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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.

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 ground...

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.

Connecting Through Food During the Festive Season and Beyond

Georgie Smith | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgie Smith

Tis the season to give back. Lets embrace it beyond the season, and seek every opportunity to give a little of our selves by creating a welcoming setting and cooking a meal that makes us remember our favorite food experience as a child.

Merry Christmas Ben Stein

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Laura Wellington

Read and consider a commentary written and recited by Ben Stein on CBS Sunday Morning following The White House's decision to call this year's Christmas tree a "Holiday Tree."

4 Reasons Why It Takes 25 Years To Decorate A Christmas Tree

Daniel Kucan | Posted 02.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Daniel Kucan

Let's not even talk about stringing the lights. Stringing the lights is pretty much a medieval IQ test for self-flagellating monks. The whole thing is a diabolical exercise in patience and good humor, and I generally fail at both. Here's why I completely love every second of it.

So, Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Nearly 30 million Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. each year, and while they appear in our homes only ...

WATCH: My Christmas Tree Burned Down My House

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the many joys of the holidays, but underneath the ornaments and the colorful lights is a serious fire hazard. ...

WATCH: Slow-Motion Christmas Tree Explosion

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Weird News

For many people, the holiday season is associated with Santa Claus, candy canes, caroling, eggnog, gifts and good will towards all. For them, "It's A ...

You Have To Hear This Amazing Song Made Only From Christmas Tree Ornaments

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! Plenty of songs have been sung about you -- and a few more while rockin' around you -- but we're quite certain tha...

10 Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

My friends at Schlage want you to have a safe holiday season. Did you know that Christmas trees can kill? Not by falling on you, but by burning down y...

Cat's Christmas Tree Antics Will Bring You Some Much-Needed Holiday Cheer

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Good News

Cats are inquisitive by nature. So a Christmas tree full of lights and ornaments is only bound to pique a cat's curiosity. Go ahead and watch the ...

Christmas Off the Grid: Your Grandparents Were Right -- Candles on Your Christmas Tree Really ARE Awesome

Tom Conrad | Posted 02.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Tom Conrad

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.

Cutting Down A Christmas Tree Is Harder Than It Looks

Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy

Sure, going out and cutting down your own Christmas tree sounds like a great idea. Clark Griswold did it in "Christmas Vacation" so why not you? We...

Alissa Scheller

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Didn't Know About Your Christmas Tree | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

The country's tallest Christmas tree isn't the famous Rockefeller Center tree, or even the National Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. It's in Coeur d...

Rhode Island Governor Will Just Call It A 'Christmas Tree' After Ridiculous 'Holiday Tree' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) decided Monday that he will officially refer to the 17-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce in the statehouse as a "Chr...