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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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. Our readers submitted stories about their favorite encounters with the jolly man in the red suit. Some are funny, some are tear-jerking, but they all embrace the spirit of the season.

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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...


14 Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations Around the Country

Who says grownups get to have all the fun on New Year's Eve? These special events around the country are...

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...


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16 Travel Secrets to Always Get the Best Airfare Possible

How to make the most of online travel agencies, price alerts, and special offers on every single trip.


30 Thoughtful and Affordable Holiday Teacher Gifts

Your kids' teachers work so hard day after day after day. Why not show them your appreciation for all that...


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....


17 Grossest Toys Ever Made

Sorry, Mom and Dad—toys that pee or poop or are otherwise ooey and gooey are sure to be on your...

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...


How to Spend the Holidays in Disney World—While Beating the Crowds

Disney World is truly a magical place to be with your family during the holidays, but it can also be...


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?"


18 Fall Activities for Frugal Family Fun

Make lasting memories with all the changing season has to offer while sticking to a budget.


26 Things Your Mother-in-Law Is Secretly Thinking

Build a better relationship with his mother by remembering these things she'd like to say but won't (you hope!).


You Won’t Believe What These Dads Invented to Make Life Better for Their Kids

Necessity may be the mother of invention—but change the word "mother" to "father" here, because these amazing dads saw a...


7 Myths About Mosquito Control That You Need to Stop Believing

Contrary to popular opinion, these often-tried remedies won’t ward off mosquitoes.


13 Things You Didn’t Know About Mother’s Day

We bet you never knew these facts about why Mother's Day is so important.


This Is the Most Popular Time of Day for Babies to Be Born

Hint: it has to do more with the moms than the babies.


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...