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Looking for holiday recipes, craft and decorating ideas, or Christmas lore to share with your family? Consider some of these titles from our collection.


Amazon Says: Hang the stockings, deck the halls, and cook up a happy holiday with Good Housekeeping! Brimming with more than 300 celebration-worthy recipes, spa more...
Amazon Says: Hang the stockings, deck the halls, and cook up a happy holiday with Good Housekeeping! Brimming with more than 300 celebration-worthy recipes, sparkling decorating ideas, and suggestions for homemade (and home-baked) gifts, this sumptuous, mouthwatering collection will make the season extra merry. Featuring new recipes in every chapter, as well as holiday ideas from celebrities, plus a section on gingerbread houses, The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook offers its triple-tested holiday favorites. Famous contributors, including Sting, Reese Witherspoon, and Mariah Carey, reminisce about their most memorable Christmases. With dishes ranging from Glazed Ham with Apricots and Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy to a delicious Dulce de Leche Christmas Wreath, this book proves that when it comes to Christmas, no one does it like Good Housekeeping.Includes festive recipes, holiday memories, traditions, and tips from: * Alyssa Milano * Amy Grant * Eva Longoria * Faith Hill * Harry Connick Jr. * Jamie Lee Curtis * Kelly Ripa * Lauren Conrad * Mariah Carey * Melissa McCarthy * Meredith Vieira * Reese Witherspoon * Sting * Sunny Anderson * Vince Gill    less...
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Amazon Says: To help stoke the Christmas spirit and provide a respite from the annual blizzard of commercialism and family obligations, these twenty tales offer a heartwarming and enlighte more...
Amazon Says: To help stoke the Christmas spirit and provide a respite from the annual blizzard of commercialism and family obligations, these twenty tales offer a heartwarming and enlightening look at Christmas from the perspective of some of America's most gifted and well-loved writers of the early twentieth century and before.  Some celebrate traditional Yuletide sentiments while others present surprising twists on the Christmas theme or portray alluring characters involved in unexpected circumstances. Many take place in America, but some are set on foreign soil, such as in Italy and the Arctic. A wide range of social situations is represented (i.e., not all are about New York socialites discovering the true meaning of Christmas), and not every one has a conventional happy ending, but all offer compelling and original insights into the human condition within the context of Christmas. There are well-known tales of love and sacrifice such as O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" but also more obscure stories from other celebrated but perhaps less-well-known authors. Writers represented include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jack London, Frank Stockton, Mary Agnes Tincker, Robert Grant, Edward Eggleston, Sarah Orne Jewett, Bret Harte, and many others. This compact collection of Christmas literary gems is a perfect gift and will be a treasure for years to come. less...
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Amazon Says: It's the most wonderful time of the year—so celebrate in style with your own festive, homemade paper crafts. From wreaths and buntings to table settings, tree toppers, and o more...
Amazon Says: It's the most wonderful time of the year—so celebrate in style with your own festive, homemade paper crafts. From wreaths and buntings to table settings, tree toppers, and ornaments, this collection of 25 projects offers a bounty of decorative items for a beautiful holiday. Created by some of the best crafters on Etsy, they all use straightforward techniques like cutting, folding, stapling, and taping, and include templates to guide you and plenty of helpful how-to illustrations. less...
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Amazon Says: ‘Twas the night before the ugly sweater soireeAnd all through your place,Your perfect party clothes were put away without even a trace.Your guests will dri more...
Amazon Says: ‘Twas the night before the ugly sweater soireeAnd all through your place,Your perfect party clothes were put away without even a trace.Your guests will drink cranberry cocktails and craft,While wearing sweaters that are zany and daft.   Put on your ugly holiday sweater and get ready to PARTY! Whether you’re planning your own wacky celebration or contributing to someone else’s festive affair, here are the most deliciously ugly (in a good way!) ideas for making Christmas merry. Dress up in a crazy Poinsettia Poncho. Serve easy-to-prepare eats and drinks like Strawberry Santa Hats and Jingle Bells Sangria. Play a game of Candy Cane Pickup. You’re ready to go: just set the date! less...
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100 Little Christmas Gifts to Make by Search Press Studio
Amazon Says: The book is excellent value, containing 100 projects from some of Search Presss best-selling authors. The projects cover a wide variety of crafts from including papercraft, se more...
