How I Survived an Awkward Family Dinner with My Humor Intact
Stand-up comedian Zach Zimmerman recounts their first family dinner in four years, proving with their trademark humor that you can go home again
Readers Share Their Heartwarming Real-Life Secret Santa Stories
Santa's best-kept secret? He's got elves everywhere—and these sweet stories of holiday kindness prove it.
An Old Friend Performs a Small Holiday Miracle—and Saves Christmas for a Single Mom
The year Santa’s suit went from signature red to true blue
Meet the Kind Strangers Who Became Real Christmas Elves to Kids in Need
When local kids needed more than toys, strangers started checking off Santa’s list
Meet the Couple Who Became Real-Life Versions of Santa After Receiving Mysterious Letters
A Christmas mystery turns an unassuming couple into Santa Claus
13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago
Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.
This Man Fulfilled a Child’s Christmas Wish After Finding Her Balloon to Santa
A balloon breaks at just the right moment to bring two faraway families together.
12 Real Ghost Stories That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine
Calling on only the bravest and boldest of ghost hunters. These scary stories are not for the faint of heart.
7 True Stories About Funny Thanksgiving Mishaps
These true stories of snafus past will make you laugh—and breathe a little easier about your own Thanksgiving.
A Teacher Told Her Students to Draw What They Were Thankful for—This Was One Student’s Moving ...
As this teacher learned, some of the most moving lessons are taught by students.
24 Stories About Meeting Santa That Will Fill You with the Christmas Spirit
Santa Claus has a lot of kids to visit each year, but he never fails to get his job done....
This Mom’s Poem Is a Brilliant Way to Teach Kids the Truth About Santa
Could it be possible that Santa is real and works through the hands of parents?
Finally! Here’s What the Saying ‘Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus’ Means
One news editor reminds us to never stop believing in miracles.
4 Heartwarming True Tales of Vintage Christmas Kindness
These true stories from readers like you prove that, deep down, Christmas has always been about the joy of giving.
6 Christmas Stories of Wonder and Love
It's a perfect time to read about how other families experience the joy of the season.
Christmas Stories: The Gold and Ivory Tablecloth
A pastor’s impulsive purchase leads to an incredible reunion. Coincidence—or divine guidance? You be the judge in this story of...