We've spent weeks—okay, months—counting down the days until we can start celebrating Christmas. Make the most of your holiday season with our list of can't-miss Yuletide activities.
Invite your friends over for a cozy night in and sip on the go-to drink. Or, even better, snack on an eggnog-inspired dessert.
See our favorite eggnog recipes for inspiration.
Before you head out on your train trip, be sure to read the to refresh your memory.
Plan your trip with these magical Polar Express train rides across the country.
Gather up your friends and family for an ugly holiday sweater party, so everyone can show off their fun finds.
Because kids aren't the only ones wishing for some Christmas magic.
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Forget the fact that it looks pretty! We'll take any excuse we can to cover our loved ones in kisses—even if it embarrasses the kids.
Take a few minutes to wish a faraway friend or family member a very merry Christmas.
Say goodbye to holiday paper clutter by displaying the season's greetings in a creative way.
Put your family's own touch on your Christmas tree by crafting decorations together.
See our favorite ideas for DIY ornaments.
What better way to spend Christmas afternoon?
Bonus points if you can make it with a country-style design!
Nothing beats the scent of freshly baked Christmas cookies wafting out of your oven!
Check out our favorite Christmas cookie recipes to get started.
These holiday-scented potpourri jars are the perfect gift for a teacher that wishes Christmas would last all year.
Get the tutorial at .
The season wouldn't be complete without a steaming mug of hot cocoa in your hand.
Upgrade your hot chocolate with our festive twists on the classic cold weather drink.
S'mores aren't just for campfires! Take advantage of being stuck indoors on a snowy day by getting a fire going.
Whether it's the cashier at your local Kroger or Walmart, they're sure to love a delivery of Christmas treats.
Check out our best ideas for homemade food gifts.
There's a reason you just can't seem to get that catchy Christmas song out of your head. A playlist keeps you favorite tunes at the ready no matter when you feel like getting in the holiday mood.
, , , —there are so many classic Christmas movies, so little time.
Remind those who can't be with their families during the holidays that someone is thinking of them.
Learn how to get involved at the .
There's no better way to kick off the holidays than by attending a small town tree-lighting ceremony.
Plan a trip to one of the best small towns for Christmas.
, round up a ground up friends, bundle up, and hit the streets!
Donate something—whether it's money to a favorite charity, or toys, coats, and food to a local drive, it's what the season of giving is all about.
Break out your childhood copy of and gather around the fireplace with the family.
Because giving back to your community is the greatest way to celebrate the holidays.
When the weather outside is frightful, make your home that much more delightful.
Get inspired with our best holiday craft projects.
Because nothing is more magical than staring up at the twinkling lights of your Christmas tree, snuggled inside a sleeping bag.
Even though you've seen it dozens of times before, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy always makes you feel like a kid again.
Wrap up matching for your family, and let them open the gifts on Christmas Eve so they'll look extra festive in the morning.
Pile in the car, and go on a nighttime tour of your town, decked out in holiday lights and decorations.
or a complete checklist of our 25 essential Christmas activities.