December 25, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Home-baked Goodies Deserve Special Presentation

If baked goods are part of your gifting game plan this holiday, have you thought about how to package them? Knowing that presentation is key to the "wow" factor, I consulted a few crafting experts about how to package homebaked goodies. More...

Taking Holiday Spirit On Vacation

More and more, families are spending their holidays away from home. More...

Exploring The First Christmas

The birth of Jesus Christ has long been celebrated on December 25 of every year. The first recorded celebration of Christmas dates back to December 25, 336. More...

Homemade Ornaments A Treat For The Holidays

Once the perfect tree has been selected and placed in the home, the next task is to take out all of the ornaments collected over the years and hang them on the tree. More...

Recipe For Reducing Holiday Entertaining Stress

Entertaining for the holidays can be a lot of work, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice having fun while everyone else has a good time. More...

Naughty or Nice? Santa's Elf Is The Secret

Twinkling lights, brightly decorated cookies, and hearing Christmas songs in the store aisles means one thing to children — Christmas! More...

Jewelry Still A Hit Come The Holidays

'Tis the season to be merry. 'Tis also the season to find the perfect holiday gift for that special someone. When shopping for women, no gift is more of a homerun than jewelry. More...

Christmas Idea Had Lasting Effect On Neb. Family

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - Holiday traditions help to define the Christmas season and connect the generations through the years. More...

Las Vegas Is Just A Page Away This Holiday Season With "The Tyrant"

We all know that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? Well, in this economy, what happens if family and friends can't afford to go to Vegas? More...

Pittsburgh Won't Play Host To Army-Navy Game

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh has dropped out of the bidding to host five Army-Navy football games from 2010 to 2014. Craig Davis, a vice president of VisitPittsburgh, has told the service academies the city can't play host to the game. More...

Helping Others Despite A Bad Economy

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Jennings Brody and her staff at Parker and Otis cooked Thanksgiving meals for 46 people a few weeks ago. More...

Home For The Holidays Can Actually Be Fun For The Whole Family

With travel costs fluctuating from day to day, many families are thinking twice about planning big trips for this holiday season. More...

Want Snow For Christmas?

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) - Dreaming of a White Christmas in the Northeast? You might want to head to Pinkham Notch, N.H., or maybe upstate New York or the northern reaches of Maine or Vermont. More...

Bake Up A Treat For Holiday Meals

Entertaining is a large part of the holiday season. No matter what religious or cultural holiday is celebrated, gathering, reminiscing ... and eating are often part of the festivities. More...

Set The Mood With Holiday Music

What would the Christmas season be without old standards and new holiday hits? For some people, it isn't Christmas without carols playing while decorating the tree or familiar songs accompanying the shopping rush at area stores. More...

Survive The Holiday Shopping Season

More so than ever before, the word most associate with the holiday season nowadays isn't "Christmas" or "joy" or even "vacation". Instead, many people are simply hoping to "survive" once the holiday season hits full swing. More...

Cookies and Christmas: A Match Made In Heaven

There's a good reason fitness club memberships tend to spike come January. More...

Did You Know?

When it comes to one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, it seems Americans can't make up their minds as whether to go au naturel or artificial. More...

Keep Your Holidays Festive And Fire-Free

Decorating the house is a tradition shared by many families come the holiday season. More...

Christmas Trees, Candles Can Be Deadly Combination

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The handheld Nintendo was carefully wrapped and placed on the dining room table. Upstairs were the gifts Santa would put under the tree on Christmas Eve. The tree was ready to go up. More...

'Tis The Season For Easy, Elegant Holiday Entertaining

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us once again. More...