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.

A Teacher Told Her Students to Draw What They Were Thankful for—This Was One Student’s Moving ...

As this teacher learned, some of the most moving lessons are taught by students.


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....


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

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.


When My Mom Collected Ornaments, She Collected Memories

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

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

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


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.

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?