The vibe on Christmas Day is like few others. Once brunch has been devoured and the gifts have been unwrapped, who can help but feel anything but elated, grateful, and relaxed? There’s nothing to do now but bask in the holiday glow and unwind in whatever way feels best to you.

Typically on Christmas you’ll find me sitting around the table playing a game, curled up by the fire with a book, or watching one of my favorite holiday movies. Enjoy all of my selects for some much needed holiday R&R—after this major month, you’ve earned it!



For those who love a little competition…
Fab Family Holiday Games

Love this classic card game for two or four players!
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I always have a blast playing Scrabble, and in this case a chic board doesn’t hurt.
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This vintage Monopoly set takes you right back to childhood in style.
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Because sometimes the most fun thing is just to have everyone get up and make a fool of themselves!
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Put on your artist’s hat—this game is hysterical!
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For those who crave some peace and quiet by the fire…
The Perfect Holiday Reads

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Get inspired to live more authentically in 2016 with Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest book.
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My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
by Kate Betts
Perhaps what you’re craving this Christmas is a little Parisian daydreaming. Go there with former Vogue Editor Kate Betts in this charming memoir.
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Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff
This thrilling and critically-acclaimed best-seller is the perfect page-turner to curl up with.
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I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
Deepen your perspective on the struggles of women globally with the inspiring memoir from young Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai.
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The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
The latest from best-selling author Kristin Hannah, you won’t be able to put down this romantic WWII drama set in the French countryside.
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For those who don’t want to leave the couch…
Old Holiday Classics

White Christmas
The quintessential Christmas movie, starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney at their best.
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Meet Me In St. Louis
Gotta love this Julie Garland classic—considered by many to be one of the finest movie musicals of all time!
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It’s a Wonderful Life
This iconic movie is always a good reminder to be grateful for the people in our lives.
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A Christmas Carol
A great film adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale, with a classic English Victorian setting.
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Christmas In Connecticut
For a good fun laugh, go for this fabulous Barbara Stanwyck rom-com!
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New Holiday Classics

A Christmas Story
Everyone will barrel laugh over the story of Ralphie, a 9-year old boy on a mission to obtain his gift of choice. It’s been called “maybe the best Christmas movie of all time” by the NYT.
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The Holiday
This charming Nancy Meyers comedy boasts great performances from some of my favorite A-listers.
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Love Actually
I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love this delightful Christmas comedy starring all your favorite Brits!
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The Family Stone
An all-star cast lights up this emotional, quirky story of one family’s momentous Christmas.
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Bridget Jones’ Diary
It’s hardly ever a bad time to watch this movie, and Christmas happens to be a major plot point in the hilarious misadventures of Bridget Jones.
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