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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My Dad Sent Me a Fruitcake Every Year for Christmas. The Last One Didn’t Arrive Until a Year A...

My father resembled a fruitcake. One year, he even sent one. It never arrived.

20 Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids to Make

Make festive homemade ornaments with your kids for keepsakes or to give as thoughtful gifts this Christmas.


Why Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Kids Won’t Open Gifts This Christmas

Santa opts for early delivery for the House of Windsor.


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....


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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....

The Heartwarming Reason Why We Put Oranges in Christmas Stockings

This age-old tradition has a few surprising origins.


15 Old-Fashioned Christmas Traditions to Bring Back

You might remember these pastimes from your childhood, or maybe you've only seen them in movies. Either way, they're sure...

17 Letters to Santa That Will Warm Your Heart This Holiday Season

"I am not eating my boogers anymore. So now you can bring me some toys please."


20 Fun Family Christmas Games Everyone Will Enjoy

Here are the best Christmas games to play this year with your family and friends—every single one has a Christmas...


13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago

Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.


10 Christmas Stories That Will Melt Your Heart

Delightful tales to help you embrace the spirit of the season

How to Make a Snowman: 6 Tips for the Perfect Mr. Frosty

Do you wanna build a snowman? Here's your guide to creating one that even Frosty himself would be proud of....


8 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays with a Blended Family

Holidays are stressful for everyone. But for blended families in particular, the holidays can be a time when the pressure...


Is Santa Real? 11 Gentle Ways to Break the News About Santa to Your Kids

For many households in America, the Christmas season invokes feelings of joy, family, love, presents, and, of course, Santa. So...



25 Things Your Mall Santa Won’t Tell You

Trust us, your mall Santa has much more to say than, "What do you want for Christmas?"

This Family Tradition Brought an Entire Community Together One Tragic Christmas

Sometimes, taking the extra time to hug someone and ask them about their day means more than you think.


We Were a Poor Family—but My Parents Still Managed to Give Me the Greatest Gift of All

Love, joy, and the warm feeling of pulling together to rally through tough times don't cost a thing. But gifts...


The Dog Who Ate Christmas—Was Of Course a Chihuahua Mix!

This ranch family’s pet didn’t care much for the farm’s rules.


When My Mom Collected Ornaments, She Collected Memories

Her mom collected ornaments every year when she and her siblings were growing up.


This Couple’s Dream of Owning a Christmas Tree Farm Came True

The whole family—whether they’ve got two legs or four—is invited to this Christmas tree farm.


This Soldier’s Long Walk Home Was the Best Christmas Present for His Little Girl

Surprise reunions are extra special during the holiday season.


This Heartwarming Christmas Tradition Has Been Passed Down Through Multiple Generations

Oversize Christmas stockings were 
a labor of love for avid knitters.


This Message in a …. Christmas Ornament… Is a True Story of Love

Inside an old blue glass ball lay the heart of a marriage.

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She Dreaded the First Christmas After Her Husband’s Death. Then, an Unexpected Guest Changed E...

"An incredible peace came over me, and I felt the love of God and family in a new way."


4 Heartwarming True Tales of Vintage Christmas Kindness

These true stories from readers like you prove that, deep down, Christmas has always been about the joy of giving.


Hosting the Holidays? 11 Little Things to Do 30 Minutes Before Guests Arrive

The last few minutes before guests arrive don’t have to be a whirlwind. These easy tricks make holiday hosting a...


6 Christmas Stories of Wonder and Love

It's a perfect time to read about how other families experience the joy of the season.


4 of the Best Viral Holiday Stories

What happens when the Internet explodes with the joy of human kindness and Christmas spirit?


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13 Ways to Remember the True Meaning of Christmas

1. Keep a candle burning The constantly burning flame, holding back the darkness, is a potent symbol of life in