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2018 Holiday Survival Guide

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Cartoon Family and Christmas Time

You survived cooking an entire meal and debating politics with your family for Thanksgiving, but don’t let out a sigh of relief quite yet. The passing of Thanksgiving leads directly into the holiday season. What should you prepare for your holiday feast? What are the best things to do in the winter? And how do I get in shape when the New Year’s resolution guilt kicks in? No need to pout or cry — the Globe has put together a holiday survival guide.

Recipes:

10 best recipes for the holidays.

Classic holiday cookie recipes from Boston-area bakers.

Actitvities:

Your guide to surviving winter — with a little fun thrown in.

Five festive New England towns to get you in the holiday spirit.

A constellation of lights to brighten your holidays.

Turn holiday shopping into a little getaway gift for yourself.

Miscellaneous:

Your 2018 holiday gift guide.

A huge list of podcasts for your holiday travels.

Apps to help you stave off holiday weight gain.

How to get kids into the giving spirit.

Feeling blue at the holidays? Here’s a thought that may help.

Here are some ways to keep your holiday decorations from starting a fire in your home.

If you unintentionally drink too much this holiday season, here are some hangover helpers.