How to Make Festive Bows

Need a fun gift-wrapping idea? Learn how to tie a bow (or three) to make your next gift gorgeous. We'll show you how to make a classic, layered, or rosette bow.

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Three-Step Christmas Centerpieces

Create a striking holiday centerpiece in just three steps. We have a special secret for the step one: How to lay the table runner.

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Creative Christmas Tree Themes

Be creative by decorating your Christmas tree with a favorite theme that suits your decorating style or your family's personality. We were inspired by a local festival of trees and have included tips for bringing the looks inside your own Christmas home. Bonus: We've included lighting tips to make your tree shine.

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Turn a simple sugar cookie into a masterpiece this Christmas. Whether you like your sugar cookies soft or crisp, simply decorated or frosted with intricate designs, these sugar cookie recipes are sure to sweeten up your holiday season.

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Deck a Christmas Staircase in Two Steps

It's so simple to decorate your staircase for Christmas! Get our damage-free, two-step plan to ensure that the holiday spirit extends from first floor to second.

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Creative Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.

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Christmas 101 Our Best How-To Ideas

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

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Christmas Carols

Christmas caroling is an easy way to get in the holiday spirit, whether you sing carols in your home or house to house. We have the Christmas lyrics to all your favorite holiday music, such as "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Deck the Halls," "Jingle Bells," "O Christmas Tree," and more. Learn the words to these Christmas carols and sing them while you decorate, or gather a group of friends and go caroling. We also have Christmas carols lyrics for religious Christmas hymns, including "Away in a Manger," "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Joy to the World," and several others. If you want to host a bigger bash, you'll love organizing your very own party of Christmas carolers. We have ideas for music-theme invitations, dessert-table decorations, musical Christmas tree ornaments, and other tips for the best holiday party on the block. When it's time to sing, you'll never forget the words to all the classic Christmas songs with our printable (and free!) Christmas Carols list download, a cute mini book with lyrics to more than 25 holiday songs listed in alphabetical order.

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

This anonymously written carol was likely composed in the second half of the...

We Three Kings of Orient Are

In 1857, Dr. John H. Hopkins of Pennsylvania wrote both the lyrics and melody...

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

This traditional carol probably originated in 16th-century London. The version...

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

After his son was severely wounded in the Civil War, Henry Wadsworth Longfello...

Go Tell It on the Mountain

This popular American carol was created around the turn of the 19th century....

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Known as one of the first carols composed by Americans, this song combines an...

O Christmas Tree

Some historians have said this German folk carol is from the Middle Ages, but...

The Holly and the Ivy

Historians link the greenery of this song to medieval symbols of rivalry...

Deck the Halls

Although the background of this song has never been identified, most historian...

O Holy Night

In 1847 Frenchman Placide Cappeau asked composer Adolphe Adam to write a melod...

Away in a Manger

The words to this popular carol were first published anonymously in...

The Twelve Days of Christmas

This English folk song was written prior to the 19th century. Historians say...

Good King Wenceslas

The melody to this carol was written in the 16th century. The lyrics, based on...

O Come, All Ye Faithful

English music teacher John Francis Wade wrote the now-familiar melody for this...

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

The lyrics to this song were written by Charles Wesley, co-founder of the...

What Child Is This?

The melody of this song is a popular English tune, "Greensleeves," which was...

Up on the Housetop

Composer Benjamin R. Hanby, of Ohio, wrote this children's favorite in the mid...

Joy to the World

The lyrics to this song come from a 1719 hymn written by Englishman Isaac Watt...

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Philadelphia clergyman Phillips Brooks wrote the lyrics to this song in 1868,...

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This song was created in England, and historians believe it originated in the...

Jingle Bells

Boston musician James S. Pierpont wrote the lyrics and melody to this song for...

Silent Night

On Christmas Eve 1818, in Austria, the organ in St. Nicholas Church broke down...

Holiday Quiz Games

Fun, Interactive quizzes that challenge your holiday smarts.

The First Noel

This piece originates from 16th-century England. The title was originally...

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