more about: Christmas

Kid-Friendly Christmas Eve Treats

The stockings are hung, the gifts are wrapped, and the Elf on the Shelf is about to make his last journey to the North Pole (woo hoo!). One of the greatest stress-busters during the busy holidays is to get in the kitchen with your kiddos. There’s just something therapeutic about the experience that really gets you in the true spirit of the […]

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Sunday Supper: Christmas Casseroles

Whether it’s a succulent pot roast, cheesy casserole, or warming, savory stew, we love Sunday supper. It’s a dinner party without the formality, where family and friends gather for easy conversation and good food – lots of it!

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Last Minute Christmas Crafts with A Beautiful Mess

Christmas is just eight days away (eek!), the clock is ticking, and your home is nowhere near as festive as you’d like it to be. Fear not; we called in DIY goddesses Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman to help with those last-minute holiday needs. The inventive sisters from Springfield, Mo. keep their website A Beautiful Mess updated with 12 to […]

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How to Care for Holiday Plants

Grumpy hopes this is the most wonderful Christmas of all! So instead of loading you down with expensive jewelry, silverware, sports cars, and Napoleon brandy, your family gives you what you really wanted — blooming holiday plants. Here’s what you need to know to avoid killing these cherished gifts by the weekend.

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Paperwhites For Christmas!

Paperwhite narcissus are the best no-fail Christmas flowers of all. Just place the bottoms of the bulbs in water, keep the bulbs at room temperature, and in just a week or two, you have beautiful, fragrant blooms! This is so easy even my wife, Judy, loves doing it. (Please don’t tell her I said that.)

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Kissing Up To Mistletoe

It’s hard to warm up to a parasite. The mere fact that one organism takes both sustenance and shelter from another without returning the favor just seems so wrong. Yet Grumpy finds a lot to like about the South’s most visible parasite, American mistletoe. All in all, it’s one cool plant.

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Merry Christmas From Around the South

From our Southern Living family to yours, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Catch a glimpse of how Southerners are celebrating the holiday, everywhere from Louisiana to Kentucky.

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Holiday Lies

I’m dreaming of a Christmas free of the harmless fibs, gentle untruths, and little white lies that pile up like (fake) snow.

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Gnome For the Holidays

From Svalbard, Helgulfur, Gunnsteinn, Ulfljotr, Ketilmundr, and all of Grumpy’s Garden Gnomes, have a wonderful holiday season and an outstanding New Year. Nothing beats raising a glass with your gnomies — except for raising a second glass. Cheers!

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Last-Second Garden Gifts from Grumpy!

We’re coming down to the wire. The Mayan calendar says the world will end tomorrow, December 21. But if it doesn’t and you’re still on the hook for a unique gardening gift for Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some items sure to make even the most discerning gardener blubber like a baby. Item #1. Heirloom Vegetable […]

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