It’s been a stressful year, but at least you can count on Christmas movies on Hallmark, Lifetime, and Netflix to come through with the holiday cheer. After all, what’s more relaxing than watching an overworked woman fall in love with a Christmas tree farmer? So decompress with all of our delightful holiday content right here.
Whether you are looking to get a megadose of the holiday spirit or just need a quick escape from family time, gift wrapping, or any other slightly annoying seasonal activity, Netflix has got you covered with enough Christmas movies to occupy you from now until the New Year. The streaming service has a little bit of everything, too, from holiday classics like White Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas to new favorites, including the A Christmas Prince trilogy, Let It Snow, The Princess Switch, and A Very Murray Christmas. The cheesiest, cheeriest made-for-TV specials—think Hallmark and Lifetime originals with titles like Christmas with a View—are also in abundance. So, below, are the very best Christmas movies on Netflix right now.
PS: Want more holiday cheer? Here’s our guides to all the new Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies available this season.
Glossier, beloved brand of millennials and the internet, is going offline for its latest venture.
The beauty company just announced it will be opening seven temporary pop-ups at select Nordstrom locations around the country, including the newest flagship store in New York City, according to CNBC, to promote the brand’s popular Glossier You fragrance—a category that’s notoriously difficult to sell online.
“Fragrance is an extremely personal category—one that people understandably prefer to discover in person—and department stores are the largest channel for fragrance, making up nearly a quarter of all U.S. fragrance sales,” Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss told CNBC. “We feel confident that with Nordstrom as our partner, we’ll be able to maintain our extremely high bar for customer experience.” She said her team was also very involved in hiring and training the staff for the pop-ups, so that should be helpful in maintaining the vibe that Glossier fans love.
It won’t be selling its famed dewy skin care or “is she wearing makeup?” makeup at Nordstrom—yet, at least. Although the brand has opened brick-and-mortar locations since its launch. Currently Glossier has two permanent stores in Los Angeles and New York and have operated pop-ups in other cities like London, Miami, and Austin. The Nordstrom fragrance pop-ups will be open from December 3 through February 16 in Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Santa Anita, California, in addition to NYC.
The reactions on social media have been somewhat mixed, but generally positive. “As a former Nordstrom employee (lingerie 💅), this partnership to bring Glossier You, our cult-favorite perfume, to seven Nordstrom stores feels poetic. (One of them is the Seattle store where I worked.),” one person tweeted. “I read that glossier finally caved and will be partnering with a major retailer (nordstrom) and i was like ?????? then i realized its for their new fragrance Glossier You,” another wrote.
Who knows if this Nordstrom partnership will lead to future offline ventures for Glossier, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.
If you’re not an obsessive royals follower (like myself) but recently watched the latest season of The Crown, you may be a newfound fan of Princess Anne, the queen’s only daughter. Frankly, I would have loved an entire season just about Anne—we didn’t even get to see that she once foiled a plot to kidnap her!
Generally speaking, Anne is not the royal who makes the most headlines, quietly going about her royal duties without much scandal. But a new video from last night’s NATO reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace has the internet all abuzz. In it, Donald and Melania Trump are greeted in a receiving line by the queen, Prince Charles, and Duchess Camilla as Anne stands to the side. The queen appears to gesture to her daughter—perhaps asking her to join them—and Anne simply shrugs and laughs.
There’s no sound in the video, so we can’t be sure of what exactly is going on between the royals and don’t know definitively if Anne was even meant to be one of the initial greeters at all.
Watch for yourself below:
Of course, the internet had a lot of thoughts about this viral moment, wondering if Anne was in trouble with her mom or if she purposefully removed herself from the receiving line. “The Queen chastising Princess Anne for not greeting Trump and Anne not giving a single shit is the mood we all need to take into today,” one person tweeted.
That wasn’t even the only viral moment involving Anne at the reception. A video of Justin Trudeau chatting with France’s Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Boris Johnson, and Princess Anne appears to show the Canadian prime minister talking about President Trump (though he is not mentioned by name) and his lateness thanks to an unprompted press conference.
Affection for Anne grew even deeper on Twitter. “People are surprised that Princess Anne can hang? That woman once was the victim of an attempted kidnapping and when she was told to get out of her car at gunpoint she said, ‘Not bloody likely.’ A true bad bitch,” one person wrote.
So do you think this will all be explained in a future season of The Crown? We hope so.
Valerie* felt well prepared for childbirth. She had done several labor and child birthing courses. She had employed the services of a doula. She was ready. She also had no idea what she was about to face: A marathon labor that began with a home birth on a Thursday afternoon and escalated to a cesarean delivery by Saturday evening.
