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Stress during the holidays is no joke. Suddenly Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s are a mere weeks away and your to-do list seems to never end. There are parties to plan, menus to consider, gifts to buy, things to decorate, and relatives to deal with.

How’s your stress level right now just thinking about it? Let’s take all take a deep breath. We’re here to help. Enter The Holiday Survival Guide newsletter.

Sent out to our newsletter subscribers every Wednesday between Nov. 1 and Dec. 20, the Survival Guide will help you tackle all the challenges that might unfold during the holiday season. We’ll provide all the tips and tricks, from how to decorate your space, which cocktails and dishes will delight your guests, what to get everyone on your gifting lists, how to make holiday travel easier, and so much more.

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Plus, our in-house experts are available to answer all of your questions. Got a question about food? Our editor in chief Hugh Garvey will help. Need help packing for your flight? Travel Editor Krista Simmons is on call. Want some affordable decorating tips? Digital director Sarah Yang has got the answers. Email us at and we’ll do our best to get answers.

So, sign up for our newsletter and let us help you lighten your load this season. Happy holidays!

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