Tis’ the season to give. With that in mind, today we’re taking the wraps off the Bing Magical Holiday Calendar an interactive site offering 31 days of fun stuff – including a chance to win a trip around the world, free concerts for a year, new cars or the ultimate fashion experience from partners including Complex Media, Derek Lam, FIAT, Hulu Plus, Live Nation Entertainment, Lonely Planet and Spotify. In addition to giveaways, you will also find creative ideas, projects and shareable stuff to lighten the day.
Be sure to check out www.bing.com/holiday every day and come back often to peel back your daily dose of holiday cheer.
To help celebrate the kick-off, we invited the ever-iconic Kelly Osbourne to share her unique holiday memories and tips to help inspire new traditions. Here’s what she had to share:
- Holiday cards from friends and family can double as personalized, festive décor. The Osbourne family loves going through their stack of cards together and choosing their favorites to display throughout the house.
- Picture this: Ozzy Osbourne as Santa Claus. Kelly says that when she and her brother Jack were kids, their dad would tape horseshoes to his feet, stomp around on the roof, pretending he had just landed with his sleigh.
- Forget “White Christmas,” this year’s holiday is going green. Kelly and her roommate are making a Christmas tree from various materials recycled from around the house — eco-friendly and festive!
- Kelly always gives gifts with a personal touch. In the past, a touching video with a special song moved her mom, Sharon, to tears. Other gifts to expect from Kelly include personalized letters or drawings that express meaningful thoughts and feelings to loved ones. But if you were planning to shop for Kelly this holiday, don’t! She prefers to be on the giving end instead.
- The ugly Christmas sweater phenomenon has officially been approved by the “Fashion Police” co-host herself! Kelly believes in dressing appropriately for the occasion, so if your family is an ugly Christmas sweater kind of family, embrace it for this one day of the year. You’ll be able to savor the silly photos and happy memories for years to come.
- One tradition that stands the test of time is going home for the holidays — Kelly’s favorite place to spend the most wonderful time of the year.
– Karin Muskopf, Bing