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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Elegant Holiday Arrangements

Whether it's Thanksgiving or Christmas, celebrate your favorite holiday with one of these easy-to-make arrangements.

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    • Updated Display

      Make simple Christmas ornaments the center of attention by arranging them in a square, clear glass vessel wrapped with pretty ribbon. Set the package on a silver tray, then embellish the inside and outside of the display with faux snow and additional baubles.

    • New Take on a Trademark

      Poinsettias might be a Christmas classic, but they aren't limited to their potted locales. Snip a few colorful bracts and arrange them in small bud vases. Display a grouping of the vases on a tiered tray for an artful arrangement.

    • Something Extra

      Give a bouquet of red roses a touch of Christmas flair in minutes. Simply wrap the vase with a square of holiday-theme fabric and secure with a satin ribbon.

    • Crystal Clear

      Nature is the muse for this glowing centerpiece. Fill a glass cloche with clear ornaments (with their caps removed) along with shapely pinecones and evergreen tips. Flip the cloche upside down on a paper plate, place on the table, and remove the paper plate. Surround the cloche with more evergreens for a fresh, fragrant display.

    • Awe-Inspiring Table

      For a table with flair, step out of the red-and-green Christmas box. Try a new color scheme: silver and blue with lots of sparkle. Arrange shiny silver cones and blue ornaments in the middle of the table. For each place setting, wrap a small favor in coordinating paper and ribbon. Instead of simply folding a cloth napkin, arrange it in a wine glass and gather in the middle with a holiday florist's pick.

    • Branching Out

      Fill a large, wide-mouth clear vase halfway with miniature white ornaments to help keep bare branches upright. Hang more ornaments from the branches to give the effect of gently falling snow. Complete the arrangement by placing a pomegranate in the vase for a pop of Yuletide color.

    • Rectangular Roses

      Tightly group 15 red roses together in a rectangle shape. Use florist's foam to hold the roses in place, then surround them with greenery to complete the centerpiece.

    • Flowering Martini

      This drink is stylish with a single ornament holding flowers. Simply remove the hook on an ornament and insert the flowers of your choice. Prop the arrangement in a clear glass.

    • Shaken, Not Stirred

      Shake up an easier take on the martini-glass arrangement -- simply fill a glass with miniature ornaments. Display a group of the filled glasses together for a striking, eye-catching appearance.

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      Green Living

      For an urban, monochromatic look, use a nontraditional hue, such as lime green, for your design. Here, a ceramic container is filled with florist's foam and adorned with artichokes, hydrangeas, lily buds, magnolia leaves, and greenery.

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      Circle of Roses

      This bright, sunny centerpiece provides a repreive from the cold winter outside. Use florist's foam to arrange greenery and bright-color roses in a circular fashion. Rest a sparkling ornament in the middle and enjoy.

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      Topiary Lilies

      This elegant arrangement is made of 'Casablanca' lilies. Simply strip the leaves off and tie the stems together, pushing the bottoms into florist's foam. Lilies usually last two weeks from bud to end of bloom, so this decoration will last through New Years!

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      Color Continuum

      Choosing green fruit and ornaments creates a cohesive color scheme and adds a sense of understated elegance to your dinner table.

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      Garden Variety

      Bring the look of a French garden indoors for the holiday season. Replace the usual sideboard with a cast-iron French garden table, and accent it with fresh topiaries, ornament-filled cloches, and a flea market urn filled with wrapped presents.

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      Sweet Blossoms

      Look beyond the poinsettia for winter flowers: Gather a stunningly simple bouquet of 'Candy Cane' amaryllis that last longer than many typical cut flowers.

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      Lush Centerpiece

      Promote potted English ivy to prominent stature by placing it in a whitewashed urn. The lengthy ivy tendrils drape dramatically over the table.

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      Rustic Elegance

      Rustic miniature pinecones in a crystal compote look elegant when topped with golden matte ornaments. Sheer ribbon tied to the top repeats the touch of brown found in the pinecones below.

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      Vintage Holiday

      Just a few ornaments are needed to make a color and style statement on this pink-and-white arrangement set inside a vintage-look urn. The white artificial pear adds an unexpected note to the scene.

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      Floral Shine

      A mix of small ball ornaments gives sparkle to this centerpiece. They also hide the florist's foam underneath the holiday arrangement of calla lilies.

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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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