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Mental Illness

Caregiving: A Ready-Made Christmas

The idea of a Christmas made up of beautiful homemade gifts, cards, decorations, and food is so enticing. Social networks are covered in ideas shared and tried. It is the season for giving, and the thought that counts seems to count more when the gifts are handmade. Banquets big and small ought to be labours […]

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Just for Fun

Christmas for Non-Christians: A Gif Guide

Popular media would have you believe that Jewish folk have cornered the market on ignoring the religious holidays towards the end of the year. However, my family and many other families took the Christ out of Christmas a long time ago (sorry right-wing pundits!) and celebrate mostly the cultural gift-exchanging and excessive eating.

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Music

The Ten Best German Christmas Carols

It’s Christmas today! Well, at least in Germany it is.

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Just for Fun

The Official Persephone Holiday Drinking Game

Break out the ‘nog.

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Music

Forgotify, the Last Frontier: Holiday Edition

It may not be random, but it’s relevant. 

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Crossposts

‘Tis The Season (To Pretend There’s No Season At All)

Listen. I’m not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole “let’s be jolly” thing.

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Pets

Important Discussion: What Are You Getting Your Dog For Christmas

It’s almost Christmas and it’s time to shop for the furry members of your family. What’s everyone getting their dogs? Or their other pets?

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Life

A Queer Trans Person’s Holiday Experience

I used to love the holidays. Christmas was my second favorite celebration next to my birthday. I enjoyed getting together with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My parents and I would make the trek to my grandparents’ farm around the 20th or 21st and we would stay through the 28th or so. My mind gets […]

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Knitting All the Things

Wait, HOW soon is Christmas?

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Dear Hogfather

Dear Hogfather,

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Food

Festive Recipe Roundup: Traditional Christmas Cakes

‘Tis the season to be jolly! ‘Tis also the season to bake traditional Christmas cakes if they aren’t already maturing in a cupboard. Usually consisting of copious quantities of dried fruit and alcohol, this is a holiday favourite. There are many different ways of putting this type of cake together, so let’s get started, shall […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Has Big Cats and Boxes

In honor of Orthodox Christmas, I give you all the gift of big cats opening their Christmas presents and attacking their Christmas trees. Because awwwwww!

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: How I Spent My Winter Break

P-Mag is back! Finding out I would be the first post of the new year felt like kind of an honor. Our winter break felt longer than it was. I think this perception is due to my work being overloaded during the holiday season. Working in the retail business is no cakewalk during the holiday […]

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Supernatural Festive Stress

As of this moment, there are six sleeps to go. That is, until Hogswatch is upon us. Stockings full of little gifts. No lumps of coal this year. Hogswatch pyjamas and Hogfather hats. Desperation to keep stress under control.

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News

Friday News Bites: South Sudan Unrest, Black Santa, Elizabeth Warren Regulatin’ + More

For this Friday leading into the Christmas holiday, we’ve got a mixed bag of news, but I’ll cap it all off with an amusing photo because that’s just the kind of news-giver I am.