Christmas is just around the corner and while we’re daydreaming about decorating cookies and trimming the tree, we’re also making a list of all the movies we need to watch before December 25th. In preparation for those pajama-clad nights in front of the television, here’s a list of our favorite Christmas movies and the books they’re based on.
Happy book birthday to Cat Castles by Carin Oliver! To celebrate the book’s release, we’re sharing some exclusive downloadable decals to add holiday cheer to your own cat castle. Pick up a copy of the book and personalize your cat’s new habitat with a string of lights, icicles, snowmen, and pine trees! Pro-tip: the lights and icicles are tile-able so you’re able to make a continuous string.
Most of us adore the holidays and attending or hosting the parties that come along with them, but face it: there’s always a bit of anxiety over the guest list. Will your crush show up and stand underneath the mistletoe with you, or will you be stuck chatting with an obnoxious coworker at the punch bowl? Maybe it’s just better to sit the whole thing out…
In that spirit, we’ve found five fictional characters who won’t attend your holiday soiree…for better or for worse.
Pop culture is full of slow-burn, will-they-or-won't-they couples. Luke and Lorelai. Ross and Rachel. Mary and Matthew. Ron and Hermione. Couples whose gradual, winding paths to each other inevitably twist their fandom's stomachs into bittersweet knots while the characters themselves burn with unresolved tension. These are the ships that may take years to sail, but when they do, it's a glorious sight to behold.
There's perhaps no better example of this in modern pop culture than the sweet, slow romance between paper salesman Jim Halpert and receptionist Pam Beesly on the TV series The Office. Their quiet flirtation eventually bloomed into a solid and lasting relationship that provided much of the heart of the show throughout its nine-season run.
Hot cocoa may not be able to heal the world or fix its problems, but it is delicious enough to be momentarily comforting. (Pro hot chocolate tip: try dark chocolate hot cocoa with a churro for stirring—the sugar from the churro sweetens it just enough and is even more tasty soaked with chocolate.)
We're offering hot cocoa to these fictional characters who deserve a bit (or a ton) of cocoa comfort.
Like most of you, we spent the Thanksgiving weekend reheating leftovers and marathoning episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. After nearly a decade away from Rory Gilmore and her voracious reading habits, we were eager to catch up with the residents of Stars Hollow and the books they’ve been devouring.
**Mild spoilers ahead! Haven’t finished the series? Head over to Luke’s Diner and stream the rest of the show. We hear he’s giving out his wifi password now.**