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12 Holiday cocktails that make it the hap-happiest season of all (VIDEO)

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

Even if it is the most wonderful time of the year, sometimes the holidays just call for a cocktail

Let's be honest — the holiday season isn't all wonder and happiness and good cheer. It's crowds and last-minute shopping and tired feet and — it's OK to admit it — a little grumpiness too. The good news is, we've got plenty of holiday cocktails here that will take you from Grinchy to gleeful in just a few sips.

Naughty Lil' Elf cocktail

For those of us that want nothing to do with Elf on the Shelf but do want a festive cocktail.

The In-laws Are Coming Long Island

Because the in-laws require the strongest cocktail of them all.

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Boozy Christmas morning cocktail

It's Christmas. You're allowed to drink spiked coffee and eat the candy from your kids' stockings for breakfast.

Pomegranate and prosecco cocktail

When you want to class it up a bit, reach for the prosecco. Instant fanciness.

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