11:12 AM EDT 12/13/2013
Originally posted 12/11/2013 04:00PM
These days, the holiday season is really about peppermint-flavored everything and cats. But mostly cats.
We have cats in Christmas trees. Cats in Santa hats hating Christmas. Cats in Santa hats loving ... you get the point.
But some festive felines in Red Hook, Brooklyn, are taking their holiday cheer to biblical proportions. That's right – they're turning a local residence's nativity scene into a cat-ivity scene.
Originally posted 12/12/2013 04:00PM
Originally posted 12/12/2013 02:30PM
Need a little pick-me-up this holiday season?
Look no further than the scores of "layaway Santas" who are flooding the stores this holiday and proving that the Christmas spirit truly does live in the hearts of many Americans.
The way layaway Santas work is simple: do-gooders visit stores that have a layaway department, such as Wal-Mart, Kmart or Toys "R" Us, and offer to pay off the holiday layaway bills of others who are struggling to save enough to put presents under the tree.
Originally posted 12/12/2013 01:30PM
Prince George as a reindeer! Prince Harry as Santa Claus! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoiling their firstborn with tiny sneakers, cute stuffed Corgis and other Christmas presents!
George's first Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham should be quite the occasion this month. And hopefully it's half as festive as these photos, taken by spoof photographer Alison Jackson and featuring familiar lookalikes of the royal family.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 04:00PM
Kelly Clarkson struck Internet gold yesterday when she Tweeted her family's awkward Christmas photo with new husband Brandon Blackstock and stepchildren Savannah and Seth.
But there's another celebrity holiday card that may be even more awkward, and we'd like to shed some light on it.
American Pie actress Suvari posted this photo to Instagram on Monday, and upon first glance, all we can think is maybe she found some inspiration in Miley Cyrus's American Music Awards performance last month. The star's cat, Blanca, appears front and center in the pic, floating above her and boyfriend Sal Sanchez much like Cyrus's infamous lip-syncing feline.
Originally posted 12/10/2013 07:30PM
The Kardashians are known for their glamorous holiday cards, but Kelly Clarkson is going for a decidedly different vibe for her family's first Christmas card.
"Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks," Clarkson Tweeted Tuesday with a photo of herself, new husband Brandon Blackstock and Blackstock's two children from his first marriage, Savannah and Seth.
In the photo, the new family – along with their two dogs – are wrapped in Christmas decorations and awkwardly stare at Santa Claus, who is seated next to them in front of a fire place.
Originally posted 12/09/2013 01:00PM
Your Thanksgiving meal may be a distant memory, but if you thought the real-life Hunger Games were done for the year, you're wrong. The December holidays – Channukah, Christmas, New Year's – are the real time of the year where America transforms, if only for a brief period, into a spectacle with all the majesty and horror of a typical Panem Hunger Games. Below, 13 reasons why your Christmas has a little more Katniss than you ever realized.
Originally posted 12/03/2013 12:00PM
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting, which takes place on Wednesday night in N.Y.C., has been an institution for 80 years.
And since its first broadcast in 1951, the ceremony has become a showcase for more than just the spectacular spruce. As Time notes, Barbara Walters, Bob Hope, Lily Tomlin and Liza Minnelli all participated in the festivities at some point.
In fact, recent years have seen the event grow into an even more star-studded affair. Here are some of the strangely memorable moments that have transpired over the past two decades.
Originally posted 12/03/2013 06:00PM
This ain't no Kardashian Christmas card.
Duck Dynasty's Korie and Willie Robertson are sharing personal holiday photos that show a happy, grounded – and in one case beard-free! – family embracing holiday traditions like meetings with Santa Claus and hitting the slopes.
But Christmas is about more than just shopping and skiing for this family: as devout Christians, they've told PEOPLE that they've "always been blessed with the season." In fact, they adopted son Will around the holidays 11 years ago, and one month after that, found out they were expecting daughter Bella.
So in the spirit of the season, take a look back at some of the Robertsons' favorite holiday snapshots, and visit duckthehalls.com for more festive moments from the whole Duck Dynasty clan.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 08:00AM
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