I have never received either a Monchhichi or a Snoopy Sno-cone Machine. But somehow I've never stopped believing in Christmas itself.
Fun, old-fashioned family displays aren't often advertised, but can spread Christmas cheer faster than Buddy the Elf. So to find out where all the Griswolds are hiding, we asked the experts: real estate agents.
My family had a styrofoam Santa sleigh with a plump cotton Santa and nine wax reindeer. Maybe it was the lack of quality adult magazines, I don't know, but I had one of those ideas so profoundly stupid it made future mistakes seem like child's play.
At their worst, LED Christmas lights exude every bit of the warmth of a fluorescent-lit morgue. At their best, they're on par with strip club neon lighting. The problem is that the older incandescent Christmas bulbs, which cast a much warmer light, are huge energy hogs.
Traveling to Tokyo this December? Don't worry about missing out on holiday cheer. Japanese have embraced, if not the spirit, at least the traditions of the holidays with typical enthusiasm.
There's just something really special about making your own gifts. Instead of being limited by what's on the shelf, fighting the holiday crowds, a...
Now that Hanukkah and Christmas are over and we are wishing "Happy New Year" to everyone we see, when is, or when was, the proper time to take down holiday decorations? There are several answers to this question, depending on what one means by "holiday" decorations.
For me, tree-trimming is an occasion for some over-the-top fun. Whatever the tradition means for you, here are some tips to make your tree a beautiful and stylish centerpiece for holiday celebrations.
How has it happened that a week before Christmas, I have blown my budget on too many presents for my family?
"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?
The holidays are my favorite time of year. I'm on the road a lot, so I especially enjoy getting to spend time with my loved ones and focus on some of my own personal projects. Here are some of my favorite home decor tips to share during the holidays.
I won't be home for Christmas.
I'm not angry or bitter about what Christmas has become. The magic and joy of the season is still there, I just have to dig a little deeper and battle the elements to get to them.
Figuring out where to put everyone can be a buzz kill.
The tradition of hanging lights began in 18th-century Germany where upper-class families would use candles to decorate their Christmas trees.
In my opinion, there can never again be anything as magical as Christmastime during my childhood in the 70's. Sure, every kid dreamed about the toys and presents they hoped to receive, but it was so much more than that.