Holidays

Everyone loves a good holiday, no matter whether you're commemorating a special occasion or just looking for a day out of the office. Read about important holidays in these articles.


Think you can feed your family of 10 at Thanksgiving for less than $50, total? The American Farm Bureau Federation says you can.

Forget caroling, feasting and having any sort of fun at all on "Foolstide," the catchy but hateful nickname some Puritans gave Christmas in the New World.

Whether it's the Nativity display in the public square, the store clerk who says "Happy Holidays" or the tacky holiday sweater, there's something to offend everyone in the season of goodwill.

Writer Robert Lamb wonders if the unblinking, judging eye of elfin surveillance is such a great idea.

Get your ugly holiday sweater fill in one go with these nine horrid knits.

Experts and parents are divided on whether to encourage children's belief in Santa Claus.

Haunted houses have an arsenal of scare tactics they deploy depending on who darkens their doors.

In 2016 the princess has been dethroned as the top choice for children dressing up on the sweet and spooky holiday. Which costumes top the list for people of all ages?

Can a Halloween attraction be sued for being too scary? It's already happened. When else did attractions get out of control — at least for some visitors?

The lowly fruitcake, dense and full of nuts and candied fruit, has marked its time as a culinary scapegoat. Now it has a day to call its own.

You thought your drunk uncle was the worst part about Christmas? These tragedies, large and small, should put things in perspective.

Have Halloween decorations gotten so good that when people spot a real dead body, they think it's fake? That's been the case in these ghoulish instances.

National Bologna Day is no baloney. This annual October 24 "holiday" offers fans an unapologetic way to pay homage to the most democratic pressed meat of our time.

The American Halloween is just one of many celebrations around the globe with roots in ceremonies to honor the dead who've returned to visit their loved-ones. Want to join the Hungry Ghosts Festival or snack on a sugar skull?

Though Mother's Day seems to be filled with sweetness and light, it has a surprisingly radical history, arising as a post-Civil War plea for peace. So how did it change?

We love pepperoni and mozzarella on our pizza, so why not throw it in the bird? Yep, stuffing (or dressing) doesn't have to be boring. Are you daring enough to mix it up?

Incorporate these scents into your home for a lovely seasonal fragrance.

Make the set up and break down of Christmas decorations a breeze with these simple tips.

The story behind Passover is a classic one: of slavery and freedom, heroes and villains, unheeded warnings, horrific wrath and great rejoicing. It's remembered during an eight-day festival that begins with the meal called the Passover Seder.

Let's take a break from pledging to lose weight and save more money and try some interesting and creative promises. Here are 10 suggestions.

Even though we don't keep most of our resolutions, we still make them every year. Turns out, this practice has been going on for thousands of years. What compels us to do this?

Only 23 percent of the people who make resolutions will see them through. Why does our resolve vanish, and what can we do about it?

Can't say "Xmas"? Sure, you can! Despite Christmas' popularity among Christians and non-Christians alike, little-known facts like this -- and even outright myths -- abound. Here are 10 enduring myths about the holiday, exposed at last.

For many children, the holidays summon visions of sugarplums and fanatical devotion to a magical old man with a sack of gifts. But there's a dark side to yuletide traditions. Welcome to the domain of Krampus!

On the fourth Thursday in November, Americans will gather with their families to eat turkey and sweet potatoes, just like that first Thanksgiving ... Actually, not like that first dinner. Join us as we debunk some of the many Thanksgiving myths.