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Eggnog is one of the most traditionally consumed beverages during the holiday season and December 24th happens to be National Eggnog Day! It is a beverage not only known throughout the United States but is also widely popular in Canada, Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. As the name implies, eggnog typically consists of eggs, milk, sugar, and cream. Eggnog may also be known as milk punch, egg milk punch, ponche creme, or ponche de crème. Despite its many names, eggnog is definitely one of the top go-to drinks during the holidays across the world. As mentioned, the classic eggnog…

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Now that shopping season is winding down and celebrations, work parties and family get-togethers are ramping up, it’s time to start thinking about holiday baking again! Christmas cookies are the perfect last-second gift for co-workers, babysitters, neighbors and the like. Everyone could use a little bit extra sugar and carb-fueled burst of energy to finish out the season, right? Think of this as your one-stop shop for all the easiest, tastiest holiday treats that will help you spread love, joy and sprinkles to everyone on your list this year! We have compiled a list of simple no-bake creations and holiday…

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The ugly Christmas sweater is a tradition that will never go away. In fact, it was a thing before it earned a special day of recognition. Adults and children have been sporting Christmas sweaters for generations, some more outlandish than others, and that is exactly how the tradition and celebration of ugly Christmas sweaters was started. If you want join in on the tradition this year, it’s easy to DIY a fabulous ugly Christmas sweater. Rather than detest, fight against, or pout when someone gives or expects you to don an ugly Christmas sweater, everyone began to embrace and even…

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Hanukkah is a joyous eight-day Jewish festival held somewhere between the end of November and late December. On the Jewish calendar it begins on the month of Kislev’s 25th day. The word Hanukkah means dedication. Hanukkah has been celebrated since about 165 BC to commemorate the victory of the Jewish people over the Greeks who tried to force the Jewish people to abandon their beliefs, rituals and traditions and worship Greek gods. A Miracle Occurs Soldiers in the Greek army desecrated Judea’s Holy Temple and tried to force the Jews to bow down to Greek idols and eat pork. Led…

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Christmas is a holiday rich with tradition. From Christmas trees to Nativity Scenes, here’s a look at some of the most popular and enduring ways we celebrate the season: Christmas Trees For millennia, the evergreen fir has been used to celebrate all manner of winter festivities. When, exactly, the evergreen was first used to celebrate Christmas is unclear, but experts guess it was likely about 1000 years ago in northern Europe. The Christmas Tree remains one of the holiday’s most enduring and potent symbols. Mistletoe In Norse mythology, mistletoe was used to express friendship and/or love. Today, stealing a kiss…

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When you think of the holiday season, Christmas movies often come to mind. Whether you enjoy traditional films such as Miracle on 34th Street or a childhood favorite like Polar Express, these movies hold a sentimental place in your heart. Here is a list of the 30 best holiday films to watch this season. 30. Bad Santa. Released in 2003 and starring Billy Bob Thorton and Bernie Mac, this film explores Christmas eve with a thief disguised as Santa. This humorous and somewhat dark motion picture provides an interesting alternative to the sappy Christmas stories that often consume the holiday…

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It is that time of year where your family comes over, the table is set for food and treats. The decorations and lighting are on point for the room’s ambience with conversations, holiday cheer and the occasional spirits. However, this can be a gathering filled with unexpected sabotages against your health. Check out these tips to stay healthy this holiday without skipping the holiday cheer. Mindful Eating This is the celebration of the year so don’t compromise your waistline especially after fitting into those new jeans. Casually indulge your favorite goodies by keeping track of portion size. Counter those empty…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are unofficial consumerism holidays for my Americans. In 2017, Adobe Analytics estimated that retailers made more than 7.9 billion in revenue. After spending so much money buying holiday gifts and taking advantage of great sales, it is important to think about those in need. Giving Tuesday is a National Day of Giving that happens on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The History of Giving Tuesday Giving Tuesday is a chance to give to various causes, nonprofits and organizations doing great work in the world. This national day of giving was started in 2012 as a complement…

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Snapping great holiday photos is more important than ever now that social sites like Instagram and Facebook help us share our best shots with friends, family, and the rest of the world. We always want photos of our holiday gatherings and special events. They give us a reason to smile years down the road when the kids are grown and it seems that life has so drastically changed from that moment in time. Great holiday photos stand out in the photo album and instantly warm our hearts when we reminisce upon that special place and time. Use the holiday tips…

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The season of gift giving is right around the corner, and you are probably looking for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. If you have college kids or teens that you are shopping for, then check out some of the holiday gift ideas listed below. They are sure to love these selections. Gift Cards to Restaurants Food is something that teens and college kids will always find appealing. Give them a chance to get out with their friends and enjoy some good times and quality food. Mix up the types of gift cards you get them and let…

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