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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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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

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Creative Christmas Wreaths

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Christmas 101 Our Best How-To Ideas

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O Holy Night

In 1847 Frenchman Placide Cappeau asked composer Adolphe Adam to write a melody for Cappeau's recently written poem. The result was one of the best-known French Christmas carols.

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
it is the night of the dear Savior's birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;

Fall on your knees,
oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine
O night when Christ was born!

O night
O holy night
O night divine!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love, and His gospel is peace;
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother,
and in His name all oppression shall cease.

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
let all within us praise His holy name;

Christ is the Lord,
oh, praise His name forever!
His pow'r and glory
ever more proclaim!

His pow'r
and glory
ever more proclaim!

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