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The Holiday Season

National Lampoons Xmas Vacation
Warner Bros.
Dec 15, 2019

‘Tis the season to be jolly...and overwhelmed. If your stress is reaching Santa’s-workshop-in-December levels, we’ve got some hacks to get you sailing through the season like a pro.

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The Story

Time to get out the ugly sweaters and peppermint bark. Holiday season crunch time is here. 

The Gifting

Sometimes fancy soap doesn’t cut it. We have gift recs for everyone, even for that person who's impossible to shop for.

For when you haven’t been checking your family’s wish list twice...

For when you have that annual holiday party you (almost) forgot about...

For when you want to impress at the office white elephant exchange...

BTW, the last day to ship packages and cards is coming up.

For when you procrastinate...

The Spending

We’re not going to sugar(plum) coat it for you. The holidays can be pricey. 

For when you’re trying to gift without draining your bank account...

For when you’re trying to save during the season...

For when you feel like you see holiday ads earlier every year...

You're not imagining things. Skimm Notes explains the holiday creep. You'll learn...

✷ What the holiday creep is

✷ Why it’s such a big deal for retailers

✷ How some people are fighting the creep

The Down Time

You may have gifted, hosted, partied, and even saved. But don’t forget to take some “me” time. Grab a cup of tea, throw on that new PJ set, and dive into some of these reads.

But if all else fails and you just need to sit in a dark room for a couple hours...head to the movies.

The Giving Back

Here’s how to spread some holiday cheer to those who need a little extra.


Finding the perfect gift, running through the airport, and pleasantly listening to everyone’s career and life advice can be stressful. Deep breaths. And remember: it’s a time of year to appreciate the ones you love.

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