Holidays

Illustration by Nicolas Castell
Angels

3 Inspiring Christmas Angel Stories

Whether it’s a message from above, an unexpected delivery or a heavenly light, the holiday season is the perfect time for some divine intervention.

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Illustration by Susanna Harrison
Angels

Spreading Joy with a Special Chicken Soup Story

Telling the hilarious tale of her aunt’s surprise soup became a Thanksgiving tradition.

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Tonya May Avent. Photo credit: Jim Graham
Blended Families

Why Sweet Tea for Christmas?

Over the years, this delicious beverage became the cornerstone of her family’s holiday celebration.

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Katie Turner and her daughters. Photo credit: Katie Turner
Children

The Making of Christmas Mother-Daughter Tradition

This tasty date balls recipe was perfect for her two sous-chefs with little hands.

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Illustration of a boy waiving to a train conductor
Inspiring Stories

Her Autistic Son's Magical Trip on the Polar Express

The classic story had comforted her 18-year-old son his entire life. Finally getting to experience the train ride in person was a dream come true. 

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Illustration of Nativity Scene
Inspiring Stories

The Inspiring True Story Behind "Silent Night"

The church organ in a small Austrian village was silent for the 1818 premiere of the world’s most popular Christmas carol.

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Ina Garten. Photo credit: Quentin Bacon
Stories of Hope

Holiday Comfort Dishes with Chef Ina Garten

The author and star of The Barefoot Contessa shares her favorite, simple dishes to try and enjoy this holiday season.

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Photo credit: Diane Bondareff/AP for Tishman Speyer
Motivational Stories

Joy to the World: The Inspiring Journey of the 2019 Rockefeller Tree

Carol Schultz shares how her Norway spruce was chosen from thousands to be the most famous Christmas tree in the world.

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Illustration of the Three Wise Men
Travel

How Three Kings Day Is Celebrated Around the World

The traditional celebrations vary from one country to another.

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An artist's rendering of a patriotic Season's Greetings card.
Someone Cares

Someone Cares: Christmas in July

Their cards help deployed service members send holiday cheer to their loved ones.

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