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Santa chatted with readers

Boston.com supplied Santa Claus with full wireless capabilities so he could chat while delivering gifts!

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Give for the season

Give for the season

Want to make someone's holiday special? Give to Globe Santa. Since 1956, Globe Santa has provided underprivileged children with holiday gifts.

Readers' photos

Holiday decorationsHoliday decor
From intricate light displays to family Christmas trees, readers share their favorite holiday photos.
Your kids with Santa

Your kids with Santa

Did you take a trip to Santa's Workshop this season? Share your photos of your kids with Santa here!
Your family's holiday traditions

Your family's holiday traditions

Share photos, videos, or stories of your annual holiday traditions with us.
Santa-phobesYour litte Santa-phobes
Those little shriekers produce some of the most amusing holiday photos ever.
Elf on the ShelfYour Elf on the Shelf
Where does your elf like to hang out?

Lifestyle

Photos
Best holiday movies

Top 50 holiday movies

Boston.com readers selected the top 50 films for the season. Click through to see which movie took the No. 1 spot.
Dropkick Murphys

Holiday music with Boston ties

We’ve rounded up a slew of musical acts with Boston ties that have performed holiday tunes. Take a gander, and let us know your favorite Boston bands and holiday songs.
Pictures
Santa Speedo Run 2012

Santa Speedo Run 2012

Participants in the 13th annual Santa Speedo Run turned out in droves for registration and libations at Lir Tavern on Boylston Street before the approximate one-mile run on Dec. 8.
Top 5 holiday party survival tips

Top 5 holiday party survival tips

If your social calendar is jam-packed with calorie-laden holiday parties and fare, here are 5 survival tips from Nutrition & You Blogger, Joan Salge Blake.
Holiday music videos

Holiday music videos

The holiday season usually means holiday songs all day every day. This roundup of music videos - from R&B takes on Christmas staples to pop hits tailor made for the holiday festivities - for will keep you in the seasonal spirit from Thanksgiving to the new year.
Stay in shape this season

Stay in shape this season

Tis the season to gain weight. Or is it? Plenty of seasonal activities around the holidays are a great workout -- from chopping wood for the fire to ice-skating at the Frog Pond to sledding.
Holiday party etiquette

Holiday party etiquette

We have collected past holiday office party etiquette advice from two experts - Miss Conduct columnist Robin Abrahams and Etiquette at Work columnist Peter Post. Read on for what to do -- and what not to do -- at your office party.

Food & Drink

Party snacks, spreads, and starters
Recipes

Party snacks, spreads, and starters

We’ve rounded up a quick and delicious array of recipes for appetizers and snacks to take you through holiday party season and beyond.
Rugelach: Jewish pastries for Hanukkah

Rugelach: Jewish pastries for Hanukkah

Even though the recipe contains yeast, there’s no kneading or rising required for these walnut-raisin filled treats.
Olives
cocktail party recipes

Rosemary and garlic olives

Just add bubbly: Mix-and-match recipes you can make ahead for an elegant holiday cocktail party.
Serve up five holiday cocktails

Serve up five holiday cocktails

Skip the carton of eggnog this year. Instead, try these five creative holiday drinks from some star bartenders and local enthusiasts.
Plonkapalooza

Plonkapalooza 2012 wine-tasting

Our annual blind tasting of 50 red and white wines brought three distinguished sommeliers to select wines under $15. Take a look at this year’s process and see which wines impressed.

Gift Buying Guide

stylish gifts for the holidays
Gift guide

17 stylish holiday gifts

Ideas are the key to a successful shopping expedition, and here are more than a dozen of them to help you finish off your list.
Our Etsy gift guide

Our Etsy gift guide

Boston-area sellers on the crafts website are selling everything, from jewelry to Celtics-themed prints to a dreidel chalk set (left).
Perfect gifts for the social media addict

Perfect gifts for the
social media addict

Some folks need material objects to profess their love of their favorite site. See some tips for gifts to soothe their souls.
15 hot toys of the season

15 hot toys of the season

This year’s hottest toys list includes plenty of familiar faces as well as some exciting newcomers.
Strategies for finding hot toys
Comparing the top tablets

Comparing the top tablets

Here's a look at the key differences between the iPad Mini, the new iPad, the Microsoft Surface, and other leading competitors.
50 gifts under $50 for 2012

50 gifts under $50 for 2012

If you want to show you care without breaking the bank, take a look at our list of gift ideas that cost less than $50, with suggestions for adults, children, and pets.
Holiday gadget guide

Holiday gadget guide

If you definitely want a device, don't wait until the last minute because it might be sold out before you can purchase it. Check out the new gadget options for this holiday season.
Guide to gift card giving

Guide to gift card giving

For those looking to give gift cards to family and friends, the Better Business Bureau recommends doing your research beforehand, so no one gets short changed.