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Christmas Recipes

Appetizers, drinks and of course, cookies—these are the only Christmas recipes you need to celebrate the holiday season with style (and ease). MORE+ LESS-

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas

No really, it's possible to make it through the holidays without wanting to pull your hair out; we promise! How, you ask? With easy make-ahead ideas, brilliant hacks and a little help from your microwave.

"One way I like to keep stress levels down during the holiday season is to get as much done ahead of time as possible. That's why I love the idea of make-ahead cocktails—because nothing should keep you from getting your jingle on at a moment's notice!"
"One way I like to keep stress levels down during the holiday season is to get as much done ahead of time as possible. That's why I love the idea of make-ahead cocktails—because nothing should keep you from getting your jingle on at a moment's notice!"
—M.E. Gray, Senior Editor

Christmas Cookies and Holiday Desserts

Everyone knows it's not really Christmas until the cookies appear. We've got plenty of those, plus sweet ideas for all the Christmas cake, bars and mini desserts you can handle. Ho ho ho, indeed!

Want an insider's secret? Homemade cookies don't have to be 100% homemade to be delicious. With packaged cookie mix and a few clever upgrades, you can have homemade-ish treats ready in next to no time, without even breaking a sweat.
Want an insider's secret? Homemade cookies don't have to be 100% homemade to be delicious. With packaged cookie mix and a few clever upgrades, you can have homemade-ish treats ready in next to no time, without even breaking a sweat.

Holiday How-Tos and Hacks

We're not above a shortcut here or a trick there that will save time, money or sanity during the holiday season (a.k.a. the craziest time of the year). You either? Dig in now and thank us later.

Christmas Apps and Party Ideas

If there's one thing you can never have too many of during the holiday season, it's appetizer ideas. We've got loads of 'em for you to unwrap, plus easy ideas for keeping your holiday parties going all night long.

How much alcohol do you actually need for a party? You don't want to overspend, but running out is a major party foul! We've got tips for how to purchase just the right amount of alcohol every time, no matter your drink of choice.
How much alcohol do you actually need for a party? You don't want to overspend, but running out is a major party foul! We've got tips for how to purchase just the right amount of alcohol every time, no matter your drink of choice.

Christmas Cocktails and Beverages

Decking the halls and singing fa la la la la is even more fun with a festive drink in hand. Ask us how we know. Not looking to get boozy? That's what hot cocoa is for, and we've got thoughts on that, too.

Big Deal Dinners and Easy Breakfasts

Unlike Thanksgiving, there's no set menu when it comes to Christmas. So whether you're hosting dinner on Christmas Eve, or bringing something to Christmas morning brunch, we've got you covered.

Christmas on the Cheap

Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the most expensive and that can be stressful. Worry no more, we've got savvy ways to host, gift, wrap and even make your house smell like Christmas.