scene With 'Baby F*cking Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Chaz Stevens, the atheist responsible for erecting a Festivus pole made of beer cans in the Florida capitol, is now threatening to sue the town of Dee...

'SNL' Pays Tribute To The Awkwardness Of Holiday Hook-Ups

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" gave us one of the best sketches of the season so far with a music video for "(Do It On My) Twin Bed," an anthem devoted to the ...

10 Things You Feel When You're Single During The Holidays

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

While all the couples are off doing couples things like holding hands while ice skating through Central Park, feeding each other pieces of pie or taking selfies smooching underneath mistletoe, us single folk are left feeling like this...

From Their Hearts to Your Home: Videos of Women's Colleges Holiday Wishes

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Today, I'm sharing holiday videos from women's colleges as they celebrate the holidays, offering season's greetings, holiday wishes, and Christmas cheer!

Survey Finds That British People Couldn't Be More British About The Holidays

Posted 12.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

You've got crowded stores and unexpected guests and social-media-obsessed college kids, and yet none of those top the list of things some 2,000 Brits ...

Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Displays Really Catching On

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

A display dedicated to the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now on display in the Florida capitol, next to a Nativity scene, a Christmas tree and a Festivu...

Nativity Scenes At Guantanamo Bay Spark Protests

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Some troops at Guantanamo Bay want the U.S. Navy to remove nativity scenes and Christmas decorations from two...

When The Holidays Are Only Just Bearable

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Robin O'Bryant

I took for granted when I was growing up in my parent's huge house that one day it would be full of their grandchildren. It never crossed my mind that not only would I not be spending the holidays with my parents, but they wouldn't be spending them with each other.

Flying Spaghetti Monster On Display At Wisconsin State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

The Flying Spaghetti Monster has joined the array of holiday displays at the Wisconsin state capitol. The Monster, a symbol of the Church of the Fl...

10 Simple Ways To Enjoy The Holidays On Your Own

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

What if for any number of reasons -- geography, the high cost of holiday travels, rifts -- you aren't with relatives? And what if you don't have a partner or you're not able to spend the holidays with him or her? Are you doomed to misery? Hogwash! There are lots of ways to enjoy the holidays on your own or with friends.

You Can Now Actually Give Nothing For Christmas

Posted 12.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

Everyone has one. That person on your holiday shopping list who is pretty much impossible to shop for (they either have everything or can afford every...

Rosemary Strembicki: Holiday Presence

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

The universal tradition of giving during the holidays has exploded into a circus of spending, stress and unfulfilled expectations. Let's take a breath and think about how we can reframe the message we're sending to our children.

Gratitude and the Gift of Life

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Good News
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Whether it is Hanukkah or Thanksgiving, Christmas or Winter Solstice, New Year's Eve or a festival of light, the human instinct to move closer to the source of light and life intensifies when the world around us grows darker and colder.

The Coziest Way To Warm Up This Holiday Season

Erin Ruberry | Posted 02.09.2014 | Taste
Erin Ruberry

Long before Downton Abbey made tea time trendy on-screen or Starbucks got into the tea business, the women in my family began one of its most beloved holiday traditions.

State's Law Safeguards Christmas Cheer In Schools

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers sent notices to schools on Monday informing them that new legisla...

Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Gets Approved

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

A Christian nativity scene and a Christmas tree at the Florida Capitol will be joined this week by another symbol of the holidays: a homemade Festivus...

Top 5 Fashion Gifts for Men

Judah Estreicher | Posted 02.08.2014 | DC
Judah Estreicher

From colorful socks to the ever-classic cashmere sweater, take a look at these top 5 fashion gifts for men this 2013 holiday season."

11 People Who Helped Us Love Our Bodies More In 2013

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

"I am a big girl. A voluptuous, curvy, dress-wearing lesbian. I love my body; it's the only one I'll ever have." The above statement from "Same Lov...

6 Best Gifts for Holiday Party Hosts This Season!

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 02.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

We've compiled a list of some of our favorite host and hostess gifts as you party hop from house to house this season.

Teaching Civility

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We all should take time to talk about civility with our students, our children, our colleagues, and our citizens. I have always believed that if you are clear about your expectations most people will meet them.

8 'Holiday Season' Activities for Jews Post-Hanukkah

Leah Bieler | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Leah Bieler

We'll be scraping the melted wax off the table for a few more days, but before us lies an entire "holiday season" and our holidaying is over. What's a Jew to do?