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Mulled cider and Christmas cookies

How to Use Mulling Spices for Cider and Tea

Your house will smell gorgeous and your heart will be warmed when you simmer these spices in your favorite hot winter beverage.

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The cast of NBC's Annie Live!

Taraji P. Henson on Her ‘Dream Come True’ Role in NBC’s ‘Annie Live!'

The award-winning actress steps into a part previously played by Carol Burnett. Harry Connick, Jr., stars as Daddy Warbucks.

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Gift giving

5 Tips on Picking the Perfect Gift

How to make a loved one feel extra special this holiday season.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie

How Do You Plan to Connect With Others Over the Holidays?

Social interactions are crucial to our health and happiness, especially during this season.

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Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend in Christmas at Castle Hart (Hallmark)

10 Hallmark Holiday Movies to Warm Your Soul

Enjoy your countdown to the holidays with these new heartwarming films from Hallmark.

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Books as Christmas gifts

Giving a Book as a Gift? How to Make It Extra Special

What you write inside the front cover will make it a lifetime treasure.

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Life coach, podcaster and SoulCycle inspirer Noa Shaw; photo by Todd Plitt

This Former Addict is a Popular New York City SoulCycle Instructor

Addict. Drug dealer. Felon. But since getting sober he inspires others to do the same in his unique exercise class.

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Christmas lights in Leavenworth, Washington; credit: Inge Johnsson/Alamy

Greetings from Small-Town America: Leavenworth, Washington

This Washington mountain town, modeled after a Bavarian village and home of the Nutcracker Museum, attracts millions of visitors—at Christmas and all year round.

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Singer, comedian, and songwriter Mark Lowry; photo courtesy Mark Lowry

The Story of a Song: Mary, Did You Know?

Roberta Messner explores the origin of Mark Lowry’s classic Christmas song about the birth of Jesus.

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Roberta Messner at the nail salon; photo by Scott Goldsmith

The Manicurist Who Changed Her Life

Annie gave her gorgeous red nails. But it was the profound advice she offered that helped the author change her entire outlook on life.

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Erin Napier; photo by Larsen & Talbert

Positive Thinker: Erin Napier of HGTV’S 'Home Town'

The reality TV star, wife and mom on her favorite comfort food (hello buttery grilled cheese), her go-to place to pray and her real-life heroes.

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A man walking up stairs with yellow up arrows; Shutterstock

A Divine Dream of Her Departed Husband

Proof that their love endured, to heaven and back.

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Kathy and Lori; Photo credit: Lori Sciame

How This Long-Lost Book Brought Divine Comfort

Inscribed with a cherished handwritten message, the book brought peace and strengthened a friendship.

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The cast of the CW's 'The Waltons' Homecoming

Another Christmas on Walton's Mountain

A half-century after the Walton family made its first appearance on televisions across the U.S., a TV film airing on the CW revisits their story.

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