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50 Things We Hate About Christmas

By ContributorNovember 30, 2009
In the Dan Bergstein tradition of 50 Things, British Sparkler villanous_mwaha has come up with a funny list 50 things we wouldn't mind skipping this holiday season. —SparkNotes editors Everyone loves a good ol’ bit-o-Christmas (unless the holiday coincides with a significant negative point... More  →
50 Things We Hate About Christmas

Holiday Gifting on a Budget

By Julie KrautNovember 30, 2009
This recession is killing us. Babysitting money isn’t what it used to be, and your allowance has probably seen some major budget cuts. Even with this restricted money flow, you’ve managed to get your parents the ultimate gift—a coupon book for free hugs—but that’s probably... More  →
Holiday Gifting on a Budget

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterNovember 30, 2009
Warning: Watching this YouTube vid could lead to a cuteness overdose. If you end up in the hospital, don't blame us editors: This week's Cute Thing came from an anonymous Sparkler. What's this adorable kitten thinking? Write your interpretation in the comments for a chance... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Blowing Up the Holidays

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 30, 2009
The turkey has been eaten, the parade has ended, and the Thanksgiving tree has been taken down and put away in storage until next year. Now, it's on to Christmas. Over the past five years, one of the most popular forms of holiday decorations has been... More  →
Blowing Up the Holidays

ZOMG! Bad Hair Day

By ContributorNovember 28, 2009
We love Sparkler got_paint's sense of humor and hair advice (despite the absence of a Bumpits mention). —SparkNotes editors Ladies and gents, there is nothing I hate more than a bad hair day. It can ruin what could possibly have been the... More  →
ZOMG! Bad Hair Day

Revolutionary Songs

By ContributorNovember 27, 2009
We think Sparkler rebel_of_nowhere's playlist would be perfect for some kind of charitable bake sale. Sure, some grandmas might faint, but the most people will get in the mood for social change (and cookies!). —SparkNotes editors I believe music is the ultimate medium... More  →
Revolutionary Songs

Thanksgiving Video Roundup

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 26, 2009
Thanksgiving just doesn't feel right without a turkey...or a collection of funny, semi-relevant, weirdly macabre video clips from the annals of YouTube. So here at SparkNotes, we're celebrating the holiday with a collection of our favorites. They're perfect for a quick viewing after you've passed... More  →
Thanksgiving Video Roundup

YouTube Series that Will Get You Hooked

By ContributorNovember 26, 2009
Sparkler deliiciious_hobo has prepared a Thanksgiving Day treat: a bunch of fresh, fun YouTube series to watch! In addition to all of these suggestions, she recommended even more links that you might get grounded for watching, so we didn't include them here. Great... More  →
YouTube Series that Will Get You Hooked

Surviving Thanksgiving: Make It Through the Meal

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 26, 2009
Turkey Day is upon us! And by now, you should be safely ensconced in the bosom of your family. (Heh. We said "bosom.") But before you swoon with relief and head for the pie, know this: You still have to make it through dinner. Worried? Don't... More  →
Surviving Thanksgiving: Make It Through the Meal

Surviving Turkey Day Travel: De PLANE!

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 25, 2009
This is the final boarding call! Time to check your bags, put your seat back and tray table in their upright positions, and get ready to spend several hours hurtling through the air inside a pressurized metal tube full of irritable Thanksgiving-bound travelers! What, that... More  →
Surviving Turkey Day Travel: De PLANE!