Holiday movies offer us a glimpse into how the world is could be, often in sharp contrast to our lives as they are. In that way, the annual act of viewing them is like a religious ritual.
If you're craving that freshly-cut tree smell, shop early and don't be too choosy.
Figuring out how much to spend on gifts can be stressful.
Turkey has become easier to produce over the years, making it easier on American wallets – with some environmental benefits as well.
The official celebration of Native Americans represents the fruits of a decades-long effort.
With 150,000 tourists stranded, this is the largest peacetime repatriation the UK has ever undertaken.
Technology-free holidays can feel unbearable at first but this soon gives way to a better experience.
The holiday honors a 19th-century battle between the French and the Mexican armies that, strangely enough, may have influenced the outcome of the US Civil War.
The Irish continue to express gratitude for St. Patrick's unselfish commitment to their spiritual well-being, even as the rest of the world celebrates by drowning in booze.
Studies show the presence of natural living things in homes improve wellbeing. So why not have your own version of a Christmas tree all year round?
A few visits to the gym or a short jog around the block in the week before departure isn't enough preparation.
The chocolate industry is undergoing significant change at the moment, both for better and worse. Here are three trends on the positive side of things.
Most Americans underestimate how many calories nutritionists recommend they consume each day, which means maybe you can probably have one more treat without feeling guilty.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
From going out dancing to choosing smaller plates, two nutrition researchers offer some tips for reaping the fun of the holidays without destroying your health.
Hide the credit cards and instead build traditions with your kids. Supporting a child through gift disappointment is important to their emotional, cognitive and social development.
Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Here are five thoughtful ways parents can help foster these behaviours.
For indigenous peoples, winter solstice has been a time to honor their ancient sun deity. Their rituals reveal a deep understanding of the natural world.
Four out of five experts said no.
All of us have allergies to people whose seemingly inconsequential behaviour repulses us. Here's how to deal with it this holiday season.