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From decorating to hosting to organizing, the holidays can be overwhelming. Family Handyman is here to help with our favorite holiday tips for your home.

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    How To Fix Christmas Lights

    Squeeze another season out of your strings of lights!

    Christmas Tree Collars: What To Know Before You Buy

    The traditional Christmas tree skirt is getting an update! Find out everything you need to know about the Christmas tree...


    The 10 Best Types of Christmas Trees

    A real Christmas tree can fill your home with fragrance and provide an awesome centerpiece for your decorations. Here's a...


    Buyer’s Guide: The Best Christmas Tree Lights

    Need to buy new lights for your Christmas tree? Here are some of the best options out there.


    20 Chic Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    Outdoor Christmas decorations are often overdone and cheesy. If you're looking for thoughtful pieces that make your front door, porch,...

    6 Hanukkah Traditions, Games and Activities to Know About

    Learn the story behind these popular Hanukkah traditions.


    Are Christmas Trees Bad for the Environment?

    Is one of our most classic holiday traditions harming the earth?

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    8 Best Christmas Tree Storage Bags

    When the cardboard box your tree came in just won't do, turn to a Christmas tree storage bag to preserve...


    72 Christmas Tree Ideas That Will Brighten Up Your Home

    Whether you fit into a rustic aesthetic, a modern aesthetic, or somewhere in the middle, we've got the perfect Christmas...


    3 Simple Ways to Automate Your Christmas Lights

    Get more control over your Christmas lights using one of these three convenient methods.


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    How to Use a Light Tester to Fix Christmas Lights

    A simple tester helps you fix holiday light strings fast.

    Snowstorm Traps People Inside IKEA Overnight

    Which major department store would you want to be stranded in?


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    Is Your Holiday Light Display Dangerous To Air Traffic?

    Problems caused by holiday laser lights have reached an all-time high, according to the FAA. Does your display poses a...


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    What to Know About Thanksgiving Cornucopias

    A cornucopia is an American Thanksgiving tradition, but the horn of plenty is much older than the holiday.


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    What to Know About Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving celebrations may look a little different this year, but some things never change about this beloved holiday.


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    How To Grow and Take Care of a Thanksgiving Cactus

    Adding a holiday cactus to your indoor plant collection can bring a cascade of colorful flowers to Thanksgiving for generations...

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    How to be a Good Guest on Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving, be an A+ guest by following these helpful tips, so you can keep your invite for years to...


    15 Useful Gifts for New Homeowners

    If someone on your list has just purchased their first home, all kinds of gifts can make being a homeowner...


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    11 Things DIYers Should Always Buy on Black Friday

    Black Friday sales have become door-busting events, bringing in determined shoppers and bargain hunters. So what's in it for DIYers...


    10 Ways to Prep Your House for a Holiday Party

    Halloween is on its way, and before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will follow. More than likely, you'll be...


    10 Stylish Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

    Find fab ideas about how to decorate for a Thanksgiving dinner that your guests won't soon forget.


    7 Best Air Mattresses for 2021

    Preparing for overnight guests or settling into a new home? A quality air mattress can make or break a good...


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    How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Thanksgiving

    Make your home extra cozy this Thanksgiving. Here are our top tips for beautiful mantel decor.


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    How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

    Are you ready to host overnight guests?

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    10 Thanksgiving Activities for Entertaining Kids

    Keep your kids entertained this Thanksgiving with these fun ideas!


    The 92 Best Cyber Monday Deals Online in 2021

    We found all of the best Cyber Monday deals with the biggest markdowns of the year. Bookmark this page for...


    12 Thanksgiving Must Haves for Hosting a Successful Thanksgiving

    If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you'll need more than just the turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie. To make...


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    Stores Closed on Thanksgiving Day

    These stores won't open on Thanksgiving Day, but you can start saving now and on Black Friday.


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    17 Vintage Thanksgiving Decorations We Wish Would Return

    Take a stroll down memory lane and have a look at vintage Thanksgiving decorations we wish would make a comeback.


    10 Thanksgiving Traditions to Start This Year

    Go beyond the turkey and football this Thanksgiving. It doesn't matter if you spend the holiday with friends or family,...