Ebroider artist Sarah Cline poses with a copy of Guideposts' The Joys of Christmas 2017

Sarah Cline on the Creating the Cover for 'The Joys of Christmas 2017'

Embroidery illustrator Sarah Cline discusses her creative process and the experience of creating the cover image for the 2017 edition of Guideposts' The Joys of Christmas.

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Movies and TV

'The Star' Is Bringing Us Christmas in July

The animated movie's first trailer imagines the birth of Christ from a wild, new point of view. 

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Guideposts: A mother and son smile as they decorate a Christmas tree.
Positive Living

Simple Pleasures of the Christmas Season

From Christmas trees to Christmas cookies to Christmas lights, enjoy these things we love about Christmas. 

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4 ways to give better gifts through prayer
How to Pray

4 Ways to Enrich Your Gift-Giving through Prayer

How to embrace the spirit of the season with a deliberate and loving approach

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 Actor Lionel Barrymore

#ThrowbackThursday: Lionel Barrymore on 'A Christmas Carol'

In this story from December 1949, star of stage and screen Lionel Barrymore reveals how Dickens' beloved story inspired him.

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This tree at Disneyland is just one of 11 in our collection of Christmas trees across America

11 Community Christmas Trees Across America

Here are 11 community Christmas trees from cities across the United States that have become treasured examples of a beloved holiday tradition.

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Tumbling Christmas balls. Photo by David Hughes, Thinkstock.
Stories of Faith

Too Busy to Welcome Jesus

After all the decorating, baking, wrapping and entertaining—an "aha" moment happened.

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Cary Grant and Loretta Young in a scene from 'The Bishop's Wife'
Movies and TV

6 Classic Christmas Movies You Might Have Missed

Here are some titles to consider when you're in the mood for some old-fashioned holiday fare.

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Deepen Your Faith

5 Tips to Make Advent More Meaningful Through Devotion

Contrary to what you hear and see, it’s a season of devotion, not decoration.

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A Battenburg lace angel

A Christmas Angel With Perfect Timing

Sometimes you need to sit and wait for the right time to give, and receive, an angel. 

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