Christmas may be over, but the stars are still sharing their favorite holiday memories from this year. Miley Cyrus and John Mayer dressed up as Santa, while Jessica Alba posed with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Julianne Hough wore a holiday onesie to open presents. Click through to see how those stars and more got into the holiday spirit yesterday.
It was a "Mele Kalikimaka" for the first family yesterday, who enjoyed some down time in Hawaii. On Christmas Day, Michelle and Barack paid a visit to a Marine Corps base, where they wished a Merry Christmas to the troops enjoying their holiday meal. The Obamas and their girls left Washington DC on Friday for a warm-weather Hawaiian holiday. Now the president is already heading back to work on the fiscal cliff talks.
The holiday season has been a jam-packed one for the first family, as the Obamas — including Barack, Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and perhaps the favorite family member, Bo — took part in the many Christmastime traditions at the White House and beyond. On Christmas Eve, the first lady chatted with children across America by phone and helped track Santa Claus with NORAD.
Back in Washington, the busy season began with Michelle and the girls accepting the official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser fir, upon its arrival by horse-drawn carriage. Then Michelle took part in another first-lady holiday tradition by hosting the debut of the White House Christmas decorations, along with this year's theme, "Joy to All." Next up was the 90th annual national Christmas tree lighting on the White House lawn, where the Obama family had a sing-along with Neil Patrick Harris and Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez. And then Barack, Michelle, and their daughters attended the Christmas in Washington charity concert, a star-studded event featuring performances by Diana Ross, Psy, Demi Lovato, and more.
See all the photos of the first family enjoying seasonal soirees now.
Merry Christmas! Vintage ads are often terrible, but these holiday ads take terrible to a new low. Whether it's Santa as a sex object or a cigarette carton for a sleigh, these ads are festive, fun, and totally inappropriate.
It's the holiday season, and stars are getting in the spirit! Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough goofed around on ice while Nick Cannon got festive at Walmart. Angela Kinsey channeled Santa Claus and Anne Hathaway belted out holiday tunes with Jimmy Fallon. Click through to see the stars as they get into the season — and if you're still searching for presents, then make sure to check out our amazing gift guides!
It looks a lot like Christmas at the White House, where First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the White House Christmas tree and unveiled 2012's decorations and theme — "joy to all" — at a White House holiday event for military families earlier this month. This is especially meaningful, considering the Blue Room tree is decorated this year with ornaments made by children whose military parents are based around the world.
Michelle's motif for the White House Christmas tree is the latest in a long line of themes, beginning when Jackie Kennedy first decorated it with Nutcracker Suite ornaments in 1961 (a popular theme that both Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton used during their time as first ladies).
Since President Benjamin Harrison and his family first introduced the indoor White House Christmas tree in the upstairs oval room in 1889, first wives have been integral in taking part in presidential holiday traditions. From the first White House gingerbread house in 1972 to the inaugural Hanukkah party in 2001, see our US presidents' better halves spread holiday cheer in Washington DC each December. As we dive into the holiday season, take a look back at how first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama got in the Christmas spirit over the years.
Still shopping for those last-minute holiday presents? If you're on a quest for a fun gift, then chances are good that you'll find something in this slideshow for someone you love — so long as he or she is a fan of TV, movies, or music. Take a look at all of our gift ideas for the entertainment lover in your life.
Holiday season is under way, and we're getting in the spirit by tackling our shopping lists. Whether you're charging through the crowds at the mall or charging your card on Amazon, we've got a one-stop shop for your gift ideas! We've scoured the Internet for thoughtful, sexy, and out-of-the-box presents to give your loved ones this holiday season. Have a best friend with a funny bone? A sister who's stuck in the '90s? A boyfriend in need of a spicy surprise? Some seriously Will-and-Kate-obsessed co-workers? We have the gifts that will make their holidays bright — so click through now, and happy shopping!
'Tis the season to be giving gifts! We often find ourselves looking for the perfect present to give guys this time of year, so we've rounded up almost 60 items that will bring a smile to someone special this season. Whether you're being generous to your fashionable brother, sporty co-worker, or significant other, we've found something for every guy. Make sure to check out our 100 top gifts for women too! Click through to see our top picks for men this year.
Also make sure to check out all of our Best of 2012 content across the network as we wrap up an exciting year!
When you're meeting your significant other's family for the first time over the holidays, the pressure can be on to bring something memorable — in a good way. So if you're meeting the family for the first time this Christmas, we've got some holiday gift ideas to make a great first impression and keep the meetup stress-free. Check them out now!
With all the iPads and Kindles out there, a traditional book still makes for a thoughtful gift. We have titles the foodie, fashion, or royal fans on your holiday list will enjoy diving into. Watch our video gift guide now for three hot books you should put under the tree. You might just want to buy an extra copy for yourself, too!