Xanadu

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IMG_0709.JPGNeed a cute Thanksgiving Day activity? Xanadu says that when guests arrive, you should take a photo of them in front of some curated, vintage luggage. Later, as pumpkin pie is served, go around the table, asking each guest to share all his/her emotional baggage. Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube the whole thing for maximum entertainment value.

Ving and Calypso

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IMG_0704.JPGIn a modern treatment of the Hansel and Gretel story Ving and Calypso find their way back home by following a trail of mid-century bottles of Coke rather than bread crumbs. When they arrive home, sugared-up and hyper-caffeinated, Dad and Harried Step Mom hire the near-sighted old forest woman to babysit, and then they beat a hasty retreat to the nearest Massage Envy for some relaxing aromatherapy deep tissue massage. And they all lived happily ever after. The end.