Canada Christmas

Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweaters That We Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Style

Move over, Ugly Christmas sweaters!

The 10 Best Holiday Gifts For Foodies and Wine-Lovers

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Whether your family, friends, or co-workers are into healthy eating, gastronomy, entertaining, or fine wine, here are my top picks for presents that will have them impressed and awed by your thoughtfulness.

Trade In Your Holiday Traditions For Travel | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Travel

All of it comes with a price tag, no matter which holiday you're celebrating. Have you ever stopped to think about what else all that seasonal spending can get you? Perhaps a closer look at your budget could be the key to a different type of holiday cheer. After all, if Santa gets to travel around the world for Christmas, why can't you?

This Is How I Plan To Conquer The 'December Overwhelm'

Lindsay Gee | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Gee

December is the month when I experience the most stress to live up to everyone's expectations. Be a good Mom. Be an amazing business owner. Be at every event. Continue to grow your empire. Don't forget anything. Be yourself...but better...tenfold.

Cookie Exchange? I Don't Think So

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

The real purpose behind having Christmas baking in the house is not clear, as most women will spend the balance of the year complaining about the size of their own thighs and the expanding girth of their husband.

Why Holiday Break Ups Are The Worst

Collette Gee | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

While breaking up is hard to do you know when things just aren't working out anymore. People who've experienced a sudden breakup during the holidays for example always assume the break up wasn't planned, and therefore begin to question whether the breakup was caused by some recent event caused by something they did or said.

Your Holiday Guide To Clutter-Free Gifts

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

With the holidays a few weeks away the yearly "what am I going to do with all those gifts" anxiety is settling in.

Some Sweet Inspiration For Your Holiday Home Decor

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style
Tiffany Leigh

Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.

Healthy Financial Habits Make For A Happy Holidays

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

CPA Canada released a Summer Spending Followup Survey, which revealed that 42 per cent of those surveyed were essentially on-budget this past summer. What does this have to do with holiday spending? Quite a bit, actually. Those who fared better followed a few basic principles we might all want to remember.

This Year, Make And Stick To A Holiday Budget

Wade Stayzer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Wade Stayzer

For most households, the holiday season is an enjoyable time of year to spend with friends and family but it can also be one of the most stressful -- with travelling, hosting and gift-buying all being a major drain on the household finances. Follow these tips to have an enjoyable holiday season while keeping your wallet intact.

Why I Hate Christmas Shopping

Alison Tedford | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

Mall Christmas shopping in December is the 8th circle of hell. It is my absolute least favourite thing to do in the history of ever. I always swear I will do it differently each year and ultimately end up doing it all over again just like last year.

30 Super Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Parents

Keep a few of these in your back pocket for those nights when you just don't have any more ideas.

This Holiday Season, Support Your Local Small Businesses

Dan Kelly | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

Later this month, we will see one of the largest shopping days of the year: Black Friday, where hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent on electronics, clothing, books and jewelry. Unfortunately for Canada's small businesses, not to mention the Canadian economy as a whole, many Canadians choose to flock across the border on Black Friday.

Planning For A Profitable Christmas

Melanie Nathan | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business
Melanie Nathan

With the Christmas 2015 season just weeks away, retailers are kicking their holiday preparations into high gear. For many big box stores, this means setting up Christmas displays, stocking shelves with holiday wares and running early seasonal sales.

10 Tips for Stress-Free, Fat Burning Holidays

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Still mapping out your Thanksgiving menu? Daydreaming of Christmas already? Don't get caught up in the sugar-and-fat laden hype. You can still enjoy your holidays without wreaking havoc on your health. Here are some ways to make this Thanksgiving one your body will thank you for.

Son's Life-Changing Christmas Gift To His Parents Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Living

Christmas is not a competition, but if it was, this son would take all the prizes. App developer Joe Riquelme surprised his parents by paying off ...

LOOK: These Christmas Dinners Were The Perfect Way To End The Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Living

What do you love about Christmas more, the presents or stuffing yourself with an extra-special dinner? It's a real toss-up for us. One thing is fo...

I Am No Longer a People Pleaser at Christmas

The Purple Fig | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

I am the Grinch. Yep, that one family member that stole Christmas and ruined it for one and all...or at least that is how some of my family would like to make me out to be. But it's been four years since I made the shocking announcement that I would not be leaving my home on Christmas Day and I refuse to feel guilty about it anymore.

Four Tips on How To Deal With Loss and Grief During the Holidays

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Find ways to honour those you miss. Look at old photos and tell stories of any loved ones you have lost. Honour the expectations that you may have had for relationships, life and even your vision of the season, as they are a part of our story. Let a lost loved one remain alive in you, and be an active part of your experience.

Toronto Knows the PATH to Christmas | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Travel

It's below freezing, there's no end to the falling white powder and, to boot, slogging through slush isn't your idea of a dream holiday shopping romp. Enter Toronto's acclaimed PATH.

Our Family's Fifth Christmas Miracle

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Finlay

This will be my mother's fifth Christmas since her life-altering injury and a hospitalization that produced a cascade of incidents and a record number of medical errors that left her many times at death's door.

Dan Mangan Sings The Most Vancouver Christmas Song

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

There is many a Christmas song floating around the interwebs, but perhaps none are more in tune with Vancouver than this little jam. Performed by l...

You Don't Have to Remove Christmas From the Public Square

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Living
Shimon Koffler Fogel

The irony is that it seems to be some Christians themselves who, in an effort to show respect for non-Christians, often pre-emptively remove "Christmas" from their greetings, events, and public symbols. While the intention is laudable, the effort is largely unnecessary. I appreciate and welcome the deep connection Christians have to the symbols of their holidays.

Let's Pause and Consider What Jesus Would Say About Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada
Carl Duivenvoorden

When it comes to solving climate change, we have all the technological solutions we need. But as the recent climate talks in Lima reaffirmed, political solutions remain more elusive, largely because of the vastly different perspectives of developed and developing nations. As well, it seems we as individuals have a ways to go, both in thought and action.

Give the Gift of Travel This Holiday Season

Amanda Blakley | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Just in time for the gifting season we've rounded up our favourite travel products that are sure to last well beyond the holidays and add a little (or a lot) of luxury to your tripping for the new year ahead. A little something for everyone on your list.