Last week, one night after work, I turned on my tv, ordered dinner and watched the entirety of Jingle All the Way. You might remember it. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, two fathers willing to do whatever it takes — e.g., making bomb threats — to get their hands on the season’s hottest toy: a Turbo Man action figure. Watching it, I was reminded of two things. 1. The holidays are here, and it’s high time to get ready. 2. Just how easy it is to lose oneself to the holiday rush. The moral here: start early, keep your cool. Everything will be just fine. – Jack Seemer
A Vitamin-Rich Soup That’s Delicious Too
Not every meal you eat this season should put you to sleep. Here’s a deceptively delicious vegetable soup to keep you on your toes.
12 Guys of Christmas 2016
The best gift ideas for all the dudes in your life, selected by Gear Patrol experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze.
These Are the Ski Resorts with the Most Snow Right Now
While resorts notoriously over-report their totals, especially in the early season, each of these mountains is a good bet for some powder.
Words Without Context
A Notable Quote From The Week
“And then, like a stick of dynamite blowing up just beneath the surface, a Florida-strain largemouth, the mean mother of the largemouth world, engulfed the lure. Thomas arced his back, setting the hook with a yell. ‘Oh my gawsh!'”
— Chris Wright
Found: Cars with Roof Racks, Ready for Christmas Tree Duty
There may be a science to strapping a tree to the top of a Miata, but a roof rack is the right way to go.
Finally, Netflix Lets You Watch Movies Offline
Traveling for the holidays? Don’t let airplane mode stop you.
The Best Gifts for Your Coworkers
Whether you need a Secret Santa present or you’re making up for that holiday party disaster — or both.