Here Are the Most Painful Ways to Learn That Santa Doesn't Exist

I'm going to start with the story of how I learned that Santa didn't exist. It's not a happy story, as these types of stories generally aren't, but I'm laughing about it now. And I hope that the people whose stories were compiled into a list of painful revelations on Buzzfeed are laughing too. Or at least have a good… » 12/24/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Kid About to Get a Baby Brother Can't Even Handle His Happiness 

This is Ethan and he's been begging for a sibling since he was two years old. And this year, he's being surprised with the news that yes, Santa is bringing him a baby brother and oh y god he is going to need a moment. He's going to need ten moments. You guys, the club can't even handle this kid right now. » 12/24/14 4:25pm Today 4:25pm

The Obamas and Jolie-Pitts Combat Gender Stereotypes This Christmas

When it comes to giving presents and dealing with family during the holidays, gender is a difficult subject to broach. Even when going to buy presents, it's impossible not to be swept up in the hype of "girl toys" and "boy toys." Luckily, The President, The First Lady and The Jolie-Pitts are being excellent role… » 12/24/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

With All the Protests, Why Are Artists So Afraid of Protest Music?

As the Black Lives Matter movement grows around the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, John Crawford, Akai Gurley—and as of last night, Antonio Martin—where are our favorite artists in this conversation? Where are the protest songs of 2014? » 12/24/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

10 Story Decisions Scifi And Fantasy Writers Ended Up Regretting

There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better. » 12/24/14 1:36pm Today 1:36pm

Here Are Some Things You Can Watch Instead of The Interview

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, Sony has decided to allow the release of The Interview (in a few theaters, anyway). Good for them. But now that it's an option, do you really want to shell out ten or more real American dollars to see a movie about a couple of goofballs assassinating a living head of state? » 12/24/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

These Elf on the Shelf Scenes Are Absurd and Amazing

Chances are, your Christmas decorations are as done as they're gonna get. Now that the die has been cast, it's a great time to prepare some powdered hot chocolate and gaze upon others' impossibly ambitious efforts. For instance: the Elf on the Shelf stylings of Cougar Town actress Busy Phillips. » 12/24/14 12:50pm Today 12:50pm