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Holiday Guide

Take me, show me, buy me

Orlando Weekly staffers, freelancers and friends tell you what they want to eat, drink and get for the holidays

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Eat: I'm a sucker for stuffing and pumpkin pie.

Drink: An eggnog latte in the morning and a Southampton Pumpkin Ale at night. Bookends for a perfect day.

Get: For gifts, I ask people to donate to Heifer International, Red Cross or HRC. That always makes me happiest.

Douglas Berger, R3M1X3D, marketing and design collective


Eat: My grandma Dumitru's chicken stew and mamaliga while visiting my family on a snowed-in Saturday.

Drink: A Laphroaig in a tiny glass, sitting by a fire, or champagne straight from the bottle, sitting by a lake.

Get: Intricate scents housed in straightforward packages: Byredo's Gypsy Water for me and Sunday Cologne for my hubby.

Dina Mack, director of operations, Urban ReThink


Eat: Mom's beef brisket and potato latkes.

Drink: The milk of human kindness, with a sidecar of Glenfi ddich 18-year.

Get: Global peace or a zombie-proof doomsday bunker.

Seth Kubersky, columnist, Orlando Weekly


Eat: A box of Stove Top Stuff ng, a jar of Heinz gravy and precisely three Goldfish crackers.

Drink: If I'm at the point of partaking (not always, anymore), then it will be Van Gogh Acai Blueberry vodka with a splash of soda. Otherwise, apple juice and/or ginger ale.

Get: Seeing as I just crossed the lunatic fringe into homeownership, I'd be happy to have all of IKEA – including the "BILLY" bookcase line – swiftly delivered to my meager house. Also, a new MacBook Pro, on which I can look up all of the problems with my old one.

Billy Manes, senior staff writer, Orlando Weekly


Eat: Everything in front of me except mincemeat pie. Really, how can anyoneeat that stuff?

Drink: As long as it's spiked, I'll drink dishwater. Gotta celebrate making it through another year!

Get: A student loan bailout ... A man can dream!

Ed "Luvables" Chapkowski, freelance writer, Orlando Weekly


Eat: All of the apple pie a la mode empanadas I can eat before passing out in a sugar coma.

Drink: Hot toddies. (Mix 1 oz. bourbon, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup boiling-hot water. Stir. Drink.)

Get: A signed poster of John Stamos.

Lindsay Gigler, bartender and columnist for Orlando Weekly


Eat: My emotions, manifested in the form of delicious chocolates and other sweets that I'll regret about eight seconds after swallowing.

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