Treasured treats from beloved grandmothers, simple-but-delicious recipes that have been passed down for generations, and an almond biscotti that tastes like Italy — these are a few of our favorite holiday treats.
How to Throw a Holiday Cookie Swap
We chatted with a cookie swap pro — yes, really! — to find out her best tips for preparing a festive fête with family and friends this season, what makes cookie exchanges so special, and some of her very favorite recipes.
How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh All Season Long
Take these six steps and you’ll be able to preserve your beautiful tree through the holidays.
Faith & Fellowship at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop
A shop in Salisbury has everything you need to make the ornaments that grace Christmas trees across the South with representations of Christianity.
Our State Knows Best: Christmas Trees
Find out what three experts have to say about picking the perfect Christmas tree, the magic of creating a holiday tradition, and why a North Carolina-grown tree will always beat the one in the box.
From Elizabeth Hudson: Christmas in Toyland
For our editor in chief, memories of simple stocking stuffers from her father long outlasted the fancy gifts from her Christmas list.
Quiz: The Most Wonderful Time
At these holiday events across North Carolina, our hearts will be glowing and we’ll be of good cheer. After all, it is — well, you know.
A Guide to Downtown Dillsboro
A longtime local crafter is proud of her tiny town for its shops, restaurants, and abundance of Christmas spirit.
North Carolina Symbols of the Season
Make it a Carolina Christmas: From the mountains to the coast, we found our state’s icons — official and honorary — in their best holiday dress.