Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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14 Obscure Etiquette Rules You Probably Break All the Time

When it comes to eating, talking on the phone, or even introducing people, you're probably guilty of these not-etiquette-sanctioned behaviors.

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American Flag Etiquette: 12 Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making

We’ve checked with some patriotic organizations about how best to display Old Glory based on the U.S. Flag Code. These...


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18 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Thanksgiving

Etiquette experts agree that Thanksgiving is most enjoyable if people are polite. Here's what polite hosts and guests shouldn’t do...


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9 Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips for Hosts, and 8 for Guests

On Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to be is an ungrateful host or guest.


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15 Things You Should Never Discuss at Thanksgiving Dinner

Do you really want to be the person who causes the Awkward Family Silence?


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How to Make a Good Toast—From an Etiquette Coach

Before raising your glass to celebrate the new year, polish your toasting skills with tips from an etiquette coach.

25 Perfect Holiday Hostess Gifts You Can Order on Amazon

Looking for a thoughtful hostess gift that's more personal than a bottle of red wine? Any host on your "nice"...


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10 Clever Ways to Shamelessly Regift This Holiday Season

Regifting isn't nearly as discourteous as you think it is, according to etiquette experts—as long as you do it right....


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Holiday Tipping: Who (and How Much) Should You Be Tipping?

While holiday tipping may not be obligatory, it's certainly a nice gesture to show you care. Take out the guesswork...


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Holiday Card Etiquette Rules You Should Stop Ignoring

A little lesson in manners to keep the season—and your holiday greetings—jolly and nice

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8 Things Polite People Don’t Do While Christmas Shopping

Set your alarms for Black Friday shopping, and share these tips from etiquette experts on holiday shopping etiquette.


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How an Etiquette Expert Reacts to Bad Christmas Gifts

You're bound to receive a gift this holiday season that you would never have bought for yourself—here's how to handle...


10 Royal Wedding Etiquette Rules Every Member of the Royal Family Follows

Whether you're an official guest or a gawker, brush up on these royal rules for getting hitched.


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The Ultimate Guide to the Right Hostess Gifts for Every Occasion

We know we're supposed to show our appreciation to our hosts, but it can be tricky to choose the right...


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How to Win Your Holiday Office Party, According to an Etiquette Expert

Celebrate the season without seeming unprofessional.

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9 Tricky Etiquette Scenarios for Getting Through the Holiday Season

Family time, traditions, comfort food, lit-up kids’ faces … and, inevitably, drama. Avoid holiday mishaps with this guide to basic...


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10 Pieces of Gift-Giving Etiquette You Need This Holiday Season

Who should you give to? How much should you spend? Your questions, answered.



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Hate Your Present? Here’s What to Do Next

It's happened to all of us: Instead of a present you were hoping for, someone's given you a big, huge...



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Polite Responses to 16 of Your Most Awkward Holiday Encounters

What would the holidays be without some cringe-worthy moments?