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Christmas Movies Premiering The Week Of October 31st
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Christmas Movies Premiering The Week Of October 31st

Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Thank you. Read our disclosure + terms here.  Christmas movies season is well upon us and I’m so excited for it! I feel like we have a record breaking number of Christmas movies this year and I am really just here for it. Although, it is still early in the season, I'm really excited to slow down and enjoy a Christmas movie or five. With that said, I’m sharing what ALL NEW movies are coming out this week.  I’m not sharing already seen or previously premiered (even this season). Just to...
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Artificial Christmas Trees Buying Guide
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Artificial Christmas Trees Buying Guide

Artificial Christmas trees are great indoors if you want to have the magic that a classic Christmas tree brings. And I really like that they are *mostly* hassle-free. Having one outdoors can be fun too! There are several reasons why you might want to choose an artificial Christmas tree to show off your holiday spirit. Keep reading to learn what those reasons are, and to find the best outdoor Christmas tree for you this holiday season. Why Choose An Artificial Christmas Tree? There’s no question as to why you would want to have a Christmas tree at all. Many (including me LOL) would say that it doesn’t truly feel like Christmas until they put up...
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Pigs In A Blanket
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Pigs In A Blanket

Not all of the recipes I make are made right at Christmas. Shocking, right? As I created this, it’s a beautiful Sunday in July. It’s one of the only weekends we have free because my kids have softball and baseball. And what better day to create something fun, like Pigs In A Blanket, than a beautiful day in July LOL. It’s actually Christmas in July on Hallmark Channel so that makes me feel even better! Hallmark is playing all of my favorite movies and I still have like 42 movies from the last 2 years on DVR, so it just feels like one of THOSE days for me. Don’t judge, Christmas is TRULY my favorite...
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The Best Snowflake Christmas Lights – Our Top Picks
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The Best Snowflake Christmas Lights – Our Top Picks

Is there a more classic combination than Christmas and snow? We know there just isn't. So I'm taking you on a journey to find the best snowflake Christmas light! Even if you don’t live in a place where snow during the holiday season is common, snowflakes are an easily recognized Christmas symbol. The good news is that you can feel the joy of Christmas snowflakes even with no snow. Recreate the magic of snowflakes this holiday season with a set of snowflake Christmas lights for indoor and outdoor use! In this article, we show the best choices for snowflake Christmas lights that will make you feel like you’re living in a Christmas wonderland. Top Picks...
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6 Christmas Bathroom Decor Ideas You Can Try This Year
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6 Christmas Bathroom Decor Ideas You Can Try This Year

Part of getting into the holiday spirit involves decorating your home. While hanging lights outside your house and decorating your living room is totally normal. There’s no reason to stop at these two spaces. Get creative and extend your decorations to other rooms, like your bathroom! Whether you want your entire home to feel like Santa’s workshop or just want to add a hint of holiday flair throughout, adding Christmas decor should be a key part of that. In this article, we explore some of the top Christmas bathroom decor ideas to ensure the jolly holiday atmosphere is felt throughout your home. The Top Christmas Bathroom Decor Ideas Before choosing the right Christmas bathroom decor...
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Christmas Eve Activities & Traditions That Your Family Will Love
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Christmas Eve Activities & Traditions That Your Family Will Love

The lead-up to Christmas is an exciting time for everyone. Some may even say it’s the best part of the holiday season. Think of the Christmas market adorned with holiday lights, creating cheer and a festive atmosphere in the cold, dark months of November and December. It all builds up to Christmas Eve, when the official countdown to Christmas Day begins. In some ways, Christmas Eve has a more relaxed atmosphere than Christmas Day. There’s less pressure to adhere to a specific structure for the day. While most people have more intimate gatherings on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve is often a time that friends and extended family get together to engage in their favorite Christmas...
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Here Are The Best Gospel Christmas Songs to Celebrate the Season of Joy
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Here Are The Best Gospel Christmas Songs to Celebrate the Season of Joy

