Create a holiday haven that will sparkle all the way through December 25 with festive Christmas decorating ideas. Plus, bake delicious Christmas cookies and serve a memorable dinner friends and family will love. With the season of giving in mind, we've collected our best homemade Christmas gifts to make one-of-a-kind presents for your friends and family. Sharing Christmas recipes is also a popular way to celebrate, and our collection of Christmas cookies includes classic cookies, cookies the kids can make, and new recipes that are sure to become family favorites. The Christmas tree is always a key part of the festivities, and we can help you pick the perfect tree as well as decorate it with beautiful lights and handmade Christmas ornaments. Our ornament ideas come in every size and material, including felt ornaments, kids' ornaments, and glass ball ornaments. And why wait to celebrate? Our clever Christmas crafts are fun to start at any time and can be turned into gifts or pretty decorations for your celebration. Curious about the holiday's beginnings? The Christian holiday has some European origins -- like the Christmas tree and candy canes -- but Santa Claus came from an American poet. Learn more about the meaning of Christmas. Get ready for the holiday with pretty decorations -- garlands, swags, and centerpieces, plus outdoor decorating ideas that start with Christmas wreaths and sparkling Christmas lights.


More Christmas Ideas & Inspiration
Free: Our Best Christmas Ideas

Christmas decor, cookies, trees, and gift wrap -- all in one place! Get our top ideas here.

Indoor Christmas Decorations

Whether you're decorating a tight space, a mantel, or need decor fast, this collection can help!

20+ Handmade Christmas Gifts

Show off your creative side with a DIY gift. Step-by-step instructions make it easy.

Christmas Decorations
Front Door Christmas Decorating

Make a bold statement from the outside. Whether wreaths, garlands, or urns are your go-tos, we have the inspiration.

Creative Homemade Holiday Wreaths

Dress your door with one of these standout wreaths. Each is handmade and unique to your address.

Pretty Christmas Living Rooms

Settle into a gorgeous living room. These inspiring Christmas pictures can help you pick a look.

Christmas Tree Ideas
Easy Tips for Decorating a Christmas Tree

Make the star of your Christmas decorating extra special with our tips and tricks for a stunning display.

Creative Christmas Tree Themes and Colors

Pick a theme, any theme. Browse these tree pictures to find a look you'd like for your home.

How to Decorate a Tree: Lights and More

We go step-by-step through stringing lights, adding garland, and finishing with ornaments.

Christmas Cookies & Recipes
Share These Christmas Cookies!

Enjoy one of these delights, and then share the rest of the batch with friends and family.

Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

Bake now, eat later. These doughs freeze like a dream, so start making cookies today!

Host a Cookie Exchange Party

Share the holiday festivities (and treats!) with a cookie exchange party for friends.

Plan Your Holiday Menu
Christmas Dinner Menus

Plan Christmas dinner from start to finish with these flavorful holiday recipes. Each one is made to impress.

Top Stories in Christmas
Christmas Decorating Ideas
Christmas Decorations
Outdoor Decorating
Christmas Recipes
Christmas Baking
Christmas Brownies
Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas Cards and Tags
Christmas Gift Wrapping
Christmas Trees
Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Garlands
Christmas Wreaths
Christmas Parties
Christmas Planning Tips
Christmas Carols
  • Christmas Carols

    Go ahead, sing along. It's easy to get into the holiday spirit with festive Christmas carols.

  • Deck the Halls

    Sing "Deck the Halls"! It's stood the test of time; historians belive it dates back to the 16th century.

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

    It wouldn't be Christmas without the classic English folk song, The "Twelve Days of Christmas."

  • Pitch-Perfect Caroling Party

    Host a caroling party this holiday season and get everyone in on the fun.

Christmas Games


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