Decorating & Entertaining
On Barracks Row, the Marine Corps commandant’s historic home is filled with the spirit of Christmas.
Our best ways to make the holidays easy and stress-free.
The holidays bring an avalanche of paper, but with a little discipline, you can keep it under control.
As entertaining season begins, it’s time to spruce up your dining room and plan your menu.
Decorating a mantel for the holidays
How the owner of home furnishings shop And George decorates her own home for the holidays.
House Calls’ Holiday Edition shows how to get your dining room ready for a party.
House Calls’ Holiday Edition shows how to give your hallways some holiday cheer.
Are car wreaths a thing of the past? Should they be?
House Calls’ Holiday Edition shows how to deck out your front door for the holidays.
Is it the money, the space or the intimidation factor that’s keeping you from entertaining? All three? Oh, dear, read on.
Where to find a tree, how to safely string lights and more resources for holiday preparation.
Washington’s notable homes are gussied up for Christmas.
The apartment is too small! The tree is too big! Everyone will be tripping over presents!
Tips on holiday entertaining if you are on a limited budget.
In Your Glass
Our wine columnist admits his heart belongs to the true bubbly stuff.
A little decadence, in the form of an after-dinner drink, is in order for Thanksgiving.
Our columnist offers pairing suggestions to go with a White House-inspired menu.
Modestly priced options and a range of cocktail possibilities for the holidays, from Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.
Up for something a little unusual? Try a fizzy Italian red or an alternative Riesling for Thanksgiving.
Maggie Savarino’s book is as hip and unique as its author, who offers great recipes meant to be altered.
Dave McIntyre debunks the dogma.
Jason Wilson has recommendations to calm the annual kerfuffle over what to drink when the guests arrive for Thanksgiving.
Sommelier Ramon Narvaez is making sure you have plenty of bubbles this season.
On Your Table
That’s how Lisa Jorgenson has learned to feed dozens at her family’s Thanksgiving feast.
Five holiday food fails, explained by science.
You pay a lot for birds with a pedigree. Does that translate to flavor? Plus, expert advice on how to cook them.
Using an oven, a father and daughter re-create the taste of the bird that Hawaiians cook slowly underground.
Lessons learned from the 19th century inform the holiday cooking of Maryland farmer Sally Waltz.
A kosher, dairy-free menu inspired by West Coast living and Sephardic influences.
Turkey Carving 101Learn how to carve a turkey from Chef Bryan Voltaggio along with Washington Post Food section editor Joe Yonan and washingtonpost.com foodie Kim O'Donnel.
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- Yes, you really can roast a turkey from frozen — and it’s delicious. Here’s how to save the day.