The Christmas season is a busy one that often stresses a lot of people out. Between getting the right gifts for your friends and family. And then even just figuring out what's for dinner.... It can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget what Christmas is all about. I feel the same way. With all the activities that we have going on, I find that I just lose track of time. Gospel Christmas music has a calming nature. I feel that it can bring us back from the edge and help us truly enjoy the holiday season. Gospel music brings out the spiritual element of Christmas, but you don’t...
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Top 10 Cute Christmas Activities for Couples
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Top 10 Cute Christmas Activities for Couples

Christmas is a holiday that’s often associated with spending time with family, but it’s also a season to spend time with those you love and show everyone close to you how much they mean to you, including your significant other. In fact, in South Korea, Christmas is an almost entirely couple-oriented holiday, similar to Valentine’s Day. This shows why Christmas is a great time for couples to reaffirm their love for each other. There are several cute Christmas activities for couples that can make a great date and help you spend quality time with your partner. From decorating Christmas trees to enjoying a romantic Christmas-themed dinner, there are many things you can do with your...
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9 Uncomplicated DIY Christmas Wood Crafts to Make This Year
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9 Uncomplicated DIY Christmas Wood Crafts to Make This Year

Sometimes, when it comes to arts and crafts, the simpler the better. A simple yet interesting material to use as your base is wood, including scrap wood or pallet wood. This is especially true for the holiday season, and it can result in both traditional and creative holiday decorations. If you’re wondering where to start when making Christmas wood decorations, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll explore Christmas wood crafts ideas for you to try and enhance your natural decor this holiday season. Why Choose Christmas Wood Crafts? There are a number of reasons you should consider making Christmas wood crafts this holiday season. First of all, making Christmas wood crafts...
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7 Preschool Easy Christmas Painting Ideas That Are Super Fun
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7 Preschool Easy Christmas Painting Ideas That Are Super Fun

Christmas arts and crafts are an essential part of any child’s holiday experience. Whether they're at home or in their preschool class, kids expect to have a holiday arts and crafts session - like using acrylic paint for rock painting - at least once during the season. That’s why it's good to have a few easy Christmas painting ideas ready to make your kids’ holiday experience special. Keep reading to discover some easy Christmas painting ideas that will have your kids getting creative and excite them for the holiday season. Mistletoe Painting A mistletoe painting is arguably one of the most classic easy Christmas painting ideas for preschoolers. One reason for this is that it’s...
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One Pan Holiday Turkey Dinner
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One Pan Holiday Turkey Dinner

If you’re looking for an easy meal, this one sheet turkey dinner is a must! This is the perfect turkey dinner to make for Thanksgiving if you’re looking for something easy. Or for Christmas if you’re looking for something more traditional. I wanted to create something that would still be delicious but not as time consuming because we’ve started a new tradition of playing games and hanging out. My husband, on Thanksgiving, normally is hunting. It’s gun-hunt season here so for the morning, it’s my mother-in-law and my two kids and me. When I made this, I thought it was a good idea to put the potatoes in there. If I had to change how...
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10 Best Christmas Comedy Movies of All Time
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10 Best Christmas Comedy Movies of All Time

Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Thank you. Read our disclosure + terms here. If you don't know - Christmas is my favorite season! And with this time, it brings joy and laughter. Well - it's suppose to. But honestly, what better way is there to enjoy a laugh than to gather your loved ones and watch your favorite Christmas comedy movies? Christmas movies come in many genres, from dramas to even horror, as odd as that may sound. I do think it sounds odd, but to each his own. But we feel that it’s only right...
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4 Fun Christmas Cookie Games That Will Bring Joy to Your World
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4 Fun Christmas Cookie Games That Will Bring Joy to Your World

Baked goods are one of the best parts of the holiday season. After all, who doesn’t love the tanatlizing smell of cinnamon and ginger that seems to be everywhere throughout the month of December? If your Christmas baked good of choice is cookies, you’re probably aware of how versatile they are. They’re so versatile that you can involve them in a variety of different games that will encourage family bonding over some sweet treats. This article will introduce you to some fun Christmas cookie games that you can share with your friends and family this holiday season. The Best Christmas Cookie Games Christmas cookie games may not be an activity you’ve thought about for the...
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Christmas Drinking Games for Adults – Make the Day Merry and Bright
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Christmas Drinking Games for Adults – Make the Day Merry and Bright

Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Thank you. Read our disclosure + terms here. As a child, you frame Christmas as a time for gifts, cookies, and quality time with family. However, as soon as you get old enough to taste the spiked version of your family’s eggnog, Christmas takes on a new meaning, and you add one more activity to your list of Christmas favorites: drinking. For many adults, socializing over drinks is one of the best parts about Christmas. What better way to socialize and make drinking even more fun than to play Christmas drinking...
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What to Do on Christmas Day – Activities for the Family
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What to Do on Christmas Day – Activities for the Family

There are several activities that most families are expected to do on Christmas Day. These activities include: Opening gifts in the morning around the Christmas tree Eating Christmas dinner Watching a Christmas movie and listening to Christmas carols Although these activities are always a good time and may represent traditions in your family, sometimes it can be fun to switch things up and try out a new Christmas tradition. This may lead to your family adopting new traditions and learning more about what Christmas is all about. If you’re wondering what to do with your family on December 25th, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to discover several family activities that you can...
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12 Christmas Board Games for Families That Are Perfect for Everyone
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12 Christmas Board Games for Families That Are Perfect for Everyone

Board games are a classic activity to do with friends and family on any night when you want to have some low-key fun at home. From Monopoly to Life, and even certain trivia games, there’s a board game out there for everyone and every occasion. Board games are fun any time of year, but you may be surprised to hear that there is a variety of Christmas board games specifically meant for the holiday season. When you think about it, board games are perfect to have around during the holidays, especially once everyone is over the excitement of opening gifts. Some board games are based on your favorite holiday movie, while others are Christmas twists...
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Best Christmas Rock Songs: Essential Classics to Modern Playlist
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Best Christmas Rock Songs: Essential Classics to Modern Playlist

There are several essential elements to the holiday season that, without them, it wouldn’t be Christmas. From the warm smell of baked goods to twinkling lights lining the streets, Christmas is truly a combination of things that get us into the holiday spirit. One of the most important elements of the Christmas season is music. There is an assortment of songs, carols, and jingles that everyone can agree are Christmas classics. They can even be described as the sound of Christmas. Although we’ll always love the nostalgia of kids' Christmas songs and the soul of Christmas gospel music, and we recognize that Mariah Carey basically owns the holiday season. Yes, I know and I know...
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8 Fun Classic Christmas Cartoons That Kids and Adults Love
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8 Fun Classic Christmas Cartoons That Kids and Adults Love

Christmas is the season to spend quality time with family. For parents, that means spending some extra time with your kids. While baking cookies and singing carols are fun activities, sometimes it’s nice to sit back, relax, and enjoy some classic Christmas cartoons. There are several options that will get your kids excited about Christmas, give you a sense of nostalgia, and entertain the entire family. Whether you want to laugh or are looking for something a little more heartfelt, there’s no shortage of Christmas cartoons to watch as you build up to the big day. Keep reading to discover eight classic Christmas cartoons to get your family into the holiday spirit. Enjoy some Christmas...
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Pretzel Hugs – A Christmas Treat
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Pretzel Hugs – A Christmas Treat

These pretzel hugs are one of my favorite Christmas treats so far. I made this while the kids were at school and they are simply delicious. Of course, I tend to make the yummy treats while they are at school so I can enjoy them before they get home and want to eat them all. It doesn't work for vegetables, I wonder why that is LOL. We bought a house in March and we moved in this past April and I must say, I’m so grateful I get to be cooking here. You know when you work your butt off for something and you finally get to reap what you’ve sowed (in a good way...
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What Are Christmas Tree Fillers? 7 Secrets to Decorate a Stunning Christmas Tree
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What Are Christmas Tree Fillers? 7 Secrets to Decorate a Stunning Christmas Tree

Do the seemingly bare areas in your Christmas tree ever drive you nuts? Christmas tree fillers save the day!
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