Last minute Christmas

last minute gift and travel ideas for Christmas

Sat25Jan2020

LastMinuteChristmas.com

Last Minute Christmas

Holiday Stress Can Be Unbearable. But You Will Miss It When It’s Gone.

Being with people you love becomes more important than small digs and even arguing about Donald Trump.

Read more...

Mrs. Claus, Yes. Elves and Grinches, No. When Santa Meets Identity Politics.

It used to be easy for the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas to know who could become a member. No more.

Read more...

The Playlist: Taylor Swift’s Nostalgic Tune, and 12 More Holiday Songs

Hear new seasonal tracks by Blink-182, Keith Urban, Macklemore and others.

Read more...

Christmas Dinner Ideas

I’m planning to roast a lamb leg for Christmas dinner but I need to decide what to make as sides and appetizers. I was thinking roasted potatoes. There will be eight people and I have a very small kitchen. No known dietary allergies except one person hates salmon and one celery. Things that can be made in advance or are easy are preferred. Thanks!! Also I would welcome any tips on entertaining in a small place and ideas for drink pairings.

Read more...

Tracker Elves Already Tracking



[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more...

Christmas (on the Cheap) in January

Looking for seasonal cheer without inflated prices? Then take your holiday spirit on the road — after Christmas.

Read more...

Donald Trump Has Drained the Swamp (of Good Christmas Parties)

Elites and D.C. establishment types are nostalgic for the days when cabinet secretaries rubbed shoulders with the riffraff and — gasp — journalists.

Read more...

Finding Light at the Darkest Time of the Year

To experience the bright magic of raising my son, it felt as if I had to pay a price: My awareness of the darkness increased.

Read more...

Weather Concerns at the North Pole



[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more...

Ready to Track Santa?



[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more...

Holiday Nights, Merry and Bright

The season sparkles at seven holiday light displays across New York City.

Read more...

A Lonely Plea: ‘Anybody Need a Grandma for Christmas?’

A woman from Tulsa, Okla., with no place to go for the holidays became a painful reminder of the isolation felt by many older Americans.

Read more...

Donner Back On His Feet



[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more...

There’s No Winter Break From ‘Publish or Perish’

An analysis of submissions to two top journals showed that scientists in the U.S. were highly likely to be working during holidays.

Read more...

Choose a Last-Minute Gift Anyone Would Love

You’re stuck behind the curve and you don’t know what to get for someone on your list, but you do know you’re running out of time. We can help.

Read more...

I am the Grinch of office Christmas. How do I recover?

I've accidentally committed a faux pas of under paying for a Christmas exchange and I feel awful. How do I make it up to this person? At our office Christmas party there was a gift exchange of the minimum of $10. We played a version of white elephant and I realized that my gift was not favored. I should have reached for my gift when I had the chance. Stupidly I reached for a gift that was three times the minimum.
I spent only a little bit more than the minimum and it was apparent by my gift. I have co workers that know that it was me that spent it on such a cheap gift. The person that received my gift actually organized the event and I feel super guilty about all of it. Should I give another gift to the person that received the gift? I didn't realize that people would spend so much more than the minimum and honestly my gift was very thoughtless. I just started my job very recently and I don't want to be known as the cheap, thoughtless gift giver. What do I do?

Read more...

Is Tinsel Canceled?

You want festive holiday décor. And you don’t want to damage the planet. Here’s how to compromise.

Read more...

One Thing You Can Do: Watch These Documentaries Over the Holidays

Also this week, a mission to expose invisible methane leaks

Read more...

North Pole Sending Out Trackers



[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more...

Christmas Dinner Foods

What dish or food item are you most looking forward to eating at your Christmas meal? My elderly parents have finally agreed to pass on the Christmas dinner responsibilities to me. I'm planning the meal, thinking about what to change up or add relative to past years, and am looking for inspiration from your dinner table!

Read more...

Dreaming of an Artisanal Christmas

A Southern California native went looking for an old-fashioned Christmas. She found it in the “Christmas ornament town” of Seiffen, tucked in Germany’s Ore Mountains.

Read more...

How the Grinch Stole Our Hearts

The 1966 television adaptation of the book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” spawned movies, musicals and merchandise. It has endured with fans.

Read more...

How the Grinch Stole Our Hearts

The 1966 television adaptation of the book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” spawned movies, musicals and merchandise. It has endured with fans.

Read more...

Are Experiential Gifts More Trouble Than They’re Worth?

Booking your sweetie for a massage, a Broadway show or a surprise trip is a nice idea — if you have the time, dedication and money to pull it off.

Read more...