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.

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Should We Rise Up Against the Elf on the Shelf?

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

9 Hideous Holiday Sweaters

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

'The Santa Myth': Childhood Fun or Dangerous Lie?

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

There Are 5 Types of Haunted House Visitors. Which One Are You?

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

What Are the Top Picks for Halloween Costumes This Year?

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?

9 Halloween Attractions That Went Too Far

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?

Though Few Admit It, National Fruitcake Day May Be a Fave Fake Holiday

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.

10 Worst Things Ever to Happen at Christmas

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

Yes, Real Human Corpses Have Been Mistaken for Halloween Decor

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.

5 Ways to Celebrate National Bologna Day

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.

Beyond Halloween: 8 Other Holidays Spirits Love

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?

What Does Mother's Day Have to Do With the Civil War?

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?

10 Weird Ingredients People Put in Thanksgiving Dressing

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?

10 Wonderful Scents Associated with the Holidays

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

5 Tips for Properly Storing Christmas Decorations

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

How Passover Works

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

10 New Year's Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

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.

Why do people make New Year's resolutions?

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?

Why Are New Year's Resolutions So Easy to Break?

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?

10 Myths About Christmas

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.

The Krampus Gallery of Holiday Doom!

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!

10 Historical Untruths About the First Thanksgiving

On the fourth Thursday in November, Americans will gather 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.

Holidays in the U.S.

Americans observe a variety of holidays, from Groundhog Day and Labor Day to Rosh Hashanah and Kwanzaa. Check out these pictures of U.S. celebrations great and small, as well as the people and events that inspired some of them.

Who is the modern crafter?

Once largely the realm of artsy women at kitchen tables, crafting has burgeoned into a full-blown industry. Who, then, is the modern crafter?

10 BFF Girlfriend Valentines

Here is a BFF Girlfriends Guide to Valentine's Day. All 10 ideas include a DIY alternative, so you won't necessarily have a wallet the size of Paris Hilton's to have a great time with your girlfriends.


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