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Open Thread for December 20!

By SparkLifeDecember 20, 2014
It's the actual busiest shopping day of the year, so avoid the mall at all costs. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for December 20!

Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Keeps Letting Me Down

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 19, 2014
Hi Auntie! You know the saying "friends are like stars; you don't always see them but you know they're always there"? Well I neither see my best friend anymore nor know that she has my back when I need it most. We've been friends for 7... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Keeps Letting Me Down

Annie Review: This Great Depression Is Just as Upbeat As Ever!

By Janet ManleyDecember 19, 2014
It's been 32 years since the plucky hero of Annie first hit cinemas, and just as long since the word "plucky" was in use (CRUMBS!). BUT ANNIE IS BACK, and she is sweeter than ever. In the new Jay-Z-produced, modernized Annie, our favorite orphan is a "foster child" and streetwise... More  →
<i>Annie</i> Review: This Great Depression Is Just as Upbeat As Ever!

The Secret Lives of American Moms (and What to Get Them for Christmas)

By Ashley Brooke RobertsDecember 19, 2014
Moms. They seem so simple. And yet, much like wild animals, they harbour secret inner worlds. Who knows what’s going on in there? And how do you shop for a women shrouded in mystery? Well, lucky for you, WE know and we’re here to help. This gift guide will lead you to th More  →
The Secret Lives of American Moms (and What to Get Them for Christmas)

Pics from the Last Day at Parks & Rec + Reactions to Canceling THE INTERVIEW!

By Aislinn ShevlinDecember 19, 2014
Come get your latest updates on celebrity social media from this week's twitter slideshow! More  →
Pics from the Last Day at Parks & Rec + Reactions to Canceling THE INTERVIEW!

Post-Finals Week at Hogwarts: A Fanfic

By Brandon SpecktorDecember 19, 2014
With finals complete and days before winter break, life has slowed down at Hogwarts. Students with no more coursework occupy their minds with end-of-year pranks and holiday nookie. Enchanted snowball fights are rampant, and awesome. And, dreading a lonely Christmas (or another New Year’s kiss... More  →
Post-Finals Week at Hogwarts: A Fanfic

What's Your Festive Winter Name?

By Sydney ScottDecember 19, 2014
Holiday movie marathons, sugar cookie bake-offs, ugly-yet-fabulous Christmas sweaters, magical light displays… if you guys haven’t already noticed, 'TIS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON! And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a winter-y themed name game? Just follow the steps... More  →
What's Your Festive Winter Name?

Open Thread for December 19!

By SparkLifeDecember 19, 2014
Off to dreamland... Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for December 19!

Auntie SparkNotes: The Girl Ahead of Me in Class Rank Is the Worst Person Ever

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 18, 2014
Auntie Sparknotes, So there’s this girl in my school, I’ll call her Jane. Jane and I have been in school with each other since preschool, and it is currently our senior year of high school. We have never particularly liked each other. This is the year... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Girl Ahead of Me in Class Rank Is the Worst Person Ever