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Ariana Grande Invents the Concept of ‘Christmas and Chill’

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Welcome to Day Seven of our 12 Days of Celebrities Celebrating amicable holiday smackdown! Though there's still a few weeks before Hannukah, Christmas, and New Year's Eve are over, the celebrities — along with their pets, stalkers, and Instagram followers — want you to know that they're already making the most of the occasion.

But only one celebrity can be having the Most Fun Ever (today). So far, winners have included North West's giant pink coat and Beyoncé dressing up as a literal Christmas tree, but here are your runners up and winner for Thursday, December 17th:

Runner Up #2: Planet Earth

Because sometimes good things do happen, today Planet Earth was treated to a rare throwback photo of Taylor Swift that she didn't post herself. This, of course, makes it even more spectacular. People of Twitter, please make this mysterious Dan's dreams come true.


Vintage Taylor Swift: 100

Argyle: 300

What is possibly Photoshop but who even cares really: 100

Final score: 500

Runner Up #1: Macaulay Culkin's Rant Against His Home Alone Family

Today, Macaulay Culkin asked the world the question it never thought to ask of itself: What would the grown-up version of Kevin from Home Alone be like? In a sketch entitled "Just Me In the House By Myself" (get it), Culkin plays a 30-something Kevin, who apparently was so traumatized by repeatedly being left home alone by his family that he's now married to a cokehead and suffers from night terrors.


'90s nostalgia: 500

Buffalo plaid: 250

Dark subject matter that's also somehow holiday-related: 1,000

Final score: 1,750

Winner: Ariana Grande's Festive New Term

The next time your recently divorced uncle inevitably tries to get down with the hip lingo by informing you that he knows what "Netflix and chill" means, respond with a sigh, an eye-roll, and then mumble something about Ariana Grande. Last night, she dropped an EP entitled Christmas and Chill that contains six new holiday songs, including "Wit It This Christmas" (which is actually kind of a banger) and "Winter Things."


Surprise album release: 1,000

Dated meme reference: 2,000

More songs to add to your Christmas playlist that is probably literally just "All I Want For Christmas Is You": 5,000

Final score: 8,000

The Prize

In the tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas, Ariana Grande's festive new term will receive "Seven dozen pre-licked doughnuts."

Congratulations to all, and stay tuned for tomorrow's showdown!