Hundreds of Ways to Entertain Yourself Over the Holidays

Best of 2012

Now that most TV shows are on holiday hiatus and many of us have a bit of time off before getting back to work, you may be facing some extra leisure time and wondering how you should spend it. Here's a look back at some of our favorite posts on books, games, movies, and music for some ideas on how you could pass the time. Movies and TV:Five Great Documentaries to Stream on Netflix Tonight5 Design Documentaries for InspirationLucky Seven: TV Series Worth Streaming on NetflixFive Fun Animated Entertainments to Stream on Netflix TonightSleep, What's That? The Five Most Additive Shows on Netflix

Books and Magazines for Adults:
The 8 Books Every Home Decorator Should Own
10 eBooks We Love...and Half of Them Are Available for Free!
Holiday Gift Guide: Home & Design Books
Home Decor Magazines for Your Tablet
Print Magazines We (Still) Love as Digital Magazines

Books for Kids:
Board Books for Book Loving Parents
More Off the Beaten Path Board Books
5 Books to DIY for Your Kids
20 of My Favorite Children's Books
Bookish Crafts & Activities for Kids
20 Kids' Books About Color

Games:
Our Current Favorite Social "Board" Games
Our Favorite 5 Minute Time Killer Games
Kid-Friendly Games Suited for Small Spaces
A Free Color-Based Board Game
Free Printable Tasty Bingo Game

Music and Podcasts:
The Best Podcasts for a Slow Day at Work
For a Cozy Evening By the Fire with Friends: A Warm, Autumn Playlist
Check Out Obama's Spotify Playlist
A Kids' Playlist to Keep Everybody Dancing
The Perfect Cocktail Party Playlist
Perfect Playlist: Cozy Winter Dinner Party
Mood Music: Audio Advice Based on Your Feelings

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

(Image: The Roeders' Modern Life is Beautiful House Tour)

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Carolyn is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a lover of all things colorful and quirky. She grew up in Texas and settled in Chicago by way of L.A., England and Paris. Currently, she is a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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