22 Offbeat Holiday-Themed Post Ideas


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I remember back in the day when Christmas decorations and holiday music in stores didn't start until after Thanksgiving. Seems quaint nowadays, doesn't it?

Even though the entire country is saturated with holiday commercialism, it doesn't mean you can't find something unique to say on your blog during this crazy season. Here are 22 ideas to get you thinking outside of the poorly-wrapped, well-intended Christmas gift box. Oh and don't forget, lists don't have to be in increments of 10 or any other number. Mix it up!

1. Thanksgiving Outfits That Will Let You Feast on Stuffing


From billowy dresses to stretchy pants, there are plenty of sartorial options that won't require opening a button after dessert.

2. 17 Unexpectedly Good (Non-Christmasy) Films for The Holidays


Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but most people get together with family over the holidays. And there are plenty of films that aren't about Christmas, but highlight wacky tribes. Anything from The Royal Tanenbaums to Meet the Fockers are unique ideas for your Xmas-overdosed readers.

3. Home Lounging Style Guide

We may not leave the house much, but there will still be mirrors. And people who will see you now and again. The athleisure trend is still going strong, so this is an easy post for anyone who has goals over the holidays including changing your shirt at least twice.

4. 10 Stylish Tv Shows To Binge On

FARGO -- Pictured: Kirsten Dunst as Peggy. CR: Mathias Clamer/FX

We've all seen every episode of Scandal and drooled over Olivia Pope's white outfit skills. But what other TV discoveries have you made late at night when you should be sleeping and have work the next day? Peaky Blinders is a gem when it comes to costumery, as is, surprisingly, Fargo!

5. Zombie Christmas Party? 7 Hilarious Holiday Party Themes (And What to Wear to Them)


The schmaltz isn't everyone's thing, and maybe it's not yours, either. Giver readers a step-by-step on how to throw a totally non-conformist and unexpected holiday soiree. Who wouldn't love a zombie Christmas Party? Brains!

6. Santa & Me Over The Years

Frida with Santa 2012

Did you find your old Santa photos? Share them with your readers! I haven't found mine, but here's my daughter with Santa just before her first Christmas. TRY TO RESIST! I dare you.

7. Santa Photos All Over Town


Don't have pictures from years past with Mr. Claus? Go around town and make new ones! In a chic outfit, of course. (Photo via Shutterstock)

8. A List of The Weirdest Holiday Songs Ever

weird christmas songs

Ever wonder “how did that happen?” while listening to a Christmas song? Or, just generally, WTF? Let's talk about that.

9. 11 Indulgent Books to Read


You might actually have some time for reading over the holidays, so provide your readers with some fun, fashion-centric options. I highly recommend Crazy Rich Asians and the sequel China Rich Girlfriend. The luxury fashion and jewelry indulgences are incredible!

10. Holiday Tablescapes


One of my most popular blog posts ever featured photos a table-top show in San Francisco—and this was just a couple months after I launched my blog and we were still trying to figure out how the DSLR worked. Everyone loves tablescape porn! And this one works for any holiday.

11. How to Make Any Outfit Festive

Not everyone can run out and buy a new sequin dress for every party or every year, even. How do you glam up what's already in your closet to make it holiday-ready? That might help out a few peeps.

12. Rules for Dressing for Holiday Parties


One of my favorite Anna Dello Russo blog posts was when she shared her rules for Christmas Dressing: Wear Gold. Emphasize that you are a gift!

13. My Most Embarrassing Holiday Party Story Ever

Everyone has one. Like that time our founder got drunk and told Martin Parr he was the most boring person. Ever.

14. What The Holidays Were Like at My House

“Home for the Holidays” means different things to different people. What does it mean for you?

15. Surf's Up! 12 Cool Things You Can Do On Christmas


There's no rule you have to stay home and stare at the Christmas tree on December 25. If you're getting cabin fever, get out of the house! One of Jennine's favorite Christmases was when she took surfing lessons in Waikiki. Some other fun things to do on Christmas: go to a yoga class, go to the movies, go ice skating. Whatever!

16. Drinking Eggnog Out of The Carton & Other Holiday Confessionals


For some reason it tastes better that way.

17. 8 Ways Christmas Is Never Like It's Portrayed in the Movies


The snow. The mansion. The beautiful dinner. The harmony. The Lexus with the bow on it. RIGHT.

18. Why I Hate the Holidays

Embrace your humbug. You're sure to find some comrades.

19. Why I LOVE the Holidays


Give Buddy a run for his elven money.

20. What Makes a Great Gift?


Is it the thoughtfulness? Whether it fulfills a need, or is it extravagance? What makes a great present GREAT? (Photo via Shutterstock)

21. 22 Things You Can Do to “Give Back”

You know, because it's the season of giving and all.

22. 16 GREAT Presents You Can Give Without Spending a Dime

Now here's a challenge. They say the best things in life are “free” so how can you give presents that are both great and free? Ok, well, how about great presents on a budget?

What other types of posts will you write for the holidays?

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