Candace Jane Kringle

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Eggnog Cupcakes withSpiced Rum

I am in full holiday swing! First it was the Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes, then Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes, and now Eggnog Cupcakes. I’m thinking you …

Dessert

The 30 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Trim the tree, stuff the stockings, and watch one of these classics.<p>There's no more festive time of year than Christmas, which over the years has been the backdrop for plenty of old-school classics and modern favorites that have gifted moviegoers with an abundance of warm-and-fuzzy cheer. When the …

National Lampoon

Welcome To Our Very Merry Finnish Christmas!

Merry Christmas my Dearest, Darlingest Readers! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas full of love and laughter and that you have had a chance to rest …

Recipes

DIY Gingerbread Man Piñata

Alright, I may have given the gingerbread man the boot in favor of donuts when it comes to the Christmas cookies… but that doesn’t mean I don’t think …

Crafting

Lifetime Found The Perfect Voice For ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’

If you were excited for Grumpy Cat’s new Lifetime movie, prepare to burst with even more anticipation. Reports indicate that Aubrey Plaza will provide the voice for everyone’s favorite assh*le of a cat. It would seem that this is perfect casting considering Plaza’s noted sour streak. From TV …

Apparently, Christmas Started In October And Nobody Got The Memo

If you thought 12 days of Christmas was a little much, you don't even want to know what's happening in October.<p>America's retailers seem to be on a mission to bring the start of the holiday season closer to the start of fall every year, despite the fact that there are two major holidays before …

Coming This Christmas: A ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Will Voice Buddy In A Stop-Motion ‘Elf’ Musical

Hey, you like <i>Elf</i>, right? The adorable 2003 Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell as an overgrown, sugar-craving elf who travels from the North Pole to New York City to reunite with his biological father? Of course you do! Now, what if I told you they were taking that thing you love and turning it …

Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Maroon 5 Tabbed for Grammy Christmas Special

Album of the Year Grammy nominees will be revealed during the holiday-themed concert<p>After six years of announcing the nominees of Music's Biggest …

Ariana Grande

'Nashville' Cast to Release Christmas Album

Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere and company prove singing chops on LP produced by Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus<p>Life is imitating art for Jay DeMarcus …

The Arts

Wishing on a Star made my sad Christmas Eve sparkle

The latest in our new series in which writers muse on the music changed their lives: the story of how Rose Royce’s 1977 hit prompted a moment of near-perfect bliss amid snow, sludge and twentysomething stress<p>It was the kind of day that needed a sniper’s bullet. I only vaguely recall the actual …

20+ Modern Christmas + Holiday Decorations

Go for the gold, er, bold, I mean. These Pantone Xmas Balls from Seletti will bring a colorful splash to any dull tree. You can get them individually …

Modern Christmas Trees

If you are looking for modern Christmas trees, here are a few options for you:<p>1. If you are gung-ho on getting a real tree, be sure to bring it to a …

Homemade Christmas Crackers

What do you like to do at Christmas time to spoil your loved ones a little? Christmas for me means a little bit of indulgence, going that extra mile …

Chemicals

8 Distinct (and Fabulous) Christmas Tree Styles

The Christmas tree is the heart of the season’s décor, I think. Just as different as one home’s style is from another, decorated Christmas trees are …

Americans’ Initial Christmas Spending Intentions Look Merry

I’m happy to admit that though it’s only October I’m already looking forward to Christmas. And the good folks at Gallup are asking about it as a way …

Decorations

Events

Halloween and Christmas Arrive Early For a Family Forced to Say Goodbye to Their Son

Ethan Van Leuven celebrated Halloween early this week, and Christmas is coming soon for the 4-year-old boy, as well. According to KSL News, Ethan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 22 months old. After watching him be treated for years, the Van Leuven family learned that his …

Pentatonix, 'That's Christmas To Me'—EP Review

"It's the most wonderful time of the year. There'll be much mistletoe-ing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near," 2014's breakout a …

Decorations

Mick Foley Is Recording A Christmas Album With Shooter Jennings

When my wrestling expert colleague Brandon told me that Mick Foley, one of my all-time favorite wrestling personalities, was recording a Christmas album with Shooter Jennings, a country artist that I actually enjoy, my reaction was amazingly: “Oh God no, why?” As we all know, thanks to the …

Midwest travel: Christmas trees, film festivals and more

<b>Illinois</b><p><b>Nov. 15-19</b>: Festival of Trees, Danville. This annual events draws more than 10,000 visitors to see decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and experience other holiday-related activities and entertainment. 217-431-2424, facebook.com/presencefestival. Miles from Chicago: 150<p><b>Nov. 21-22</b>: Galena …

Christmas Eve is 9 Weeks from Tonight, Bitches

So, my dad <b>promised</b> he won't put you on his Naughty List for clicking on Bitches n Prose. That's because, in addition to all the great book reviews …

naughty

Dutch Court Finally Admits 'Black Pete' Is A Racist Christmas Tradition

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Dutch court declared that "Black Pete" — a traditional Christmas figure in the country usually …

Scientific Discoveries

'White Christmas' kicks off 60th anniversary with Blu-ray edition

The Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye holiday favorite, "White Christmas," is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. And<p>Paramountis releasing Tuesday a special Blu-ray edition of the film that also stars Rosemary Clooney andVera-Ellenand features the music of Irving Berlin.<p>There are plenty of extras to …

Bing Crosby

Selfridges’ Christmas window displays - in pictures

This year, the theme of the store’s Christmas window display is storytelling, and the Selfridges design team has gone to town with surreal scenes from fairytales.<p>Photographs by Linda Nylind for the Guardian unless stated

Selfridges’ Christmas window wonderland conjures magic of fairytales

From Sleeping Beauty to Rapunzel, Oxford Street department store evokes surreal scenes from children’s storybook classics<p>A glittering golden spider’s web fills the window of Selfridges in Oxford Street, London. Hanging from its skeins are shoes with impossibly high heels, jewel-encrusted bags and a …

South Korea pulls down a huge Christmas tree that stood on its border with the North

Things are always a little tense along the border between North and South Korea — just not usually over holiday decorations.<p>But a giant steel Christmas "tree" put up by church groups near the border became a serious enough threat that South Korea took it down on Wednesday, lest it be shot down.<p>The …