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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

PHOTOS: NOW It Feels Like Christmas!

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 12.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Wednesday night after it...

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...

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington, D.C.

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in Washington Once the tree is in place on the U.S. Capitol's west lawn Monday, organizers...

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrives Today

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A 76-foot Norway spruce is joining thousands of other Connecticut commuters as it heads to work in midtown Manhattan. For the...

Is It Too Late For Holiday Decor?

Posted 03.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

Well, this is one way to wrap it up for next year!

10 Steps to Ensure Your Kids Will Need Post-Holiday Therapy

Bethany Meyer | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

Take a family picture with the tree before it's bailed and strapped to the minivan roof. Promise the kids that you will decorate the tree tonight. When you arrive home, ask your husband to put the tree in a bucket in the backyard. Forget to check to see if he has put water in the bucket.

The Booming Business Of Christmas Tree Recycling

Posted 01.04.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Over the past couple of years, I’ve made it a tradition to take a quick look at how various cities acr...

Musings on Our Life Stories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Thankfully, the Mayans were wrong and as we gracefully approach 2013, we will face many new beginnings to talk and write about. In addition, holiday time is a natural time to reflect on our past and what brought us to where we are now.

The Comfort of a Christmas Tree

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 02.18.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

Our children are brave. They take in horrific news, and like us, they try to cope with grief and to seek solutions. They are aware of the world that awaits them as adults and yet they keep moving towards light. Here at midlife, they bring me comfort and give me hope.

Musings On The 'Holiday Tree'

Brian Levin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Brian Levin

It is one thing to wish someone a "happy holidays" in reference to the multitude of secular and religious winter holidays. It is quite another to declare that an evergreen tree is a universal holiday symbol.

109 Steps To Buying A Christmas Tree With Kids

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

In theory, one would think buying a Christmas tree consists of simply driving to a tree sale, choosing a tree, paying for it and then heading home with the tree to set it up. Once you toss two young kids into that equation, you'll need to add a minimum of 97 steps to that theory.

Christmas Tree Trimming Tips

Winston Sih | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Winston Sih

Hunting for the ideal tree can often feel more like a chore than a pleasure, but with a little organization and these helpful tips, your family will be able to enjoy the perfect tree over the holidays.

Watch This Couple Transform Their Tree In Minutes

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Home

They decked out their greenery with an ombre design.

Stay Warm, And Full Of Churros, During The White House Tree Lighting

Posted 12.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You may get hungry and cold as you're walking to and from the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted White House Christmas Tree lighting this week. ...

WATCH: O'Reilly Clashes With Governor Over Christmas Tree Debacle

Posted 12.01.2012 | Media

After spending a portion of his Wednesday night Fox News program arguing with an atheist leader about Christmas, Bill O'Reilly revisited the topic on ...

Neil Patrick Harris Will Help With Christmas Tradition

Posted 11.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Neil Patrick Harris will help light the National Christmas Tree next week. The award-winning Broadway and television actor will be the m...

PHOTOS: Capitol's Christmas Tree Arrives

AP | Posted 01.26.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree has arrived. The 65-foot tree comes from the White River National Forest in Colorado. It will be...