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.

Topics to Explore

Learn More / Page 3

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays With Your Family: A Movie Lover's Guide

The holidays are all about spending time with family: sharing meals, sharing moments and even sharing bedrooms in some dire cases. Who knew your holiday survival guide was in your favorite movie? Take some tips from Snoopy and Ralphie.

5 Things Your Holiday Guests Won't Tell You

House guests are basically at your mercy. You call the shots when it comes to the menu, planned activities and even the ambient temperature. Their smiles say "I'm having fun," but their eyes are pleading for some quiet time.

10 Things Stores Don't Want You to Know: Holiday Shopping Edition

We know it's close to Christmas when we hear the jingling sound -- of cash registers that is. Before you make your holiday purchases, check out our list of store secrets that can make your shopping experience easier.

10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

After Thanksgiving dinner, some people like to watch a football game. Others like to watch a favorite movie. Can't think of any Thanksgiving-themed movie off the top of your head? No worries. We've got 10 for you right here.

10 Things Your Kid Should NOT Be for Halloween

In the rush to come up with a creative and inexpensive Halloween costume idea in a hurry, don't make the mistake of confusing unique for tasteless or timely for tacky. It can be hard to draw the line between a costume that's clever and one that's inappropriate.

10 Things Your Caterer Doesn't Want You to Know

We hire caterers to simplify the party planning process -- you can worry about the seating chart while the caterer prepares dinner for 50. But what goes on behind closed kitchen doors (even in your own home) might cause you to raise an eyebrow.

What to Give: Guide to Multicultural Holiday Celebrations

Are you wondering what to give friends and family to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa? This guide to multicultural holiday celebrations will help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

What is the history of Mother's Day in Mexico?

Many Mother's Day customs spread to Mexico from the United States in the early 20th century. But did you know that the holiday got its official start because of an editorial in a newspaper?

What is the origin of Father's Day?

On the third Sunday of every June in the United States, sons and daughters across the country honor their fathers with cards and gifts. But have you ever stopped to wonder how this celebration got started?

Top 5 Easter Decorating Tips

Winter is so over. Lose the brocade curtains, bayberry scented candles and snuggle-up blankets. This Easter, embrace your gingham and chintzy side by inviting spring indoors.

Holiday Pictures

Everyone loves a holiday! From New Years to Thanksgiving each holiday has its own unique meaning and tradition. Check out these amazing holiday pictures.

Hanukkah Pictures

Every year, usually in mid- to late-December on the Western calendar, Kislev 25 on the Hebrew calendar, Jews around the world celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah.

Christmas Pictures

Christmas is celebrated by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Get in the spirit with these pictures of holiday baked goods, singing songs by the warm fire, giving and receiving of presents and more.

5 Trends for Your Budget-friendly Holiday

You can stick to a budget without skimping on Christmas decorations. Here are five ways to trim your costs while keeping the holiday trim intact.

5 Early Shopping Tips to Beat the Holiday Rush

Avoid the holiday shopping rush with these tips for starting your shopping early -- preferably before Black Friday.

10 Surefire Holiday Gift Ideas

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list with these sure-fire holiday gift ideas.

6 Holiday Eating Tips

It can be tempting to partake in the food orgy of the winter holidays, but try these six tips to help you have a healthy holiday season.

Holiday Survival Basics

These tips might help ease the tension, save money and help you stay sane this holiday season.

How to Start a Christmas Tradition

Time is a precious commodity around the holidays, but while you're making your lists and checking them twice, don't forget that you're doing more than shopping, decorating, wrapping and cooking. You're also helping make memories for your family.

Top 5 Traditional Stocking Stuffers

Much like a Christmas tree, a jolly Santa Claus and a sprig of mistletoe, the tradition of hanging up stockings signals to people across the country and around the world that the Christmas season has arrived. So, what's popular to stuff in them?

How to Write a Holiday Newsletter (That Won't Make Your Friends and Family Gag)

Time for family visits, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and that other holiday tradition -- receiving a glut of boring, boastful newsletters from distant friends, co-workers and long-lost family. So, make yours stand out from the pack.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the First Thanksgiving

On the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims wore buckles, the Native Americans brought corn and everyone made merry until the sun went down. Right? That's not the most accurate portrayal of the historical event.

Why do we trick-or-treat?

Why do children don ridiculous costumes and bang down doors demanding candy once a year? Let's take a look at the ancient Celtic clans of Britain.

Why do people carve Halloween pumpkins?

What do a man named Stingy Jack, the devil and a cross have to do with carving Halloween pumpkins? Everything, it turns out. This long-standing tradition is steeped in folklore and superstition.

Top 10 April Fools' Day Pranks

April 1 gives the sneakiest ones among us an excuse for some shenanigans. Out of ideas for this year's springtime skulduggery? HowStuffWorks has 10 gags to completely confuse someone's day.


Recommended