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Golden Girls, Queer Eye, Nailed It & More: 5 Holiday Serotonin Hits

TV shows & online entertainment from the world of YouTube often help distract us or give us much-needed joy. The world is insane, from people sucking up horse de-wormer to the existence of Joe Rogan, and it can feel like serotonin, and generally, uplifting content can be close to impossible to find. I don't blame your concern, there are only so many shows and real-life moments full of hetero-nonsense I can take. So while that one aunt keeps asking if you've become a "sheep of the deep state", mute your phone and watch a couple of episodes of one of these shows instead. From The Golden Girls, Nailed It!, and Without a Recipe, to New Girl and Queer Eye, there's a little something for everyone in the line-up below.

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Now here's a look at some of the programming set to bring a desperately-needed smile to our faces this holiday season:

"The Golden Girls": My hidden wish to own all the classy rattan furniture & a freezer full of cheesecake will always hit an all-time high when watching this series. Whoever you connect with, these gals are here for a plethora of topics and a laugh alongside a smile tends to be a guarantee.

"Nailed It!": I have believed at times that accomplishing an intricate cake design is possible from scratch, but then again that may have been that fun bit of mania after a depressive episode. We can all relate to the ups and downs of cooking or baking at some point, well don't feel alone and watch this series for a break from the baking hell of the holidays.

"Without A Recipe": The Try Guys are funny with or without needing to figure out a dish, but this series has been a favorite of mine since the beginning. Add in hilarious judging panels and mix it with odd b-roll footage outside the kitchen and you've got this excellent series.

"New Girl": This show has made me laugh & cry ( but in a nice cathartic way), so it makes sense I'd add this to a list giving off uplifting vibes. Also, you're lying if you say you don't have a favorite character and mine is Winston because he's an odd yet caring goofball.

"Queer Eye": Somehow this TV series gets me to show myself some self-care, some compassion, and whatever I need in the moment. The Fab Five is a great group to watch if needing that extra hand of support or quote that gets to you in a unique way.

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Brittney BenderAbout Brittney Bender

In love with media, from TV to film, you'll find me writing recaps, reviews, TV news, "Top 5" content, opinion pieces are everything and anything, and more! Bisexual creative mess with a love for dark humor, promoting important projects, and sharing interesting finds.
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