Basic chocolate chip cookies are still pretty darn good.

    from Ingredients • 3/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 cup butter • 1 large…

    So I’ve been bad. What’s up with the lump of coal as a present?

    There was a pervasive belief in the mid 19th century that if you were poor it was because you or…

    10 ways to make money in the Christmas business

    This is the time of year when some start thinking about how they can make money getting into the Christmas…

    When and where did this Christmas tree decorating thing really start?

    Who would have thought? We had help from for this. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape…

    LEDs vs. incandescent lights… there’s a real difference.

    This was supposed to be easy. Determine once and for all if it’s time for all of us to switch…

    Fruitcakes last forever? Ir’s on the Internet so it must be true.

    We’re no fruitcake experts so we got help from the and In the 16th century, oatmeal was removed…

    Looking for the forums?

    The forums are still here… though they’ve been moved.  Change your browser shortcut to

    Take me to the forums!

    What are the PlanetChristmas forums?  It’s where the decorating community gathers to trade ideas, offer help and do a bit of showing off.  Come join us.  Click the button above.

    Until Christmas

    (the most magical day of the year)

    Until the Reveal

    (typically just after Thanksgiving)

    Now this is a light show!


    What an Outdoor Display!

    Silent Monks Singing