Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

The Ho-Ho-Horror! 8 Tales Of Holiday Woe

  1. Begin Slideshow



    See All Slides

    For a season that's generally defined as being "filled with good cheer," chances are you're going to have some moments that are the exact opposite. Between drama-tinged family politics, free-flowing mulled wine, and pressure-filled plans, this entire month has the ability to rival Halloween for scariest occasion. If your holidays are like ours, they probably look far different from a warm-and-fuzzy movie poster. A Norman Rockwell painting? Not so much. Try Edvard Munch.

    So, we asked around to cull some terrible stories from this season of mirth. From getting Grandma's goat to the wrong way to make a good first impression, the eight stories ahead are sure to make your own womp womp moments seem tame in comparison. Cue the sad trombones...

    Begin Slideshow



5 Ways To Wear Plaid Now

It's no secret that we love the '90s. Nostalgic beauty, jewelry, and even physical activity: You name it, we've reminisced about it. But, the mother of all '90s trends will always be the plaid, flannel shirt. There's nothing quite as cozy on a chilly fall day. However, plaid translates to so much more than flannel. read

Styling Tips

Get That "I Just Went Shopping" Feeling For Free

There’s a reason that fashion girls love fall (and it has very little to do with seasonal beverages). It’s because in fall, you get to wear more clothes, without needing to cover up all your hard work with a coat. That's right, this time of year we get to really flex our creative-layering muscles. If you're at risk of read