There have been plenty of fancy December covers, including Oprah's glam turn in Vera Wang for O magazine and Jessica Chastain glowing in marigold for Vogue. But our favorite so far is Ladies' Home Journal, which got its December cover in just under the wire. Its big star? Michelle Obama.
The first lady appears on the cover sporting a sleeveless (natch) gold jacquard dress by Lela Rose, whose fit-and-flare dresses she's long favored. The dress just screams holiday, with its gilt print and flouncy shape, and inside Mrs. O talks about her family's holiday traditions, which include a talent show.
One of her past talents? Hula-hooping. Because she's just that cool.
Check out the cover below, and be sure to note just how great her arms still look after all this time. All we want for Christmas is to glow like this.
How does it compare?