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Melania, We’re Disappointed With Your New Christmas Decorations. Hear Us Out.

Melania, We’re Disappointed With Your New Christmas Decorations. Hear Us Out.

Whoever saw fit to suppress Melania's natural inclination to turn tree-trimming into an expression of the bottomless void in her soul had their work cut out for them, however. It appears that the first lady might have taken design control in the East Colonnade, where silver stars, their points sharpened to a glinting razor's edge,…
Here’s What Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton, All Smiles, Wore To Church On Christmas

Here’s What Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton, All Smiles, Wore To Church On Christmas

So you can imagine our delight when we noticed the Duchess of Sussex, smiling ear-to-ear alongside Middleton, smiling ear to ear wearing Victoria Beckham to church on Christmas Day. The expectant royal wore a navy Victoria Beckham coat open to show her matching dress, Philip Treacy hat, and Stuart Weitzman boots. She also carried a…
8-Year-Old Guatemalan Child Detained By Immigration Officials Died On Christmas Eve

8-Year-Old Guatemalan Child Detained By Immigration Officials Died On Christmas Eve

Felipe is the second migrant child to die while in immigration detention at the southwest border this month alone. Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala, also died while in custody of CBP in early December. The deaths have only intensified questions about the dire conditions in immigration detention centers across the…
Activists Have Launched A New Website To Help Get Cyntoia Brown Home For Christmas

Activists Have Launched A New Website To Help Get Cyntoia Brown Home For Christmas

On Monday night, racial justice organization Color Of Change announced that it had partnered with several other organizations, including the Nashville chapter of Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo Movement and the Highlander Center, to launch a new website dedicated to appealing to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to grant Brown, now 30, clemency.
Is Every Celebrity Getting Engaged Or Married This Christmas?

Is Every Celebrity Getting Engaged Or Married This Christmas?

Pop Culture Miley Cyrus Supported Ariana Grande After Her Split With Pete Dav... In “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande sings that she spends “more time with my friends, I ain't worried 'bout nothin’.” One of those friends, Miley by Meagan Fredette
Why more TV shows should do year-end Christmas specials

Why more TV shows should do year-end Christmas specials

Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for December 16 through 22 is “The Miracle of Christmas,” the two-hour finale movie of NBC’s Timeless. If I could steal…
Vox Sentences: A shutdown for Christmas

Vox Sentences: A shutdown for Christmas

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. A government shutdown for the holidays; an election postponed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Welcome to the last…
How Hallmark took over your TV every Christmas

How Hallmark took over your TV every Christmas

There is a place where it’s always Christmas. Where there is always snow on the ground, where togetherness is the word to live by, where the horrors of the world reliably subside amid the flurries of a beautiful snowstorm. If, in Narnia, it was always winter but never Christmas, then on the Hallmark Channel, it’s…
Christmas Sweaters: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Christmas Sweaters: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Each year, the selection of these lovable yet tacky sweaters gets better than ever — and by “better” we mean that there are simply more options of hideous to choose from. Sure, you can always find your standard (and questionable) snowflake printed sweaters, but you can also count on ones with new pop culture references…
Trump’s trade war on Christmas

Trump’s trade war on Christmas

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has a new casualty: Christmas. Specifically, Christmas lights. Trump’s $200 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese products include new taxes on nearly all holiday lights sold in the United States, according to Americans for Free Trade, an advocacy group campaigning against the tariffs. The vast majority of those…

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