During the long and arduous 54-hour labor, Valerie contracted an infection and experienced severe swelling (a condition called edema). She left the hospital over 30 pounds heavier than when she checked in. “My bones hurt in my body because the swelling was so intense. I couldn’t walk because I couldn’t bend at the ankles. “I had a hard time breathing, there was so much pressure in my chest,” she says. “It was awful.”
The whole experience left her shaken. “It was the total opposite end of the spectrum from what we had planned,” she says. “It was the most wonderful experience and the worst experience of my life, both at the same time.”
Traumatic birth experiences like Valerie’s are risk factors for postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety—conditions an estimated 15% and 10% of postpartum women experience respectively. An estimated 9% of women experience PTSD following childbirth and an estimated 3-5% of new mothers—and some new fathers—will experience postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder.
Valerie’s swelling eventually resolved but her postpartum complications weren’t over. Only a week after giving birth, she started to experience anxiety and intrusive thoughts. “These thoughts come from absolutely nowhere. You’re like, Why am I thinking of this? Why did I just have this thought? Am I going to hurt myself? None of it makes sense,” she says. “It’s really hard to admit that you might not be in control of your mind.”
Like so many women, Valerie didn’t know how to get help or how to talk about it with her OB-GYN. “I was afraid for a few reasons,” she says, “I didn’t want to seem like I couldn’t handle it. I didn’t want to seem like I was ungrateful for my daughter. I didn’t want to be judged or not deemed fit to care for my child.”
The latest round of discussion started after the First Lady debuted this year’s White House Christmas decorations in a new video posted from her official Twitter account. “The Spirit of America’ is shining in the @WhiteHouse! I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season!,” she wrote. Trump is dressed in all white (coordinating with the decor), including a coat draped over her shoulders.
“But more than a silly fashion folly, the coat is a distraction,” she continued. “In a video that is intended to celebrate the warmth and welcoming spirit of the holiday season, that simple flourish exudes cold, dismissive aloofness…Her attire would be less attention-grabbing if she took off her coat and indicated that she was happy to stay awhile.”
Of course, this got people on both sides talking. “It has become an annual holiday tradition for the media to attack all that the First Lady does,” the First Lady’s press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to Fox News. “If this was a Democratic Administration, I suspect Mrs. Trump and her work would be featured positively in every mainstream news outlet.”
The First Lady also opted for a bright cape at last night’s NATO reception at Buckingham Palace and Kate Bennett, CNN journalist and author of the unauthorized biography, Free, Melania, says Trump’s choices are purposeful. “I always say that there are no Melania Trump coincidences,” she told the Washingtonian.
“Having covered her for as long as I have, each thing she does has meaning to it, even the clothing she wears,” Bennett writes in the book, according to the New York Times.
So does that mean the cape is statement to those who criticized her white coat, worn cape-style? We may never know for sure.
But Bennett does posit a theory in the book about Trump’s most talked about outerwear, the “I Don’t Care, Do U?” jacket. “I believed, and still do, that the jacket was a facetious jab at Ivanka and her near-constant attempts to attach herself for positive administration talking points,” she writes, again per the New York Times.
To top it off, a few more anti-inflammatory ingredients were mixed in. Cofounder and co-CEO, Christine Chang, points to centella asiatica and turmeric, which she loves for taking down redness and irritation. (She also notes that the addition of chia helps lock in water, provide essential fatty acids, and maintain your moisture barrier.) Vitamins A, B, and C finish off the ingredients list, working together to maximize hydration and counteract dullness.
All of this gets whipped into a pale yellow cream that comes in one of the brand’s cute glass jars. If you love bakery-style banana pudding as much as I do, you will be overjoyed when you unscrew the lid and smell dessert. (And if you don’t, fret not; like all of Glow Recipe’s other offerings, the scent dissipates as soon as you apply it.) The moisturizer has a texture that’s much less dense than you might expect from a winter-grade product. It’s more bouncy gel-cream than buttery lotion, which means it spreads into the thinnest of layers and sinks in instantly; you won’t feel like you’re wearing a banana-infused mask and can easily pat it on under makeup.
Miraculously, it achieves the same level of evaporation-free hydration it usually takes me several serums, a leave-on face mask, two layers of salve, and a face oil to accomplish. I treat it as a final layer morning and night, ditching the heavy ointments in favor of this lightweight barrier. As soon as I layer it over my glow-boosting serums and essences of choice, it smooths out dry patches, takes my dehydrated midface region from parched to plump, and keeps it that way until I wake up in the morning (or remove my makeup at night). Truly, this is how the universe intended bananas to be used. Winter, go ahead and do your worst.
Whether you’re of the water, air, fire, or earth family, the twelve sun signs have characteristics that surface in a number of ways, and can guide you towards who you date, what you watch, which sex positions to try next, and—hear us out—which signature scent to call your own. Dreamy Pisces? Look for light, natural scents. Luxurious Taurus? Go for rich, earthy oils. Hardworking Virgo? Unwind with cedarwood.
