You will never look at a Christmas tree in the same way again...
From fun pineapple trees to DIY decorations, this year is all about getting hands on and trying something a little different
While some of the gifts on the 2017 list are free, others have a price tag that dwarfs what most people will spend during the entire holiday season.
Trust us, you’ll want to set your DVR for these holiday classics.
Promotions fatigue is real.
Mexican Christmas Foods
Throw a Christmas fiesta with traditional and inspired Mexican recipes. With everything from pozole to tamales (and plenty of desserts), add a little south-of-the-border flair to your holiday table. Here, 21 of our favorite recipes.
It’s only July, but it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And for the people living in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the magic of Christmas is available 365 days a year, thanks to attractions like the Incredible Christmas Place, the South’s largest holiday-themed store, and The Inn at Christmas Place. Booking a reservation at the The Inn at Christmas Place means you don’t have to wait until December to wrap presents, decorate cookies, or hear Santa sing.To say the holly, jolly hotel goes to great lengths to roll out the red-and-green carpet for its guests is an understatement. But, particularly, during the month of July for their annual Christmas in July celebration, the Bavarian-style hotel really throws an elaborate yuletide affair. Activities such as creating gingerbread houses, learning how to decorate the home, and making holiday crafts are part of the experience, but we have to say that sleeping in one of the festive suites and enjoying breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus, or Rudolph is the draw—only bested by the plate of warm cookies that awaits you each night.You’ll want to come back again and again throughout the year. But if you want to see a reenactment of A Christmas Carol or to view one of the biggest and best animated light displays in the Great Smoky Mountains, then you’d better clear your calendars for November and December. Here, a snapshot of what it’s like to be a guest. Trust us, Christmas enthusiasts—you may never want to leave. — Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living
Between Thanksgiving and the December holidays meals can all start looking the same. But maybe you are in need of something new, something different. How about some grasshoppers? Sweetbreads? PureWow found 6 dishes around NYC that will make you quickly forget about Thanksgiving overload.This piece originally appeared as Happy Meal on PureWow.
Are you in an eggnog rut? Want to shake things up this season? So do bartenders across the country. Here, five fun new ways the experts are reinventing eggnog.
There’s nothing ordinary about these sweet creations.
One bite of these amazingly balanced little beauties will have you hooked. They are the sine qua non of the holiday cookie world. Trust me.
Recipes like gingerbread scones and cheese-and-ale pie explain why London’s Violet Bakery has such a fanatical following.
Chef Harper McClure of Brabo in Alexandria, Virginia wants you to eat goose this Christmas for two reasons: “One, it’s classic—it’s the traditional Christmas bird,” he says. “And two, it’s really tasty.”
What the New York-based executive chef likes to give and get.
8 Questions for a Party Planner
When NYC-based Marcy Blum orchestrates an event for her A-list clients, people buzz about it for years to come. Here she divulges the secrets to hosting a memorable holiday bash.
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s rollicking Christmas Eve open house is an annual tradition—a laid-back party where his showbiz and food-biz friends bring their favorite holiday dishes and tons of good cheer. This year we scored an invite, too.
Oysters and negronis with Beyoncé, or Bloodys and bialys with Nick Drake? Choose your party style, then download our exclusive Audiostiles playlists and get the party started.
How to Host Like a Pro
’Tis the season for cocktail parties, tree trimmings and countless other decadent reasons to drink Champagne with friends. We asked restaurateur Will Guidara for his entertaining tricks and tips. So before you send out the next batch of invites, steal his secrets for a guaranteed good time.
There's no place Grant Achatz would rather be on Christmas than in Alinea's kitchen, cooking up a storm with his family.
This is not your typical bûche de Noël.
Danny Bowien. © Jasmin SunChinese food: the Christmas day choice of non-celebrants and anyone interested in an unconventional holiday meal. Here, eight chefs share their favorite places to eat Chinese food in the country. »
For her family's holiday meal, The Chew co-host Carla Hall is all about soul food—with a few simple chef tricks.
What Actually is Wassailing?
"Here we come a-wassailing"—we've all heard the song. But what, exactly, is wassailing? Turns out, it can mean many things.