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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...

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Christmas tree intended for the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is headed to Washington. The 65-foot tree is scheduled to arrive at the C...

LOOK: White House Christmas Ornaments, 1981-2012

Posted 11.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Do your Thanksgiving traditions include decorating a Christmas tree? You may want to stop by the White House Visitor Center or the histo...

Rockefeller Christmas Tree Survived Sandy

AP | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — The Christmas tree that will dominate New York's Rockefeller Center survived the winds of Superstorm Sandy that left a path ...

Now Is the Time

Nelson Davis | Posted 03.14.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

It may not seem so smart to start a business in a down economy, but I'm in the school of thought that says the time is never perfect, but action overcomes obstacles. Getting your great idea out of your head and into reality is one of life's most satisfying experiences.

Thoughts On Letting Go

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 03.11.2012 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

Why are we afraid to let go of something which could not be grasped in the first place?

PHOTO: Nyan Cat Wins Christmas

Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy

Taking the Christmas tree down is always a sad time, heralding as it does the end of holiday season. But we imagine that, for this couple, taking down...

The Tiniest Christmas Tree Ever

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Photos: Christmas tree, Corbis; OPI Jade is the New Black; China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses; China Glaze 2030; Abstract Christmas tree DIY nail art, nai...

Dopey Drug Grower Decorated Cannabis Plant As Christmas Tree

Simon Crisp | Posted 12.24.2011 | Weird News

A cannabis grower who decided to decorate a 5ft pot plant as his Christmas tree, will now be spending Christmas behind bars. Kent Police say they d...

PHOTOS: When Architects Design Christmas Trees

Tom Mallory | Posted 02.17.2012 | Arts
Tom Mallory

For architects, Christmas is that special time of the year when even they can afford to stop being rational for a while and indulge into some festive ...

Cardinal Weighs In On Christmas vs. Holiday Tree 'Debate'

Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after Chicago's first-ever Jewish mayor Rahm Emanuel flipped the switch on the city's 55-foot holiday tree in Daley Plaza, Cardinal Francis...

'The Pottery Barn Christmas Catalogue Is Like Porn To Me'

Red Room | Posted 02.14.2012 | Women
Red Room

Ours was the only home on the cul de sac without Christmas lights. As far as I knew, we were the only Jews in the neighborhood.

A Very Special Christmas Tree

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Dorian de Wind

As we have done for the past 16 years, my wife and I brave the unseasonably cold Austin, Texas weather to attend a ceremony that has now become a tradition, albeit a sad one, in our lives: the Tree of Angels ceremony.

30 Years Of White House Christmas Ornaments (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If there's still a bare spot on your Christmas tree, you might want to check out the ornaments from the White House Historical Associati...

WATCH: Boehner Flips Switch On Christmas Tree Lights

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner helped turn on the lights on this year's Capitol Christmas Tree. In a Tuesday evening ceremony, the Ohio Repu...

'Holiday' Tree Sparks Christmas Controversy

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Carolers singing "O Christmas Tree" crashed Rhode Island's Statehouse tree lighting on Tuesday after Gov. Lincoln Chafee unwr...

Fantastic Christmas Trees From Around The World (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 12.09.2011 | Religion

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the most celebrated holidays traditions around the world. It is claimed that the tradition of decorating an ever...