Nobody’s Stopping You from Saying Merry Christmas, Facebook

Oh, December. That time of year when your Facebook feed is filled with obnoxious memes about “The War on Christmas” (spoiler: it doesn’t exist), and how Christians are oppressed because they can’t say “Merry Christmas” (spoiler: that’s just a lie), and how everyone, regardless of their religion or lack thereof, should be honored and gracious when they’re wished “Merry Christmas” for the fiftieth time today. Read More Nobody’s Stopping You from Saying Merry Christmas, Facebook

A Womb of One’s Own: Baby’s First Christmas Traditions

I’m not a particularly religious person, but this Christmas is a big one for us. It’s our first Christmas as parents, and Gabe’s first Christmas, period. I’m hoping the traditions we start with him now are ones that he’ll not only enjoy (or at least tolerate), but maybe pass on to his kids. Read More A Womb of One’s Own: Baby’s First Christmas Traditions

Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: My Five Favorite Sexy Blogs

So, like the rest of you, I am running around like a crazy woman with not nearly enough time on her hands, taking care of stupid crap like buying presents and being filled with holiday cheer. I thought you might like some light reading to cheer you up, and so today I bring you a new list: some of my favorite in sexy blogging.

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Holiday Math: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Let’s face it, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is some 1% bullshit. Do you have any idea how much it costs to buy all that stuff? Well, the wonderful nerds at PNC bank figure it out every year, and this year’s grand total is $101,119.84, a new record. Damn. Of course, part of this is due to just how many gifts are involved. Remember, it’s not like you just get a partridge in a pear tree on day one; nope, you’re getting a dozen. I hope you have a big yard! By the time Epiphany rolls around on January 6*, your haul actually consists of: Read More Holiday Math: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Three Stories about Black Friday

It’s been looking at lot like Commercial Christmas for, oh, since before Halloween really, but in a few days, retailers and shoppers will be gearing up for one of the biggest days of the season: Black Friday. While retailers have begun to offer wild-and-wacky deals earlier and earlier, extending the shopping window for buyers everywhere, Black Friday still holds a special place in the retail calendar. It’s more than just a way to get a deal: it’s an American tradition. Read More Three Stories about Black Friday