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Instead of Being Your Family's Tech Support, Be Their Teacher Instead of Being Your Family's Tech Support, Be Their Teacher

Every year without fail I end up running tech support for an assortment of friends and family when I travel back home for the holidays. This year I’ve already tackled such hard-hitting questions as “Where did my Bitmoji keyboard go?” “Why are people tapping their phone on registers” and “Why is my computer doing this…

Please Enjoy the Lifehacker Staff's Favorite Christmas Songs Please Enjoy the Lifehacker Staff's Favorite Christmas Songs

Good morning, and Merry Christmas. Most of the Lifehacker staff is off today, but before we went our separate ways, we had a fast and furious Slack session about our favorite Christmas songs, the better to compile them into one festive, rather confusing Spotify playlist.

A Selection of Amazon's Yule Log Videos, Reviewed  A Selection of Amazon's Yule Log Videos, Reviewed 

I love a yule log, but I’m not a fan of a fireplace.

Let Alexa DJ Your Christmas Gathering Let Alexa DJ Your Christmas Gathering

Every Christmas party and family gathering I go to typically has a least a minute of confusion where everyone decides who is going to be in charge of the tunes. That then leads to questions about how that person’s phone can be connected to the speaker system where we are, or whether they can log in to Spotify to…

How to Get Through a Challenging Holiday Season How to Get Through a Challenging Holiday Season

The holidays can be rough. The world is telling you, “BE CHEERFUL,” which makes a lack of cheer extra hard. We asked how you deal with family strife, grief, loneliness, and poorly timed life crises. Here’s your best advice:

Be Willing to Throw Gifts Out Be Willing to Throw Gifts Out

If it somehow hasn’t happened to you yet, it will someday. You unwrap a gift from a distant relative or your beloved partner, and… it’s terrible. You force a gracious smile and say, “Thank you so much, I love it.” What happens next?

How to Track Santa Tonight How to Track Santa Tonight

It’s Christmas Eve, which means everyone’s favorite fat guy in a red suit is on the move gearing up to pass out presents to all the kids that have spent the year on their best behavior.

Make a Drinking Game for Your Family Traditions Make a Drinking Game for Your Family Traditions

The beautiful thing about holiday traditions is that we do them every year. The terrible thing about holiday traditions is that we do them every year. A drinking game (or non-alcoholic equivalent) can be just what you need to add a little spice—or sauce—to the annual proceedings.

Make a (Partly) Savory Christmas Breakfast to Avoid Sugar Overload Make a (Partly) Savory Christmas Breakfast to Avoid Sugar Overload

Today, as I was putting some fun-size candy into Christmas stockings, I thought to myself, Oh, when I pick up stuff for cinnamon rolls, I should get some eggnog, too, that’ll be nice. And then just the thought of that Christmas morning almost made me sick.

You Should Sous-Vide a Goose This Christmas You Should Sous-Vide a Goose This Christmas

Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we’re making a Christmas goose and let me tell you, this goose got phat.

How Do You Get Through a Challenging Holiday Season? How Do You Get Through a Challenging Holiday Season?

The holidays are notorious for sometimes being as difficult as they are festive. Short days and low temperatures aren’t helping anyone, and that’s even before the forced cheer and family obligations get going.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Bourbon-y Eggnog "Latte" 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Bourbon-y Eggnog "Latte"

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a faux eggnog latte with plenty of bourbon for sipping on Christmas morning.

Order These Digital, Non-'Thing' Gifts Right Now Order These Digital, Non-'Thing' Gifts Right Now

Hey, Christmas is on Monday! The family holiday celebration is in two days and there’s exactly nothing under the tree for your niece, your mom, your brother and maybe even your own partner. Sure, you could hit the mall, but the stores are pretty picked over by now...and frankly, a lot of people don’t actually want any…

What's the Worst Christmas Song? What's the Worst Christmas Song?

What’s the worst Christmas song? We asked our Facebook fans, and over 800 of them answered. All kinds of songs got named, like “I Saw Three Ships,” “White Christmas,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Auld Lang Syne,” that Chipmunks song, and the Mannheim Steamroller oeuvre. Even the Beatles took a beating. But…

Find Every Piece of a Broken Ornament With This Trick Find Every Piece of a Broken Ornament With This Trick

Fancy Christmas tree ornaments have a tendency to shatter into a billion little pieces of glass that can easily cut someone when they get dropped or knocked down. Don’t let that happen! When your cat, child, or clumsy family member knocks an ornament into merry oblivion, try this trick instead.

What to Buy (and What to Skip) at Trader Joe's This Christmas What to Buy (and What to Skip) at Trader Joe's This Christmas

Trader Joe’s loves a theme and, if the veritable wealth of holiday items are any indication, they freaking adore the Christmas season. The selection of cookies, candy, and other edible ephemera is frankly overwhelming, so we took it upon ourselves to taste test it all, and let you know which items are worthy of your…

Build Your Gingerbread House Using Marshmallow Treats for Stability Build Your Gingerbread House Using Marshmallow Treats for Stability

I am laughably bad at building gingerbread houses. In fact, the process is so stressful, several members of my family refuse to partake in this holiday activity with me. Beyond aesthetics, my main issue lies in the fact that my houses are always falling down, and that makes me say ugly words, but I’ve found some tasty…

Why Real Christmas Trees Are Better Than Fake Ones Why Real Christmas Trees Are Better Than Fake Ones

Choosing between real and artificial Christmas trees largely comes down to personal preference: do you want that cozy pine smell and hellacious clean-up, or built-in lights with no personal touch but nary a needle on the floor? Personal preference aside, though, there’s someone else who probably cares: Mother Earth.

How to Buy Fingerlings, the Hardest-to-Find Toy of the Year    How to Buy Fingerlings, the Hardest-to-Find Toy of the Year   

Fingerlings are this year’s Hatchimals. Or, if you don’t have a clue what either of those words mean, this year’s Tickle Me Elmo. This year’s Teddy Ruxpin. This year’s Beanie Babies. In short, they are the hottest toy of 2017.

Chill Your Festive Beverages With Frozen Cranberries  Chill Your Festive Beverages With Frozen Cranberries 

Cranberries are quite pretty but, unless you pickle them, they’re not the tastiest garnish. Rather than let them skate by on looks alone, I make them pull their weight by performing double duty as a beverage chiller.

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