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Holiday Living Made Easy

With so much on our plates between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the holiday season can be hectic. Fortunately, there are many ways to save time and make the holiday season more manageable.


Tipping point Who to tip during the holidays

Come the holiday season, most people find themselves in a giving mood. Gifting friends, family and even coworkers is common, but there are many other people in our daily lives who societal norms suggest deserve a gift as well.


Origins of a holiday staple

The thick, spiced drink we know as eggnog has become synonymous with the holidays. It is so linked with the Christmas season that a person may be hard-pressed to find it sold in the supermarket any other time of the year. But eggnog wasn't always the holiday beverage it has become.
Eggnog is believed to have originated in 17th century Europe


How to accommodate overnight holiday guests

 Thousands of people travel far and wide to visit family and friends for the holidays. Chances are many holiday hosts and hostesses will open their homes to overnight guests. Although visions of Cousin Eddy from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"


3 Tips for the perfect holiday buffet

The countdown to the holidays is on, bringing with it the challenge of how to serve a large gathering fast and easy. Fear not! There's a simple solution. Forego the traditional, full-service, sit-down meal and opt instead for a buffet-style serving. 


How to Sled Safely

Children look forward to snow days for the break from school and the chance to venture out into the snowy white wilderness -- even if that just may mean your own backyard.


How-To Guide to Holiday Hosting

The holidays are once again right around the corner, and families across the country are preparing to reunite.
With hosting family and friends on the holiday horizon, the following guide, courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond, can help those responsible for entertaining the troops this season become the holiday host with the most.
Prepare for the Feast
* Plan ahead. The key to minimizing holiday-induced anxiety is to plan in advance. Take inventory now to make sure you have the 


Deciphering Between the Different Types of Snow

The weather forecaster says a snowstorm is on the way and to be careful shoveling because it will probably be a wet snow. Just what does this mean?
Snow can vary in density and water content based on certain atmospheric and ground surface conditions. 


Significance of Midnight Mass

Christmas is one of the most celebrated dates on the Christian calendar. Commemorating the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ is only surpassed in importance by the celebration of Easter, a time when Christians remember Christ's sacrifice of life for His people.