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See The Incredible Christmas Tree Made Entirely From Disney Toys

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

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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 traditio...

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.

Why One City Chose To Put Up An 'Ugly' Christmas Tree

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

READING, Pa. (AP) — Reading's official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up la...

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!

Why a Pet Does Not Belong Under a Christmas Tree: A Lesson From My Parents That I Will Cherish for Life

Melanie Sievernich | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Melanie Sievernich

Flashback to the winter of 1980. I was only four years old when, together with the help of my older sister, I was scribbling my wishes for Christmas onto a piece of paper.

75 Easy Steps to Creating Holiday Memories With Your Kids

Jessica Bensten | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

Oh, how life has changed. Not in a bad way, but definitely in a different way. If you're in the market for a Christmas tree, here are my 75 easy steps to creating holiday memories with your kids.

Astoria Characters: The Tree Santa

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.08.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's only the second week of December and already he's coordinating 50 deliveries per day with what he hopes is holiday cheer.

O Christmas Tree

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 02.07.2015 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

The very early morning sky is awash in vibrant violet and still sequined in strands of stars. They shiver and twinkle like silver tinsel above us as we head out into the incredible cold, our noses already dripping, our bones beginning to ache.

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

Watch Police Surprise Needy Family With Christmas Tree After Answering Their 911 Call

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.04.2014 | Good News

This little girl got a pretty magical surprise for the holidays -- and it didn't even come from Santa. Officers Barry Ward, 49, and Terrence Param...

Lizzie and the Saga of the Christmas Trees

Honey Good | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

I explained the significance behind the two holidays through a story. But this darling daughter of mine could not be consoled, and so began the three-year saga of Lizzie and her Christmas trees.

The Obamas Welcome The Official White House Christmas Tree

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled...

Ugly Christmas Tree Getting Single Red Bulb

AP | Posted 11.27.2014 | Weird News

READING, Pa. (AP) — A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment. Officials in Reading (RED'-ing) s...

PHOTOS: How Far Can You Throw A Christmas Tree?

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

In Weidenthal, Germany, the fun isn’t over when you throw out your Christmas tree. It’s just beginning. This weekend, hundreds gathered in the...

My Alone Time With the Tree

Cathy Cash Spellman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cash Spellman

5:00 a.m. It's just me and the tree. The house is quiet. Nobody else loves the morning as I do, since my father's gone. There's snow on the grou...

Celebrity Christmas Trees That Are More Glam Than Yours

Posted 12.25.2013 | Celebrity

Merry Christmas! How's your Christmas tree looking this year? Probably not nearly as glam as these celebrities' trees. Don't feel too bad. You ...

'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas': A Video Love Letter to New York City at Christmas

Sandi Bachom | Posted 02.23.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

The day was so intoxicating, the city I love so all dressed up for Christmas -- well, there's just no place like it in the world. And the best news, it was absolutely free.

A Christmas Blessing

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 02.23.2014 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Each year my tree, still graced with these gathered, given ornaments, reminds me of the abundance of love in the universe, and challenges me to keep my heart ever open to receive.