Oh yes, it’s time to start the countdown to the holiday season.  Along with all the shopping, soiree’ing, and snowmen building (okay, maybe not)- there’s also probably some holiday smooching in the plans.

  • Groupon has acquired OpenCal which will help you to “schedule” all of your impending appointments. [TechCrunch]
  • But perhaps you are only interested in keeping track of the 25th of December.  Here are five free apps that will help you do just that. [Mashable]
  • Facebook is counting down too… but they are counting the most popular status trends of 2011. [Mashable]
  • Speaking of status updates.  I hear you’re headed out on a first date.  Having trouble trying to figure out what to wear?  The new PickWhichPic app allows you to call your friends in for reinforcement (and is free until Christmas).
  • Realize that you hate everything in your closet?  The Poshmark app will help you clean out your closet and make a little cash. [Refinery 29]
  • Hopefully your date is in advertising… cause you may want to avoid dating investment bankers.  Okay, not all of them.  Just this one. [Gawker]
  • You may, however, want to start dating your lawyer. Free legal pads, anyone? [Gawker]
  • And in case your date does go well, here are ten recipes for the most perfect pancakes. [HuffingtonPost]
  • Then you can write a poem about how much your enjoyed your date on Opuss, you creep. [TechCrunch]


Photo via The Art of Manliness (who happens to have a great holiday date list)