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Look into these sites for advice on Christmas menus, recipes, decorations, crafts, and other information.

Classroom Winter Party Activities and Refreshment Ideas
Fun activities and snack ideas for your classroom winter party.

Christmas and New Year's Decorating Trends for 2012 from Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn experts share advice on holiday decorating trends in 2012.

Entertaining Shortcuts for Christmas and New Year's
These shortcuts will make entertaining at the holidays easier when you're short on time.

The Classic Christmas Dinner
A menu filled with options for planning the classic Christmas dinner.

Christmas Cookie Recipes Perfect for a Christmas Cookie Exchange
Find the perfect cookie to bring to your Christmas cookie exchange from these delicious recipes from About.com food guides.

Quick and Cheap Christmas and New Year's Centerpieces
How to make centerpieces for Christmas and New Year's, quickly and cheaply. Make a centerpiece with Christmas tree trimmings.

Best Ways to Survive the Stress of Holiday Entertaining
The holidays are supposed to be "the most wonderful time of the year." And they are very special since we get together with our friends and loved ones. But since the expectations for holiday gatherings are greater than the rest of the year, there's usually more work to do. To make matters more challenging, there are so so many other things that need to be done this month. If you're …

Host a Holiday Tapas Party
How to host a Holiday Tapas Party, with tapas recipes, wine suggestions, music ideas, and cocktail party tips.

After the Holiday Houseguests Go Home
How to easily put your life back in order after the holiday houseguests finally leave.

Christmas Eve Seafood for a Crowd
This can be a very tricky dinner to time properly. But with a little planning, you can pull of this special dinner with ease.

A Tree Trimming Party
Kick off the Christmas Season with a casual party that gets everyone involved with setting the mood. Recipes, activities and other tips included, from your Entertaining Guide.

Christmas Centerpieces
Directions for creating your own Christmas and holiday centerpieces.

Holiday Houseguests
Be prepared when Santa Claus drops a few houseguests on your doorstep along with the presents. Suggestions for preparing the guest room, stocking up on food and other supplies, and keeping everyone happy.

Hosting a Cookie Exchange
One of the holiday traditions eagerly anticipated by many families is baking Christmas cookies. But if you're short on time for baking the variety of cookies you'd like, then hosting a cookie exchange may be the perfect solution.

Share Your Favorite Cookie Recipe
Readers share their favorite cookie recipes.

Eye Candy Cooking and Entertaining Books
These days cookbooks aren't just for cooking and entertaining books are more than how to's. Because of the beautiful photography, many of these books are a feast for the eyes, feeding you with abundant eye candy, without ever lifting a spatula and shaking out a table cloth. If you're looking for gifts for foodies who are looking for beautiful,...

Hosting a Healthy Holiday Feast
It's tough to eat healthy food during the holidays . Here are recipes and suggestions for making your diet appeal to your guests, from your Entertaining Guide.

Organizing a Christmas Season Brunch
Planning tips and menu suggestions for organizing a "pot luck" type of holiday brunch, from your Entertaining Guide.

Christmas Recipes Round-up
Cookies, candies, breakfast dishes, leftovers, you name it, Diana Rattray (About Guide to Southern Cuisine) has got it!

Christmas Project and Idea Pages
Wonderful creative ideas for making your home festive at Christmastime from About's Guide to Decorating. Centerpiece ideas, decorations, ornaments and so much more.

How to Decorate for a Holiday Party
A simple page of suggestions for holiday decorating, from About's Guide to Interior Decorating.

Christmas Magazine
A very artful site dedicated to Christmas with decorating ideas, recipes, and general musings on the holiday.

Celebrate Christmas
Here's an excellent Christmas site from Better Homes and Gardens. They have party planning tips, homemade gift ideas, recipes, and enough projects to keep you busy all month long.

A Tasty Holiday Tradition
Good suggestions for creating baked holiday gifts from your kitchen, including packaging tips, from The PartyWorks.

Holiday Drinks from Food Network
Here are recipes for the top 5 holiday drinks from Food Network, including mulled cider and mulled wine.

Make Our Annual Gingerbread House
Instructions for creating your own showstopping Gingerbread House, from Good Housekeeping.

Holiday Christmas Recipes
The SOAR archives of 81 Christmas recipes with many traditional favorites.

Holiday Open House
This is a wonderful, down-home-style menu for a holiday open house, from Good Housekeeping.

Old Fashioned Holidays
A beautiful site with Christmas advice ranging from care and selection of your tree, to decorations, traditions, gifts and recipes.

Season's Eatings
An excellent collection of recipes, menu ideas, and holiday lore from Food Network.

Your Christmas Planner
A plan for managing December from iVillage. Includes instructions for family friendly crafts.

An Easy Christmas Centerpiece
How to make a Christmas centerpiece at the same time you're decorating the Christmas tree.

Office Parties - The Good, The Bad, and the Embarrassing
Mistakes to avoid when planning your office party.

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