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A holiday all about drinking and reveling with mobs of strangers — what could go wrong?

A holiday all about drinking and reveling with mobs of strangers — what could go wrong?

A holiday all about drinking and reveling with mobs of strangers — what could go wrong? A holiday all about drinking and reveling with mobs of strangers — what could go wrong? First there was Thanksgiving, when some families who gathered for turkey and stuffing also shared the coronavirus, causing cases to spike in some places and further taxing the nation’s already …

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Adapting to a Holiday Season Stripped of Its Essence

Adapting to a Holiday Season Stripped of Its Essence

Adapting to a Holiday Season Stripped of Its Essence Adapting to a Holiday Season Stripped of Its Essence It always seemed odd that Joni Mitchell’s “River” became a Christmas standard. The music certainly contains bits of “Jingle Bells,” and the opening verses describe holiday activities. But it is fundamentally about a sad longing to escape the pain of heartbreak while …

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The Department Store That Does Holiday Cheer Like No Other

The Department Store That Does Holiday Cheer Like No Other

The Department Store That Does Holiday Cheer Like No Other The Department Store That Does Holiday Cheer Like No Other In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. For 159 years, Santa has appeared at Macy’s each winter, first in the store and …

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How to Design Your 2020 Holiday Reboot

How to Design Your 2020 Holiday Reboot

How to Design Your 2020 Holiday Reboot How to Design Your 2020 Holiday Reboot This also offers insight into why, despite warnings and requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other infectious disease experts to stay home, some people are flouting the recommendations and traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays — something Dr. Xygalatas …

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14 Largely Skeptical, Somewhat Unconventional Holiday Songs

14 Largely Skeptical, Somewhat Unconventional Holiday Songs

14 Largely Skeptical, Somewhat Unconventional Holiday Songs 14 Largely Skeptical, Somewhat Unconventional Holiday Songs U.S. Girls featuring Rich Morel, ‘Santa Stay Home’ If you’ve been searching for a Christmas carol that addresses rampant consumerism, the climate crisis, and even the strange mass-tradition of cutting down oxygen-giving pine trees only to throw them in the trash after a few weeks — …

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Holiday Lights Go Big This Year

Holiday Lights Go Big This Year

Holiday Lights Go Big This Year Holiday Lights Go Big This Year Normally, the crowds get heavy in the days before Christmas, where the wait can be an hour and a half long, with cars backed up for miles, a phenomenon that baffles Mr. Gay, an engineer. “Why would anybody do that? I’d turn around in a heartbeat,” said Mr. …

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18 Easy Holiday Desserts – The New York Times

18 Easy Holiday Desserts - The New York Times

18 Easy Holiday Desserts – The New York Times 18 Easy Holiday Desserts – The New York Times Whether you’re an experienced baker who makes a Hogwarts sorting hat croquembouche for fun, or a beginner who rarely turns on the oven, sometimes you want something delicious and festive that you can throw together in a snap. These 18 simple recipes …

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Holiday Theater to Stream – The New York Times

Holiday Theater to Stream - The New York Times

Holiday Theater to Stream – The New York Times Holiday Theater to Stream – The New York Times If a one-man “Carol” strikes you as mere humbug, try the relative luxury of Jack Thorne’s “A Christmas Carol” at the Old Vic, directed by Matthew Warchus. (A version played on Broadway two winters ago.) In this production, livestreamed from an empty …

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After a Hard Year, Holiday Commercials Get Real

After a Hard Year, Holiday Commercials Get Real

After a Hard Year, Holiday Commercials Get Real After a Hard Year, Holiday Commercials Get Real For television viewers, the holiday season means commercials filled with rosy-cheeked Santas, computer-generated polar bears and brand-new cars festooned with big red bows. This time around, at the close of a hard year, the annual advertising blitz includes stark reminders of the coronavirus pandemic …

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Spice Up Your Holiday Cookie Decorations

Spice Up Your Holiday Cookie Decorations

Spice Up Your Holiday Cookie Decorations Spice Up Your Holiday Cookie Decorations It’s time to break out the cookie cutters. Despite a forecast of canceled parties and virtual family gatherings, baking traditions go on. In fact, a scaled-down holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to try your hand at new decorating techniques. Sweet, surprising and modern: these cookies were designed …

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