Spirit of the Season

25 most beautiful Christmas lights from around the world

From Italy to Australia, these breathtaking Christmas light displays are sure to brighten your day.

The 17 sweetest letters to Santa from kids with big hearts

These children asked Santa for some surprising things that will make you smile and melt your heart.

7 steps to being a merry minimalist this Christmas

How to banish those feelings of 'not-enough-ness' from women who've done it.

12 celebrity Christmas cards (PHOTOS)

From Kristen Bell and Kelly Clarkson to the Obamas and the Pope, check out these little digital holiday greetings from famous families.

The most brilliant way to tell your kids there’s no Santa Claus

Tell your child that he's now old enough to become Santa himself. No, seriously!

There will never be a better Christmas movie than ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Seventy years after the making of the movie (which was originally a flop), our humanity still craves the six major…

How HGTV’s Christina El Moussa takes on the holidays

The host of Flip or Flop talks Christmas decorations, Advent calendars, and her approach to New Year's resolutions.

Make an Advent resolution to start being brave about everything

It's a great time of year to remember that obstacles don't have to hold you back when you know where to find your strength.

20 Christmas baby names that express love & joy

Celebrate the beauty of this spiritual holiday with the perfect name for your little bundle of joy.

These refreshing holiday ads will warm your heart

Not all holiday commercials are created equal. Check out four of our favorite so far this year.

How to politely ask grandparents to stop spoiling your kids at Christmas

Some grandparents like to shower the grandkids with presents. How to balance their generosity with your desire for minimalism?

11 Christmas hymns & songs that are even better on YouTube (VIDEO)

These soulful classics will bring you Christmas cheer, and maybe even a little peace and goodwill, too.

12 creative ways your family can serve others this holiday

Fun little acts of Christmas kindness that are so simple your kids can help.

3 Advent rituals to embrace the season

If we let it, Advent can become a time of intense encounter with God as we condition our hearts to be open to his coming in all forms.