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We Found One Of The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters Of 2019: Red Lobster Dropped A Seafood-Themed Holiday Collection And Just Look At It

Why would you give the special people in your life something they’ve seen before when you can give them unusual Christmas gifts. Rather than regular new cufflinks they might like a Red Lobster Biscuit sweater, complete with a fanny pack to store, well biscuits of course. Yup, you heard right, we’re not making this stuff up. This year, Red Lobster is selling holiday-themed merch and we’re not sure whether we love it or hate it. 

Red Lobster’s Christmas-themed collection includes an ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ with an insulated pouch —for stuffing biscuits in it.

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I don’t know about you, but for me, the holidays are all about wearing a cute, and a little eccentric outfits and of course, the food. Red Lobster gets it, and is therefore releasing all kinds of holiday-themed merch, the most notable of which is the Cheddar Bay Biscuit Sweater.

You read that right, Red Lobster opened an online shop for a limited time with all kinds of holiday merchandise.

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Red Lobster’s online pop-up shop is officially open for business. Not only can you pre-order the Cheddar Bay biscuit sweater, but there are also other holiday themed pieces to order. There are four different graphic t-shirts and a branded tumbler cup as well.

The Cheddar Bay Biscuit Holiday Sweater will set you back a mere $39.99. 

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The sweater is complete with an insulated pocket to hold your Cheddar Bay biscuits and keep them warm on-the-go —because, duh, the biscuits at the beginning of a Red Lobster feast are everyone’s favorites. Other pieces of clothing are emblazoned with fun sayings like the T-shirt that says “Cheddar Bay All Day” or “It’s Always Biscuit Season”—and we can’t say we don’t agree. 

As was to be expected, the lovely —and opinionated— people who inhabit Twitter, had some thoughts, and it looks like they’re just as conflicted as we are. 

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Twitter user Susan Davis went as far as to ask her followers what they thought about the ultimate ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ much to our surprise, out of the 239 voters who participated in her survey; 79% wanted her to buy the sweater. 

Others were perplexed, dumbfounded… confused, really.

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A lot of us are just confused as to what made Red Lobster believe we needed a seafood-themed Christmas sweater, but also, why do we want it so bad?

Wear your love of seafood on your sleeve, or on this case… in your pouch.

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All of the t-shirts retail for about $20 and the tumbler cup is selling for $9.99, so you can show your love of seafood without breaking the bank. The shirts have fun sayings like “Cheddar Bay All Day” and “It’s Always Biscuit Season” because, duh, the biscuits at the beginning of a Red Lobster feast are the best part!

You can also wear your appetite on your sleeve —or on your knit, if you will— with our very own food-inspired ‘ugly Christmas sweater’.

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If you thought Red Lobster would be the only one making food-inspired ugly Christmas sweater, then you my friend, were mistaken. The same store that brought you ‘Guacardo’, ‘Pan Dulce’ pins and ‘Chocolate Abuelita-scented’ candles; introduces the seasonal “All I Want For Christmas… Is More Tamales” sweatshirt. 

Do you want champurrado with that sweatshirt?

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Mitú Shop released a new, limited-edition range of holiday-inspired apparel. Including the ‘More Tamales’ sweatshirt, another that reads “All I want For Christmas Is Otro Plato,” featuring a bowl of delicious caldito. Can you call this an ugly Christmas sweater when it’s being totally honest? Let these sweaters keep you cozy throughout the holidays, while letting your family know what’s on your mind and in your heart…another plate of whatever is making your stomach happy. Porque, panza llena, corazón contento.

The Christmas collection is a nod of solidarity to all of us who grew up in Latinx households and who have to eat their weight in homemade food, each year. 

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Drawing inspiration from mamás and abuelas everywhere, the collection also features an apron emblazoned with the words “Reina De Los Tamales” because if the matriarch in charge of making tamales for your family each year, is not your Reina, then idk, your priorities are not straight. 

Serape Santa hats, anyone?

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Show off your Latinx roots even on Christmas! Just in time for the holidays, we bring to you the classic cone-shaped, fuzzily adorned, Santa hat. Except our Mitú shop hat has a twist to it. Made with the iconic Mexican serape woven print, this year you can boast your cultural heritage even on Christmas. 

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Socially Distanced Navidad? Here Are the Best Family Games to Play Over Zoom

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Socially Distanced Navidad? Here Are the Best Family Games to Play Over Zoom

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This Christmas, unfortunately, is going to be tough for a lot of people. With the coronavirus pandemic still waging on, many of us have had to make the tough decision to stay home for the holidays. That means no traveling out of town or visiting extended family like we have in years past.

