December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Film Classics to Rev Up Holiday

Families often have their own unique traditions when it comes to the holidays. Lately, families have begun to include films in many of those traditions. More...

Lesser Known Holidays And Traditions

December is more than Santa Claus, Christmas trees, candy canes and mistletoe. For millions of people throughout the world, the month of December also means the arrival of other holidays. More...

Reduce Stress, Stay Organized This Holiday Season

Few times of year can be as joyous and stressful as the holiday season. More...

Holiday Gifting Across The Globe

Perhaps no one is a more familiar with gifting trends across the globe than the jolly man who lives at the North Pole. More...

Attention Animal-Loving Holiday Shoppers

Your Mouse-Click can help homeless cats and dogs More...

Holiday Lighting Tips To Please The Whole Neighborhood

Come the holiday season, neighborhoods across the country take on a whole new identity. Whereas a neighborhood might appear sleepy for 11 months a year, the tradition of holiday lighting can illuminate a town in a way unlike any other. More...

Ease Holiday Stress: Shop Around The Calendar

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – Early morning Dec. 26, I will stumble into the cold, hair tangled, bathrobe askew and eyes half shut. I will drag in the heavy newspaper, and over a steaming cup of coffee, begin to attack the pages with scissors. More...

Hallelujah For Handel’s “Messiah”

NEW YORK (AP) – Carl Drews still remembers the first time he heard the “Hallelujah” chorus. More...

Holiday Timesavers For Multi-tasking Moms

Get ready, get set, go! For busy moms, the kick-off to a holiday season cues a whirlwind of activities from office parties, to school pageants, to family gift exchanges and more. More...

Smell Your Way To An Energetic Or Calming Ambiance

With household chores, family gatherings, school events and work activities, life can get a little hectic this time of year. More...

Give To Save This Holiday Season

The holiday season is an exciting time - people look forward to time off from school and work to see friends and family, and to indulge in the spirit of the season. More...

Holiday Shopping Strategies Help Ring In The New Year

The holidays are a time to celebrate. But sometimes it’s challenging to spend and celebrate on a budget, especially when it’s the season of giving. More...

Celebs With A Philanthropic Heart

With celebrity typically comes fame and fortune. Thankfully, many celebrities put their name recognition and fortunes to work by helping others. More...

Buying Into A Christmas Without Presents

WASHINGTON (AP) – I’m not a Scrooge, really. I embrace almost all of Christmas. Except for one time-honored tradition that brings so much stress and expense that eliminating it has made the holiday even more magical. More...

Celebrate The Holidays With 12 Days Of Safety Tips

Protect yourself from online threats

With the increasing number of online threats, it is critical that consumers learn simple, convenient and safe ways to help protect their identities, their families and their digital files. More...

Caring For The Tree

Perhaps due to the the Christmas season essentially starting the day after Thanksgiving, more and more families now purchase their Christmas trees earlier than ever before. More...

Did You Know?

The holiday season is a favorite time of year for many people, but it might not be the best time of year for the nation’s employers. More...

A Fire Safe Home For The Holidays

During the holiday season, 47,000 fires claim more than 500 lives across the United States. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), fires are also responsible for over 2,200 injuries and cause $990 million in damage. More...

Popular Holiday Songs

Even if you and your family won’t be going caroling this holiday season, that’s no reason you can’t enjoy some the following popular songs synonymous with the jovial holiday spirit. More...

Explore New Flavors In Recipes This Holiday

Holiday tunes on the radio, mistletoe hanging in strategic locations and the scent of pine lingering in the air – it’s the perfect time to get into the kitchen and discover some new cooking flavors that will keep your taste buds happy an More...

Avoid A Jarring January Filled With Holiday Debt

While the holiday season is a joyous time to spend with family and friends, it’s also a time to spend money. For those with credit cards, it can prove difficult to avoid debt. More...

Charity Begins With A Good Choice

Giving to a charity, whether it’s a local cause or an international organization, is a relatively simple act that can help to improve the lives of those in need and address problems that affect all of us. More...

Dried Fruit And Prune Juice Add Flavor And Depth To Holiday Stuffing

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, one thing’s for sure - no holiday meal is complete without it. Sometimes savory, often sweet, but always delicious, stuffing is one of the most anticipated dishes on the holiday table. More...

Multiple Options For Charitable Giving

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. More...

How To Make Your New Year's Resolution Last

Failed New Year's resolutions are a dime a dozen. That promise to go to the gym every day dwindles to three days a week, then two days a week, before falling into “whenever I can make it” territory. More...

Holiday Survival Guide For Those Watching Their Weight

So many of us anticipate the holidays with great excitement - the merry decorations, relaxing with family and friends and the excitement of the coming new year. More...