25 of the Funniest Family Christmas Photos

These festive families put the ha-ha-ha in the holidays.

My Family’s Christmas Tradition: The Great Amaryllis Growing Contest

This family's festive amaryllis growing contest has blossomed into a full-grown event—and one of the highlights of their holiday season.

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14 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Home

The holidays in 2020 will certainly be different, but there are plenty of ways to spread cheer while keeping your...

How to Decorate for the Holidays, According to Your Zodiac

Which sign always creates an impeccable seasonal display? Find out how to decorate for the holidays in style according to...

How One Night of Carolling Brought My Small Town Together

When I was growing up in Vanderhoof, B.C., the whole town would come together in the high school gym for...

24 Stories About Meeting Santa That Will Fill You with the Christmas Spirit

Santa Claus has a lot of kids to visit each year, but he never fails to get his job done....

There Is One Doll Hidden in This Sea of Christmas Toys. Can You Find It?

This head-scratcher will test your eye for detail—guaranteed.

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8 Secret Meanings Behind Classic Christmas Ornaments

Once you know the fascinating backstory behind each design, you'll want to hang one of each on your Christmas tree.

10 Best Things to Do Instead of Exchange Gifts This Holiday Season

Tired of riding on the consumer carousel during the holiday season? Here are 10 things you can do instead.

Where Do the 12 Days of Christmas Come from, Anyway?

There's a lot more to the 12 days of Christmas than the famous Christmas carol.

Why Christmas Is on December 25

The history behind how Christmas came to be celebrated at the end of December may have little to do with...

30+ Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season means friends, family, parties—and lots of unhealthy food. These expert tips will help you avoid holiday weight...

This Is Why We Kiss Under the Mistletoe

Stealing a kiss under the mistletoe wasn't always strictly a Christmas tradition.

How Well Do You Know Charles Dickens’ Classic A Christmas Carol?

From the time of its publication in 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was an instant hit. Test your knowledge of the...

I Grew Up Poor and Without My Indigenous Ceremonies, But the Holidays Were Full of Joy

In my little community next to Kississing Lake in Manitoba, we learned that it takes a village to raise a...

8 Vintage Christmas Ads from the Past 100 Years

Though St. Nick appeared in ads as early as 1840, it wasn’t until after 1863, when cartoonist Thomas Nast created...

10 Christmas Movie Locations That Exist in Real Life

Many holiday films were shot in studios or on backlots, but here are ones you can actually visit. Christmas vacation...

This Is How Long Your Christmas Cookies Will Stay Fresh

So many cookies to make, so little time! This guide will help you bake and store every batch in the...

5 Clever New Uses For Candy Canes

Got more candy canes than you could possibly eat? Here are five tasteful ways to use candy canes around the...

10 Holiday Party Planning Tips: The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Checklist

Does the thought of hosting family and friends over for the holidays terrify you? Stop worrying! These professional party planning...

5 Clever Uses for Wrapping Paper You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Don't toss those leftover scraps of wrapping paper in the recycling bin just yet! Here are five simple ways to...

14 Unusual Christmas Traditions from Around the World

You don't need to take a trip around the world to see how Christmas traditions vary from continent to continent....

12 Cool Traditional Christmas Tree Alternatives

Maybe you're allergic to evergreen trees or perhaps you just don't have room for a traditional Christmas tree in your...

The Funny Way 20 People Learned the Truth About Santa Claus

Equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious, 20 people confess how they learned the truth about Santa Claus.

18 Photos That Show What Christmas Looked Like 100 Years Ago

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but would you recognize what Christmas looked like a century ago?

Cinnamon Sugar Crackle Cookies

These scrumptious treats will always be a part of your Christmas cookie platter!

Drizzled Gingerbread Biscotti

Warning: these treats will become an instant obsession at your home.

Santa’s Coming Cookie Puzzle

This clever confection is easy to make with store-bought cookie dough and is entirely edible to boot! Blanched almonds make...

French Christmas Macarons

Even decorated simply—a sprinkle of sugar, a drizzle of icing—these stylish beauties will be the showstoppers on any cookie tray....