15 Places To Instagram Christmas In New York City

15 Places To Instagram Christmas In New York City

Merry Chrysler!


It's the happiest season of all! If you are lucky enough to spend time in the greatest city during the happiest season, there are so many places and events to see to get into the holiday spirit. And, if you're like me or my friends, you want to see the most fun and Instagrammable. Here are the best places to put you and your followers in the holiday spirit!

1. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

I think you can start Christmas whenever you want, but the Thanksgiving Day Parade is the real kick-off. Santa finishes the parade of and starts the Christmas season! It's a great place for a family and the floats are great for the gram.

2. Ice Skating in Central Park

Once it starts snowing, this is the time to bundle up and go outside! Central Park is one of the greatest parks and you can find an ice skating place for yourself and friends! There are so many cute photos to take--solo and group!

3. City Bakery Hot Chocolate

This is so good and comes with a homemade marshmallow. A must-try when it starts to get cold! Look how great the marshmallow is for the gram!

4. Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens

I love the New York Botanical Gardens, located across the street from Fordham. It is a true diamond in the rough, and the train show is proof. It is so beautiful and captures the Christmas spirit! The Botans is always a great place for the gram!

5. Z100 Jingle Ball

Z100 always gets the biggest stars of the year. If you can get tickets to this, you will see all the top hits performed in one night. It is so great to throw a humble brag on social media!

6. Radio City's Christmas Spectacular

This will encompass every aspect of Christmas, and for lack of a better word, it is spectacular in every sense. Your insta game is sure spectacular if you go here!

7. The Nutcracker performed at Lincoln Center

Personally, one of my favorite parts of Christmas is the Nutcracker, and Lincoln Center provides one of the best shows you can find.

8. Santa Con

For those 21+, this is a very cheerful way to start the holiday season with your friends! Its different but you can get great photos of your friend group!

9. Rockefeller Christmas Tree

It's always magnificent! Whether its before or after Christmas, make sure it's on your to-do list every year. If this picture doesn't say enough, you can get some great photos here.

10. Window Shopping on 5th Ave

This is one of my favorite activities after seeing the tree. Window decorations on 5th Ave go above and beyond for Christmas. You should really see them in both daylight and at night to capture all the Christmas spirit.

11. Bryant Park Christmas Shops

With a large ice skating rink and many options for beautiful gifts, Bryant Park is a place you must visit once the holidays roll around. They start Christmas early, so even if you just stop in town, you can't miss it.

12. Shops at Columbus Circle

One of the best malls in the city brings out the holiday spirit with beautiful snowflake lights. It is a sight to see, and close to Central Park!

13. Union Square Holiday Market

For my neighbors around 14th St. or commuting through, this ensemble is worth your time. Adorable little pop-ups, similar to Bryant Park, capture the essence of the holidays in the city.

14. Christmas in New York Museum and Shop

This is a year-round Christmas store, and the first floor has an exhibit on the history of Christmas. If you want to know where all of these traditions originate, this is a place you have to go to!

15. F.A.O. Schwartz

Exciting news! This historical and favorite toy store is coming back for the holiday season. Make sure you stop by while you can!

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'That 70's Show' Christmas Episodes, Ranked

Holiday classics ranked for your bingewatch convenience.


Last week, I ranked The Office's Christmas episodes, so this week I'm going to rank the episodes from That 70's Show, my favorite show as a teenager. Still with the highest number being the best because of how this website works.

1. Winter (Season 7)

The show peaked in seasons 5 & 6, so while this episode has some great moments, it just doesn't measure up to the others on this list. Not to mention the Jackie & Hyde drama was a real downer.

2. The Best Christmas Ever (Season 1)

The first season's Christmas episode also has some classic moments, but the comedy just wasn't as strong in the earlier seasons.

3. Hyde's Christmas Rager (Season 3)

The Christmas party at Hyde's place was great, however, the Jackie & Donna plot feels a little lacking compared to some of the other Christmas episode plots.

4. An Eric Foreman Christmas (Season 4)

I tend to skip season 4 because Eric and Donna's breakup was hard on me, but this is a really good Christmas episode. Not to mention, Kelso's Christmas special is everything.

5. Christmas (Season 6)

This episode has everything. Red as Santa, Jackie and Hyde being adorable, the school dance, Eric finally being popular, Donna's bacon, and Fez with the bullies. And the TNT scene. Everything a Christmas special should be.

So there you go. Enjoy your holiday bingewatch!

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Christmas Of Remembrance Series: My Last Letter

Christmas time is not about the gifts... It is about something far, far more special.


Dear Reader,

Thank you for your time.

This is a series that I have dedicated to those I have loved and lost. It was merely a thought, then an idea, and now a realized creation. Christmas time… all winter really is a hard time for me. It holds this duality in my life of being both my favorite and also my least favorite and difficult time of year. It has been that way for years now.

In a way, this series aids my closure and healing further, and it allows me to tell my story in a way that, to me, is less scary (one of the many great facets of this platform). It was never my intention to write this in order to reach people, or encourage people, or serve as an inspiration to anyone. This was for me and only me. No one else. But, if these pieces of writing do impact someone, somewhere, or make them feel encouraged or inspired in some way or another, or just simply make them feel, then I hope you have enjoyed them. If I can make someone feel, then I guess I have done my job.

The life of an artist is often an uncertain one. The life of a human is a trying one. But life is a journey, and all journeys have their trials. Their tests. Their triumphs and rewards. And they all have their losses. What matters most is what you make of all of it. What lessons you learn. What changes you make. What life you create for yourself. What art you create because of it all. It can be very, very hard. But it can all be glorious at the same time.

At the heart of this series, my words, there is this deep and valuable belief of mine: Christmas (or the Winter Holiday that you may celebrate) is so much more about presents and cooking and shopping and all that other bullshit… it is about family.

The family that is related by blood. The family that surrounds your heart. Your Mom. Your brother. Your dearest friends. The bonds that make life valuable. Worth living. These bonds are soulful bonds, ones that are far more special than any mere trivial object. So… be with them. Forgive. Forget. Heal. Mend what is broken. Reassemble what has been shattered. And stop worrying so much. Laugh together. Cry together. Heal on another. Heal together. And may your new days be better, brighter, and full of love.

Happy Holidays.


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"Sense of Home" — Harrison Storm / YouTube

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To My Fellow 孤, The Sons Without Fathers On Father’s Day

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