Amazon Says: The book is excellent value, containing 100 projects from some of Search Presss best-selling authors. The projects cover a wide variety of crafts from including papercraft, sewing, knitting, crochet, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint. All projects are simple enough for experienced beginners and will also appeal to seasoned crafters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming Christmas items make fabulous gifts for family and friends. The book covers a wide variety of crafts from knitting, crochet, papercraft, stitching, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint. Each craft included has a helpful tools and materials section, and projects include a knitted star, a pompom Santa Claus, a polymer clay bear, a felt winter owl, a crocheted Christmas tree heart and a Christmas Tree papercut.  less...
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Amazon Says: Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Let Debbie Shore show you how to create all the accessories youll need in the latest addition to her best-selling Half Yard serie more...
Amazon Says: Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Let Debbie Shore show you how to create all the accessories youll need in the latest addition to her best-selling Half Yard series. Featuring six themed chapters rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids theres something for everyone: you can select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. With over 30 simple, stylish projects, each requiring only a half yard of fabric, this book will have you feeling festive in no time. Featuring Debbies unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers. less...
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Amazon Says: Signs of the season abound, from the front porch to the dining table. Join us as we celebrate Christmas in true Southern style with ideas for decorating, entertaining, cooking more...
Amazon Says: Signs of the season abound, from the front porch to the dining table. Join us as we celebrate Christmas in true Southern style with ideas for decorating, entertaining, cooking and more! The holidays are all the merrier with expert tips and hints in this beautiful compilation of Southern Lady's best and brightest ideas. less...
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Amazon Says: This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children’s handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a n more...
Amazon Says: This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children’s handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a new life. The inspiration is endless here, with one-of-a-kind trees that celebrate food, nature, fashion, folk art, typography, color, and art history. Each spectacular design is easily replicated, with step-by-step instructions for crafting coordinating ornaments, garlands, and toppers, plus advice on selecting the right tree, choosing lights, and more. Whether you have space for a towering fir or a sweet tabletop creation, whether your taste skews modern or traditional, quirky or sophisticated, there’s something for everyone! less...
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Amazon Says: Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes. From holiday house tours and ways to deck the halls to handma more...
Amazon Says: Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes. From holiday house tours and ways to deck the halls to handmade gifts and festive feasts, this beautiful book will help you celebrate Christmas in Country Living style. Create stunning wreaths, turn saltshakers into sparkling snow globes, craft Advent calendars from tiny envelopes, bake gourmet-store-worthy cookies, and more to make a truly happy holiday. less...
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Amazon Says: Get your crafty kid in the holiday spirit by giving the definitive guide to creating stylish, handmade gifts. Seventeen modern projects of varying skills levels run the gamut more...
Amazon Says: Get your crafty kid in the holiday spirit by giving the definitive guide to creating stylish, handmade gifts. Seventeen modern projects of varying skills levels run the gamut from pillows and barrettes to wreaths and ornaments, made using only paper or fabric. Your crafter will learn how to choose the best materials for each project, and the book's tips and tricks will make each project easier and more fun. less...
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Amazon Says: Christmas All Through the South captures and celebrates the quintessential experience of Christmas in the South. Presented as a timeline of the Christmas season, each event d more...
Amazon Says: Christmas All Through the South captures and celebrates the quintessential experience of Christmas in the South. Presented as a timeline of the Christmas season, each event depicted tells a highly visual story of local Southern traditions and classic holiday parties. Each event will captivate readers with an expansive collection of vibrant, full-page images, and festive, complimentary menus accompany many of the events. Combining all the elements for which Southern Living is known and revered - food, travel, and homes, this book is a journey of celebrations through the South, from the low country and the pan-handle to the Texas ranch and Williamsburg farmhouse. Kicking off the season is a reason to get outdoors with "A Tree-Cutting Outing" and "Mistletoe Hunt." "Open House" celebrations in stunningly decorated homes, a "Midnight Mass" in a charming Southern town, and a jubilant Christmas morning spread add to the bliss of the holiday euphoria. An "Oyster Roast" in a sleepy coastal town brings luck to the coming months, as it ties up the complete Christmas season with a ruby red bow. less...
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Amazon Says: Create a festive holiday with handmade Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. With 20 projects geared toward a variety of skill levels, including a useful tutorial on techn more...
Amazon Says: Create a festive holiday with handmade Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. With 20 projects geared toward a variety of skill levels, including a useful tutorial on techniques for beginners, crocheters of all types can join in on the fun. Edie Eckman’s passion for crafting is evident in these inspired designs that cover not only traditional stockings and tree skirts, but delightful twists on other Christmas traditions, like a sock-and-mitten advent calendar. Crochet a holiday full of joy for the whole family. less...
