BLOG Why is Phipps' Santa so special?
Cutting back on holiday excess
Twenty-five percent of people interviewed said they were still paying off Christmas debt in October.
Wreaths don't have to be round
Here's how to make it a square one.
PHOTOS Fresh, natural centerpieces
INTERACTIVE Play Santa game online
Help Santa avoid the obstacles and make his run (even if you're at work).
Interactive toys from Dora to Furby
Child's play goes electronic; kids and industry insiders make wish lists.
Christmas tree vs. 'holiday tree'
The big tree at the U.S. Capitol should not be called a holiday tree, says U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. POLL
Oops. Phipps Plaza Santa is elusive
Web site, then phone line, couldn't handle demand of parents making the required reservations to see Santa.
Where Santas get frosted
Hairdresser Joyce Beisel specializes in making bewhiskered men look like St. Nick.
Santa works hard, is beloved
It's tough at the mall, but bewhiskered guys do it for love as well as money.
PHOTOS Herndon House sparkles
Designers decorate the historic Herndon House, built by black entrepreneur Alonzo Herndon.
12 days of outrageous gifts
Is there anyone out there who would buy a cat-cloning service? INTERACTIVE
Help for the season
Holiday TV lineup FAVORITES
Upside down Christmas trees hit market
Where to cut your own Christmas tree
Local Xbox 360 supply wiped out
PHOTOS Midnight release, rumors of short supply spur hunt for this expensive toy.
Dilemma: White or colored lights?
Unbelievable. They've finished their holiday shopping.
Some 'self-improvement' gifts to avoid
Scheduling holiday time off can be tough at small companies
Guide to CD gifts
Don't miss our top DVD picks
Fall books gift guide
Movies: A winning holiday season on the big screen
Holiday decorating tips from pros
14 pointers for a quick and easy party.