Christmas

The 8 Best Christmas Tree Toppers on Amazon, According to Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like</i> <i>air mattresses</i><i>), but as much as we’d</i> …

Shopping

Aldi's Wine Advent Calendar Is Everything You Need This Holiday Season

A traditional advent calendar keeps a daily countdown exciting with chocolates or confections, and sometimes even beauty products and trinkets. But …

Aldi

This Tim Burton-Inspired Gingerbread House Is Heading To Disneyland

One of Disneyland's most haunted estates is bringing back a Tim Burton villain as the centerpiece of its creepy Halloween gingerbread house.<p>Oogie Boogie of <i>The Nightmare Before Christmas</i> (aka the film that totally creeped us out as kids) is making his triumphant return after a 13-year absence as …

Walt Disney Company

You Can Watch Love Actually With A Live Orchestra This Christmas

It seems that this Christmas, <i>Love Actually</i> actually <i>is</i> all around. Instead of watching Richard Curtis’ schmaltzy festive classic on one of its …

There’s a bath bomb advent calendar that’ll keep you smelling dreamy all through December

<b>Forget chocolates and alcohol, because an advent calendar is here that’ll make every bath throughout December smell totally dreamy.</b><p>Graffiti Camp For …

Cotton Candy

Birmingham Christmas ice rink and big wheel have been CANCELLED – this is why

Two of Birmingham’s biggest Christmas events for tourists have been cancelled.<p>There will be NO big wheel and NO ice rink in Centenary Square this …

Birmingham, UK

Hilarious Elf on the Shelf Memes Taking Over the Internet Are Christmas Come Early

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without an Elf on the Shelf and Christmas seems to have started early on the internet. A few weeks ago—well before …

Mariah Carey Sued For Stiffing Christmas Choir Singers

<b>Mariah Carey</b> went full Scrooge on a bunch of Christmas choir singers -- allegedly skipping out on nearly $70k in payments to the group -- and now …

Celebrity News

Unable to find space in Vancouver, Christmas lights maze moving to Texas

The world's largest Christmas lights maze is moving south of the border after organizers were unable to find a location in Vancouver to operate.<p>The …

Christmas Lights

Gwen Stefani Teases New Christmas Album, Will Blake Shelton Appear On A Duet?

It’s only September, but it looks like Gwen Stefani is ready for Christmas! Yesterday on <i>Twitter</i> and <i>Instagram</i>, the singer posted a video of herself in …

Entertainment

Make-A-Wish Ireland launches Christmas-in-September appeal

Make-A-Wish Ireland has launched its annual Christmas appeal.<p>It will also unveil its Christmas window later today in Debenhams on Dublin's Henry …

News (Ireland)

'Way too early'?: Backlash as eggnog, Christmas décor appear in stores

Canadians are pushing back against 'holiday creep,' after eggnog and Christmas decorations started appearing on grocery store and retail shelves this …

Canadian News

Movie Review: "Red Christmas" (2017)

Image Source<p><b>Movie</b>: "Red Christmas"<p><b>Director</b>: Craig Anderson <b><br>Year</b>: 2017 <b><br>Rating</b>: NR <b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 22 minutes<p><i>A mother is forced to fight for the</i> …

Horror Movies

The Best Christmas Lights on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Shopping

You need to get these baubles for the Diet Coke lover in your life

Urban Outfitters providing the goods<p>Giving the Diet Coke-lover in your life an annual supply of the stuff for Christmas doesn't seem particularly achievable (or affordable), so why not gift them these incredible Coca-Cola baubles, instead?<p>Urban Outfitters have got DC fans covered when it comes to …

Urban Outfitters

This $35 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar reveals a new piece every day

This is what you get when you combine the three most powerful forces in the universe: Lego, Star Wars, and Christmas. The Lego Star Wars Advent …

Lego

Hotel Chocolat's new advent calendar includes chocolate and booze

Behold, the ultimate Christmas treat!<p><b>If all those gin and Prosecco advent calendars doing the rounds at the moment sound right up your street, but</b> …

'Tis the Season to Give Back: Jewel Announces Her Charitable and Interactive Handmade Holiday Tour

This is not a foolish game — Jewel is coming back to a stage near you!<p>The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is hitting the road this holiday season …

Lush's Christmas Collection Will Make You Glad It's Getting Cold Outside

Lush's Christmas collections are always pretty magical, but truth is, the 2017 edition is even better than what we expected. On top of some sparkly …

The Vietnam veterans who became the crafting kings of the county fair

He’d worked on the blanket for months. Rod Hardin’s knitting needles clicked as he lounged beside the pool on vacation in Atlantic City, and little kids paused to marvel at the Santa Claus look-alike in a Hawaiian shirt, draped in threads of yarn. When autumn came, he continued his creation from a …

Lifestyle

Holiday Pop-Up Bringing Christmas Cheer to Polite Provisions

The bar will have a winter theme for a month starting in November<p>The holidays might still seem a long way off but starting the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 24, Polite Provisions will be transforming into a kitschy winter wonderland. The Adams Avenue bar is one of 50 top bars around …

San Diego

What Would Charles Dickens Think About Christmas Today?

Having written a number of books that do their best to re-create the personae of some of history’s larger-than-life figures – George Washington, Andrew Carnegie, and William Mulholland among them – I am often asked to speculate on how these giants might behave if thrust into a contemporary setting. …

Charles Dickens

20 Elf On The Shelf Memes That Will Make You Say "I See What You Did There"

Once you get it, it's grand.

Liverpool's biggest ever Christmas market coming to the city

The cold weather is starting to draw in and once it’s here there’s only one thing on people’s minds... Christmas.<p>It might seem like an eternity away …

Christmas Markets

'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Songwriter's Family Sues Publisher's a $700k Grinch!!

The family of the guy who wrote "<b>Santa Claus Is Coming to Town</b>" says they've been getting nothing but lumps of coal, when they should've been cashing …

Santa Claus

Analytic Deception — Two Visually Correlated Lines – Charting Ahead

Digital Manipulation<p>Visualizations are data model. With today’s technology — so are the models paid to step in front of a camera. This is an old …

Data Science

Walt Disney World Reveals All The Holiday Events For 2017: MVMCP, Sunset Seasons Greetings, Snow, And More

It may only be the middle of September, but there are many people already preparing for the Christmas holidays and that includes Walt Disney World. …

Walt Disney Company

Christians Against Poverty urge Stewartry people not to get into debt in the run up to Christmas

The charity's Castle Douglas centre manager Catriona Thomson says saving just £5 a week will give you an extra £70 to spend on presents and food<p>A …

Aldi are selling 8 different types of gin this Christmas

Summer might be waving goodbye, but never fear – gin is here to stay.<p>While the mojito might be one best kept for warmer weather, there’s a whole host …

Aldi

Fir Tree to pursue strategic alternatives for Ultra Petroleum

Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL) +2.2% premarket after Fir Tree Partners, its largest shareholder, says it plans to engage with the company to "pursue …

Business