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the most wonderful time of the year

lifestyleAnna KellerComment

December as a twenty-something is no joke, and this year, I'm trying to thrive, not just survive, during the holiday season. in the past few days, I've attended more official parties and eaten more sugar than in the last 11 months combined, and let me tell you, it's exhausting.

Random work parties for companies I'm not actually employed at; Yankee Swaps where booze is really the safest gift to give and to receive; pushing through crowds at the mall because I haven't yet figured out how to finish my shopping well ahead of time: this is how I'm spending this month. my last post was about decorating my apartment for the holiday season, but I'll confess that I haven't actually gotten very far with that.

Christmas is only a week away, and I can take all of the help that I can get to make it to Christmas Eve in one piece. Below are a few links with tips and ideas that I think will carry me through to the New Year.

- how to host a dinner party in your living room (useful if you have a tiny apartment like mine)

- how to choose Champagne

- how to recover from whatever it is that you ate or drank last night that's making you feel like death today

- how to wrap your Christmas gifts, according to Martha Stewart (who really does know best)