"Christmas Creep" Photo Gallery Call For Entries

"Christmas Creep" Photo Gallery Call For Entries

Christmas is threatening to swallow all the other holidays until there is nothing left! Help! This “holiday season” we’re asking our readers to document a phenomenon called “Christmas Creep.”

July 10: The First Christmas Catalog Has Arrived!

July 10: The First Christmas Catalog Has Arrived!

Paul over at Network World has the dubious distinction of reporting the season’s first Christmas catalog, which he and his wife received on July 10.

Holiday Travel Tip: Don’t Wrap Before You Fly

Oh no. Lifehacker also points out that you might want to check that the liquids you are bringing are approved… so you don’t lose a tasty dessert.

Last Minute DIY Holiday Gifts

Last Minute DIY Holiday Gifts

Are you a lazy shopper? Well, instead of just buying someone another crappy gift card at the last minute, why not make them something.? We know what you’re saying, “F-you, this isn’t Martha Stewart. This is the Consumerist.” Yeah, but people really like it when you make them something! Really! It’s not just something your mom made up. Domino has some suggestions for last minute DIY gifts, and some of them are pretty cool. Like infused olive oil. Brilliant and tasty, just add bread. What last minute DIY gifts do you like to give? We like to make chocolate chip cookies. Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! Yay!—MEGHANN MARCO

Consumer Reports Tells You What To Waste Good Money On

Consumer Reports Tells You What To Waste Good Money On

Don’t know what the hell to get someone? Consumer Reports has a list of the “best buy” gifts of 2006. So, even Mom hates it, it sure as shit won’t break. She’ll have that thing for life. Thanks, Consumer Reports? —MEGHANN MARCO

Zune: Slow to Start

Zune: Slow to Start

ZDnet is reporting that Microsoft’s iPod-killa is experiencing a slow start. ZDnet was unable to find the mp3 player at most retailers, and experienced mixed reviews at a local Best Buy.