Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

These Christmas cookies don't mind waiting around in the cold one bit. Get a leg up on holiday preparations by taking advantage of Christmas cookies' affinity for freezing. Each Santa-special treat can freeze for up to three months.

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Steal This Home's Cottage-Style Decorations!

Warm and welcoming, cottage style is effortless and translates perfectly into the holiday season. Mix old and new for a flexible Christmas decorating style that you can make your own -- here┬┐s how Kelly, the blogger at Talk of the House, shows off her cottage style.

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Christmas Ornament Crafts

Keep these handmade Christmas ornaments for yourself, or use them as one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season. Each of these 20+ Christmas ornament crafts is easy to make and perfect for this year's Christmas decorating.

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Our Best Cookie-in-a-Jar Recipes

In need of a creative addition to your cookie exchange party or a tasty gift for friends and family? Look no further than our collection of irresistible cookie-in-a-jar recipes. Each holiday-ready gift takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and features layer upon layer of favorite cookie, brownie, or blondie mix-ins.

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Decorated Christmas Trees

The star of your Christmas decorations -- the tree! -- deserves extra attention. Here are four diverse looks you should consider for your tree decorating scheme.

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Pretty Christmas Wreaths

Deck the halls with these gorgeous winter wreaths that will bring holiday cheer to your Christmas decor. Christmas wreaths are often made with fir, but we share alternative wreath supplies that could inspire this year's front door.

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Genius Christmas Hacks

Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.

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Christmas Cookies

Enjoy our collection of our best Christmas cookie recipes. We have a wide variety of holiday favorites you're sure to love, from easy homemade Christmas cookies and creative decorating ideas to classic sugar cookies and cute Christmas cookies for kids. Heading to a Christmas party? Our Christmas cookie exchange recipes are always a hit and guarantee you'll have a Christmas cookie recipe everyone will love. If you're going for beautiful, creative cookies, try our showstopping Christmas cookie ideas. These bars, mini bites, and whoopie pies include complete instructions and have been tested by our Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen so you can learn how to make Christmas cookies in a cinch. Plus, we've got easy Christmas cookies from around the world, including Italian Christmas cookies like biscotti and German Christmas cookies like Lebkuchen. Cookies also make a great gift, so we've assembled our best recipes plus wrapping ideas in our Christmas cookie gifts collection. Pick one favorite or make a few to give as inexpensive presents this season. Baking Christmas cookies can be a family affair. Involve little bakers with our Christmas cookies for kids, which include recipes for gingerbread people, sugar cookie pizza, and adorable (and easy!) meringue mice. Cookies can even be part of a special diet; try our vegan Christmas cookies and gluten-free Christmas cookies for a holiday dessert everyone can enjoy. Get step-by-step instructions to make your best batch of holiday cookies ever!

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