(Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) Ryan Seacrest will return to host "New Year's Rockin' Eve" for the 16th time in a row on Thursday. During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021," Seacrest will count down to 2021 with the help of actors Lucy Hale and Billy Porter. Ciara will also cohost from Los Angeles while Big Freedia will count down in New Orleans.
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) This has been an interesting year, to say the least, and unfortunately most of the traditional ways of welcoming the New Year aren’t allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thankfully, a number of Connecticut preservation and environmental organizations are hosting events to save the holiday.
In a year that forced us to quarantine at home, many retreated from the chaotic present into a more wistful, escapist space. Enter: Spotify. Amid the uncertainty of the pandemic, music served as relics to flee from the here and now, albeit momentarily.
(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) New Year’s Eve looks a little different this year, as most bars and clubs can’t have their usual night-long celebration due to COVID-19. But, no one can stop you from having an absolutely relaxing night of binge-watching movies. Here are six movies to help you ring in the New Year, some even with the most perfect timing.
(Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon) 2020 has arguably been a tough year for everyone, but with 2021 only days away it's high time to celebrate the New Year with fun cocktail ideas whether you're celebrating alone, over Zoom or with your immediate family.
(Mario Tama/Getty Images) Instead of dragging your Christmas tree out the door and plopping it on the curb, the Connecticut Sea Grant has a new use for your discarded evergreens, using them to fight coastal erosion.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (MIAMI) Miami International Aiport reported Wednesday was one of the busiest travel days since the start of the pandemic with more than 80,000 passengers flying, according to CBS 4.
(Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Security footage posted to Tik Tok showed “Santa’s reindeer” walking down a Connecticut street prior to their scheduled flight on Thursday, according to Fox 5.
An American-Jewish-Chinese-Christmas tradition might make quarantined Christmas a little more bearable
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) While Christians are opening presents, drinking eggnog and basking in the warmth of their loved ones, Jews eat Chinese food. This seemingly innocuous tradition has a long history rooted in the origin stories of two American immigrant communities.
(Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) Christmas is definitely going to look different for a lot of families this year and although choir choruses, community gatherings and Christmas recitals have been far and few between in 2020 — our favorite artists have released new holiday albums to help give a fresh sound to celebrations this year.
(Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Denny's) Between COVID-19, last-minute shopping and restaurant closures, a takeout deal might be valued by those looking for a quick Christmas meal without all the work.
(Anuja Mary Tilj/Unsplash) Christmas, like the rest of 2020, undoubtedly looks different this year. As we stay nestled at home, here’s a list of cozy homemade drinks that will turn this unsettling year all snug and jolly – at least while we have our mug in hand. 'Tis the season.
(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) (PHILADELPHIA) Rapper Meek Mill played the role of Santa Clause for families in the Philadelphia area. Partnering with REFORM Alliance, Puma, GoPuff and DocuVault, Meek helped arrange gift deliveries to 35 families affected by the criminal justice system, according to Complex.
(Daniel Pockett / Getty Images) (FREMONT, Calif.) A California suburb continued its extravagant decades-long holiday tradition, brightening up the neighborhood with hand crafted pop-culture decorations. According to KGO video part of this year's theme was Sesame Street.
Christmas may be widely celebrated around the world, but Christmas traditions are hardly universal. Just like different U.S. states observe a wide variety of Christmas traditions, many countries have developed their own traditions and celebrations.
(George Marks/Retrofile/Getty) (LOS ANGELES) Sometimes you want to make a statement, but haven't been able to find the gift that's just right - other times, you just need something to slap some wrapping paper on, but without getting the most dreaded label of all: "Boring."
The holidays are a lovely time of year, but they do have an end - and so, too, should even the best holiday light displays. For many homeowners, however, the question of when to bring down a cherished creation that may have involved hours of their own sweat and more than one sketchy reach from an imperfectly placed ladder can involve some difficult self-reflection.
(Scott Olson / Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) President Trump declared victory Tuesday, on the so-called "War on Christmas", after he signed an executive order giving federal employees a holiday on Dec. 24, according to The Washington Times.
(Anuja Mary Tilj/Unsplash) The cold nights are upon us and the way you drink hot chocolate has a new twist this season. On social media, especially on Tik Tok, has exploded with hot cocoa bombs to die for. A simple Nestle hot cocoa mix will not do justice compared to the magic of hot chocolate bombs.