Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, is a universal day spent with loved ones and family. It doesn't matter if you're a chart-topping singer or a recent rehab alumni, celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Amanda Bynes proves that the Holiday spirit is all about going back to your roots and radiating bliss and happiness. With that being said, check out how these celebrities spent this very merry Holiday:
Taylor Swift is rocking a very plaid onesie with her brother, Austin, and according to Swift, "Matching Christmas onesies is a thing that's happening right now."
In case you missed it, Bassjackers dropped off a XMAS Gift Mashup on Soundcloud yesterday just in time for Christmas Day. Comprising of eight exclusive mash ups which can be heard scattered throughout their sets, this 12 minute set is nothing short of an EDM joy ride. So, gather 'round and come collect this very special Christmas gift from Bassjackers.
It's almost Christmas, which means lots of you will be heading home for some home-cooked holiday goodness. Staying in on Christmas definitely has it's perks: everybody loves a low-key family evening. But what about those of us who'd prefer to hit the town? Well, we're in luck: a wide variety of restaurants have recently started offering Christmas meals that celebrate the holiday in top culinary form. Whether you're taking out family, friends, or just yourself, eating out on Christmas has been revolutionized: it's not just Chinese takeout anymore! Here are our top picks for places where you can enjoy yourself this Christmas.
Finding gifts can be tough, even when you love the people to whom you're giving. There's always that one person on your holiday gift list who leaves you stumped. Whether its because they're difficult to please or they're just not particularly interested in anything, such a quandary can be frustrating. Since pretty much everyone loves food, it makes a pretty safe bet as a present. So if you're looking for inspiration, skip the fruit cakes for fresher ideas and give your friends and family one of these 6 awesome food-related gifts.
Zagat Dining Card
Pop into any drug store and you'll be overwhelmed with gift card options. Even though gifting a friend with a free meal is always nice, it tends to come off a transparently last-minute. The Zagat Dining Card is still a great quick gift option as all you have to do is select the value of the card online and email it to the recipient, but it trumps standard gift cards because it gives your friend the option of eating at any off the hundreds of fabulous Zagat-rated restaurants.
Award-winning songwriting duo Andy Bell and Vince Clarke also known as, ERASURE, releases their new video for their single, 'Make It Wonderful,' which has a chilling yet endearing Christmas quality to it. Their single, 'Make It Wonderful' is taken from ERASURE's latest album, Snow Globe, which is a collection of seasonal classics and original tracks.
This animated video is directed by the same people who worked on the duo's previous video for their Latin carol, 'Gaudete,' and they wonderfully captured a childlike quality to it of hope and positivity while keeping it edgy and borderline eerily creepy.
It’s (about to be) the most wonderful time of the year! Well, we know winter can be a Debbie Downer, but Christmas is around the corner! *cue bells* Yes, gifts and Christmas music add a light-hearted charm to the season, but what's getting us all excited is the reason to kick back with some of our favorite beverages. This season, several cafes in New York are prepping their menus for a holiday twist, while others are sticking to their year-round selections. Here at Joonbug, we curated a list of warm holiday beverages and treats around the city just for you!
ARGO TEA: This winter, Argo Tea is offering the White Frostea Chocolate, which is a delicious concoction of rich white chocolate, mint and white tea and steamed milk. The sweetness isn’t as overwhelming as a regular cup of hot chocolate, but you still taste the creaminess of the white chocolate. The mint and white tea adds a slightly leafy layer to the taste. By the way, white tea is good for you. It’s high in anti-oxidants and low in caffeine.
SantaCon is more than just dressing up in Christmas attire and getting wasted (even though that's the best part of it). In most cities, like New York, SantaCon is affiliated with charitable good works and donations. In 2011, Santacon New York raised $10,000 for Toys for Tots and donated over 6,000 pounds of food to Manhattan and Brooklyn food banks. SantaCon reminds us to have a good time and celebrate the season, but also to spread cheer and goodwill.
Christmas is around the corner and Diplo's record label, Mad Decent, did not skip a beat in releasing a compilation with all your favorite tunes tweaked with the Holiday spirit. It almost sounds too good to be true as one might think, "Moombahton, dubstep, big room...holiday jingle?" But rest assured, once you listen to this compilation composed of 8 tracks, you'll be pleasantly surprised and intriguied by the mixtures of jingles and bass. Take a listen to this new seasonal release and if you decide to play it at a Holiday party, you can buy the release on iTunes here.
For some reason, it seems as if time really flew between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, which means that most of us have been scrambling to get our greeting cards and presents in order, as well as trying to keep track of the various holiday functions we feel obliged to attend. When your main preoccupation is trying to find just one good gift for your mom and realizing that you haven’t sent anything to your in-laws while they sent you a box of presents, the last thing on your mind is planning a Christmas (or Noche Buena) feast. Sure, you can do what I do and round up a selection of charcuterie and cheeses from Graziano’s and Epicure to nibble at throughout the holiday - or visit a Blue Sky for your lechón - but with so many fabulous restaurants offering such wonderful Christmas and Christmas Eve dinners, it’s hard not to take the easy way out and leave the preparations to the gourmet chefs. If you’re finding yourself in Miami without dinner plans this Christmas, let Joonbug outline a few suggestions for you: