Ultimate Holiday Guide

Our one-stop guide filled with ideas for holiday decorating, food, and entertaining.

Holiday Decorating Planner

decorated staircase

Try our 6-week planning guide to get your home festive a little bit at a time.

6 weeks to the perfect holiday

Holiday Home Decor


Welcome the holidays into your home with some of these pretty -- and easy -- seasonal decorations.

Small touches with big impact

Christmas Centerpieces


Gorgeous holiday centerpieces need not require a lot of time or expensive materials. Take inspiration from these beautiful arrangements that will wow your family and guests.

Create your own holiday centerpiece

Super Simple Holiday Decor


Simplify your holiday decorating with these ideas for easy arrangements with lots of fresh holiday style.

See these easy-to-do decorations

Outdoor Holiday Style

Holiday Bench Decor

Give your home some holiday spirit with holiday greenery, pinecones, gazing balls, and ornaments.

Ideas for outdoor holiday decorations

Homemade Ornaments


Thanks to easy techniques, you can make this whole collection the night before Christmas. Or give your true love a different ornament during each of the 12 days of Christmas.

Click here for ornament projects

Renew Old Ornaments

Bowl of Old Christmas Ornaments

These projects can turn dated or damaged ornaments into beautiful tree decorations!

New life for old ornaments

Holiday Projects for Instant Cheer

Mittens And Holly

Find project ideas for joyful decorations.

Browse this slide show of ideas

Homemade Christmas Cards

Ornamments Christmas Card

Give a greeting that will be cherished for a lifetime. For each card shown here, you'll find a link to complete step-by-step instructions.

Find projects for homemade Christmas cards

Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments


Help your kids create holiday memories that will return year after year. Each ornament in our collection includes a link to easy step-by-step instructions.

See photos of these projects

Christmas Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Bake up some holiday memories with these recipes!

Browse our recipe slide show

Cookies for Kids

Linzer Stars

Surprise your kids with unforgettably fun Christmas cookies.

Find a cookie to bake!

Spice It Up!


Seasonal cakes, cookies, and other desserts featuring warm spices (such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger) are perfect for cooler weather.

Desserts with Ginger, Cinnamon & Other Spices

Holiday Chocolates

fudge with candy toppings

Delight your guests with Christmas chocolates in treats like these: truffles, divinity, tart, fudge, sherbet, and cake raspberries.

Choose your chocolate!

Candy Slide Show

sack of chocolates

Select a sweet treat to give or serve to friends and family.

Christmas Holiday Candy

Holiday Side Dishes

Butternut Squash Gratin

Choose traditional side dishes that you may remember from childhood -- sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing -- or try something new!

Select a recipe from our collection

Dazzling Dinner Parties

coffee setting

When you want a blowout formal affair, plan a sit-down dinner party. Careful planning is essential. Make sure you have room for your guests, provide appetizers, and make sure you have the time and resources to prepare a big meal.

Set Up a Buffet

Guests at Pot Luck Party with a Plan

Serving a holiday buffet gives you maximum flexibility with a large crowd. You can be as casual or as formal as you like, and you can accommodate more guests for a lap-service meal than for a sit-down dinner.

Learn how to set up a beautiful buffet

Holiday Timesavers


No matter how busy you are, there's no need to sacrifice the pleasure of cooking and baking for the holidays. Follow our helpful hints while creating something special in the kitchen.

See our collection of helpful kitchen tips


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