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The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

California chefs create monster Lambpigcow roast to rival Turducken

If you’ve got a hungry hoard to feed this holiday season, try whipping up the ultimate roast beast for dinner.<p>Move over ‘Turducken’—the chefs at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak and Pub in the Levi's Stadium have created a monster "Roast Beast," which has been dubbed the "Lambpigcow" on social media. …

10 Adorable DIY Ornaments For Your Holiday Tree

Make your tree the envy of all the other foliage.


DIY: Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt

I am not going to lie. Making this beautiful burlap DIY Christmas tree skirt involves sewing. But don’t be scared. I came up with an easy, no-fail, …


DIY Makeshift Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

One crafter’s tree clippings are another crafter’s minimalist tree with this cleverly understated DIY makeshift Christmas tree wall hanging from Almost Makes Perfect. This could be a great way to put the suggestion of a tree into a space that’s not big enough to accommodate one.<p>every year i want a …