Island Holidays

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What was your favorite gift?

The Times went to the Oak Bluffs Christmas tree lighting and asked some cheerful attendees to look back on their holidays and share favorite...

What’s hanging on your tree?

A special Christmas ornament makes a great gift, especially if it's one that can be displayed year-round. We can thank Germany for coming up...

Holidays around the world

Amelia Smith’s happy Irish Christmas Christmas in Ireland is a lot like Christmas here, but scratch the surface and you’ll find real differences —...

Rockin’ round the pop-up shops

We’ve rounded up some holiday pop-ups and go-to spots so you can get all your shopping done early this holiday season. When in doubt...

Food = Love

Fruity sangria is a holiday hit

Nothing says “holiday” like a pretty glass filled with fruity sangria. By the glass or by the punch bowl, you’ll love this recipe and...

Remembering fried doughnuts and that single spark of hope

Growing up in Washington, D.C., we celebrated Hanukkah with our Christian neighbors, and later Christmas with them as well. Our living room, similar to...