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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Cool Blue and White for the Holidays

Bring cool blues and white indoors to create a holiday scene as refreshing as a walk in the snow.

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    • Delicate Ornament Wreath

      This intricate-looking wreath is surprisingly simple to make. Here's how:
      -- Wrap a plastic foam wreath with white or pale blue ribbon.
      -- Hot-glue glass ornaments to cover the wreath, starting with the larger balls and layering smaller ones to fill the gaps.

      Editor's Tip: Select an assortment of colors, textures, and sheens for the most interesting effect. Link TK

    • Card-Display Board

      The annual flurry of Christmas cards looks lovely displayed on this memory board. Here's how to make it:
      -- Start with an inexpensive framed bulletin board.
      -- Paint the frame, and apply a diluted wash in varying shades of blue mixed with luminescent embossing powder.
      -- Stretch quilted fabric over the cork and staple onto the back. Create a grid of ribbon attached with pins at the ends and wherever ribbons cross. Link TK

    • True-Blue Stocking

      This stocking takes on a mod flair with a ruff of soft white faux fur and a star made from icy-white beads. Link TK

    • Beaded Table Runner

      Set the mood for the holidays with a pretty table that you can make in a snap. Here's how to do it:
      -- Start with a ready-made runner -- this one is white fabric edged with a generous band of shiny blue.
      -- At each end, tack on a length of sparkly beading (available at crafts or fabric stores) to add a dressy holiday finish. Link TK

    • Snowflake Gift Toppers

      Top holiday packages with snowflake ornaments for a festive touch in cool colors. Here's how:
      -- Fold pale blue card stock into halves, and then fold those halves into thirds for a total of six layers.
      -- Cut a snowflake shape through all layers, and unfold. Press the paper flat with an iron.
      -- Brush the top with white glue and sprinkle with glittery embossing powder. Links TK

    • Cone-ucopia

      Grown-ups are as delighted as kids to find a stash of holiday sweets on the back of their chairs. Simple cones, hanging from white organza ribbon, double as place cards when customized with a name.

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      Pretty Christmas Living Rooms

      Don't stop at the Christmas tree -- extend your Christmas decorations through the whole living room. These Christmas decorating ideas will have your space overflowing with cheer, whatever your decorating style.
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