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Articles Tagged 'Holiday Season'

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10 Festive Feel-Good Treats to Watch This Holiday Season

Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? This list of flicks, ranging from classic and nostalgic to just plain fun, will help you go from “bah, humbug!” to singing carols under your breath: 1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) George Seaton‘s Miracle on 34th Street is a great way to get the good vibes flowing. In the above clip Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) […]

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5 British Christmas Words and Phrases Not Widely Used in the U.S.

As if getting to grips with a multitude of new Christmas customs wasn’t already a challenge for Brits in America, the language of Christmas is equally complex. Indeed, when I first moved to the United States in the winter of 2008, I became almost immediately the source of light-hearted ridicule for wording my festive greetings […]

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How to British Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Although we don’t grow up with Thanksgiving, Brits in the U.S. are often charged with the task of “doing” Thanksgiving dinner anyway. It’s stressful enough for Americans, but, for Brits, it’s compounded by strange food and the inevitable American in the wings intent on explaining how Thanksgiving is “usually done.” (Cause for the first family […]

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A Brit’s Guide to the Holiday Season

As we’ve discussed, when Americans talk about the holidays, they’re not talking about plans for next summer. The holiday season in the U.S. begins with Thanksgiving and ends after the Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa break (which also includes New Years.) It sounds like a lot of planning and partying but the reality is that Thanksgiving preparations help stave […]