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A Christmas Day Guide for Jewish Folks in SF

For many, Christmas Day is all about the big man upstair's son—or, more to the point, it's all about this nightmare—but for a chosen few, it's just another day off from work. If you're not taking part in the time-honored tradition of gaudy holiday hysteria and early AM gifting under the tree, here are a few choice ways to spend that day in San Francisco. 

Where to See San Francisco's Spectacular Gingerbread Houses

It wouldn't be the holiday season without some really amazing gingerbread houses to feast your eyes upon. Luckily, some of SF's swankiest hotels really get into the spirit, with two-story, multi-room homes suitable for a whole family of gingerbread men. Just try not to nibble when you visit. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Karl the Fog

Karl the Fog, San Francisco's much-loved/much-reviled fog, has made quite the name for itself on social media the last four years. We caught up with Karl to ask him about his name, his relationship to the sun, horror flick The Fog, and more.

The Most Amazing Christmas Home Displays in SF

Per holiday tradition, it's customary to deck your house with loads of bright lights and ornamentation. Sadly, not many homes in San Francisco can do this, at least compared to the gaudiness that suburbia affords, but of those that do, they do it well.

Canine Seeking Human: Sherlock

Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while seeking their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Today, feast your eyes on Sherlock, an older man with a heart of gold. 

This Week In Live Music: French Montana, Questlove, and More

A killer concert is all you want for Christmas, and that’s what you shall have.

The 10 Best Modern Christmas Songs, Ranked

Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's time to saturate yourself with copious amounts of unbridled holiday cheer. String up your strands of twinkly white lights. Get your pocketbook ready for Small Business Saturday. And bombarded your eardrums with glorious Christmas music. To help, we've complied and ranked the top 10 modern holiday songs.

Why You Should Celebrate Yourself this Holiday Season

On a hectic October Tuesday, just before 7x7’s monthly race to the printer, I took it upon myself to enjoy some languorous me-time at the W Hotel. Looming deadlines had triggered my tendency to crack under pressure. I settled in at Trace for a two-hour feast of beet salad, mushroom flatbread, a lamb pastrami sandwich, and butterscotch pudding, and then waddled up to Bliss Spa for a two-hour mani-pedi chaser.

Editors' Picks: J.Crew's New Balance, Christmas Birthdays, & More

Last-minute gift ideas from the exhausted 7x7 edit team. 

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Cultivate conversation with these interesting topics. 

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