Eat a UN-protected meal and bake a baguette. The UN’s cultural heritage body anointed the bread with protected status this week and, if you’re up for a challenge, you can make it at home. If you want to try a different food the UN has deemed important check out the full list.

Read the best books of the year. ‘Tis the season for year-end lists (it makes our job of recommending things way easier). Which publication’s list should you look at? Well, how about The Globe & MailForeign AffairsLitHubNPR, and Pitchfork just to name a few?

Watch Violent Night now in theatres. Most holiday movies go straight-to-streaming these days, so it’s nice to see a yuletide flick on the big screen. Especially one that features Santa Claus (played by Stranger Things’ David Harbor) violently fighting a group of mercenaries.

Listen to Fleetwood Mac. You never need an excuse to do so, but after the passing of key member Christine McVie this week at age 79, now would be a great time. She wrote many of their best songs which you can hear on this playlist alongside her solo work.