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The Vine: December 3, 2014
December 3, 2014 – 10:30 AM | 37 Comments
The Vine: December 3, 2014

When I was young I lived in a family where, at Christmas, the children each received a few somethings, and each adult received something nice and thoughtful.

The Vine: December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 – 8:58 AM | 18 Comments
The Vine: December 13, 2013

I'm hoping the Nation can help me with a jewelry search.

The Vine: December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 – 8:47 AM | 22 Comments
The Vine: December 11, 2013

I am wondering if the Nation could help me out. My father loves a traditional fruitcake and I want to make one for him this holiday season.

The Vine: December 6, 2013
December 6, 2013 – 3:36 PM | 7 Comments
The Vine: December 6, 2013

Help! I've been searching desperately for a few years to find an old diffuser fragrance that was sold at Pier 1 Imports.

The Vine: December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013 – 10:36 AM | 10 Comments
The Vine: December 4, 2013

Welcome back to the Happy Hellidays iteration of The Vine — it's all Ask The Readers and holiday etiquette from now 'til New Year's.

The Vine: November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013 – 3:31 PM | 27 Comments
The Vine: November 20, 2013

My older brother is an alcoholic. He's following in a long family tradition (my dad, both paternal grandparents, a couple of cousins, etc.).

The Vine: December 14, 2012
December 14, 2012 – 11:32 AM | 46 Comments
The Vine: December 14, 2012

Here's two for the readers. The first was a book on tape that I listened to but never finished, probably sometime around 1998, although the book itself definitely predated that — I want to say it …

The Vine: December 7, 2012
December 7, 2012 – 11:47 AM | 72 Comments
The Vine: December 7, 2012

My family always had advent calendars growing up, and I am looking for suggestions for good advent calendars to purchase now. I am open to reusable or non-reusable ones.
There is also one particular advent calendar …

The Vine: December 5, 2012
December 5, 2012 – 10:03 AM | 158 Comments
The Vine: December 5, 2012

I'm looking for book suggestions for my just-turned-thirteen niece. It's a very in-betweeny age, where her Christmas list is mostly clothes, but she still doesn't want me to cancel her American Girl magazine subscription. Though …

The Vine: November 30, 2012
November 30, 2012 – 12:17 PM | 17 Comments
The Vine: November 30, 2012

A Vine question from my brother…who is single. And lives in Seattle. And needs a girlfriend. But anyway, he had a movie question, and as my normally encyclopediac movie brain has failed me, I'd like …