Holiday cheer with a touch of nostalgia celebrates garish knitwear from the 1940s to '80s
There are a lot of explanations floating around out there about the candy cane—but almost none of them are true
A roundup of holiday classics and some new alternatives for a festive season
There are lots of ways to use goods in the pantry to make your digs a little merrier
A special visit from the Ghost of Christmas Retro-Future
It has become a great legend of World War I. But what really happened when British and German troops emerged from their trenches that Christmas Day?
An astronomer finds that depictions of the Moon on Christmas cards, wrapping paper and books is often wrong
Using antique technology and vintage cookbooks, food historian Ivan Day recreates such Tudor and Victorian specialties as puddings and roast goose
Why does this parasitic plant remind us of romance?
Shirley Temple drops some knowledge on a Christmas tradition
Browse our selected illustrations of some of the strangest and creepiest Santa Clauses ever put down on paper
Food, jewelry, toys and books for those hard-to-shop-for people on your gift list
The 19th-century artist Robert Walter Weir took inspiration from Washington Irving to create a prototype of Santa Claus
Putting up a live Christmas tree can be a lot of work
Recipes, like songs and poems, are passed down from generation to generation. But some holiday recipes seems to have fallen through the cracks
A musical rite of the holiday season, the Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners more than 250 years after the composer's death
This Sunday, at the National Museum of American History, three theatrical performers sang a version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Making Your Holiday Tree Eco-Friendly
Deck the halls with sheets and folly
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