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The Fascinating History Behind These 24 Christmas Symbols

How did decorated trees, cut-out cookies, and stockings by the fireplace come to symbolize 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.


19 Christmas Brain Teasers You Will Love Unwrapping

Take a break from holiday shopping and decorating to solve these tricky brain teasers.


125 Christmas Movie Trivia Questions (with Answers) to Test Your Festive Film IQ

Think you know your holiday films? Test your knowledge with these Christmas movie trivia questions—they're not as easy as you...


What Is Christmas, and Why Do We Celebrate It?

Christmas is America's #1 favorite holiday—9 in 10 of us celebrate it. Here's how Christmas started and why we have...

103 Christmas Riddles for Guaranteed Holiday Cheer

Test your knowledge of Noel—the fun way—with these Christmas riddles.


70 DIY Christmas Ornaments That Will Make Your Tree Extra Special

These DIY Christmas ornaments will help you deck the halls and trim the tree to perfection this holiday season.

29 Stylish Hostess Gifts for Every Occasion—and Budget

Bring one of these hostess gifts to the party, and you'll definitely get an invite back.


Can You Find Seven Santas Hiding in This Christmas Scene?

In this image, nine festive people are throwing a virtual holiday party. But they have some unexpected companions—several miniature Santa...


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25 Gifts for People Who Can’t Stop Cleaning Their Houses

Forget about decking the halls—let's clean them!


Here’s the Surprising History Behind Your Favorite Christmas Carols

"Reginald The Red-Nosed Reindeer"? Frosty and the "One Horse Open Sleigh" had nothing to do with Christmas? These and more...

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White House Christmas Ornaments Through the Years

Here's the history behind every official White House Christmas ornament ever made.


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United States Trivia Your History Teacher Never Taught You

When was Christmas illegal in America? Which state did Congress forget to officially add to the Union for 150 years?...


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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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Polite Responses to 16 of Your Most Awkward Holiday Encounters

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


10 Little Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Kids

The holidays can bring out the best—and the worst—in kids. If you are worried your children are becoming materialistic or...

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.


What Are the 12 Days of Christmas, and What Do They Mean?

The song has probably gotten stuck in your head a whole bunch, but have you given any thought to the...