What to Do on Christmas When You Hate Christmas

Christmas isn’t for everyone. Whether you don’t have family, don’t get along with your family, or follow a religion that doesn’t celebrate Christmas, you may not feel very jolly this time of year. I get it; I haven’t spent a holiday with my family in about 10 years for various reasons. Here are seven things you can do on December 25th to make it suck a little less, based on my own experiences.

My scary Santa, strangely the second or third scariest Santa in my apartment.
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5 DIY Advent Calendars That Couldn’t Be Easier to Make

We’re only about a week away from December so it’s time to buckle down and get started on holiday crafts! Advent calendars are a fun way to get into the holiday spirit AND give yourself (or a loved one) 24 little gifts. These 5 DIYs are ridiculously simple, and you probably already have the supplies lying around.

Here are five DIY advent calendars that couldn’t be easier to make:

  1. Branch with Hanging Packages by Lapin Blu

LapinBlu branch & Packages
Source: LapinBlu.com

This is so festive and wintry, and is made mostly with things found in nature!

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You’re Damn Right I Bought a Cheese Advent Calendar

Yesterday I came across this article from the Food Network’s food news blog, FN Dish, about Aldi’s advent calendar offerings for the 2018 holiday season. I knew I had to get my hands on a cheese advent calendar.

I went early on the day of the release, November 7th. The store had put out two cases; one was empty when I got there two hours after the store opened. I’m glad I went early!

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