Globe Life Holiday Survival Guide
The top 14 movie moments from '14 The year’s potent quotables: 20 top lines from from stars and pariahs alike The List: The top TV in a topsy-turvy year In praise of ‘bullet buns,’ rum balls and other odd family traditions Losing it: The top five Christmas movie meltdowns Culture cram: How you, too, can catch up on everything 2014 in 24 hours At the National Ballet’s Nutcracker, this Sugar Plum Fairy proved herself a must-see dancer Get your Grinch on: The five best (and five worst) kids holiday specials An uncomplicated kindness on Christmas Eve John Doyle: Avoid festive schmaltz and watch a creepy new Christmas classic How an ice storm renewed my Christmas spirit ‘It’s a Festivus miracle!’: The seven best holiday TV episodes of all time You, in review: How Globe readers felt about 2014 John Doyle: Top 10 most irritating Canadians 2014 (TV-related) John Doyle: The new Christmas classic is all ridiculous romance On an eve: Read a new story from Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels Two takes on the enduring Messiah The unbearable cuteness of The Muppet’s Bean Bunny Where did he go? The evolution of Hollywood’s Christmas dad The top 10 films of 2014, as decided by Globe film critic Liam Lacey Bad Santa: The psychology behind ghastly gifts Dressed in our festive finery, we didn’t know it would be the ‘last time’ Decorating for the holidays? See how this pro takes his favourite room to the next level Holiday etiquette: Never arrive exactly on time and put away your freaking phone What kind of tree-trimmer are you? Nine new Christmas ornaments for every style You, in review: How was your 2014? In the bleak midwinter, a shaft of light: finding the perfect Christmas present We wish you a frantic Christmas: Festive letters shed light on holidays My family doesn’t put a lot of thought into Christmas gifts. Should I return in kind? How to make festive felting a family affair Leah McLaren: A question as old as Christmas: Do kids really need toys? Naughty or nice? Your thoughts on sex at your parents' home Your New Year's horoscope: What’s in the stars for 2014? Five New Year's Eve shows to watch (and not a Ryan Seacrest in sight) How can I refresh my little black dress for New Year’s Eve? Happy new beers (and bourbon and more)! 36 drink picks to help you ring in 2014 Top 10 foreign or independent films Movies flourished in 2013: Here are the top 10 mainstream films Hot-wheeling out of the in crowd Dreamers are everywhere at the movies this holiday season Can you get away with it? Then it was probably art this year I love your problems. You should learn to love them, too. What not to say to university students at Christmas dinner The year in theatre: The stage tackled topics to drop your jaw Why I have to surf in the Pacific Ocean on boxing day Is it okay to have sex at my parents' house over the holidays? The Globe's annual holiday painting: 'Deep Snow In Canada's North' by William Kurelek My sweetest gifts came from tiny tender hearts David Eddie's Damage Control guide to getting through the next couple of days Beyoncé’s lesson? Even superstars need to master the art of the sell 2013: the year that TV refused to die My stocking will be stuffed with a sister’s love and malevolence No escape from the fallout of a postnuclear Christmas No humbug here: Five truly unique Scrooge portrayals How to handle holiday family feuds like a seasoned crisis negotiator Remember the Snowmen: My frosty football festive tradition Five dazzling desserts for your holiday feast (and, shh, they're store-bought) Tempted by holiday goodies? Here’s how to avoid overindulging The story behind a uniquely Canadian holiday treat In a frozen Ontario town at Christmas, we found no room at the inn Twelve albums that mattered in music in 2013 (plus 13 more worth a listen) The 10 best new restaurants in Toronto in 2013 Want to change your family’s gift-giving tradition? Don’t do it What should I get to make a tasteful holiday arrangement for my porch? Raise a glass to nine bubblies for toasting the holidays When it comes to holiday decorating, why more is more Ten ways to keep your cool over the holidays Handling the holiday blues ’Tis the season for spilling red wine. Here’s what to do about those stains I love making Christmas cake – even if nobody loves eating it The dos and don’ts of dressing for your office holiday party Trick out your holiday centrepiece like a top floral designer Have your say: How can we honour Canada’s cultural diversity during the holidays? Why the holidays make me grumpy, exhausted and ethically confused Relax during the holidays with five cozy but chic looks Ten tips for dealing with difficult relatives over the holidays Ten ways to cut holiday clutter Twenty cookbooks from 2013 that will inspire greatness For a winning holiday cheese board, try these blue-ribbon Canadian cheeses Seven tips to avoid legal pitfalls at your office holiday party Holiday drinking: Four tips to limit the calories Managing meltdowns: How to tackle kid tantrums during the holidays A sneak peek at this year’s holiday movies: hustlers, housewives and Hobbits No matter what you watch on TV this holiday season, enjoy the warmth Nitpicker? Eternal kid? Which holiday type are you? Is it possible to banish holiday stress? How to seize the day – and spend it with your kids Why you should lower your bar for New Year's resolutions