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Holiday Crafts | Make a Christmas Advent Calendar from Matchboxes

Holiday Crafts | Make a Christmas Advent Calendar from Matchboxes

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For some people, November may seem a bit early to be thinking about Christmas and all the baking,... Read More »

Holiday Crafts | Make Victorian Scrap Ornaments

Holiday Crafts | Make Victorian Scrap Ornaments

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Prelude festivities started this week in Kennebunkport, Maine and I was offered the opportunity to join other artists at... Read More »

Holiday Doors of Connecticut | Festive Entryways

Holiday Doors of Connecticut | Festive Entryways

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

We were so smitten with Deb Cohen’s Instagram feed sharing the charming architecture and entryways in and around... Read More »

Homemade Graham Cracker Christmas Cookies

Homemade Graham Cracker Christmas Cookies

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As I was working on recipe testing for the latest Yankee cookbook, the gorgeous Lost and Vintage Recipes,... Read More »

Host a Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

Host a Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

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Holiday traditions are the things that make the holidays “the holidays.” For me it’s getting out the box... Read More »

How the Puritans Banned Christmas

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In 1659 the Puritans banned Christmas in Massachusetts. But why? A short, easily-overlooked paragraph from an early law... Read More »

Lime-Pineapple Cheese Mold | Retro Recipe

Lime-Pineapple Cheese Mold | Retro Recipe

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

After I made a cranberry gelatin mold last year around this time (see Cranberry Gelatin Mold | Retro... Read More »

Maine Wreaths Go to Arlington Cemetery

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Wreath escort is underway: wreathsacrossamerica.org. The next ceremony will take place on December 10, 2011 at 12 Noon... Read More »

Mt. Washington Valley Inn to Inn Cookie Tour

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If your idea of the perfect way to kick off the holiday season includes sweet treats, overflowing Christmas... Read More »

Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend | When You Go …

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For a detailed guide to the Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend, call the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce at... Read More »

Old Sturbridge Village | A Christmas by Candlelight Celebration

12 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (93% score)

Last December I finally made the trek to Old Sturbridge during their Christmas by Candlelight celebration.  It’s about... Read More »

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

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What goes along with the holiday season better than a plate of cookies?  Countless seasonal traditions involve the... Read More »

Shortbread Petticoat Tails

Shortbread Petticoat Tails

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Spicy Soft Gingerbread

Spicy Soft Gingerbread

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Other than the living room (where the pine-y fragrance reigns supreme), the kitchen is arguably the root of... Read More »

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas | Home for the Holidays

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On one December weekend each year, locals and visitors alike step inside a Norman Rockwell painting come to... Read More »

The Comfort of a Pie — and Seven Recipes

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Yankee Classic from December 1986 For me, nothing brings purpose to a day like making a pie. For... Read More »

The First Department Store Santa Claus

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In the late 19th century, children saw drawings of Santa Claus in all the newspapers and in magazines.... Read More »

The Night Before Christmas

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This Christmas Eve, as we do every year, my family will enjoy a meal and some early presents... Read More »

Tips to Care for a Live Christmas Tree

7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

Using a live Christmas tree during the holidays has been steadily gaining popularity over the years. Depending on... Read More »

Treats for Santa | What to Leave for Santa in New England

8 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (95% score)

After supper on Christmas Eve, it is customary to set out a plate of provisions for the man... Read More »

Wassail Weekend | Holiday Fun in Woodstock, Vermont

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Often named one of the prettiest small towns in America, the village of Woodstock, Vermont becomes the ultimate... Read More »

Wicked Big Picture | Moffatt’s Christmas Tree Farm

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Yule Log with Chocolate Butter Icing

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