In nearly every house, under every tree there are sure to be a few beautifully wrapped gifts.
You might think you know Santa Claus, but you'd be wrong.
One Gainesville church set out to be a part of a miracle on Sunday afternoon. Hopewell Baptist Church in Gainesville fed more than 5,000 people after their morning church service.
When I first set out to make my own ornaments, I was picturing something delicate, beautiful and right of Better Homes and Gardens.
This may come as a surprise, but Santa is actually an award-winning cook.
Though she's no stranger to the dog show scene, Sherri Bell admits she was a little nervous over the weekend.
Travis Germick and his two sons have spent more than 10 years perfecting the art of the "tacky" Christmas light display.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Every holiday season, Carin Agiman pawed through her closet, searching for something to wear to her friend's ugly sweater party.Having no luck, Agiman, who is Jewish, glued felt menorah cutouts and blue sequins to a white thrift store sweater. But the clumsy DIY look never quite matched the breadth of bright sweaters with reindeer and snowmen. And it certainly didn't show off Agiman's Hanukkah pride.
Winter does not have to equate to a dreary garden devoid of excitement. There are many types of berry-bearing shrubs, woody plants and winter flowers to brighten the landscape.
At countless Hanukkah celebrations, latkes will be there.
Last year, all those cookies finally caught up with Santa and he got stuck in a chimney.
Nothing is cuter than a room full of dalmatian puppies ... unless of course they elementary students dressed up as puppies.
No one would argue that Santa's got a big job to do on Christmas Eve.
NEW YORK- Out of the kitchen and into the hotel lobby: Gingerbread houses have gone from being a homemade project done with mom to professional exhibits designed by pastry chefs and sometimes even architects.And never mind the humble miniature: Some displays are life-size, while others depict entire villages. A few extravaganzas raise money for charity, while some include contests for home bakers. Many are part of larger Christmas celebrations at luxury hotels that also showcase decorated trees, Santa visits and holiday menus.
Back during my days at Gourmet magazine, my many duties included teaching cooking classes. I used to tell my students - especially the cooking-impaired ones - that if they made sure to greet dinner party guests with a special homemade drink, they would always win, no matter what else happened that evening.
While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.
For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.
When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.
CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.
Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.
Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.
Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.
Change is in the air.
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