No matter how old you are, there’s just something about this time of the year that puts everyone in a good mood.
OK, you might not be waking up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning anymore, but there’s still plenty of parties and spiked eggnog to look forward to. Not to mention the family gatherings and endless shopping opportunities. Yep, the holidays are right around the corner.
Still, whether you’re dreading the encounter with that one cousin you can’t stand, or simply facing the monumental dilemma of what to wear on New Year’s Eve, the holidays are hardly a break from stress.
But don’t worry, we’ve pulled together the top tips that you’ll need to make it through the coming months without any rookie mistakes.
Keep scrolling for your Holiday Survival Guide and thank us later.
This is a necessity. Along with the vacation days from work, there’s no better time to sleep in than the holidays. Plus, that mounting gift list is bound to tire out even the hardest of workers. To fully take advantage of the extra snooze time, comfortable pajamas, such as those pictured above, are a must.
Eat more, worry less!
This time of the year is generally known for partaking in indulgences. In other words: eat more and worry less. Following a night of too many drinks at the office party, The Hungoevr Cookbook may come in handy.
Do “Festive” in Style
Contrary to popular belief, not everything that’s festive has to be corny. It’s hard to get around the ugly Christmas sweater, but when it comes to ornaments, it’s time to re-up on fashion-forward alternatives. Instead of the regular, try options such as these.
Must Watch: The Holiday Specials
In addition to the annual re-runs of Home Alone, this year you’ll want to tune into The Wiz Live! Dec. 3rd, 8/7c on NBC. Featuring an all-star cast with Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Uzo Aduba, Common, and rising star Shanice Williams as Dorothy, this fresh take on the classic Broadway play is not to be missed. Can’t watch on Dec. 3rd? Watch The Wiz Live! available Dec. 4 with XFINITY on Demand, on XFINITY TV Go app, and the NBC App. There’s no better way to catch up on your favorite TV shows and holiday favorites than with X1 from XFINITY.
Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers Will Save Your Life
If you’re one of those people who just can’t say “no” during the holidays, this is for you. While your mounting gift list continues to grow out of control, it’s probably time to cross a few names off the list. But, if that’s not an option, small gifts such as these are perfect for that stylish friend you just can’t afford to spend big bucks on.
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