This article was published on December 1st, 2022
It’s that time of year again: the holiday season.
It’s a time to celebrate with loved ones, and to be with those you care about most. What traditions do gay people have for celebrating between Thanksgiving and New Year’s? Let us count the ways:
1. Making gingerbread houses: Gingerbread houses are easy to make and fun to decorate with your favorite holiday treats, like candy canes and marshmallows. They’re also great for making new friends. Once you’ve mastered this one, try out another holiday tradition: hosting a house party where everyone brings their own dessert. You could even have a theme (like “gingerbread elephants” or “gingerbread penguins”).
2. Going on an adventure: Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, and what better way than going on an adventure! Whether it’s a weekend road trip or an overnight camping trip in the woods (or both), there’s nothing better than getting out and enjoying nature with your friends and family.
3. Host an Ugly Christmas Sweater gathering: At least once every year, gather all your friends that love wearing ugly Chritsmas sweaters together for a night of merriment at home (or wherever you happen to be celebrating) where everyone can wear their best ugly sweater. For you who is feeling extra festive, go ahead and show up in drag!
4. Celebrating with chosen family: When you don’t have any close friends or family members who understand what it means to be gay during the holidays, consider making new ones. Seek out families who are supportive of LGBTQ+ people, and invite them over for dinner and games while they’re here visiting from out-of-town (or at least until after dinner). If nothing else, it’ll be a great way to get to know each other better
5. Practicing self care:Take some time for yourself, whether it’s getting a massage or just going on a walk by yourself. If you’re not used to being alone during these holidays, practice running errands on your own—you’ll be surprised how much better you feel when you’re out there doing things without having someone else in tow (or trying to).
- 2 oz Stoli Razberi
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
Shake ingredients over ice. Strain into a red sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
Enjoy and drink responsibly.