It is perhaps not the most original stance to take on the matter, but we here at Brooklyn Magazine and The L are really, really, almost incomprehensibly fond of the six weeks or so between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. There’s really no single aspect of the season we could do without: from the sweaters and the crippling nostalgia to the simple joy of gift-giving and even the occasional bout with holiday-inspired depression. And, of course, there’s all that drinking: with family, with friends, with co-workers, with whomever is seated next to you at the bar or awkwardly standing next to you at whatever party you find yourself at that night.
Whether it’s a reward for an otherwise productive year or a last hurrah before you turn things around come January, you owe it to yourself to make the most of it, to revel in the madness rather than succumbing to it. Hopefully some of the features we’ve put together for you here will help.
Good luck and happy holidays.