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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A Festival of Christmas Trees

The editors of Special Interest Publications, Midwest Living, Creative Collection, and BHG.com share their best holiday decorating ideas in the Festival of Trees and Lights.

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    • Special Interest Publications: Kaleidoscope

      These decorations take ornamental balls to a whole new level. Nearly 800 brightly colored ornaments create a rainbow that cascades down the entire tree.

    • Special Interest Publications: Tree Skirt of Ribbons

      Create a tree skirt by tying ribbons to the bottom of the tree so that they flow out from beneath. This is a great way to tie the whole color scheme together.

    • Midwest Living: Elements of Nature

      The "Bounty of the Midwest" tree is decorated with earth-tone colors and orange silk roses. To add to the natural theme, the editors used wheat bundles, dried hydrangea, and magnolia evenly throughout the tree.

    • Midwest Living: Golden Glow

      The glow of the gold lights adds warmth to the orange silk roses and wheat bundles nestled on evergreen branches.

    • Creative Collection: Array of Pheasant Feathers

      Nestled by a warm fireplace, this tree is adorned with soft, rust-colored bows and ornamental balls. Anchored in an iron urn, the tree is complete with white lights that glisten around the large pheasant feathers and fall foliage.

    • Creative Collection: Artichoke Detail

      Large, textured artichokes surrounded by ribbons are tucked within the tree to build on the nature theme.

    • Creative Collection: Pheasant Tree Topper

      Add life to your tree topper by gluing ornamental pheasants to a cone-shaped basket filled with foliage and flowers.

    • Creative Collection: Pinecone Accent

      Twelve-inch pinecones bring an outdoorsy atmosphere inside. They're attached to the tree with wire and dressed up with fall foliage.

    • BHG.com: Fantasy Tree

      Green and silver accents make the BHG.com tree a holiday favorite. Decorated with silvery netting, green ornamental balls, dragonflies, and sparkling artificial foliage, the tree brings nearly all of the seasons together.

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      BHG.com: White Santas

      Add a winter wonderland aura to any tree with a jolly, white-felt Santa. Several different Santas are tied sparingly around the tree to emphasize the holiday.

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      BHG.com: Golden Butterflies

      With wingspans of nearly 10 inches, these butterflies, dusted with gold sparkles, add life and beauty to the tree. The butterflies represent signs of spring and the gardening season.

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      BHG.com: Sparkling Pear

      This holiday pear shimmers against the white lights while drawing attention to the seasonal holiday food.

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      BHG.com: Chandelier Crystals

      Elegant chandelier crystals accented with orange and green crystal beads dangle from the evergreen branch.

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      Pretty Paper Ornaments

      Gather all of your holiday-inspired scrapbook paper, crafts paper, and torn pages of old paperback books, then pick some festive embellishments and make these fun and simple paper ornaments. These paper ornaments range from vintage classic to makeshift modern and kid-friendly to crafter-challenging, so everyone will have a paper ornament to make this Christmas.
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