From our best Christmas cookies to festive Yuletide menus, we’ve got everything you need to plan perfect Christmas parties, dinner on Christmas Day and a special plate of cookies for Santa’s visit the night before.
Treats for Santa
Skip the sugar cookies. Leave Santa something he really wants on the night before Christmas.
Building a Gingerbread House
Gather the kids, icing, gumdrops and gingerbread for a holiday construction project that will be fun for all.
Christmas Cookie Party for Kids
This Christmas, have a cookie decoration celebration just for the kids with our tinseled tips and stellar roll-out recipes.
Christmas and a Casserole
Grab “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, whip up a casserole and share an evening with friends.
10 Offbeat Christmas Dinners
Are you rib-roasted out, tired of turkey and huffing “humbugs” over ham? Jazz up your Christmas menu this holiday with something new.
A Maryland man makes holiday baking a cherished tradition—especially by the lucky recipients on his Christmas list.
Holiday Hams Gone Wild
If your holiday ham can’t get no satisfaction, toss the cloves and pineapple and embrace bold new flavors.
Festive Holiday Cakes
When presentation and taste are both on the line this holiday season, let them eat cake.
Holiday Splurge Wines
Wine expert Wini Moranville shares the season’s best for entertaining, gifting and sipping in her holiday round-up.
Holiday Eggnog Re-envisioned
Christmas eggnog is even better the second time around in an easy-bake cake that comes together in a hot holiday minute.
Gluten-Free Holiday Baking
Shauna James Ahern, blogger behind Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, shares her expertise on gluten-free flours, breads, and holiday desserts.
Traditional Christmas Cake
Pinch us—it’s Christmas and we’re Irish. Put the two together and you get a combustibly good cake and a new take on holiday tradition.
Pho, Pho, Pho: Merry Christmas
Vietnamese Pho is the perfect antidote to heavy Christmas fare—especially when someone else makes it.