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The Elf Belongs On The Top Shelf

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

If EOTS is supposed to "magically" show up at a child's home before Christmas to monitor a child's behavior, then how is a parent supposed to explain why they are in a box at a store for sale?

5 Ways Christmas In The 1970s Ruled

James Baxley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
James Baxley

Christmas is a little different for each generation; you can always hear a crazy uncle with a scotch in his hand talking about how, 'Christmas when I was growing up was yada, yada, yada.' I swore when I was growing up that I would never be like that.

Homelessness During the Christmas Season

James Baxley | Posted 12.18.2015 | Fifty
James Baxley

You're fast asleep in your warm bed when you hear a noise. Your children burst into the room and try to convince you--successfully--to start the day. ...

Spectacular Holiday Decor in Los Angeles Townhouse

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Style
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The collection on display represented all manner of iconic holiday images -- most with an African-American theme with American patriotic accents -- punctuating spaces around the room. President Obama was even represented on a glass tree ornament on a small tree.

Who put the X in Xmas?

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Bronwyn Lea

I have a page of notes in front of me: preparation for a talk from the Psalms and the Gospel of John. The page is full of tiny writing, and -- in keeping with the shorthand custom I learned while at seminary -- has no small amount of X's and Θ's.

16 Ways to Rediscover Your Inner Christmas Spirit

Carl Phillips | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Here are 16 ways to inject some festive spirit right now:

20 of the Best Winter Wonderland Wallpapers

Matthew Meisner | Posted 12.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Meisner

Deck the halls and then deck your walls with this holiday approved collection of 20 winter wonderland inspired wallpapers certain to add a little touch of glamour to this winter season. From distressed wooden finishes to glittery damasks this fabulous round up is sure to wow your guests and take your holiday décor game to the next level.

A Child's Question Made this CEO Create a Product that Empowers Children of Color

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.04.2015 | Black Voices
Anthony Papa

While conducting a class one day a 12 year old boy approached and politely asked why there was not a black Santa Clause. This question set in motion a series of meetings that eventually led to the creation of Melanin Moments, LLC a premier product company designed to uplift and empower people of color.

Politically Correct: Holidays Edition

Michelle Satterfield | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion
Michelle Satterfield

The true spirit of the holidays does not lie in maintaining the precious feelings of the over-privileged, or trying to put ourselves at the center of everyone else's world, but rather in spreading happiness to places it's seldom found.

I'm With Stupid: The Xtreme Danger of Giving an Xbox for Xmas

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I can already see myself getting sucked into some pointless game for days on end. If you don't hear from me for, oh, the next 16 months or so, please come steal my son's Xbox and save me.

Word Origins as Comics: A Holiday Special: Santa Claus, His Life and Times, The Story Behind the Man

Larry Paros | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Follow Larry Paros @ insomanywords.net Take words with Larry @ twitter.com/wordswithlarry facebook.com/wordswithlarry pinterest.com/wordswithlarry ...

EXCLUSIVE: An Amazing Genealogy of Jesus Infographic (and What It Means for XMas)

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Most of us are aware that the book of Matthew opens with a complicated list of names in Jesus's family tree, and we usually skip over that part to get to the "good" stuff. But there's some good stuff right there!

Gratitude Is the Key to Opening Doors That Seem to Be Closed in Your Life

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

I'm With Stupid: Thank God No One Comes A-Wassailing Anymore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Now that Christmas is over and I won't seem like quite so big a Scrooge by saying this, I have a confession to make: I don't really like Christmas car...

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.

5 Easy Ways To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Alondra Meraz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Teen
Alondra Meraz

As we grow older we begin to see the realities of our childhood and our innocence on Christmas begins to fade. To get the most out of Christmas 2013, have fun, revamp the Xmas spirit and be a child again do these 5 simple and exciting things and have the best Xmas yet!

Say 'Merry Christmas' In 24 Ways!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.13.2013 | Religion

Christmas is right around the corner, and all over the world people are preparing for the big day. Everyone has their own way of expressing their ...

The Daily Szep -- Christmas Wishes

Paul Szep | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Is Santa Real? (VIDEO)

Scott Bateman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

For centuries, people have been asking if Santa Claus is real, or just an excuse for parents to go trample people the day after Thanksgiving. At least, the Disalmanacarian at Dialmanac.com has the surprising answer to this age-old question.

Deck The Malls With Boughs Of Challah

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

'Tis the season for eliminating guilt by spending gelt to alleviate the feelings that you may not have taken care of your loved ones like you thought you should have during the year.

PHOTOS: Christmas Around The World

Posted 12.25.2011 | World

All around the world, people are gathering to celebrate Christmas. In Bethlehem, hundreds flock to St. Catherine's church for a mass at Jesus' tra...

Secret Santas Spreading Holiday Cheer Throughout Colorado

Posted 12.23.2011 | Denver

The generous wake of so-called "Secret Santas," anonymous individuals that pay off bills, pay down layaway accounts or give out money to complete stra...

It's Christmas, Honey!

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

So much goes on between us that doesn't need words any longer. He knows when to leave me be, and when I need a hug. He reaches up to straighten my tie in the elevator. He kisses my ear before I get up to speak at a conference.

Season's Meetings

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

With over seven billion people now alive, the 2011 Christmas season will be our busiest -- and best! -- ever!