The Yule Lads used to be a lot more creepy than they are today, too, but in 1746 parents were officially banned from tormenting their kids with the stories
Here are a few pointers on making the perfect cookies this holiday season
If Santa really lived at the North Pole, he would have drowned long ago--his icy abode is slowly melting
On National Poinsettia Day, the third generation behind the Ecke Family Ranch talks about how his family developed a hundred varieties of the plant
British designer Chris Godfrey dreams up a tinned, nine-course meal for gamers glued to their consoles
Although this years tree will have far more lights (45,000 in total) it won't be quite the silver, spinning whirlwind of 1949
David Richards first claimed that title back in 2001, with a paltry 331,038 lights, but last year he was overtaken by a New York family
As the 1800s gave way to the 1900s, many Americans felt that old Saint Nick needed a new way of getting from house to house
There's still time to pick up these magazines, books, kitchen gadgets and food stuffs for your Christmas shopping needs
Some reindeer really do have red noses, a result of densely packed blood vessels near the skin's surface
The idyllic scenes of the dreamy holiday tune were painted by a Russian Jewish immigrant named Israel Baline, better known as Irving Berlin
The odds of a white Christmas has dropped 15% in recent decades
Few beers may so strongly evoke the image of dark winters and frozen European landscapes as Imperial Stout—and a bottle fits nicely in a Christmas stocking
The oceans show holiday spirit with a worm on coral reefs that resembles a fluffy fir tree adorned with colored ornaments.
Thanks to the successful “Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!” (Kentucky for Christmas!) marketing campaign in 1974, Japan can't get enough KFC on Christmas Day
Nativity buffs will also note that the familiar cast of characters relied upon today is not biblically accurate
What's behind the holiday tradition of hanging hosiery on the fireplace?
Original designs from artists over the years to celebrate the holidays
Too many animals end up on death row, one Australian pet shop says, so their shop will not sell kittens or puppies around Christmas time
The key for trapping carbon lies in the soil, rather than the trees.
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