Holiday Guide 2011

Customers clamor for free wine at Bistrot du Coin's Beaujolais Nouveau party.

Time for Beaujolais Nouveau

Once again, bars will pop the corks on bottles of the polarizing French wine that makes for good fun once a year.

Stay Healthy

POTOMAC, MD - AUGUST 26, 2011. California inspired Thanksgiving prepared in Potomac, MD on August 26, 2011. All tableware provided by Crate and Barrel. (Photo by Tracy A Woodward/The Washington Post)

Real-world holiday weight-control tips

How three people who’ve shed a lot of weight keep the pounds off this time of year.

Holiday Calorie Counter

Holiday Calorie Counter

Use our handy interactive graphic to get a grip on how much activity you'll need to do to balance out your holiday excesses.

Avoid overeating at holiday parties

Avoid overeating at holiday parties

Tips for enjoying holiday parties without packing on the pounds.

The Checklist: How to stay healthy in December

The Checklist: How to stay healthy in December

EAT, DRINK, & BE HEALTHY | The Checklist: How to stay healthy in December

Travel Right

HANDOUT IMAGE: Skiers at Stratton Mountain Resort cruise the Upper Standard trail. (Photo by Hubert Schriebl / Stratton Mountain Resort) **HANDOUT IMAGE, MANDATORY CREDIT, ONLY TO BE USED IN CONJUCTION WITH STRATTON MOUNTAIN**

The many delights of Vermont’s Stratton Mountain

This spiffy resort with well-groomed trails has something for just about every type of skier.

Details: New York

What to know and where to go: New York’s Christmas markets

The Small World of Christmas

The Small World of Christmas

How a family of five made their Disney Christmas feel like home.

Christmas cheer, Dresden-style

Christmas cheer, Dresden-style

The German town’s markets provide a warm respite from the frozen streets this holiday season.

Family and Parenting

Illustration for family holiday advice column

A family holiday survival guide

Ideas for how to deal with the most vexing family issues during the holiday season.

The season of light

The season of light

Don’t fall victim to the holiday rush. Heed these tips for making the coming days less chaotic and more cherished.

How to manage holiday grief

How to manage holiday grief

COLUMN | Grieving during the holidays is tough, but comfort and condolences aren’t far.

Don’t let seasonal overload ruin the holidays

Don’t let seasonal overload ruin the holidays

Learning to say ‘no’ lessens holiday stress, says a professional organizer.

Winter Fashion

WASHINGTON, DC - October 5, 2011:  Walking by, Linda Lott glances up at clothing in a window at Urban Chic on Wednesday October 05, 2011 in Washington, DC.  Expectations are being moderated for the upcoming holiday shopping season.   (Matt McClain for the Washington Post)

How to dress for the holidays

Style consultant Lauren Deloach offers her tips on how to avoid the wall of style-shame at your next holiday party.

Trend Report: Holiday sparkle

Trend Report: Holiday sparkle

Dressing up for the holidays is a matter of mix-and-match.

Derek Blasberg keeps it ‘classy’ for the holidays

Derek Blasberg keeps it ‘classy’ for the holidays

We talked with the expert on how one can present one’s best self during the month of December.

Trend Report: It’s sweater time

Trend Report: It’s sweater time

Designers proposed a new look for knits this fall.