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31. New Year’s resolutions are made by type-A, overachieving, perfectionistic hypocrites. You don’t want to join their circles, do you? Or do you? Plus: If you do, share your video resolutions here.

30. Take note of the Christmas cards streaming in now. These are normal people (as long as their letters don’t exceed three pages) who you should invest your time and energy in. Plus: Try Restorative Yoga to relieve fatigue and […]

29. Don’t even think about taking your tree down yet. We get to celebrate until the Feast of the Epiphany, the twelfth day after Christmas, when the wise men show up. On this day, maybe we will have an epiphany […]

28. There’s a lesson in “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: He turned a sore, red nose into a real asset. I wonder if Santa has any use for droopy boobs (courtesy of breastfeeding) and a flabby behind? Plus: Have you joined […]

27. Remember H.A.L.T.: Don’t get too Horny, Annoying, Loopy, or Tacky. And for every criticism you hear, put out a Q-TIP (Quit Taking It Personally). Plus: Discuss spirituality & depression on the message boards.

21. You are less than a week from the beginning of a new year. Therefore practice every bad habit with gusto and participate freely in every obnoxious behavior of yours for the next six days. Plus: Watch Therese’s video New […]

20. Peace. Love. Joy. That’s what all this madness is really about. Plus: Check out the complete Beliefnet Guide to Christmas.

19. Watch “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and during the part where George is about to jump, list the reasons why you couldn’t. Place that list in your “Self-Esteem File.” If you couldn’t think of anything, click here for Beliefnet’s “Find […]

18. Do unto others what you would do unto them when you were sober. Plus: Listen to sounds of the season with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

17. Every time you water your tree do something nice for yourself: Stretch your neck muscles for ten minutes, take ten deep breaths, or eat ten small Kit-Kats. Plus: Relax with a movie! Check out the top holiday movies of […]