Latest Holiday decorating News

Fire trucks carrying candy canes bring cheer to UP town

Dec. 28, 2019 9:46 AM EST

GLADSTONE, Mich. (AP) — A small-town tradition in the Upper Peninsula spreads holiday cheer and helps a charity. Firefighters riding in fire trucks went door-to-door last weekend in Gladstone, distributing candy canes while collecting food and $465.79 for the local St. Vincent de Paul branch. The Daily...

Nevada woman's Christmas decor showcases black, brown faces

Dec. 27, 2019 11:00 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roxanne Givens had a storybook childhood, with Christmas celebrations directed by her mother, Phebe, who could have been one of Santa’s elves. Her mother started collecting diminutive Victorian villages decades ago and, with a collection of more than 150 little buildings and the...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo Nick Bierman looks at televisions while shopping ahead of Black Friday at a Best Buy in Henderson, Nev. Holiday shopping doesn't end with Christmas. Bargain hunters can take advantage of fatter discounts on clothing, home decor and other items between Christmas and well into January. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

On the Money: Tips to make the best of post-holiday shopping

Dec. 24, 2019 11:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday shopping doesn’t end with Christmas. Shoppers can take advantage of fatter discounts on clothing, home decor and other items between Christmas and well into January. In fact, a National Retail Federation survey of nearly 8,000 adults conducted Nov. 27 through Dec. 5 found...

Thousands flock to giant Christmas display at Georgia farm

Dec. 23, 2019 10:19 AM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Roy Thompson's farm in southeast Georgia lights up after dark like a Christmas wonderland — not just the house, but the fields and even surrounding woods. And cars and trucks by the thousands come rolling in with visitors eager for a look. Thompson and his family have been...

Meteorologist is the Clark Griswold of Palm Harbor

Dec. 21, 2019 11:42 AM EST

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Who would you get if you combined Christmas enthusiasts Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Vic Frohmeyer, the overbearing head of the neighborhood decorating committee in Christmas with the Kranks? The answer is Denis Phillips — Tampa...

SC Governor's Mansion open house to show off Christmas decor

Dec. 8, 2019 9:46 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his family are opening up the governor's mansion on Monday to show off their Christmas decorations. The open house at the mansion will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the governor's residence in downtown Columbia. Admission is free, but...

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ASK A DESIGNER: Design-friendly holiday gifts they'll love

Dec. 6, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Home decor accessories can make great hostess gifts or holiday gifts, but how do you choose something you know the recipient will want? Unless you're sure of someone's personal style, it can be hard to choose larger things like vases or candlesticks, says New York-based interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner....

In this Nov. 29, 2019 photo, a decorated road cone stands at a pothole in the Edgewood neighborhood of McComb, Miss. Residents of the Mississippi city are protesting the large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer.  (Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

Mississippi residents protest pothole with holiday decor

Dec. 3, 2019 9:56 AM EST

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Residents of a Mississippi city are protesting a large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer. The Enterprise-Journal reports residents of McComb’s Edgewood neighborhood have topped the pothole and its yellow traffic cone with tinsel, spray-painted...

The Cross Hall leading into the State Dinning Room is decorated during the 2019 Christmas preview at the White House, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

Dec. 2, 2019 9:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the...