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Amazon Says: This latest Christmas book from Gooseberry Patch gives readers ideas for homemade holiday decorations, Christmas crafts and edible gifts with packaging suggestions - plus, an more...
Amazon Says: This latest Christmas book from Gooseberry Patch gives readers ideas for homemade holiday decorations, Christmas crafts and edible gifts with packaging suggestions - plus, an additional 40 pages of traceable shapes and designs at the end of the book. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with delicious, heartwarming dishes from the Gooseberry Patch community of home cooks? Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas is also packed with recipes for comforting casseroles, party pleasers and family gatherings. Gooseberry Patch fans will enjoy the signature illustrations and large, colorful images throughout the book. With Vickie and Jo Ann's tips and tricks throughout the book, this colorful, well-illustrated book appeals to the entire family, emphasizing the best gifts, decorations and holiday meals. Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas includes everything you'll ever need to enjoy a homestyle Christmas: Fun ideas for crafts and recipes that bring together the entire family and encourage creativity. Simple ideas for thoughtful gifts along with easy-to-follow instructions - plus many ideas use objects and ingredients you might already have at home. Traceable shapes, designs and cut-out labels are often included with craft and gift ideas. Holiday recipes for every occasion: Edible gifts for friends and family, plus packaging ideas, hassle-free recipes and simple, comforting casseroles, holiday party favorites, and Classic Christmas dinner dishes and desserts Colorful photos and images bring to life the ideas and recipes in the book and will inspire and excite readers less...
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Christmas Ornaments to Crochet by Barbara Christopher
Amazon Says: "There is a little something for everyone in this. I've been crocheting for years but have just decided to learn pattern. This is a great start. Easy to read and understand. I more...
Amazon Says: "There is a little something for everyone in this. I've been crocheting for years but have just decided to learn pattern. This is a great start. Easy to read and understand. I can't wait to have homemade ornaments on my tree this year!" —Thebohemianhousewife Create snowflakes, wreaths, stars, and other charming Christmas ornaments with this excellent guide. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to make over 50 attractive decorations that can be worked up quickly. These delicate, handmade items are ideal for adorning gift packages, Christmas trees, and doors and windows, as well as for use as table centerpieces. Projects range from ornaments suitable for beginning crocheters to those requiring intermediate or advanced skills. In addition to specific directions for each item and close-up photos of completed projects, a general crochet tutorial offers helpful tips. less...
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Amazon Says: Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas -- with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville!  Following the success of Gli more...
Amazon Says: Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas -- with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville!  Following the success of Glitterville's Handmade Halloween, Glitterville is back for the sparkliest holiday of all! Glitterville's Handmade Christmas is as bursting as a mantle-hung stocking with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful craft projects that will fill your home with sleighfuls of cheer. Hundreds of beautiful, easy-to-follow, step-by-step full-color photos and how-tos make the crafting fun and the results foolproof. From a Jolly Dolly Holly Wreath or a charming Glittery Village you can nestle into its own Sparkle Forest, to the frostiest Magic Snow and the jolliest pine-cone-bodied Glitter Gnome, "yule" find everything you need to make your home glisten and shine this holiday season! less...
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Amazon Says: Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and acces more...
Amazon Says: Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and accessible materials. Deck the halls with a lacy air-dried clay wreath, a stamped muslin bag Advent calendar, festive felt stockings, sparkling paper ornaments, a glittered garland, and other items beautiful and bright.  less...
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Amazon Says: Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming p more...
Amazon Says: Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming punched-tin votive holders, to Russian teacakes for holiday parties, to your very own edible gingerbread house (complete with miniature snowmen on the front lawn). Peppered with engaging facts about the holidays gone by, this is the perfect book for crafters who long for that vintage holiday look. less...
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Amazon Says: Start your holiday decorating with Creatively Christmas! Filled with over 35 hands-on projects, creative and easy craft, gift and decorating ideas for every skill level. Follo more...
Amazon Says: Start your holiday decorating with Creatively Christmas! Filled with over 35 hands-on projects, creative and easy craft, gift and decorating ideas for every skill level. Follow popular designer and lifestyle blogger Jennifer Rizzo on a rustic, vintage, handmade journey through the yuletide season. Enjoy an approachable and relaxed style to real Christmas decorating, ending with a tour of homes decorated for the holidays such as a restored country cottage, a vintage farmhouse, and converted polo pony barn. Learn how to make your own beautiful decorations, such as the Sparkly Doily Banner, Snowball Jingle Bells, Reindeer Tea Towel, and more. Grab a hot glue gun and pom-poms and enjoy page after page of glittery and festive projects. less...
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