Holiday

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Word Power: Test Your Knowledge of Christmas Words

You rarely encounter these Christmas words in everyday life, but you'll hear them sung in timeless carols during the holiday season. May this Word Power quiz strike the right note to put you in the festive spirit!

This is the Oldest Christmas Carol (Hint: It’s Not “Silent Night”)

You’ve probably never even heard of this tune.


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30 Small-Scale Christmas Dinner Ideas

Skipping the massive turkey and trimmings this year? Choose from these scaled-down mains and sides for a small-but-special celebration.


Easy Gingerbread Cookies

This dough for these easy gingerbread cookies is perfect for creating people, animals, or just about any shape you want...


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The Best Books to Give as Presents This Holiday

2022's must-reads make perfect stocking stuffers.

Starting Christmas From Scratch

When Christmas celebrations with our extended families got to be too much, my wife and I took drastic measures.


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5 Winter Workouts You Didn’t Even Know You Were Doing

If there's an upside to winter, it's that all of the chores count towards your daily physical activity.


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Joy to the World: Joyful Photography From Across Canada

Joy might have seemed hard to come by in 2022, but these heartwarming photos remind us there are still plenty...


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How to Keep the Peace at Family Dinner This Holiday

Don’t see eye to eye with family members on a hot-button issue? Relationship and wellness expert Deepak Kashyap shares tips...


These Old Fashioned Christmas Cake Recipes Will Take You Back to Your Childhood

From beautiful Bundts to traditional fruitcakes, these nostalgic recipes capture the flavours of Christmas past.


How Silly Stocking Stuffers Became My Family’s Favourite Holiday Tradition

'Tis the season to pull the perfect prank! A heartwarming story of how a much-missed father's legacy of laughter is...


90 Years Ago, I Was Touched by a Random Act of Kindness That Defined the Christmas Spirit

The Great Depression hit our family hard, but there was light amidst the darkness.


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The Best Christmas Markets Across Canada

From the snow-capped peaks of Banff to Charlottetown's winter wonderland, here's where you'll find the most magical Christmas markets in...

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Every Friends Christmas Episode Ranked—From Worst to Best

The very best Friends holiday episodes combine lots of laughs, the right amount of festive cheer and just a little...


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Deck the Halls: 20 Holiday Decorating Ideas From Across Canada

We challenged you to capture the prettiest holiday decorating ideas on camera, and you delivered! Here's how Canadians deck the...


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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas in Canada

Do you know Rudolph's Canadian connection? Or how many turkeys get devoured at Canadian dinner tables?


Why We Hang Stockings for Christmas

It has a little something to do with a man known as St. Nicholas.


Who is Santa Claus, Anyway?

Our modern day version of Santa is actually a combination of various legends and traditions from around the world.


Remembering Our First Christmas in Canada

In the winter of 1963, this Irish family celebrated their first Christmas in Toronto. The snow was like nothing they...


Every Seinfeld Holiday Episode Ranked—From Worst to Best

The best Seinfeld Christmas episodes combine hilarious catchphrases, timeless observations and just the right amount of dysfunction. Take a look...


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Uniquely Canadian Holiday Traditions, From Coast to Coast

From Réveillon to "mummering," here are some of the unique ways Canadians celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.


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10 Hidden Dangers to Avoid This Holiday

The most wonderful time of the year comes with its share of potential dangers. Here's how to reduce the risk...


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The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Looking for festive fun? We've got your holiday watch list covered.


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25 DIY Christmas Decorations Anyone Can Make

Get ready to deck your halls with these simple holiday crafts—and get the whole family involved in the Christmas festivities.


Rick Mercer: As Kids, My Brother and I Stole the Perfect Christmas Tree

In this excerpt from his book, Talking to Canadians, Rick Mercer confesses to a yuletide heist that made for an...


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10 Rules For Regifting During the Holidays

Whether it's the wrong size, not your style, or something you already own, unwanted gifts are an inevitable hazard of...


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Top 20 Places to Spend Christmas in Canada

From festive Santa Claus parades to can't-miss holiday markets, we're counting down the best places to celebrate Christmas in Canada.