For many people, the holiday seasons is as much about surviving as it is about celebrating. If you fall into that camp, our handy Holiday Survival Guide will see you through to 2015 and even show you whether those companies are more “blue” or “red” – at least when it comes to political contributions!
To keep the kids happy
Around 99.9% of the kids who celebrate Christmas and Hannukah will be asking for the hottest toys of the season, like the Disney Frozen Magical Lights Palace Playset and Hot Wheels Monster Jam Mighty Minis Monster Mutt Playset.
To keep your significant other happy
Spoil your better half with a small indulgence – a new fragrance from Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana.
Company: Procter & Gamble
To complete your shopping without setting foot in a mall
Crowds? Who needs ‘em, especially when you can curl up with a shiny new iPad and shop in your pajamas, glass of wine in hand.
To stock up for holiday parties
When it comes to holiday party planning, you probably make a beeline to your nearest warehouse store to stock up on wine, frozen appetizers, boxes of 10,000 napkins, and 20 other things you did not need but could not pass up because the price was so darn good.
To better enjoy football games
What is football without beer? From the Aussie favorite Foster’s to the country’s first micro brewery Red Hook, football just isn’t the same without a cold beverage in hand.
Company: SABMiller (for Foster’s)
Company: Craft Brew Alliance (for Red Hook)
To survive the exhaustion
One word: Caffeine.
To clean up the post-celebration messes caused by spilled wine and splattered food
You need a strong stain remove. In fact, you need to Shout it out.
Company: SC Johnson
To keep the kids occupied with their new toys for even longer
Pass by the Duracell and Energizer batteries, and stock up on Rayovac, which last longer (and therefore may cut down on whining).
Company: Spectrum Brands
To soothe your frazzled nerves
Sometimes, you just need a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.