Be it beach getaways or watching guilty pleasure movies (you know which ones we mean) with your family, the holidays bring out the best in December. This month includes homages to Frank Sinatra while Coldplay, with a little help from Beyoncé, releases an album. Meanwhile, cities around the world are lighting up with holiday decor and lifting everyones’ spirits.

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1, St. Barts image, photo courtesy of Flickr; 2, Solid wrap top and solid hipster, solid wrap one piece and color block plunging one piece; 3, Image via @historyphotographed; 4, Frank Sinatra, image by Capitol Photo Archives; 5, A Head Full of Dreams via Coldplay; 6, Lettuce ware covered tureen; 8, Oxford Street Christmas lights, image via Visit London; 9, Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Gold and diamond hair ornamenta, about 1900, Western India, The Al Thani Collection, © Servette Overseas Limited 2014. Photograph: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

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