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When Should The Christmas Lights Come Down?

Roz Warren | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Just how long should my neighbors leave their lights up? My friend, Mark, is of the opinion that Christmas lights are for Christmas. The moment Santa and his reindeer take off, he believes, you should be up on the ladder taking them down.

Couple Rescues A Squirrel And He Makes Himself At Home In Their Christmas Tree

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.29.2015 | Good News

View post on It’s easy to give someone the side-eye when they keep their Christmas tree up well into January. But one family has a g...

Don't Let the Love Be Taken Out the Door

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Neale Donald Walsch

Here's an idea: When the tree leaves the house, keep the love that came with it.

Cover Your Christmas Tree in Special Memories With This Brilliant DIY

LittleThings | Posted 12.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

Be aware that your final product will be a reverse of the original printout, so you may have to flip your photos on the computer if they include writing.

Cops Surprise WWII Veteran Spending Christmas Alone With Tree, Gifts

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.23.2015 | Good News

A World War II veteran who planned on spending Christmas alone this year was treated to a heartwarming surprise when two police officers showed up wit...

What Does Your Christmas Tree Say About Your Personality?

LittleThings | Posted 12.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

Picking out and decorating a Christmas tree is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Though I know that everyone's Christmas tree preferences are different, I personally like to set up a real tree with a big, glowing star on top.

Words from a Douglas Fir: "Stop Hanging Your Balls on My Branches"

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

After being savagely butchered, I am now separated from my family, tied up with ropes and thrown on somebody's car roof. I notice that hundreds of my friends and relatives are suffering the same fate. What happened? All of a sudden there's a tree pogrom?

After City Threw Away Homeless Man's Christmas Tree, Community Had Best Response

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.17.2015 | Good News

When this homeless man got scrooged, the community stepped right in to help. John, also known as "Philly," lives in a tent underneath the Pontchartrai...

You Need This Christmas Party Escape Suit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.17.2015 | Comedy

Your holiday party sucks. You want out. In fact, you want out so badly you're willing to put on a silly-ass Christmas Party Escape Suit -- 'cause no o...

Grinches Caught On Camera Stealing Truckload Of Christmas Trees

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.15.2015 | Crime

The Elf on The Shelf didn't bust these guys being naughty, but surveillance cameras sure did. A trio was filmed stealing 190 Christmas trees, worth ar...

The Most Famous Tree Man in New York

Kristin Ciccone | Posted 12.10.2015 | New York
Kristin Ciccone

By Kristin Ciccone Gole and Jeanine Grimaldi An espresso then a cigar. That's how Francois, known as the Tree Man, starts his days in December sell...

The Most Extravagant Christmas Trees Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion

The Christmas tree experienced a burst of popularity in 1848, when Britain's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decorated a tree as part of their holida...

Councilwoman Who Quit Over 'Christmas' Tree Rescinds Resignation

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.06.2015 | Religion

ROSELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey councilwoman who quit after colleagues voted to add the word "Christmas" to the name of the town's tree-light...

You're Caring For Your Christmas Tree All Wrong

Houzz | Posted 12.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Therese Ciesinski, Houzz Contributor Artificial trees may have increased in popularity, but for the purist, only a real tree will do. No matter how r...

Together But Alone

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.30.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Just like birthdays, each passing year of single status, is a constant reminder of what you have still failed to accomplish. Sure, maybe you got a promotion. Or bought a new house. But if you still show up at the dinner table without a plus one, it always seems to feel much more monumental.

See The Incredible Christmas Tree Made Entirely From Disney Toys

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.15.2015 | Weird News

And some say Christmas is too commercial. A festive tree made entirely out of stuffed Disney toys has been unveiled in London. It stands 45 feet high,...

Snobby Town Too Good For Sad 'Charlie Brown' Christmas Tree

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Weird News

READING, Pa. (AP) — A year after its scraggly "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree caused an uproar, a Pennsylvania city is putting up a more traditional ...

The Single Gal and the Christmas Tree

Erin Donovan | Posted 03.08.2015 | Divorce
Erin Donovan

People really worry about us single gals over the holidays. We garner some concern during the other days of the year, but we really make eyebrows furrow with worry during the glut of festivities that roll out in December.

A Look at the Holidays in Detroit

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 02.27.2015 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

Detroit is so often only represented as empty buildings and desolate areas that I wanted to share some of the beautiful holiday sights here in downtown right now.

A Few Coins, a Random Act of Kindness and a Christmas Tree

Traci Bild | Posted 02.24.2015 | Good News
Traci Bild

When we arrived, a big burly man walked up and said, "How can I help you?" We explained that we came to buy a tree. He asked how much money we had and my brother held the change out in the palm of his hand. "Hmm..." the man said, "I think I have the perfect tree for you."

A Season of Darkness and Light

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Since the year I turned ten, the days following Thanksgiving have marked the arrival of my personal dark season. When sun sets too early and the temperature drops, I am brought back to the last day of my father's life.

A Higher Calling

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 02.18.2015 | Good News
Maggie Van Ostrand

Once upon a time just a few years ago, a little pine tree stood in the deep forest, isolated and naked. He wondered aloud why he was so small and skinny while a big pine tree standing just several feet away had so many full and lusty branches.

5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.

The Christmas Tree Incident of 2014

Amy Heinz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

There was the year my finger got stuck between the tree and the stand. And the year we carefully secured the tree onto the top of our minivan only to discover that we'd tied the wonderfully convenient sliding doors shut -- with the baby in the baby carrier still outside.

These 21 Christmas Trees Perfectly Match Your Favorite Holiday Movies

Hometalk | Posted 02.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Christmas classics would look like as Christmas trees? Well, you're about to!