Christmas Holiday Articles

Fir Real: Free Christmas Trees from IKEA Japan

IKEA Japan's "Free Tree" offer is an economical (and ecological) way for store shoppers to celebrate the season with a real Christmas tree. That's one Swede deal!

5 Fun Eco-Dining Accessories to Keep Holiday Dinner Guests Tension-Free

It's that time of year again. You can feel the tension weighing everyone down. All you want to do is serve a great meal and keep the peace between the people you love. Help alleviate the tension with the 5 cool eco-dining distractions I have listed below.

Eco-friendly Christmas Trees Stands in Haifa Shortly After Devastating Fire

Today in the center of Haifa there is a 38-foot Christmas tree made of 5,480 recycled plastic bottles. The eco-friendly tree was finished a few days after devastating fires left over 40 people dead and millions of trees destroyed. The green project could not have been done without the help of Haifa's local residents.

Holiday Social Media Competition Lights Up "Home Decoration Smackdown" In Jersey City, Newark & Roselle

What's a little friendly competition amongst neighboring towns in New Jersey? Well this Christmas season, two councilmen and one mayor have decided to lighten up this year's holiday festivities with a house decoration competition in Jersey City, Newark and Roselle.

Wholesome Tummies: Healthy Bagged Lunch Service That Gives Moms a Break

Moms are among the hardest working people on the planet, and I'm only talking about the ones who parent full-time, not to mention those that juggle other responsibilities, like careers at the same time! This holiday season, give a mom in your life a break from one of her daily parenting duties - lunch making, by supplying her with a service that delivers healthy meals to her kids at school!

Mouthwatering? How About Rotisserie Fried Turkey For The Holidays?

Some enjoy the nip in the air, others enjoy visiting with friends, the parties, the gifts.... I'll be honest. What I enjoy most about the holidays is the food - especially turkey!  So I did flips when I found out there is a way to improve on my favorite cooking method, fried turkey.  A rotisserie!  Right, a rotisserie in a fryer! Whoa!

The Best, Sexy Holiday Gift For Your Ultimate Fighter: UFC Garter Belt!

 Shopping for holiday gifts that are sure to impress your spouse can be a big challenge. I've got the perfect idea for the man who loves UFC, and well, you know that thing that just always happens to be on every guy's mind. Yes, it's the best of both worlds, and as an added bonus you get something out of it too in the form of a sexy new accessory.

Want To Protect Your Christmas Tree? Ninjas Can Do The Job

It is Christmas. There are a lot of fake Santas on the prowl. How do you protect your Christmas tree from all but the real Santa? How do you make sure that the kids aren't sneaking peeks at the packages under the tree? How do you keep the cat from climbing the tree? Well, ninjas are the answer. These HOrrible HOliday HOoligans are ornaments to hide in your tree and attack when anyone least expects it.

Social Media Handles Baggage Handlers With Touchy-Feely iPods, Foursquare & Loopt

Location-based social networks have seized (pun intended) a contentious issue affecting travelers at airports this holiday season. Starting with the infamous "day before Thanksgiving" travel onslaught, both Loopt and Foursquare have found ways to relate to the we-rub-you-the-wrong-way security guards and their new frisk-first-ask-questions-later policies.

10 + Tart Warmer Gifts For The Best Home Fragrances

Some years ago a friend sent me a 'tart warmer'' for Christmas.  Tarts in this context are like mini candles, but they don't have candle wicks.  They are not meant to be burned directly, but warmed by another heating element, like a tea light or light bulb. And boy, does a tart warmer emit fragrance!  Candle burning doesn't compare!

 


Plush Puffs Add Something Special To Your Hot Cocoa - Maple Bacon Anyone?

Hot chocolate is a winter staple and having it without marshmallows is practically sacrilegious.  During the holidays it can be nice to kick things up a bit though and one thing you may want to try is gourmet flavored marshmallows.  Plush Puffs is a line of gourmet marshmallows that come in some unusual flavours.

Something To Be Thankful For: Scientists Working Hard to Develop Unique Ways To Recycle Feathers

Have you ever wondered what happens to plucked turkey feathers? For the most part turkey feathers as well as feathers from various other poultry are simply incinerated, made in to low -grade animal feedstock or thrown away only to end up in a landfill. Fortunately, several scientists are working hard to develop new eco-friendly ways to recycle these feathers for future use.

8 Great Gifts For Dads For Father's Day 2013 And Beyond

Father's Day.  When you get to my father's age, it becomes quite difficult to find something original as a gift.  Ties, while quite nice, are well-overplayed and no longer an option.  Take him out to lunch?  Sure... but again, not the most original of ideas.  Movies are a good idea... but unless it's a drafthouse, it's really not that special.

So what to get for Dad on this Father's Day?  Well, here are 8 ideas...

Top 8 Holiday 2009 Gifts For Crazed Sports Fans

While the standard T-shirt or ball cap may seem like a great gift for the rabid sports fan, chances are he already has more of those than he can handle. Consider something more original this holiday season.

Remote Control Crabs Make Swell Shelled Holiday Gifts

This Christmas, surprise her with crabs! The Kaniraji Infrared RC Crab from Japan's JTT Online Shop comes in “fresh” and “boiled” models giving you two cool ways to play Sandy Claws this year.

Anti-Snooping Apps For When Everybody's Watching You

When the rock group, The Eagles first penned their iconic top-forty hit, "New Kid in Town," with lyrics that spoke to: "talk on the street. . . everybody's watching you," the year was 1976, predating the Internet by almost two decades. While spot-on prescient as to what was to come, surely Don Henley, Glenn Frey or Joe Walsh couldn't have known the level of surveillance that's blanketed the world we NOW live in...

Send A Postcarden And Give The Gift Of A Mini Garden Too

Nowadays, most people send cards because they feel obligated to do so because of some occasion.  They want you to know that they are thinking of you, but are often too busy to do more than sign the card and mail it out.   Now, instead of mailing a plain old card you can send the gift of a tiny garden too.

Social Media Entrepreneurs & Garfield Fans Star In Graphic Novel & Comic Strip

This month a graphic novel and a cartoon strip offered walk-on parts to social networkers and cartoon fans. In an era that blends the real and online worlds, it's a natural fit to have someone's caricature or actual photo introduced into a comic or illustrated narrative. In the case of "Facebucks & Dumb F*cks," and "Garfield," it allows these intellectual properties to interface with the public in a very personal way.

Scrabble Flash Rearranges The Concept For A Fresh New Game

From the makers of the classic Scrabble game comes Scrabble Flash, a new electronic twist on a old favorite.

Folding Wooden Princess Castle Gives Girls A Chance To Rule For Christmas

Most toy castle sets are for boys and come with grey stone walls, archers, and a general sense offoreboding. The Melissa and Doug wooden folding princess castle offers a high-quality medieval alternative for girls.