The holiday season means having time away from work to relax, catching up on hit movies in the theater, and, most of all, spending time with your loved ones. But just because you love them doesn't mean they don't stress you out. Perhaps you have a judgmental mother or you worry about balancing time with your partner's family and your own. Our readers have been through many of the common familial road bumps and have sought advice from other women in our anonymous Group Therapy forum. So take a look at some reader dilemmas, and click through each to see the advice from other readers.
We all know '90s nostalgia is hot, hot, hot right now, and you can get in on the trend by giving a nostalgia-themed gift this holiday season. Anyone who watched and loved TV shows like Saved by the Bell back in the day or still quotes '90s-era movies like The Big Lebowski will find something in here to enjoy, whether it's a cute t-shirt, silly mug, or some other fun accessory.
'Tis the season of ice-skating dates, fireside kisses, and twinkling lights. There's something about the cold Winter that warms the heart, making the holidays the most romantic time of the year. So it's no surprise that some of our favorite Christmas movies have love-filled moments, and some of our favorite rom-coms take place during the season of snow and Santa. As we cuddle with our loved ones by the fire this December to watch classic Christmas-y flicks — from Christmas in Connecticut to The Holiday — let's get in the mood for mistletoe with our favorite lines on love from holiday movies!
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder stopped by a Christmas tree lot in Atlanta on Monday. The couple browsed the selection and ended up taking home a large tree ahead of the holiday, which Nina plans to spend with family in the Rockies. Nina and Ian got in the spirit during a break from filming the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries. The show is up for multiple People's Choice Awards and both Nina and Ian are also in the running for individual honors. They could pick up the title of sexiest couple of the year as well if they beat out Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in our Best of 2012 poll. There's still time to vote for that and the People's Choice Awards, which take place on Jan. 9 in LA.
For those of us women who grew up in the '90s, nothing beats reminiscing about all the fashion, music, books, games, and toys that made the decade so totally rad. But what happened to those lanyards we made at camp or those Lisa Frank stickers we traded at recess? Sadly, they've long since been lost, thrown out, or sold off at garage sales. So whether you have a girlfriend, sister, or significant other who's missing her '90s girlhood this holiday season, check out our nostalgic stocking stuffer guide — she's sure to be visited by the ghost of Christmas past!
It's as if we all know someone with a Breaking Bad obsession, healthy or otherwise. And it's not surprising, given the show's heart-stopping plot lines and addictive nature. This holiday season, lighten up spirits with fun gifts based on the show, whether the person on your list has a Heisenberg or Mr. White personality — or both.
Parks and Recreation is one of the those TV shows that seems to keep getting better — and simultaneously inspire its viewers to love it all the more. If you know a big Parks and Rec fan, then the following gift guide will have the perfect present for them. And, of course, if you're the fan, then take the opportunity to, as they say, treat yo self.
It's been the year of Fifty Shades of Grey, as the sexy erotica series has taken the world by BDSM storm. And with the movie in the works, it's only going to get hotter. So if you have any Ana and Christian-obsessed women in your life (and chances are you do), then give them a sexy and fun gift inspired by the romance novels. There are cheeky clothing options featuring lines from the books, favorite products of the characters, and items that give a more subtle nod to Fifty. Enter the red room of holiday gift ideas now!
Heidi Klum was forced to postpone her annual Halloween bash in the wake of the Hurricane Sandy devastation, but she didn't let her elaborate Cleopatra costume go to waste. Heidi hosted a "Haunted Holiday Party" along with Smartwater and Svedka Vodka to benefit the American Red Cross at Finale nightclub in New York City on Saturday evening. Heidi posed on Santa's lap on the red carpet and partied with her celebrity attendees. One familiar face missing from Heidi's side at the event was her boyfriend, Martin Kirsten. Heidi and Martin are still going strong, however, since he was spotted with her arriving at JFK earlier in the weekend.
We aren't ashamed to admit that we're obsessed with the '90s. After all, we're talking about a decade that gave us Tamagotchi and Clueless! And as we listen to classic holiday albums by *NSYNC and Mariah Carey heading into December, we're reminded yet again of what made Christmas in the '90s so rad. There were cheesy Christmas sweaters (worn nonironically), even cheesier pics of boy bands in Santa garb, holiday episodes of our favorite TV shows, and, of course, JTT in I'll Be Home For Christmas! See some of the most memorable toys, music, movies, and more from the holidays in the '90s!