Christmas

Jingle all the way to the holidays. With Christmas decor ideas for indoors and out, gift guides, entertaining ideas and Christmas decor storage tips, we’ve got everything you need to make merry.

What is a Maypole and Why Do People Dance Around It?

Every year on May 1, dancers weave ribbons around a maypole. But why?

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How to Keep Your Tree from Dying Before Christmas

Don't worry about your tree starting to fade on Christmas Eve.



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How to Make a Christmas Bow

Tying a bow on a present is the perfect way to show someone how much you care. Here's how to...


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How to Keep Christmas Tree Alive Throughout the Holiday Season

If you put your tree up in November, there's always a chance your tree will dry out. Make sure that...

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How to Celebrate Christmas in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, families everywhere are spending Christmas apart. Here are a few ideas for celebrating the...


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The Top Power Tools Every DIYer Wants for Christmas

A DIYer can never have enough power tools. Take a look at what our editors truly want for Christmas.

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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: The Perfect Christmas Tree

In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite vintage issues. These...


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9 Best Outdoor Light Projectors

Turn up the holiday cheer with a Christmas light projector — an ideal way to brighten the outside or inside...


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How to Put Lights On a Christmas Tree

Believe it or not, there's a right way and a wrong way to string Christmas lights.


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How To Make a Flocked Christmas Tree

Make your Christmas tree look like it was plucked straight out of a winter wonderland with these easy flocking techniques.

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4 Ways to Store Christmas Trees

Keep your artificial Christmas tree and your house clean with these storage tips.


17 Ideas for How to Save Money During the Holidays

It's easy to overspend during the holiday season. From presents to travel to decorations and all that food, here are...


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Where to Buy a Christmas Tree

Whether you want to spend a day cutting your own Christmas tree or have one delivered to your front door,...


18 Holiday Decorating Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

These holiday decorating mistakes can make your home look sloppy, waste energy, and even put your home and family in...


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How to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

Here are some tips for participating in a classic holiday tradition.

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The Pros and Cons of LED Christmas Lights

LED lights are all the rage because of their long lives and energy efficiency. But they're not a perfect solution.


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9 Best Christmas Tree Stands for 2020

On the hunt for a Christmas tree stand? These top-rated options will keep your holiday greenery safe and secure all...


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How to Properly Wrap a Gift

We only used five pieces of tape to wrap this present. Read on to learn how we did it! We'll...


Homeowners’ Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights.


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How to Fix and Replace Christmas Lights

Squeeze another season out of your strings of lights!


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How To Build A Christmas Tree Stand

What better way to get in a festive holiday mood then by building a sturdy DIY Christmas tree stand?


15 Types of Outdoor Christmas Lights

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it's time to hang your outdoor Christmas lights. We'll show you all of...


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Best Christmas Tree Decorations for 2020

Transform your tree into a work of art with these stylish ornaments, garland and other on-trend Christmas tree decorations we...

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Homeowners’ Guide to Christmas Ornaments

Trim the tree and deck the halls with our Christmas ornament guide, including the history, types and infinite variety of...


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Christmas Trees

Artificial or live? Tinsel or garland? Read on for everything you need to know about Christmas trees, including buying, decorating...


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12 Artificial Christmas Trees Worth Your Money

The best artificial Christmas trees are nearly indistinguishable from real ones — yet you don't have to worry about shedding...


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What Is a Christmas Tree Collar and Why Do I Need One?

The traditional Christmas tree skirt is getting an update! Find out everything you need to know about the Christmas tree...


Shop Local with These 10 Holiday Gifts From Small Businesses

From handmade pottery to cutting boards, smudge sticks and a customized Xbox gaming station, local vendors are delivering quaint and...


14 Hot Gifts to Keep Your Loved Ones Warm This Winter

Give the gift of warmth this winter with any of these 14 hot gifts. Your loved ones will thank us,...