Friends and family will adore these handy handmade Christmas gifts -- including dishware, vases, and other home accessories -- that are just as fun (and easy!) to make as they are to give. Start one of these simple Christmas crafts today so you can check everyone off your holiday gift list.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
Serve guests one of these fabulous holiday cocktail or other party-worthy drink recipes for a festive start to any get-together. Many of our Christmas drinks are easy to make ahead, leaving you stress free for your holiday party.
The alluring aromas of cinnamon and cranberry in this festive holiday cocktail are a delicious way to welcome Christmas guests. Start simmering the wine recipe in your slow cooker hours before the party and it will be ready for guests whenever they arrive.
This pretty red-and-green punch is deliciously flavored with raspberry, mint, and lime. To make it kid-friendly, simply skip the rum and increase the carbonated water.
Chambord gives this frosty drink just a hint of pink blush. Add a drop of red food coloring for rosier color or leave as is for a pretty red-and-white contrast.
Take advantage of the abundance of winter citrus to use fresh fruit juices in this hot cider recipe. Adding orange and lemon peel to the spice mix intensifies the citrus level for greater depth of flavor.
We love warming up with a mug of hot chocolate. Make yours even better with our tip for ultimate creaminess.
Make purchased eggnog your own by adding white chocolate and peppermint to create a sweet and silky holiday drink. Garnish with a sprinkling of nutmeg and a peppermint stick for an extra-special touch.
These adorable brandy shots are creamy, smooth, and warming. The addition of cinnamon spices things up for a Christmas-worthy cocktail.
This blend of red wine, honey, brandy, and dried fruit is a cocktail party favorite. Make it ahead of time and be stress-free at party time.
These cranberry-raspberry holiday cocktails look festive and offer a special-occasion twist on classic blended margaritas.
Serve this icy-cold flavored vodka before dinner or use it as a base for cocktails. You can make it up to four days in advance.
To create these festive holiday cocktails, steep pomegranate seeds in brandy and float them atop glasses of champagne.