In this festive two-parter, Simon's cat faces off against the mysterious little creature who has just shown up in his living room. The new addition likes to dance and sing without provocation, which Simon's cat thinks is a little weird. Simon's cat then deals with the situation in the way that Simon's cat is known to deal with things...
Each year, Nordic regions like Finland, Russia, and even Alaska participate in the reindeer races, in which reindeer pull a rider through the snow. Perhaps their practicing in case they ever get selected for a certain fateful delivery job, but you won't believe how adorable these animals are as they hoof it through the snow. Each region approaches the races slightly differently, but the reindeer is so important to the communities of Naryan-Mar, Russia, that the 2014 Olympic flame came through the area on a reindeer sled. Also included is some video footage from each region so you can get a sense of the excitement.
It turns out that Santa might not live in the North Pole, but actually comes from being trained by the Santa School in Albion, New York. In 1961, Alfred Eisenstaedt, photographer for LIFE magazine traveled to Charles Howard's Santa Claus school (still open today, in Michigan), to capture some candids of the 'students' learning how to bring joy and cheer during the Christmas season. Graduation from the school allowed each Santa to be gainfully employed at a local department store as the grantor of all your winter wishes, so it takes a certain heft.
For those of you persistent procrastinators, here's a last minute holiday gift guide to save your hide. Whether you've been invited to a last minute holiday party or you've got unexpected guests coming, we've compiled a diverse set of gift options for you to grab at the last minute. No one will ever suspect that any of these items were a rush order, unless they're also reading this list right now...
Sustainably sourced from Australian hoop pine plywood, One Two Tree was born out of a desire to use up leftover landscaping materials, and has become a stylish, kid-friendly alternative (or supplement) to the traditional Christmas tree. When delivered, it's packaged flat, but One Two Tree is adjustable in different directions and can be decorated to your heart's content. If your young ones are afficionados of LEGOs and building blocks, One Two Tree will delight the young builder within.
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This is Harlow and Indi, a Weimaraner and a Dachshund, respectively. Together, they're the best of pals and they're not afraid to show it. On their Instagram page Harlow and Sage (their third best friend), you can see the pair in various states of repose and friendship. They've got a true sense of style and they really know how to work their most flattering angles. And of course, they've both got the puppy-eyed stare down perfectly, so prepare to fall in love.
Baby Beau and his puppy Theo are best pals who nap together every single day. Beau's mom Jessica, @mommasgonecity, often catalogs the adorable event on her Instagram page. The pair has apparently been inseparable since Theo was brought home as a seven-week old puppy. Jessica was rocking Beau to sleep and Theo decided to join in. The pair has napped together ever since, and that's the way love goes.
With the countdown to Thanksgiving well underway, this weekend's recipes are all about the upcoming holiday. We've compiled a list of the most delicious looking takes on Thanksgiving classics, some from the totally traditional table, and others with some delicious modifications. We've got several ways to cook up a turkey, lots of amazing sides, and plenty of pumpkin and apple-based desserts to lull you gently into the inevitable post-Thanksgiving meal nap.
Happy Caturday! There's really nothing I enjoy more than a good baby + cute animal combination (except for this adorable old lady and her cat) so this Caturday is definitely at the top of the charts. Instagrammer @makicocomo has the cutest family of small children who get along beautifully with their two cats. They're all best friends, and they do all the right best friend things, like nap together, cuddle together, play hide and seek, and babysit one another. They're just perfect together, basically.
Luigi Prina has loved aircrafts since he was a young boy, and now, at 83 years of age, he is still dedicated to expressing his appreciation, by building these light and beautful paper aircrafts, delicate enough to sail through the air. Prina is an architect by trade, and he brings his eye for structure to these lovely paper ships that float through his home. In the video below, you'll be deeply moved by his love for ships in motion.