Posts in category "Christmas"

8 Reasons to do a Jigsaw Puzzle This Christmas Season

8 Reasons to do a Jigsaw Puzzle This Christmas Season
Growing up, my family always did Christmas-themed jigsaw puzzles and then as I got older I realized that wasn’t the case for everyone, and in fact, VERY few people do them. I love ‘em, so I’m here to evangelize their merits. Here are 8 reasons to do a puzzle this Christmas season. 1. They are... Read more »

Black Friday Violence Fantasy League Rules

Black Friday Violence Fantasy League Rules
Are you tired of thinking, “Sure, I am as amused as anyone when it comes to hearing about fights or stampedes on Black Friday, but I just wish I could somehow make money from them.”? I used to be as well, and then I started my all-new (not just partially new) Black Friday Violence Fantasy... Read more »

How Well Do you Know The Lyrics of These Christmas Classics?

How Well Do you Know The Lyrics of These Christmas Classics?
A few disclaimers here. These songs just happen to be my favorites, so that’s why they are on here. I’m not claiming they are comprehensively the best or I have good taste or anything like that, I just went with what I knew. You might notice I’ve been heavily influenced by the Time Life Treasury... Read more »
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Why Doing Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles is Good for me

Why Doing Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles is Good for me
Note: This was written for ChicagoNow’s BlogapoloozHour. It’s a monthly exercise where we’re given a topic and one hour to write about it. Tonight’s task: Write about something you learned or experienced since you woke up this morning. I told a friend I was working on a Christmas puzzle and she said, “Ohhh, those are... Read more »

5 Christmas gift ideas for the Chicago sports fan in your life

5 Christmas gift ideas for the Chicago sports fan in your life
Don’t worry all you procrastinators out there.  Here at Lists That Actually Matter we have you covered.  Choose any of these 5 gift options, and we promise your family will finally love you! 5. For the druggy Chicago Sports Fan: a Kingpin Jersey.  Go to the Bears website and personalize yourself a #81 jersey with the... Read more »

Five Ways to Prove Santa's Existence to Your Kids

One of the most annoying features of a child is their propensity for asking questions. Damn your little thirst for knowledge! Don’t you know how to Google?! But there is one question that should get any adult’s attention. And once you’ve successfully passed off that inquiry as to where babies come from onto the child’s... Read more »
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12 Dos and Don'ts for Office Holiday Parties (Plus Ice Breakers)

So he says, “Those aren’t antlers…” Office holiday parties exist for many reasons. For one, they’re a morale booster. I know whenever I’m handed an asinine project late on a Friday in July, I always think back to the free crostini I received in December and I’m ready to get down to business. They also... Read more »

8 Christmas Essentials That Heighten all 5 of Your Senses

8 Christmas Essentials That Heighten all 5 of Your Senses
After finishing my  list of essentials to get you in the Christmas spirit early this year, I realized that it catered to each of our five senses.  And now that I know that, I’m kinda tempted to stimulate all five at the same time with Christmas cheer and see what happens…. Anyway,  here are my... Read more »

20 Holiday Travel Tips

In a way, holiday travel is a metaphor for the holidays in general. During both, you’ll often find yourself eating poorly, sitting closer than you’d like to talkative drunks and falling asleep in uncomfortable seated positions. As you prepare to get on your way, be ready to hear the stories typical of this time of... Read more »
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Top 5 "Top _" Lists From Around the Web

We aren’t the only Jennies on the block singing this tune.  Check out some of our other favorites from around the web.