Arts & Culture

A Life Measured in Christmas Ornaments 

How trimming a tree can be a trip down memory lane


Christmas Enchilada Sauces

Pitmaster John Lewis shares his recipes for the borderland red and green chile sauces of his childhood

Arts & Culture

Christmas at Dollywood: Over-the-Top Joy

A newbie gets the spirit of the season at Dolly Parton’s theme park


A Salute to Elvis at Christmas

The season rocks a little more merrily with the best-selling holiday album of all time


Controversial Opinion: This Southern Singer Has the Superior “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

On copyrights, Christmas music, and coming full circle

This Land

Playing Santa at the Mailbox

The lasting gifts of Christmas spirit along a South Carolina mail route

Home & Garden

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Fake Trees!

An ode to the Southern art of holiday overdecorating

Ask G&G

A Very Southern Holiday Playlist

Heart-rocking tracks to make your spirits bright

Arts & Culture

Bring Home a Wild Christmas Tree from a National Forest

Buy a permit, get to chopping, and help forest conservation along the way

Food & Drink

Celebrate Feast of the Seven Fishes

Southern Italy meets the South in a scrumptious holiday tradition

Ask G&G

When Should My Neighbors Have to Remove their Christmas Decorations?

Holiday dawdlers, clabber meals, and moonshine runners

8 Slideshow


Seven New Christmas Albums for 2018

Southern musicians have always innovated with holiday songs—think “Pretty Paper” and “Hard Candy Christmas.” These new releases from artists like Rodney Crowell and Old 97’s mix time-honored favorites and future classics


Musicians Share Their Favorite Christmas Songs

Hear the tunes that put Southern artists from Reba McEntire to Adam Hood in the holiday spirit

5 Slideshow

Gift Guide

Gifts With Southern Soul

Twenty-three great ways to elevate the art of Southern giving

First Listen: New Music from Lori McKenna

Stream “Mama’s Cooking,” a new holiday tune from the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter


“Christmas Gift!” The Roots of a Southern Holiday Saying

Was it just our family? A South Carolina thing? A Southern thing?

Arts & Culture

Willie Nelson’s Christmas Story

A heartwarming holiday tale about harmony, family, and second chances


Garden & Gun’s 2016 Holiday Playlist

Get ready to take a four-hour musical journey over the hills and through the woods of Christmas music

Arts & Culture

Surcees: A Southern Gift Tradition

Elevate your wrapping routine

Food & Drink

Mail-Order Southern Holiday Food

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time by the punch bowl with family and friends