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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Christmas! We’re here to help you make the most of this festive holiday. We’ve got the best Christmas movies to binge, Christmas songs to add to your playlist, the perfect presents for everyone on your list, the best Christmas decorations to deck your halls, amazing ideas for Christmas getaways, and much more. May your holiday be merry and bright!

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This Is Why Christmas Is on December 25

The history behind how Christmas came to be celebrated at the end of December may have little to do with the actual date of Jesus's birth.

The Fascinating History Behind These 24 Christmas Symbols

No Christmas celebration feels complete without a decorated tree, delicious cookies, and a rousing round of carols—and here's why.


40 Fun Christmas Activities to Do for a Fun Holiday Season

Make the most of the season by organizing these fun-filled Christmas activities. There's a little something for everyone!


66 Christmas Decoration Ideas to Fill Your Home with Holiday Cheer

These festive Christmas decoration ideas run that gamut from sophisticated to cozy to unexpected.


70 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Did your favorite Christmas movies make our list of the all-time best?

25 Ways to Bring Joy Home This Holiday Season

'Tis the season to celebrate! Reader's Digest worked with our friends at Taste of Home and Family Handyman to deliver...


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30 Christmas Eve Traditions That Create Merry Memories

Liven up this merry holiday with new customs and fun twists on old favorites.

15 Best Artificial Christmas Trees That Are Beautiful (and Look Completely Real)

You'll love rockin' around these maintenance-free Christmas trees.


36 of the Best Kids’ Christmas Movies on Netflix

The holiday season is the perfect time for a family movie night with these kids' Christmas movies on Netflix!


Your Guide to the 2022 Lifetime Christmas Movie Schedule

Baby, it's cold outside, so stay in and make spirits bright with 35 new heartwarming holiday films from Lifetime.


55 Beautiful Religious Christmas Quotes That Capture the Spirit of the Holiday

O come, all ye faithful and read religious Christmas quotes that capture the true essence of the holiday.

25 Best Christmas Movies on Amazon Prime to Start Watching Now

From feel-good flicks to sweet holiday romances, Amazon has everything you need for the perfect Christmas movie marathon.


30 Funny Christmas Memes That Deliver the Holiday Humor

Get ready to ho ho ho at all of these hilarious Christmas memes.


50 Christmas Wreath Ideas for a Festive Front Door

Whether your style is rustic or glamorous, traditional or quirky, there are perfect do-it-yourself Christmas wreath ideas for your home.


50 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas for a Merry and Bright Home

Don’t just deck your halls! These festive outdoor decorating ideas will make your entire home Christmas-ready.


40 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Get Them in the Holiday Spirit

These Christmas crafts for kids will keep little ones busy and help you decorate your home. Talk about a Christmas...

40 Best Christmas Books for Kids That Bring Magic to the Holidays

Who even needs the hottest toy when you have piles and piles of great Christmas books for kids to read?


72 Christmas Tree Ideas That Will Make Your Home Merry and Bright in 2022

Whether you fit into a rustic aesthetic, a modern aesthetic, or somewhere in the middle, we've got the perfect Christmas...


28 Christmas Movies on Disney+ the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Hot cocoa, cookies, and holiday movies? Sign us up!


40 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix to Watch Right Now

Stream all your favorite Christmas movies on Netflix all season long.


13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago

Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.


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70 Best Christmas Quotes That Capture the Warmth of the Holiday

However you celebrate, let these Christmas quotes warm your heart and remind you of the true spirit of the season.


15 Funny Christmas Songs to Make You Laugh All Season Long

Sprinkle in the "ha ha has" with the "ho ho hos" this holiday season by adding these funny Christmas songs...


33 Best Christmas Books to Read Around the Holidays

Is there anything more Christmasy than curling up under the tree with a good Christmas book?

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The 50 Funniest Christmas Jokes for Kids

Prepare yourself for some wholesome holiday LOLs.


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32 Stores Open on Christmas Day 2022

If Santa finished your last carton of milk, have no fear—there ARE stores open on Christmas Day.


38 Stores Open on Christmas Eve 2022

Last-minute shoppers, take note of these stores open on Christmas Eve!


45 Classic Christmas Movie Quotes from Your Favorite Holiday Films

Sharing all the best Christmas movie quotes is the next best thing to actually watching the movies themselves.


125 Christmas Movie Trivia Questions (with Answers) to Test Your Festive Film IQ

Think you know your holiday films? Test your knowledge with these Christmas movie trivia questions—they're not as easy as you...


94 Christmas Puns That Are Elfin Hilarious

These funny Christmas puns are guaranteed to make Santa's belly shake like a bowl full of jelly.