Creating a white winter wonderland in your home to celebrate the holiday season can add a sparkle to this festive time of year.
With so much going on over the holidays, it’s important to take time out to give yourself a break.
Nothing beats the taste of warm, buttery cookies just plucked from the oven.
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. But what are we shopping for? Google knows!
The most important prep step? Plan ahead.
As it's been doing every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will be tracking Santa's progress on Christmas Eve as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts, eating mince pies, and knocking back copious amounts of sherry.
‘Tis the seasons for getting monster deals online. But just because Cyber Monday lacks the threat of being trampled to death by a hoard of penny pinchers doesn't mean you're safe.
This may be the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also can be one of the costliest.
When it comes to staying organized over the holidays, being realistic instead of holding yourself to some fictional standard goes a long way toward staying sane during December.
Can you get all of your holiday shopping done in one day? Sure, if you follow a few key steps.
Do their brand promises match up to their home page experiences? Check the taglines, then re-check what you get.
Thanksgiving is a time of travel, but one expert warns that sleep deprivation and darkness can cause drivers to become sleepy even though they believe they're alert.
A big part of having a happy and healthy Thanksgiving is making sure you correctly thaw, clean, cook and store the turkey, an expert says.
With the following turkey tips, you’ll serve up a perfectly juicy bird -- sure to impress for many holidays to come.
You love the LBD because it’s classic, slimming and will never go out of style -- but that doesn’t mean you shouldn't add new twist when you wear it.
The upcoming holiday is not just about the parades, football games, or all the turkey you can eat. It's about spending time with friends and loved ones and having fun, in real life rather than on the Web.
Traveling long distances in cars and planes over the holidays could put you at risk for deep vein thrombosis -- potentially deadly blood clots in the deep veins of the lower legs and thighs, an expert says.
Sure, some tots will play a board game quietly in the corner, but if you’ve got a crew with a bit more energy, read on for Thanksgiving craft ideas to keep them occupied this holiday season.
Sure, the turkey is typically the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s really the side dishes that make or break the meal.
Midwestern classics and a chef's sensibility come together on the holiday table.
There’s nothing like gathering with loved ones around a bountiful holiday table to make us count our blessings. But giving thanks shouldn’t be something we only practice once a year.
It may be better to give than receive--but not with these gifts. Sales expert Tom Searcy shares the five types of gifts you should avoid giving this holiday season.
To cut the stress out of Thanksgiving Day, streamline your meal planning.
The holiday season is here, and in no time family and friends will descend upon your home for divine meals and holiday cheer. Now isn't the time to panic, there's plenty of time to prep your house (and your family).
Before you decide how you're going to cook your turkey, you need to decide what kind of turkey you're going to cook.
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Here are three holiday favorite foods that get an undeserved bad rap.
A festive party calls for a little more makeup than your everyday swipe of lip gloss, and it’s surprisingly easy to liven up your look and still be out the door in a flash.
Most of us look forward to all the goodies the holidays have to offer, but no one celebrates those extra few pounds at the end of the season.
You may not have observed Kwanzaa before, but this tribute to community pride is a wonderful way to bring your family together in a celebration of African-American family, community, history and culture.
Holidays seem to go hand in hand with plenty of food and drinks, but there are ways to prevent holiday weight gain.
Children should be allowed to believe in Santa Claus as long as they want, an expert says.
There's a wide world of ways to wrap a present.
Bring this sweet treat to a holiday potluck or party, and just smile enigmatically when the other guests assume you spent hours over the stove.
This sophisticated take on the classic Christmas fruitcake is far from a punchline. Sweet, spiced, and dense, with a bright rum glaze, it's a perfect holiday treat for giving as a gift — or for keeping to yourself.
Scientists report that they have uncovered the biology behind the magic of how Rudolph's nose glows in the dark as he guides Santa's sleigh around the globe on Christmas Eve.
There's no harm in getting friends and family prepared for the apocalypse, right?
Christmas can be a stressful and dangerous time for dogs, according to the American Kennel Club.
Hosting a secret Santa party is easy with a little preparation. Here's what you need to do to lay the foundation for a great secret Santa exchange.
Holiday decorating goes through fashions and styles, and the tree you remember as if it was yesterday has become today's vintage look.
Gifts of electronic gadgets, like smartphones and laptops, no doubt bring glee to the teens who receive them. But people thinking of gifting such devices to a kid might want to consider the broader ramifications.
It may not be traditional, but if you like a crispy, golden-brown exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, this latke is for you.
You need to start this recipe the day before you plan on serving it, but it's well worth the wait.
Here are the top reasons for winter weight gain and what you can do to avoid them.
Thanksgiving is a coming together of one cook's favorite Eastern Shore traditions, and a celebration of the local foods that have fed the people of this peninsula for generations.
Pumpkin pie is an American original.
Making something new out of something old is a great way to teach your kids about the power of recycling.
With the popularity of the Back to the Future franchise spawning new products, Mattel is the latest company to jump in the Delorean and race up to 88 miles per hour.
The joyous occasion of celebrating the New Year with friends and family can sometimes be a messy affair.
New Year's Eve traditions have been observed by the world over with many traditions embraced globally and many still country-bound.
Everyone likes to receive a brightly wrapped present for the holidays, but after the decorative paper comes off, what can you do to repurpose the sparkly stuff?
The Christmas cleanup is never fun, but it can be easy and green! Here are some tips that will help you find new purposes for things you probably considered tossing in the garbage!
Tis the season... for gift cards. If you received one you don't want to use, there are ways to turn it into either one you want or into cold hard cash.