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LOOK: Obamas Usher In Christmas At The White House

AP | Posted 01.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the holiday season by welcoming the White House Christmas tree. Mrs. Obama, daughters Malia an...

Woman Calls Cops On Salvation Army Bell Ringers For Being Too Noisy

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.24.2012 | Weird News

A woman who works in a Portsmouth, N.H., jewelry store is looking for salvation from the Salvation Army bell ringers who have taken up shop outside he...

Man Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Black Friday Shopper

Posted 11.24.2012 | Money

Tensions ran high for shoppers who abandoned their turkey dinners Thursday night to line up for Black Friday deals. The evening was particularly in...

3 Simple Tips To Cut Through Holiday Stress

David Magone | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

Let's face it. The holiday season can be a really stressful time. Long lines at the grocery store, traffic delays, and all of the financial costs associated with gifts, hosting, or travel can shift you into fight-or-flight mode before you even know what's hit you.

De-Stress The Holiday Mess: 6 Steps To A More Festive Season

Terri Cole | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Once you've made the decision of how you're going to handle the holidays, with either all the delight or burden it can bring, go about systematically making decisions that are in line with that result.

Who Really Goes Shopping On Black Friday?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.21.2012 | Style

Someone did a real study on this, and it's actually kind of fascinating.

Shelley Emling

The Big Issue That Drives A Wedge Between Couples At Holiday Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty

After 25 years of marriage, Tamima Friedman said she's still a lot more social than her spouse -- a clash in personalities faced by many couples that'...

PHOTOS: Visit These Real-Life Holiday Movie Locations

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.21.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

There's something magical about the holiday season to begin with... but add in a dash of movie magic at these real-life film locations, and, well, you're just in yuletide heaven.

Every Black Friday And Cyber Monday Travel Deal Worth Clicking

Peter Greenberg | Posted 01.21.2013 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

A new survey says that most Americans will have 9.2 paid vacation days leftover at the end of 2012. Don't be a statistic! Plan ahead and book your next vacation on Black Friday or Cyber Monday -- when travel deals abound.

7 Ways To Survive Thanksgiving With Your In-Laws

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

With holiday harmony in mind, give these seven tips a try and watch your family gathering go from miserable to memorable

PHOTOS: 5 Hotel Gift Shops Perfect For Holiday Shopping

Melanie Nayer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

Plan to do your holiday shopping from a hotel gift shop? Only if your friends are really into shot glasses, horribly tacky t-shirts and tiny packets of Advil. Or, unless you plan to be at some of the best hotels in the world (as seen below), whose shops double as well-curated boutiques.

13 Resources To Help Caregivers Reduce Stress During The Holidays

Huff/Post50 | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Fifty

For Tory Zellick, the holiday season used to mean a table full of savory turkey, ham and stuffing, and a delighted mother who gladly prepared each dis...

10 Cities With Holiday Light Shows

GoTrexx | Posted 01.20.2013 | Travel
GoTrexx

Across the land, city workers are hustling -- decorating for thousands of expected visitors for whom the magic of the season is reflected in the glow of millions of lights.

Pat Robertson: 'Miserable' Atheists Are Trying to 'Steal' Christmas

Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion

The "War on Christmas" has already begun. At least, this seems to be true for "700 Club" host Pat Robertson, who recently warned his viewers that ...

PHOTOS: 10 Holiday Shopping Destinations Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

'Tis that season again. Time to join the crowds in a mad dash to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

How To Survive The Travel Season

Fodor's | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Fodor's

More runways means more likelihood of on-time operations. In the New York City area, for example, JFK is more likely to be close to on-time than LaGuardia or Newark.

Holiday Trips Ideal For Families

MiniTime | Posted 01.17.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Celebrate the season in one of these six holiday travel destinations guaranteed to get your family in the ho-ho-holiday spirit.

Shoppers Already In Line For Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.17.2012 | Money

This year, Rhiannon Buckingham was determined not to miss a Black Friday deal on a flat-screen TV, so she arrived at the Best Buy in El Cajon, Calif. ...

Octomom's Kids Are Releasing A Holiday Song

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 11.16.2012 | Celebrity

Last week, tween songstress Nicole Westbrook created a viral sensation with the Turkey Day jam "It's Thanksgiving." And now it seems that Nadya "Oc...

PHOTOS: The Best Holiday Markets Around The Globe

Oyster | Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

From Scotland to Chicago, German-style Christmas markets are offering a jolly dose of holiday cheer to people around the globe.

Stress-Free Holiday Hosting Is Possible

Beth Golden | Posted 01.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Beth Golden

First, throw out all your expectations.

The Corporate Christmas Party -- How to Avoid New Year HR Headaches!

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Claire Morley-Jones

While it is true that many companies first get in touch with us following an incident at a corporate party, many of the incidences could have been avoided with a little forward planning. Don't expect the worst -- just prepare to avoid it

How Do You Survive The Holidays When You Feel Alone? From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

How do you survive the holidays when everyone around you is coupled up, and you're all alone? When psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz joined me on Mondays Wi...

MAC Declares Black Friday "Grey Friday" With Limited Edition Makeup

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens | Posted 11.16.2012 | Style

Black Friday? Try Grey Friday. That's the name MAC Cosmetics is coining the dark, silvery-y lipstick and nail polish duo they're serving up for the bi...

Starbucks Unveils New Holiday Items

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.15.2012 | Home

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and Starbucks is already getting into the Christmas spirit. The chain's iconic holiday drinks hit stores on Novembe...