Holiday Planning & Ideas

From Valentine's Day cookies to Easter egg ideas to Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts and everything in between, this is your ultimate guide to hosting the holidays. Browse holiday crafts, gift ideas, and ideas for seasonal decorating by Martha Stewart.

Holiday Recipes

20 Holiday Menus That Will Help You Celebrate Everything, From Hanukkah Dinner to Christmas Brunch and Everything in Between
Get inspiration and ideas for your Christmas or Hanukkah gathering from our selection of menus that feature traditional and new dishes for cocktails, buffets, brunches, and dinner parties alike.
Our Best and Brightest Christmas Appetizers
Start your holiday meal with a few of these delicious Christmas bites.
Hanukkah Dinner Recipes That the Whole Family Will Love
Give family and friends the greatest gift of all at your holiday celebration: an assortment of beloved Hanukkah recipes, including latkes, brisket, kugel, and more.
18 Stellar Vegetable Sides for Your Holiday Table
Don't tell the prime rib, but sides are the true crowd-pleasers of any holiday meal. The choices are many: stovetop braises and sautés, purées, oven-roasted options, and baked vegetable casseroles.
22 Traditional Christmas Cookie Recipes to Make and Share All Season Long
Classic cookie recipes like these will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories. Make a batch of gingerbread, spritz cookies, thumbprints, shortbread, or biscotti to celebrate the most festive time of the year.
Hosting a Special Holiday Brunch? These Are the Recipes You Need
Welcome Christmas, the New Year, or any festive day with a delicious, special brunch. You'll find many of your morning favorites here—along with a few surprises—including egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, and the most irresistible baked goods.

Decorating & Table Settings

22 of Our Most Creative Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
From glittery gems and faux snowflakes to woodland birds and vintage figurines, there are plenty of different ways to give your tree a stately fairy-tale wonder. 
How to Hang a Wreath Without Making Holes in the Door
No matter what type of door you have—wood, metal, glass, or another material—there's a method here that's suitable for you.

Crafts & Gifts

21 of Our Most Memorable Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Here, you'll find a varied array of handcrafted ornaments—including a flock of cinnamon-scented birds, gilded baubles and wooden beads, and a flurry of snow-flecked paper cutouts—to fill your home with the holiday spirit.