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Home & Garden

See the Winning Pictures and Other Top Picks in G&G’s Deck the Halls Photo Contest

Our holiday contest drew scores of images of festive decorations. Here are some of the best

Home & Garden

Enter Now: G&G’s Deck the Halls Photo Contest

Show off your holiday decorating and vote for your favorite entry in our reader photo contest

Arts & Culture

In Defense of the Scraggle Tree

A North Carolina childhood teaches the joy of finding and trimming imperfect Christmas trees

Home & Garden

Deck the Cupola

We tip our hats to one of our favorite Charleston decorations

Travel

The South’s Most Charming Christmas Town

Nowhere else does the holidays quite like Middleburg, Virginia

Food & Drink

Mail-Order Holiday Treats

Get a jump on gift-giving with this list of Southern-sourced food and drink

Drinks

Joy Wagon: A Sparkling Holiday Cocktail

A delightful alternative to a traditional flute of bubbly

Drinks

A Cajun-Spiked Spin on Christmas Eggnog

Christmas in the bayou

Music

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

Food & Drink

Mail-Order Southern Holiday Food

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

The High & the Low

Beyond the Butterball

An argument for ditching the Turkey Day turkey

Entertaining

Southern Magnolia Garland: 3 Easy Ways

Add little embellishments to set off all that shiny, lush greenery this holiday season

End of the Line

Cake Talk

A few high-minded thoughts on the noble fruitcake

The High & the Low

Drink and Be Merry

A handy guide to surviving the holidays

Food & Drink

Butterscotch Pudding with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crumbs & Bacon Whipped Cream

Bourbon and bacon give this dessert a grown-up flavor

Food & Drink

Baked Apple Dumpling

Part apple pie and part caramel-coated Halloween apple

Food & Drink

Brown Sugar, Pear & Pistachio Cake

A winter pear cake with ginger and brown butter

Food & Drink

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Whipped Cream

A decadent riff on the classic pumpkin bread

Food & Drink

S’mores Pie Recipe

From the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia

Anatomy of a Classic

Scallion Cornbread with Cheddar Cheese

A slightly Tex-Mex take on cornbread