Couple celebrating New Year's Eve with sparklers outside
Couple celebrating New Year's Eve with sparklers outside
Auld Tunes

Why You Sing "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's

And what its nonsense lyrics actually mean.

New Year's Eve champagne flutes
New Year's Eve champagne flutes
Luck and Prosperity

How New Year's Is Celebrated Around the World

You may want to adopt these good-luck rituals.

college girl studying and working on table
college girl studying and working on table
Word History

The Fascinating Origin of Common Words

From apron to walrus, these backstories are sure to amaze.

Father and daughter decorating tree
Father and daughter decorating tree
Evergreen Info

30 Amazing Facts About Your Christmas Tree

What you don’t know about your holiday foliage.

Retro Christmas display
Retro Christmas display
Ho-Ho-No

15 Weird, Forgotten Christmas Traditions

The holiday spirit wasn't always so good-natured.

The world’s only 35-foot-tall tree made from 700 tons of sand in West Palm Beach, Florida
The world’s only 35-foot-tall tree made from 700 tons of sand in West Palm Beach, Florida
Local Color

20 Unique Regional Christmas Traditions

Find out how people celebrate from coast to coast.

santa standing against red background looking shocked
santa standing against red background looking shocked
Tinsel Trivia

55 Festive Christmas Facts You Won't Believe

Red hasn't always been Santa's color.

Mom and daughter making Christmas cookies
Mom and daughter making Christmas cookies
Holiday History

18 Christmas Traditions That Started Abroad

That's why we have mistletoe?

25 Common Words That Didn't Exist Until the 1980s
25 Common Words That Didn't Exist Until the 1980s
New Wave Words

25 Common Words That Didn't Exist Until the 1980s

You can thank the '80s for techno, yuppies, foodies, and more.

girl reading book or dictionary, new words coined
girl reading book or dictionary, new words coined
Dual Lingo

The Surprising Origins of Words You Use All the Time

The jaw-dropping history of words from avocado to walrus.