15 Thoughts Everyone Has During The Holidays

What's the "nog" in eggnog?

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1. How long can I hide upstairs before it's no longer socially acceptable?

2. If Uncle Arnold eats the last serving of that stuffing he's toast.

3. What's the "nog" in eggnog?

4. How many times am I going to have to field the "So, why aren't you dating anyone?" questions tonight?

5. Where are my stretchy pants?

6. How sparkly is too sparkly for New Year's Eve?

7. When will we all learn that talking about politics at the dinner table is a very bad idea.

8. I'm going to just sit at the kids table and hope no one notices.

9. Is it my job to clear the table and wash the dishes?

10. Should I wear makeup so my relatives think I'm presentable and put-together or should I show them who I really am?

11. Are these people really related to me? They're all insane.

12. How old is that mall santa?

13. Oh no, Aunt Judy is drunk again.

14. I wonder how many servings of hors d'oeuvres I can eat before someone cuts me off.

15. No grandma, I'm still not going on a blind date with your friend's banker grandson. He's boring.

Hallie Gould

Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.