Some housekeeping notes: We are knocking off early today to kick off the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, but we will be doing end-of-the-year coverage between now and January 4th, so please swing by if you get bored in the next week — there will be plenty to read. Also: No Royals Round-Up this week due to a lack of photos, but it will be back in the new year — and of course if anything exciting happens, I will break into scheduled programming!

If you missed it here at GFY, we rounded up some fun shiny things you might like!

And had a great afternoon chat about easy holiday meals.

And one about our favorite mock/cocktails!

This is absolutely terrible news, via Vogue: Stella Tennant, the Iconic British Model, Has Died at 50

This was a great piece at The Cut: Living With Karens

If you haven’t read this yet, you should read this, at Elle: The Journalist and the Pharma Bro

Love this so much, at Slate: 80 Over 80

Lainey is on top of the latest in Katie Holmes’s love life.

Important: A Definitive Ranking of Friends Christmas Episodes [Vulture]

If you like logistics, you’ll find this Publisher’s Weekly piece interesting: PW’s 2020 Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker

Over at Socialite Life: Tom Cruise may be secretly dating Hayley Atwell, his Mission Impossible 7 co-star. !!!!!!!

At Hyperallergic: The Subversive Power of Quilting

Mysterious: Why on Earth Is Someone Stealing Unpublished Book Manuscripts? [NYT]

This was fun, at The New Yorker: How Much of the Decade Do You Actually Remember? Less than I thought!

At Celebitchy: Ariana Grande is engaged, which is nice!

At NPR: He Was An Architect: Little Richard and blackqueer grief

An excellent question: Why Is This Woman’s Left Ass Cheek Following Me Around the Internet? [Vice]

This is amazing: We Really Do Need To Talk About That Photo Of Oscar Isaac In His ’90s Ska Band [Pajiba]

At Jezebel: Our Last Normal Night

At Messy Nessy Chic: A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Ghost Towns Selling Houses for €1. Let’s buy one!

This is neat! Couple Finds Over 60 Bottles of Smuggled Whiskey From Prohibition Times Hidden in Their Walls [My Modern Met]

I LOVE this house. [Cup of Jo]

And so, with no further ado: