Happy Hanukkah and Christmas from all of ours to yours.

01. Spent reunited for night 2 of Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah party
“Looks like Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk, Portastatic and Merge Records) had more than one reason (so far) for spending Hanukkah in Hoboken with Yo La Tengo again this year. His old friends Spent, who reunited in 2009 for Merge’s 20th Anniversary, were the openers for Yo La Tengo on Wednesday (the second night of Hanukkah), along with comedians Bobcat Goldthwait (!) and Neil Innes (!). Smokey Hormel is guest YLT guitarist.” (brooklynvegan)

02. Family Takes Clever Christmas Card Photo

“It’s never too early to start thinking about how to send your well-wishes over the holidays, and what better strategy than the funny family photo? Granted, they’re difficult to pull off, but just use this family’s perfect 10 as a guide and you’ll be on the right track.” (huffpo>reddit)

03. Cookie recipes for Christmas or any day

“So I’ve set myself a challenge. Over the next year, I’m going to learn how to bake. And I’m going to learn from my Grammy. I haven’t decided exactly how thoroughly I’m going to publicly document this process, but, suffice to say, a few of the recipes that work out particularly well are definitely going to end up here on BoingBoing. To kick things off, I’m starting with three cookie recipes that I baked for the first time yesterday and today—Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal-nut-chocolate chip cookies); Pumpkin-Nut Cookies; and Jam Thumbprint Tarts. ” (boing)

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