If you come from a family that likes to get into the competitive spirit and play games over the holidays, then giving up that tradition might feel too disappointing. Luckily, we can all rely on technology to keep us connected in these trying times when we’re forced to be apart.

We’ve compiled a list of Zoom-friendly games that you can play with your family over the holidays and beyond. Take a peak at our fun picks below!

1. Charades

This one’s an easy one. All you have to do is create a Zoom link, send it out to family members and pick a topic to act out. If you’re having trouble thinking of a word, trying using a Charades word generator.

2. Card Games

Who says a little old pandemic can keep us from playing cards with our loved ones? For many of us, playing cards with our family is as steadfast a holiday tradition as exchanging gifts is. Log on to https://playingcards.io/ to create a custom game room to share with your family.

3. Bingo

Think about it: Bingo is the perfect game to play over Zoom. Websites like https://myfreebingocards.com/virtual-bingo have virtual bingo games you can play for free with up to 30 participants!

4. Heads Up!

Heads Up! is a game in which a player has to guess which word/topic is on their phone screen by the clues their team members are giving them. In order to make the most of this game, players at each Zoom location will have to download the Heads Up! app on their phone. And after that, it’s smooth sailing.

5. All Bad Cards (aka Cards Against Humanity)

If you’re the type of family that likes to push the envelope over a game of Cards Against Humanity, consider logging onto https://allbad.cards/. All you have to do is generate a party room and send the link out to the members of your “party”. Then, you’re ready to go!

6. Pictionary

Pictionary is the kind of game that Zoom was practically invented for. In order to play this game, you’ll have to fire up Zoom’s whiteboard tool and share your screen with all of the participating players. Again, if you can’t think of a topic, get some help with a Pictionary random word generator.

7. Trivial Pursuit

You’ll have to own this classic board game in order to play over Zoom, but if you do, setting it up and playing is super easy. In order to make this game user-friendly for all participants, make sure there’s someone in your location that can play on the same team as someone in a different Zoom location. That way, all the players can be sure that there’s no cheating involved.

8. Outburst

If you’re a fan of Family Feud, then Outburst is probably right up your alley. This game requires that each player brainstorm lists off of a given topic (i.e. Top Ten Christmas songs). Unfortunately, there is no virtual or online version of the game, but instead, team members can take turns coming up with topics and having other players brainstorm lists.

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Stephen And Ayesha Curry Are Donating Thousands of Books To Schools For Christmas

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Stephen And Ayesha Curry Are Donating Thousands of Books To Schools For Christmas

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Hark the herald! Stephen and Ayesha Claus Curry– are here to bring literary joy this season.

The Golden State Warrior and his wife are donating thousands of books to schools around Oakland, California this holiday season in an effort to bring joy to children.

The couple, behind Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, made the announcement earlier this week.

“We along with our entire team at Eat. Learn. Play. understand the importance of early childhood education, especially when it comes to literacy,” Stephen and Ayesha told People magazine in a recent interview. “Nothing is more basic, more essential, more foundational, or more important to a child’s success in life than the ability to read well. We know there is a lot of work to be done, but with partners like Literati, we’re hopeful that we will be able to make an impact on these children’s lives.”

The Currys’ donations will arrive to schools in boxes that will contain six books.

The packages will include five children’s books and one for adults. All of which come from Stephen Curry’s “Underrated” book club selection.

Along with their thousand book giveaway, the couple’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation will donate boxes to students who are learning remotely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in collaboration with and Literati. Fourteen thousand boxes will go directly to Oakland Unified Schools.

According to people, “The remainder of the donation, which was also made possible through Bay Area investor Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures, will be distributed through community partners in the new year.”

Speaking about their own experiences of teaching their children during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Stephen and Ayesha (who are parents to Canon W. Jack, 2, Ryan Carson, 5, and Riley, 8) told People that they’ve been hard work attempting to keep their children busy and learning.

“My oldest is pretty disciplined so that’s been easy, but our 5-year-old has a little trouble staying engaged for an extended period of time,” Ayesha, host of ABC’s new show “Family Food Fight,” explained.

Ayesha says she has found that taking part in “some kind of physical activity right before class starts” helps her daughter Ryan “to focus the mind and get some of the wiggles out, and periodic ‘dance breaks’ between lessons.”

“We also added resistance workout bands to the legs of her chair, which give her something to do if she gets antsy during a long Zoom session,” Stephen added.

“Luckily for me, Stephen has really stepped in with education and their schooling. And I’m okay with that because I birthed them so now [he] can birth and nurture their education,” Ayesha joked in a recent episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

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