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Single or taken -- the holidays can be as joyful as they are stressful. These holiday relationship guides add some merry cheer to the web.

How to Be Two Turtle Doves
On the first day of Christmas, your could-be-true-love took you where? If you want to mix the spirit of the season with your crush, try one (or all!) of these 12 dates of Christmas from HowAboutWe.

Don’t Reminisce and Text
All those twinkling white lights and the rosy cheeks of passerbys can tempt any lonely lady to contact her ex, but you might regret that text after your eggnog-and-mistletoe-induced haze wears off. The Frisky gives tips on fighting the urge to reminisce.

The Perfect Gift for Every Stage
Finding the perfect gift for the guy you like (or love) is always tricky. You don’t want to say too much or too little depending on how long you’ve been together. Strike just the right note with our guide to gifting by your relationship stage. (And if you're waiting until after the holidays to break his heart, Jezebel has ideas about what to get someone you’re about to kick to the curb.)

Single Female Seeking Single Santa
Can't bear the thought of attending another holiday party alone? Read about the woman who took holiday-dating to the classifieds on The Huffington Post.

How to Survive Your First Holiday Together
From what to buy each other to where to have the big feast, your first holiday together can be exhausting. To keep the passion alive and your duo healthy, try these tips to weather the season together. (And don’t worry if you’re fighting more, a study by Yahoo Shine says that’s totally normal.)

Peace, Love and Giving
Tis' the season to give tidings and gifts, but your relationship should be giving all year round. Our friends at YourTango describe four signs that your relationship gives you as much love as you put into it.

Why Being Single this Holiday is Great
It’s the inevitable question every single girl is asked at Christmastime: Are you seeing anyone special? If you’re not, don’t sweat -- it’s cool to be solo on the holidays, according to a HowAboutWe writer. Get inspired by how she embraced her single status. 

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