Christmas

From making Christmas candy and baking Christmas cookies, to decorating Christmas trees and gift ideas, find what you need to plan a perfect holiday. Find a huge collection of DIY Christmas decoration ideas, including Christmas tree themes and how to properly string lights. You will find tips for hosting everything from a Christmas cocktail party or cookie exchange, to Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas morning brunch.

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Basic Gingerbread Cookies
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Use this basic gingerbread recipe to make cutout cookies in various shapes. Our favorites are gingerbread boys and girls in different sizes, decorated with white royal icing and currant "buttons."
Prime Rib Roast
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For a holiday or special occasion, nothing beats cooking a prime rib in the oven. This spectacular roast is very simple to make; let the meat come to room temperature and season with salt and pepper. Then roast in a heavy-duty roasting pan at 450°F before reducing the temperature to 325°F to finish cooking. Martha loves to serve this beef roast with its traditional side dish, Yorkshire Pudding.
How to Host an Easy Holiday Party
Planning experts share how to host an easy holiday party, so you can entertain friends and family without the stress.
Classic Cream Puffs
The foundation of the perfect cream puff is light, airy pâte à choux, which is made with eggs, flour, and butter—there's no leavening other than eggs in this classic French dough. It's piped into circles to form the cream puffs. After baking, a small "x" is scored in the bottom of each cooled puff, then the pastry cream filling is piped inside.
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