holidays
Ah, New Year's Eve -- so much manufactured pressure and inflated expectation, so little payoff.
children
Just in time for Christmas, this 7-year-old boy's life was saved on Philadelphia's 34th Street.
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What cozy (or crazy) routines do you find yourself repeating over and over this time of year?
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Because let's face it: Starbucks gift cards are the Starbucks coffee of holiday presents. (Perfectly useful, but kind of boring.)
learnvest
The big (and seriously money-saving) idea? Rather than everyone buying gifts for everyone, each person gives and receives a single gift. That way, everyone walks away with one special something—not to mention a plumper piggy bank.
 
crohns disease
This is for everyone who is feeling a bit shitty, even though it's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (tm). You're not alone.
christmas
Let’s talk Jen’s Christmas Movies, for those of us who appreciate some ambiguity (and sometimes a little cheesy gore) alongside our peppermint bark.
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Answering questions about your job/marital status/womb is just a little easier with a cocktail in hand.
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Using the term “war” implies a systematic and highly organized effort to suppress and ultimately eliminate Christmas celebrations.
beauty
Impress your coworkers or stuff a pal's stocking with one of these clever, inexpensive gifty-gifts.
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christmas music
I've been known to shout "Nooooooooooo!" after starting a car and having the radio greet me with a late-'90s boy-band rendition of an age-old Christmas carol I didn't like in the first place.
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Is Love-sodding-Actually EVERYONE's favourite Christmas movie? Apparently so...
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Don't let the dreary days between Christmas and New Year's Eve get you down - instead try one of Stevie's fun/weird/diverting ideas (or ALL of them if you're really bored)...
in

Dec 27, 2012 at 2:00pm | 10 comments

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There's nothing better than a slightly drunken, aggressively competitive Boxing Day game of Monopoly with the family amiright? We asked our delightful contributors to reveal their favourite festive board games...
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Sanitary towels, safes and a German/English dictionary - WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? Here are some of the worst Christmas presents EVER.
in

Dec 26, 2012 at 11:00am | 1 comments

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I used to wonder why my parents were so bad with presents - I assumed it was because they didn't care. Knowing my parents as I do now, I realise it's because they don't care.
secret santa
You know how every year you have to do a Secret Santa in your office, and you have a ridiculous budget of £5, to buy something for someone you hardly know? Well, this year I made our writers do it it. Because I’m THAT boss.
in

Dec 24, 2012 at 2:00pm | 15 comments

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Which is the festive tune that gives you shivers and makes you well up a bit and feel all Christmassy? The xoJaneUK contributors have revealed their songs that melt their flinty hearts and you might be a little surprised by their choices... (Warning: features Boney M)
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Being Jewish in a Christian country at Christmas is a strange old thing; it’s one of the very few occasions when I feel different or other in my own country.
in

Dec 24, 2012 at 10:00am | 8 comments

boozy friday
Last week the xoJaneUK posse girded our loins and headed over to The Luggage Room to film a very special Boozy Friday...
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Ho ho ho! It’s only bloody Christmas time! To celebrate, and because I have an addiction to glitter, I went and painted my nails up like Christmas, and so can you if you follow my slapdash guide! Yippee!