Food & Drink

We Asked Readers to Share Their Thanksgiving Fails, and the Responses Were Priceless

Botched family recipes, too-big turkeys, and other holiday mishaps

Food & Drink

The South’s Most Sumptuous New Year’s Recovery Brunches

Kick off 2023 with a relaxed, restorative feast. And perhaps a little hair of the dog

Arts & Culture

A Life Measured in Christmas Ornaments 

How trimming a tree can be a trip down memory lane

Food & Drink

Love and Loathing in Fruitcake Land

Why the much-maligned dessert deserves a place on your holiday sweets spread—yes, really. No, really, I’m serious!

Arts & Culture

Christmas at Dollywood: Over-the-Top Joy

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

Home & Garden

Make a Truly Southern Holiday Centerpiece with Magnolias

A how-to with the Atlanta floral designer Shean Strong

The Wild South

Sporting Gifts to Give and Covet

Classics, upgrades, and some new winners for the outdoors-lovers in your life


A Salute to Elvis at Christmas

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


A Grinch-Inspired Cocktail More Nice Than Naughty

The playful Help Me…I’m Feeling is brimming with nostalgic Christmas spirit

Country Accent

Vivian Howard Chooses Her Holiday Battles

Muddling through the, um, most wonderful time of the year

Home & Garden

Rebecca Gardner Is the South’s Doyenne of Entertaining

Step inside the tinsel-gilded, garland-bedecked, glitter-frosted, champagne-soaked gumdrop-and-marshmallow world of the Savannah merrymaking maven

Gift Guide

Our Editors’ 2022 Holiday Wish List

Whether it’s a tin of buttery Southern-made toffee, a set of hand-painted mugs, a game-changing cooking tool, or a bottle of award-winning aged rum, here’s what G&G editors hope to unwrap this year

This Land

Playing Santa at the Mailbox

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


A Gin Swizzle to Make You Kiss the Bartender

Pucker up to the subtly sweet-and-sour Mistle-Toe-Up, from the tropics-themed New Orleans eatery Mister Mao

Gift Guide

Gifts for Everyone on Your Nice List

Merry and bright present ideas, from the South and beyond

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Splurges for Someone Special

Ten thoughtful gifts for less than $350

Food & Drink

Bringing the Unexpected to the Holiday Table

The unforeseen pleasures of upending a time-honored menu

Food & Drink

Tasty Southern Treats Perfect for Gifting

These eleven mail-order treats make great stocking stuffers, thank you gifts, or party bites this holiday season

Arts & Culture

Readers’ Most Treasured Holiday Decorations

Beloved ornaments that harken to seasons past

Talk of the South

Readers Recall Their Most Memorable Childhood Gifts

Bicycles, dolls, hand-made presents, and more that made the holidays special