The magazine you need for the life you lead: Family Circle. For Everywoman. Not every woman; Everywoman, as in "Everyman," a term that seems to have cooled off. No surprise: it goes back to the Middle Ages. As do these characters, I suppose: old myths and archetypes resurrected and redrawn for modern eyes, served up by the Disney organization.

We'll get to that in a bit. First let's peruse the ads and advice for the finest modern Christmas ever.