Festivities

10 things only people with Christmas birthdays know

Number seven: Christmas paper never, ever belongs on birthday presents.

Here’s how you can over-indulge in all those Christmas goodies

If you’re willing to branch out a bit and try different versions of your favorite goodies, I promise that these 3 delicious recipes won't let…

Christmas Eve is the best night of the year

On Christmas Eve, I want to sing out a litany of Hosannas … then go cook a 10-pound beef tenderloin.

How to celebrate Christmas like the Queen of England

11 Christmas traditions of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. Some of these might be more down to earth than you think!

9 recipes for every taste at your Christmas cookie swap

These festive holiday cookies are so pretty they look like presents ... but so delicious, you may want to keep some for yourself!

A sneak peek at the Vatican Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square (PHOTOS)

Nothing ignites the spirit of Christmas time like the tree in St. Peter's Square, which will be illuminated next week.

Why my family celebrates St. Nick instead of Santa

I decided I'd had enough of Santa after several years of watching Mr. Claus cheat Baby Jesus out of the Christmas Day limelight.

Deliciously festive Christmas cakes for you & yours

10 crowd-pleasing cakes to serve at your holiday party, or with Christmas eve dinner. Your kids will love #5: a reindeer cake!

How to throw a messy, awkward, diverse, real-life party (sorry, Instagram)

My parties are never very “Instagrammable,” but gathering such a diverse group of people provides extraordinary benefits.

5 ways to make food allergy sufferers feel welcome at your holiday table

Catering for those with dietary restrictions doesn't have to be problematic. Follow these great tips to make your Thanksgiving meal a rewarding experience for guests…