London-based food blogger Annem Hobson has introduced a way to countdown the days to Christmas and cheese simultaneously with this cheese advent calendar.

See Also: The Whisky Advent Calendar

The calendar is a variation of the traditional advent calendars that reward people with chocolate every day of December until Christmas, but instead of containing candy, this one offers a different dairy product every day. See more below. [click to continue…]


The holiday season can officially begin now that Starbucks has introduced its 2016 winter cup designs. And to add to the merriment, the company has ensured that the sins of last year are not repeated, emblazoning 12 of the 13 different designs with snowflakes, poinsettia, winter landscapes, reindeer, ornaments, Christmas tree lights and most importantly, an abundance of festive red. A 13th design featuring a wreath will also be available on a plastic cup for cold drinks.

The design of this year’s cups are the result of a crowdsourcing effort that stemmed from customers inundating the company with improvements over last year’s solid red debacle. The company realized the potential of letting customers handle the design work and soon 1,200 designs were submitted via Instagram from 13 different countries. The results will be available at over 25,000 locations in 75 countries, where they will be admired at a glance then tossed in the trash.

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What you are looking at here is the nuclear option in a ugly Christmas sweater war. If you wear the “All I Want for Christmas is Pizza” crewneck sweatshirt at the office party, the blast radius (which is a odd mixture of horror, disgust, hunger, amusement and respect) will cover an entire city block.

All I Want for Christmas is Pizza Sweatshirt ($59.84)


Who says horror fans have to ditch their dark ways come the jolly holiday season?

Apparently it’s actually is possible to celebrate Christmas and your dark side at the same time. At least that’s what Johnny Larocque and Nicole Cooper did when they decided to make a creepy and awesomely twisted gingerbread house inspired by Ash vs Evil Dead and the Evil Dead movies.

What a scene! Fun for the whole family…if you’re the Sawyer family that is.

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santa sushi

Looking for something unique to serve at the Christmas party this year? Santa sushi rolls will definitely fit the bill.

Check out the video below to see how it’s done.

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Carrie Dennis of Thrillist decided to break away from Christmas tradition this year by fashioning her gingerbread house from the world’s favorite food: pizza.

Since pizza alone wouldn’t provide the support needed for the greasy abode, she erected an internal structure from cardboard, toothpicks and empty beer cans.

Hmmm. Using empty cans seems like an oversight to me. Quenching your thirst with the beery occupants of the pizza house you just consumed seems fun in a twisted “Three Little Pigs” kind of way.

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After transforming her parents’ house into a scare factory for Halloween, Los Angeles-based artist and baker Christine McConnell proceeded to give the dwelling a Christmas makeover to make it look like a full-scale gingerbread cottage.

The methods were similiar to those used for the Halloween decorations, utilizing hand-painted foamcore boards for all of the gingerbread cookie and candy cane decorations while nylon rope stood in for icing. To top it all off, McConnell staged a fairy tale photo with herself playing a hungry witch trying to lure Hansel and Gretel, played by her nieces Chloe and Keira.

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great hall

Warner Bros. London announced their first “Dinner in the Great Hall” where Harry Potter fans could pony up to have Christmas dinner at Hogwarts.

Not surprisingly, it sold out in the blink of an eye. But keep the following in mind for next year:

Dinner will take place on the iconic Great Hall set in the Hogwarts dining room. The Hall will be decorated with original Harry Potter props as guests enjoy a two-course meal that promises to include flaming puddings. The place settings even come complete with a wand.

After dinner, guests will take the Studio Tour, eat dessert on Platform 9 3/4, enjoy a mug of Butterbeer in the backlot café, shop in Diagon Alley, and more.

It’s not an inexpensive evening priced at £230 (approx. $349 USD), but a night like this sounds pretty magical to me.

You can visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour website for more details.

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