Ahead, astrologer Vanessa Montgomery of Astro All-Starz shares the fragrance notes that vibe with your sign—which we conveniently paired with the best perfumes for 2019.
All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Whether you’re of the water, air, fire, or earth family, the twelve sun signs have characteristics that surface in a number of ways, and can guide you towards who you date, what you watch, which sex positions to try next, and—hear us out—which signature fragrance to call your own. Dreamy Pisces? Look for light, natural scents. Luxurious Taurus? Go for rich, earthy oils. Hardworking Virgo? Unwind with cedarwood.
Ahead, astrologer Vanessa Montgomery of Astro All-Starz shares the fragrance notes that vibe with your sign—which we conveniently paired with the best fragrances for women in 2019.
All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
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The number of women-owned businesses in the United States has grown by almost 3,000% since 1972, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Women now make up 40% of entrepreneurs—and more are becoming their own boss than ever before.
This week’s podcast guest did just that. She left her job to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, and when she finished that, she eventually opened a business inspired by the trek. While she loves her work, she’s having trouble making enough money to stay in business. To make do, she’s picked up side jobs, but would like to come up with a more rigorous business plan. So Barry welcomed Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, founder of the Fiscal Femme to the podcast. Here Feinstein Gerstley outlines how to turn your big idea into an even bigger business.
Know your numbers.
When we’re going out on our own and starting our own businesses, it’s more important than ever to know our numbers. That means knowing exactly what our personal and business expenses cost us each month and each year. When planning, try to include things that happen less regularly like annual subscriptions, doctor’s appointments, travel needs, etc. Using a budgeting spreadsheet helps to make the process simple.
Map out your future income.
When I left my corporate job to run the Fiscal Femme full-time, the business was nowhere near profitable. I was earning some income from the Fiscal Femme, so I did my best to map out/project how that could potentially grow over time. This was important so I knew how much “runway” or how many months of expenses I needed to have saved to be able to stay afloat if the business continued to lose money.
This is a lot more of an art than a science but aim to map out how you expect your revenue to look over time. This number will continually change so update your numbers as your business grows and changes—and budget accordingly.
Create your version of a “freedom fund.”
When I decided I wanted to work on the Fiscal Femme full-time, I created a spreadsheet called the “Project Freedom.” Here I tracked all of my income and expenses, and most importantly, it was a place where I tracked my total savings. Every time I saved money, I added it to the total on the spreadsheet. I never felt more motivated to decrease my expenses as when I was building up my freedom fund.
We may be living in the age of too much content (because really, who can get to it all?!?), but a new study shows that one single episode of popular television can still make a big impact on the world. Grey’s Anatomy has been in our lives since it premiered on ABC in 2005, and over the past 15 seasons fans have seen many powerful and emotional episodes. But one, in particular, from last March is proving to have a lasting effect on awareness around sexual assault.
“Silent All These Years” first aired on March 28, 2019 and featured a storyline with a patient named Abby, who Dr. Jo Karev and Dr. Teddy Altman learn has been sexually assaulted. At the time, I wrote about how sensitively the show handled the issue of consent on many levels, but particularly how the doctors treated Abby as they examined her. The episode culminated in an emotional moment where female doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff line the hallway as Abby was taken into surgery because every male face she sees reminds her of her attacker.
At the end of the show, Ellen Pompeo did a PSA for viewers about reaching out for help if they had been affected by sexual violence, and gave information about contacting the National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, or RAINN (800-856-HOPE or via online chat hotline.rainn.org/online/). And now a new study is showing the real-life impact of the show.
Researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences studied search trends on Google and Twitter for two weeks before and one week after the episode aired. They monitored terms like “Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network,” “RAINN,” “sexual assault,” “rape,” “sexual assault hotline,” and tweets mentioning @RAINN. They also collected data from RAINN on call volumes in the 48 hours after the episode aired.
“Engagements with the @RAINN Twitter account and tweets mentioning ‘sexual assault hotline’ increased by 1,097% the day after the episode,” researcher Trevor Torgerson told Reuters Health. They also found the National Sexual Assault Hotline call volume increased by 43% in the 48 hours after the episode, and the volume of searches for the term “RAINN” was 41% larger than expected, and search volumes for “rape” and “sexual assault” were 8% and 9% higher, respectively. In addition, the number of tweets mentioning “sexual assault hotline” and “RAINN” were 1,995% and 292% higher than usual.
“An adored actress, such as Ellen Pompeo, may be able to convince someone to seek help in a way that ‘only’ flashing the hotline number may not be able to. That being said, if flashing the hotline number is all that can be done, we would agree there is a benefit to it,” Torgerson said.
Whatever the factors, it’s incredible to see the impact that one episode of television (in this case, Grey’s Anatomy) can have on the world.