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O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine December 2018

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1 min.
ready, set, holiday!

Stephen Brown Set designer COVER My go-to holiday film is…I wish I had one, but this elf is too busy making toys to watch any seasonal cinematic celebrations! A gift I’d give to Oprah is… decorating her tree. For someone who has everything, there’s nothing better than the gift of time. Naz Deravian Actress “MERRY AND BRIGHT,” PAGE 182 My go-to holiday film is…It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, or The Family Stone. It’s a three-way tie. My favorite holiday tradition is…munching on nuts and breaking into ruby pomegranates for Shab-e Yalda, the Persian celebration of the winter solstice. Holly Carter Style features director “HAPPY HOLIDAZZLING,” PAGE 152 The season doesn’t officially start until…my best friend bargains a great price for my tree on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The artist I need a Christmas album from is…Sade. Her soothing…

3 min.
light as air

OLAY PRESENTS: FEARLESS FEMALE ARTISTS At Olay, we’re here to support you in being that fearless woman with not only our diverse range of skin care, but also through our female-lead partnerships, including the recent Olay x ArtWorks Light as Air Design Contest. Built on our long-standing mission to empower women to be bold, live fearlessly and act unapologetically themselves, this artistic competition, which required female artists to create a piece of artwork that was inspired by Olay and our NEW Whips Collection campaign Light As Air, sparked conversations around what it means to be a female artist in a very vocal and visible way. The art of the five winners was showcased around Cincinnati, collectively uniting the community through the beauty of these artists’ imaginations. It was through this cultured…

1 min.
that’s a wrap

YOU MAY BE CURIOUS: How did our cover model, decked in a glimmering floor-length gown and embellished pumps, ascend that tower of gifts? Well, the truth is, she didn’t have to—she just sat pretty on a few boxes, and the rest was digital magic. It’s a good thing: The rainbow of gifts designed by set magician Stephen Brown was held up with some glue dots and a prayer. Oprah appreciates a beautiful present, but says the best gift is “when people come together and make memories.” No wrapping required. A SHINING EXAMPLE Standout pieces for making spirits bright. THE PACKAGE DEAL OVER 200 BOXES IN 10 SIZES WERE HANDPAINTED OR WRAPPED AND TIED WITH… MORE THAN 1,000 YARDS OF RIBBON… WHICH TOOK 5 PEOPLE 70 HOURS OVER 6 DAYS… BEFORE BEING STACKED 13 FEET HIGH.…

2 min.
what’s the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received?

MY 13-YEAR-OLD BROTHER USED HIS PAPER ROUTE MONEY TO BUY ME A BEAUTIFUL COAT THAT I LOVED BUT MY FAMILY COULDN’T AFFORD. I STILL TEAR UP THINKING OF THAT CHRISTMAS MORNING. JEAN PRYOR Los Angeles As a teacher, I wore a gold apple pendant necklace every day until I gave it to my daughter when she got her teaching degree. My husband surprised me with a replica of that necklace, so my daughter and I both could have one. FRAN RUSHING Kirklin, Indiana Our Next Question How did you meet your significant other? Email us at thequestion@hearst.com (include your full name, city, and state). Your response could be featured in our February issue. FOLLOW US @oprahmagazine facebook.com/oprahmagazine @oprah magazine pinterest.com/oprah When we married, I gave my husband a block of wood. He said it was beautiful, but too hard to carve. Ten years later,…

1 min.
o mag insider

PRODUCTS • PROMOTIONS • EVENTS JOY TO THE BOLD Get ready to jump into the most festive of seasons. Dressed to express your true spirit. Waving bye-bye to ho-hum gifts. Saying hello to bold in everything you do. You have a gift for making it all look easy. The holidays? Bring ’em on. #HowBoldAreYou Shop chicos.com/holiday. O, THAT’S GOOD! This holiday season, Oprah is giving back! Every time you purchase any package of O, That’s Good! from now until December 29th, a meal will be donated to someone in need through Feeding America. Visit Othatsgood.com for more information. DISCOVER BETTER: PLANT ENRICHED PERMANENT HAIR COLOR Naturtint plant enriched permanent hair color is enhanced with plant extracts and seed oils to color and nourish in one complete treatment. What’s extraordinary about this product is what we don’t include in this…

2 min.
in their prime

WILDEST GLEAMS On October’s cover, Oprah wore a sparkling robe from Beyoncé’s clothing line Ivy Park. You approved. “This is the new image for Wonder Woman because what could be more black girl magic than this?” —@_darrinvonb “Unexpected and refreshingly fun!” —@nnashway “I needed this today. @oprah is forever my #WCW.” —@busyphilipps WHAT’S BEAUTIFUL TO YOU? OCTOBER’S BIG QUESTION HAD YOU SEEING BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING. “My grandchildren when they laugh uncontrollably.” —@wellawarebylinda “Watching hummingbirds eating out of my feeders while I have my coffee.” —@coltsgalll “The pure joy on my dog’s face as we go for a walk.” —@becky13jm DREAM TEAM Oprah’s conversation with Emmy-winning Amy Schumer on body image and internet trolls inspired one follower to dream up a new box office smash. “If these two starred in a comedy, Amy would be the instigator and Oprah would be the wide-eyed reluctant accomplice scared to death to…