Holidays

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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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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Types of Outdoor Christmas Lights

The holidays are quickly approaching, and you know what that means. We'll show you different lighting options and how to...


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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 you know just purchased their first home, all kinds of gifts can make being a homeowner easier. Find...


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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 2022

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 2022

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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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,...


15 Gorgeous Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? From traditional to unique, these tablescapes are next level.


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10 DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Tis the season for holiday decorations. Try these DIYs to spruce up your home for Thanksgiving.


10 Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas To Complete Your Holiday Table

Create a beautiful holiday tablescape with these creative Thanksgiving centerpieces you can make yourself!


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10 DIY Thanksgiving Wreath Ideas

From playful turkeys to elegant fall foliage, dress your door this holiday season with one of these beautiful Thanksgiving wreath...


8 Thanksgiving Tree Ideas

Itching to bring out the Christmas tree? Ease into the season by starting with a Thanksgiving tree instead!