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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Traditional Christmas Trees

Get ideas for your Christmas tree by browsing these classic looks.

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    • Traditional Trim

      Breathe new life into the classic Christmas color scheme by posing deep red and crisp white ornaments against an evergreen canvas. Then coordinate the color palette with beautiful packages in the same hues.

    • Lovely in Lavender

      Pick a color scheme your family loves or that matches your decor to inspire your Christmas tree's decorations. For a family who loves lavender, colored ball ornaments in lavender and complimentary colors are perfect for a simply decorated tree. A few strands of white lights, crystals, and snowflakes complete the serene look.

    • Perfectly Placed

      For a classic look, take the time to decorate the tree piece by piece, considering spacing and symmetry as you hang the ornaments. Delicate glass icicles give this tree a pretty uniformity.

    • Golden Christmas Tree

      Laced with golden ribbon, clear lights, and gold wire flower- and dove-shape ornaments, this tree has an antique glow that's sure to remind you of past holiday seasons.

    • Stylishly Skinny Tree

      Fun and whimsical, this slender tree is perfect for rooms with tall ceilings. Fill the branches with oversize retro-inspired ornaments and smaller bold-color ornaments. Complete the look with bursts of colorfully wrapped packages.

    • A Different Interpretation

      Give a squat tree height by placing it in a large urn. Bonus: This also leaves the most under-bough room for beautifully wrapped gifts. Chartreuse pinwheel ribbons add a celebratory touch.

    • On the Table

      Everything about this tree is larger than life. From its large-scale Christmas balls and huge pinecones nestled in the branches to its commanding tabletop post, this tree makes a grand impression.

    • It's Easy Being Green

      Traditional Christmas ornaments are fresh in a soft green-and-white color palette. Forgo a tree topper for a natural look.

    • Playful Snowflakes

      Red and green snowflakes join peppermint-stripe holiday balls to form a tree-trimming theme that doesn't overwhelm.

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      Stand Tall

      A towering tree commands attention in this entryway. Get the look by hanging several hues of gold-tone balls on your tree, nestling small green berries in between the boughs, and topping the whole thing off with a cascading bow.

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      Old Meets New

      Christmas balls and colorful candy canes keep a cool palette befitting this minimalist space. Artificial candles lend old-world charm.

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      Pretty in Plaid

      Traditional trimmings call for plaid ribbons and bows, fruit and flower clusters, and religious symbols. Add small bunches of feathers for an unexpected twist.

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      Golden Touch

      Think of your Christmas tree as another accessory to your normal decor. In this vivid blue room, classic gold tones look right at home while adding a touch of the holidays.

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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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