#HappyHoligays Hall of Fame: Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter Posts That Made Our Season Bright

We asked y’all to use the hashtag #HappyHoligays on social media this season, and boy, did you ever! Y’all posted things that were deeply moving, deeply hilarious, and deeply relevant, and I love you for it. Here’re the highlights!

Holigay Happenings

So, this happened.

via krisisawesome on Instagram

via krisisawesome on Instagram

Moving right along, y’all looked adorable all season. Even when you were working, or tree shopping. And that is legitimately impressive.

Workin' Christmas Eve: A Self Portrait, via bmm6h09 on Instagram

Workin’ Christmas Eve: A Self Portrait, via bmm6h09 on Instagram

via rachmezza on Instagram

via rachmezza on Instagram

Ah, the holigay season. It’s like I’m in Klub Deer for months at a time.

via starlord on Twitter

via starlord on Twitter

Also, I wanna go back in time to when you all posted these adorable tributes to friendship and encourage you to create the hashtag #lesbrohoho. Even the time the person doing it was me.

via androsaurus on Instagram

via androsaurus on Instagram

via grahsar on Instagram

via grahsar on Instagram

Cincy 'Straddlers Make a You Do You gingerbread house, via clarifyibly on Instagram

Cincy ‘Straddlers Make a You Do You gingerbread house, via clarifyibly on Instagram

via djmsjackson on Instagram

via djmsjackson on Instagram

via carmenriosss on Instagram

via carmenriosss on Instagram

via lesbifriendsinmemphis on Instagram

via lesbifriendsinmemphis on Instagram

via heatherannehogan on Instagram

via heatherannehogan on Instagram

via sheldonkey on Instagram

via sheldonkey on Instagram

Festive Cats and Other Animal Adventures

These pets give Eli a run for his money.

via dykebrigade on Instagram

via dykebrigade on Instagram

via bowtiesandbigdreams on Instagram

via bowtiesandbigdreams on Instagram

via kayeonlee on Instagram

via kayeonlee on Instagram

via dykebrigade on Instagram

via dykebrigade on Instagram

via meyrude on Instagram

via meyrude on Instagram

via dykebrigade on Instagram

via dykebrigade on Instagram

Decorations, Goodies, and Gifts

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, that is what I have for this person.

A-Wreath-A Franklin via madelinemaeh on Instagram

A-Wreath-A Franklin via madelinemaeh on Instagram

This is a puddle of cute.

via allissa_b on Instagram

via allissa_b on Instagram

It wouldn’t be a holigay without excessive amounts of food! Or without Gabby.

via quirkyrican on Instagram

via quirkyrican on Instagram

Also, what do I say at Starbucks to make this happen? Please inform me immediately. I feel like I’d look good in the froth of a cappuccino.

via allyouneedisnicki on Instagram

via allyouneedisnicki on Instagram

I would eat all of these, Robin.

via robonyong on Instagram

via robonyong on Instagram

Some of y’all made vagina ornaments and other totally gay hanging things, adding a new dimension to the phrase “getting hung.”

via liquorinthefront on Tumblr

via liquorinthefront on Tumblr

via emfriedwoman on Instagram

via emfriedwoman on Instagram

via dykebrigade on Tumblr

via dykebrigade on Tumblr

Also, there was an OITNB tree and I was jealous it wasn’t in my living room.

O, OITNB Tree, O OITNB Tree via veritatemdisaster on Instagram

O, OITNB Tree, O OITNB Tree via veritatemdisaster on Instagram

‘Tis the Season to Be Snuggling

Crossing my fingers that these cards happened and are on their way to me right now.

via isabellemaree on Instagram

via isabellemaree on Instagram

You guys are so cute it’s actually gross, only not really because love is never gross and the people who say so are just denying their true desires! La la la.

via spikeyandykey on Instagram

via spikeyandykey on Instagram

via gaybrideguide on Instagram

via gaybrideguide on Instagram

via missminak on Instagram

via missminak on Instagram

Now that’s just too much yet the perfect amount of everything all at once and I’m melting.

via demiiquinn on Instagram

via demiiquinn on Instagram

via besideyoudear on Tumblr

via besideyoudear on Tumblr

Does this mistletoe on a stick contraption reach all the way to Canada? Asking for a friend.

…And Scissoring

Some of you also found the time to #ScissorandSweat.

via heymaristein on Instagram

via heymaristein on Instagram

via nikki_alcala on Instagram

via nikki_alcala on Instagram

via autowin on Instagram

via autowin on Instagram

via alcopela on Instagram

via alcopela on Instagram

via meyrude on Instagram

via meyrude on Instagram

Buy yours today at the Autostraddle Store.

Other Gay Apparel

If you weren’t wearing #AutostraddleMerch, you at least still looked damn good.

via missminak on Instagram

via missminak on Instagram

via liquorinthefront on Tumblr

via liquorinthefront on Tumblr

via princessweirdo on Instagram

via princessweirdo on Instagram

Tweets We Wholeheartedly Approved Of

1. I can’t tell if this is a fisting joke or a drinking joke.

2. Either way, I hate it when that happens.

Pics or it never happened, Lane.


It’s not too late! Use the hashtag #HappyHoligays ’til the end of the year to spread love and cheer across the queermo land.

Carmen is the Managing Digital Editor at Ms. , host of Bitch Media's POPAGANDA podcast and co-founder and Contributing Editor at Argot magazine. She previously served as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director at Autostraddle. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

Carmen has written 926 articles for us.

17 Comments

  1. oh hey! @sheldonkey ‘s thanksgayving photo is autostraddle-gaymous!

    and just to make everyone’s holiday a little gayer, here’s the holigay card that’s being sent to family, friends, and professional contacts (because scissoring sweatshirts + pets in holiday attire is totally profesh). you’re welcome!

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