Christmas Planning Tips
There's no need to stress about the holiday season -- we've got you covered with Christmas planning tips that range from party prep to ways to get (and stay!) organized for the entire Christmas season. Start with our holiday decorating tips that help you transition your Thanksgiving decor into the Christmas season in simple ways, such as adding more color or natural elements, using both fresh and faux elements in your display, and more. Simplify your Christmas season with our easy ways to set the holiday mood, from crafting a cute centerpiece to keeping a holiday scrapbook and starting a holiday tradition. Stay sane with our holiday decorating planner, a six-week planning guide to making your home festive a little bit at a time. Remember to relax, too. Put your feet up with one (or a few) of our greatest Christmas movies and a plate of Christmas cookies. When it's all over, use our expert tips for holiday storage -- for ornaments, decorations, lights, and more -- to make sure next year's Christmas planning and festivities go as smoothly as this year's.
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10 Ways to Prep for the Holidays
Make-ahead snacks, simple cookie recipes, and easy decorating ideas make the holiday a breeze.
25 Ways to Set the Holiday Mood
You have the power to set the mood for this holiday season. Here are ways to make it a good one.
Get Organized for the Holidays
The holidays are here! Organize and prepare for the fun and festive season with the help of these tips.
Christmas and Hanukkah Traditions and Their Origins
Are the meanings of Christmas and Hanukkah getting lost in the hustle? Find out how to bring them back.
7 Thanksgiving-into-Christmas Decorating Tips
Transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas with grace and ease with these decorating ideas.
8 Tips for Decorating with Holiday Greenery
Williamsburg home-stylist Cindy Cragg offers fresh ideas for your holiday decor.
10 Expert Tips for Holiday Storage
If "organized" and "efficient" aren't words you'd use to describe your post-holiday cleanup, read this.
11 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
Beat stress and stay healthy this holiday season with these expert tips.
Celebrate the Holidays New iPad App
Entertain with ease. The Better Homes and Gardens Celebrate the Holidays app is here to help.
Christmas History & Traditions
Get the meanings behind mistletoe, candy canes, and more.
17 Greatest Christmas Movies
Along with the holidays comes great Christmas movies. Watch these favorites with the family.
Holiday Decorating Planner
Decorate your home for the holidays with less stress this year. Use this easy-to-follow six-week plan.
Ultimate Holiday Guide
Hosting this holiday? Don't worry. This ultimate guide covers everything from entertainig to favorite recipes.
Healthy Eating at Christmas
Festive doesn't always have to mean fattening. Find healthy versions of your favorite recipes.
6 Holiday Superfoods
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals may be packed with more superfoods than you think!
Bank Your Calories
Lose the guilt this holiday by budgeting your calories like you would your finances.
Blended Family Holidays
Master the more-than-one-family Christmas with these tips for you and the kids.
It's never too late to start a holiday tradition. Here are fun ways to celebrate with the whole family.
How to Give Christmas Gifts Without Overspending
Finances don't have to be a major stressor this year. Find new ways to stay within your budget.
Walk Off the Weight
Walking during the holiday season can help keep your metabolism going. Here are three 4-week programs.
Travel without the hassel. Get tips on packing, how to travel safely, and even how to organize your car.