Now that we're fully into the holiday shopping season, Monitor staff writers have compiled a list of items you might consider as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. We begin with some family-friendly DVDs. Each item has a link to amazon.com, where you can purchase the item and help support the Christian Science Monitor at the same time.
Little pockets of simple loveliness.
Topiaries are popular around the holidays, but they need regular watering and good light to keep them alive and looking good.
Part of the joy of Thanksgiving are the leftovers that follow.
Light, creamy ricotta pancakes topped with fresh fruit will wow your guests after the big meal.
Thanksgiving dessert should be as bountiful as your blessings.
These lemon ginger sugar cookies will be perfect for your favorite Thanksgiving cookie cutter.
Apple pie is a persistent classic at the Thanksgiving table.
Apple pie made easy with a homemade crumble crust.
Making your own pie crust can rise above holiday hysteria.
A cranberry relish with flavors that tells the story of Thanksgiving.
Key lime pie is a Thanksgiving classic.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010 is billed as a star-studded affair, with Santa Claus making his initial appearance of the holiday season.