Things We Love About December

40th anniversary of Sesame Street. Mr. Snuffleupagus goes for a prostate screening.

Rebecca Minkoff's leather bracelets, inspired by the straps on her handbags. Biker meets Barneys.

U.S. Open Swing Dance Championship held in Anaheim, CA (November 26--29). Finally, a swingers' convention we can get behind.

Melvita's (edible!) Orange Blossom Water toner. Warning: Strangers may attempt to lick your face.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Taschen's Design for Obama, a 184-page coffee-table collection of campaign posters. Michelle uses it for biceps curls.

Karaoke Revolution for Xbox 360, with songs by Lady Gaga, among others. Break out the disco stick!

An edgy new scrapbook from fashion photographer Ben Watts, called Lickshot. Sounds like something we did in Cancun in the late '90s.

Leo DiCaprio turning 35. Celebrates by seeing how many supermodels he can fit in a Prius.

Mark & James, the new price-conscious collection from celeb dressers Badgley Mischka. We're waiting for the affordable wedding line. And a fiancé.

20th anniversary of the first official presidential pardon for a turkey (Thanksgiving Day). Just what Washington needs, one more turkey.

More from Marie Claire: