Holidays

Our 8 favorite Christmas TV episodes you should watch this holiday season

Whether you prefer saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays,” or if neither suits your preference for declaring “Happy Hanukkah,” “Happy Kwanzaa” or whatever salutation best fits your preferred holiday celebration, television is rife with shows...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:24pm

Is Dunkin Donuts open on Christmas?

Everyone needs a sugar or coffee-induced pick-me-up once in a while, especially during the holidays. For many folks - especially those in the Boston and New England areas - the go-to spot for a quick caffeine boost is, of course, your favorite local Dunkin Donuts. However, running on Dunks gets a...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:44pm

Gifts for stoners: 6 ideas for your favorite marijuana enthusiast

It was a big year for marijuana in 2018, with the sticky plant becoming more mainstream than ever before. So what do you get for the stoner in your life who’s probably already seen it all? Weed’s come a long way from glass bowls and joints, with game-changing innovations that can take...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:58am

11 ideas for where to buy last minute gifts

Got a bad case of the holiday ho-hums? It’s not too late to turn your last minute shopping woes into jolly Ho-Hos. Why you ask? Well, we happen to have a recomnendations for where to buy last minute gifts that are thoughtful and yes, very merry. After all, we know a thing (or two) about...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:40am

12 fun things to do in Boston this Christmas weekend

The holiday season is in full swing, and there's no shortage of ways to celebrate in the city. Since Christmas is around the corner, it's time to make sure your plans are in place heading into the big day. From holiday performances to comedy shows, here are the best things to do in Boston...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 4:47pm

5 fun things to do in Boston with kids for winter vacation 2018

Kids are pretty lucky this time of year. Not only do they get all those presents from Santa, but they also don't have to do any school work for week. If you need some ideas for how to keep the little ones occupied this holiday season, check out our guide to the best things to do in Boston with...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:39pm

Five ways to manage your stress during the holidays

As the year is coming to an end, it’s time for relaxing, eating, gift giving — and for some of us, holiday stress. According to a study by All One Health, 69 percent of Americans are feeling stressed during the holidays.  For nearly 45 percent, the stress is so bad that they...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 4:49pm

Where to go to enjoy Christmas dinner in Philadelphia

Not sure where to eat for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner? We've got you covered. Here's where you can indulge on savory and sweet holiday dishes for Christmas dinner in Philadelphia.   Where to go to enjoy Christmas dinner in Philadelphia Spice Finch On Christmas Eve,...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 4:39pm

Where to go to get those last minute photos with Santa in Philadelphia

Ready to mingle with Kris Kringle? A special activity during the holiday season is getting your picture taken with good Old Saint Nick. The big man in red travels around the city to get a snapshot with kiddos, pets and festive families. If you haven't gotten your picture quite yet, we've...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 4:38pm

Holiday travel 2018: Worst times to leave Boston and New York City

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….except for all the time you might spend sitting in traffic during your holiday travel. More than one-third of Americans will travel some way this end-of-the-year holiday season, according to AAA, for a record-breaking 112.5 million travelers...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:28pm

Is Costco open on Christmas?

There is something magical about this time of year. It seems like the whole world shuts down in the month of December in celebration of the holidays. But while this change of pace can be a nice tranquil reprieve from the madness of your everyday life, the world keeps turning and Murphy's...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:05am

If you haven't tried the holiday dishes from Puyero yet, you need too

Around the holidays there are plenty of delicious edible offerings, but the specialty dishes from Puyero on South Street are among some of the best. The cultural and traditional Venezuelan dishes are only being offered until Dec. 30, and it's time to scoop yours up.  If you haven't...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 1:42pm

Everything you need to know about the Holiday Cocktail Classic from Drink Philly

It's time to celebrate the holidays in the city, cocktail style. The first ever Holiday Cocktail Classic from Drink Philly is right around the corner, and all Philadelphians are invited to come and sip on festive cocktails and tasty creations while sporting their best holiday outfit....

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:32pm

The ultimate Boston gift guide: 5 must-have holidays gifts

As we head into the home stretch of the holiday season, the time has come to finish up all that shopping. After all, you don’t want to show up empty handed at your family’s Christmas party. If you still need some ideas, we have the perfect Boston gift guide for the Hub-loving friends...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:51am

Foodie gift guide: 7 gifts for the food lover on your list

They plan vacations around restaurant reservations. They refer to famous chefs they’ve never met by their first names. And they may have even used the word “mouthfeel” once or twice without irony. They’re the food lover on your holiday shopping list, and we’ve got...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 8:46am

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this week? We've got you covered. Explore the Franklin Institute after hours, build your own bonsai tree and more. Here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this week. 5 fun things to do in Philly this week Zahav & WHYY Dinner and a Movie...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Style gift guide: Glam up your gift-giving this holiday season

Gifting a stylish gift for a stylish person can be a sophisticatedly tricky gifting drawback. Whether this person is up on the latest trends, has a fetish for all things rose gold, or adopts a more classic personal style; the question remains, what to gift the style-icon on your holiday shopping...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 2:29pm

Christmas Cookie Challenge host shares his favorite holiday recipe

If you want to try something a bit different for your holiday celebration this year, try baking up a batch of Food Network star Eddie Jackson's delicious recipe for toasted coconut brownies. “I love making these toasted coconut brownies during the holidays and the way my house smells when...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:33pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some help making plans for your days off? We've got you covered. From historical reenactments to concerts with music legends, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Things to do in Boston this weekend: ...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:46pm

When is the Sabrina Christmas special?

To the surprise of no one, especially those already familiar with The CW’s Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale, the first season of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was a smash success for the streamer. Unlike the ‘90s ABC sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, this...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 5:30pm