Christmas Decorating Ideas
Deck the halls, walls, and tables with Christmas accents. Our wreaths, garlands, and other decorative touches will fill your home with the sights and smells of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisement
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Christmas Checklist: EntertainingChristmas is reason enough for a party (not that we need one at all). But if you’d like to evolve your theme beyond just “holiday,” these are some wonderful ways to do it.
There's no wrong way to decorate a Christmas tree, but we're willing to share our secrets with those who'd like to emulate our style.
Ideas that will have your whole house glowing for the holidays.
Christmas Decorating Ideas
Deck the halls, walls, and tables with Christmas accents. Our wreaths, garlands, and other decorative touches will fill your home with the sights and smells of the season.
Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
It's time for Christmas cookies! Choose from our very favorite cookie recipes to share with family and friends, including gingerbread, speculaas, biscotti, pfeffernussen, chocolate chip, and snickerdoodles.
Enchanted Forest: Christmas Tree Ideas by "Martha Stewart Living" EditorsA tree sprouting up indoors, sparkling with lights and ornaments, always looks magical. But the ones here have a fairy-tale wonder all their own, with glittery gems, snowflakes that never melt, and woodland birds with ribbons in their beaks. Most bewitching? The decorations are easy to make, so you can tell your own Christmas story.
Christmas Star Decorations
The season’s most hallowed symbol need not be limited to the top of your tannenbaum. Expand the heavens with these down-to-earth ideas.
A Sweet Candy Cane Wreath for the HolidaysThis hanging decoration leaves a sweet, lasting impression for the winter season. To ensure it lasts, store your wreath between layers of waxed paper between seasons.
Deck the halls with our unique holiday garlands to add a spirited touch to your surroundings.
Our Prettiest Paper Snowflake Ideas (Plus Free Templates)Fold, snip, and let it snow! Transform your home into a snow-laden winter wonderland with a flurry of hand-cut paper snowflakes strung into a garland, encircled into a wreath, placed atop wrapped presents, and so much more.
Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make for Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers
There's nothing more meaningful than a gift bearing the unmistakable touch of a creative kid. These easy, crafty gifts will make any adult smile at Christmas.
Christmas Crafts for ToddlersLittle boys and girls will love making these handmade gifts, gumdrop garlands, candy creatures, and paper snowflakes.
Christmas Candles Brilliantly Reinvented
Christmas Checklist: Gifts and Tips for Gift-GivingRecipe
Make-Ahead Chocolate Chunk CookiesThis easy make-ahead cookie dough can be prepared, rolled into logs, and then frozen until the craving strikes.Recipe
Peppermint FrostingUse this recipe when making our Peppermint Yule Log.Recipe
Espresso Creme AnglaiseServe this coffee-infused creme anglaise with our Mocha Steamed Puddings.Recipe
Chocolate Spice CakeWe like a glass of ice-cold milk to accompany our cake. Baked with dried cranberries, golden raisins, and ginger, the cake gets a gentle tang from sour cream.Recipe
Belgian Chocolate Birthday CakeThis luscious chocolate-hazelnut cake is coated with a ganache made from chocolate and cream. It's topped with a mountain of bittersweet chocolate curls, and surrounded by crunchy praline hazelnuts coated in tempered chocolate and rolled in cocoa powder.Recipe
Pot RoastA platter of tender pot roast, along with sweet carrots, potatoes, and turnips, is nearly a complete meal in itself. Simply pour the sauce from the pot into a gravy boat and then set out a salad, a loaf of crusty bread, and a robust cabernet or red zinfandel to round out the feast.Recipe
Caramel-Dipped PecansUse these nuts to decorate a chocolate or caramel tart.Recipe
Pear-Cranberry Pate de FruitsThis version of the traditional pate de coing (quince paste) was formed in a classic French mold, the results frost-encrusted with sugar.Recipe
Cupcake OrnamentsArrange these around an evergreen branch or platter, and set it out for a special meal or holiday party for an extra dash of festive cheer.Recipe
Wheatmeal Peanut-Butter FingersThese buttery cookies boast a nutty mix of wheat germ, wheat-grain pastry flour, and peanut butter for a bold taste.Recipe
Cornmeal-Pecan BiscuitsThese buttery pecan biscuits won't last long after they come out of the oven.Recipe
Lemon Poppyseed Glazed BallsThe lemony cookies are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Chocolate-Glazed FingersEnjoy a chocolate-glazed version of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Espresso Shortbread CookiesPerk up our Basic Shortbread Wedges with this espresso flavored variation.Recipe
Citrus CoinsThese cookies, with hints of lemon or orange, are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Chocolate-Glazed Nut BallsThese chocolate treats are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Brown Sugar FingersThese Brown Sugar Fingers are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges. The secret to shortbread's tender, crumbly nature is stirring the wet and dry ingredients until they are just combined.Recipe
Candied Ginger ShortbreadThis Candied Ginger Shortbread is a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.