While the chef always wants new, the guests demand the tried and true. Turkey may forever be on the menu, but there is still room to try something new. Here, we present recipes to make your holiday table sing. more


The holiday season’s most impressive gifts can be food, from Russian coffee cake to cheesy walnut cookies. more


If not ad nauseam, then ad infinitum. more

Dec 15, 2014 11:22 AM

Christmas feat

Robert Meganck

We sentimentalize the holidays even as we re-gift the fruitcake, buy toys on Christmas Eve and chortle (over eggnog) about Uncle Harry’s latest girlfriend. more

Dec 2, 2014 9:03 AM Culture

Awakening the Spirit of the Season. more

Jan 3, 2014 12:27 PM

Hot chocolate and dessert recipes to warm the soul more

Dec 2, 2013 12:49 PM Food

Take a sip, swirl it in your mouth, savor the way it coats your tongue. This is the way the season should taste. more

Nov 18, 2013 4:29 PM

A Christmas Story

Eric Danhier

An evening at the Brussels Christmas Market restores the spirit of the season for a self-confessed Scrooge. more

Dec 18, 2012 9:23 AM Travel

We interview Legendary Santa, who has been visiting Richmond since 1936. more

Dec 19, 2011 6:46 PM Culture

Christmas confectionery in Central Virginia from Sandy Motley, C-ville Candy Company, Queen of Puddings and Maddy Pickler. more

Dec 7, 2011 9:01 AM Food

Welcome the festive season by hosting a wreath-making party! more

Nov 30, 2011 12:00 AM Home


Courtesy Moscow Ballet

Your guide to performances of The Nutcracker in Virginia this holiday season. more

Nov 23, 2011 5:20 PM Culture 1 Comments


Tracey Love pairs four Virginia wines with four holiday season meals. more

Nov 1, 2011 12:21 PM Food

Kindred Spirits

Patricia Lyons

Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter hosts a traditional holiday feast at her farm house, and then she and friends break out the guitars. Yahoo! more

Dec 8, 2010 12:27 PM Food 1 Comments

Fruitcake Rescue Mission

Tyler Darden

Red Truck Bakery brings good taste back to much maligned holiday desserts. more

Nov 29, 2010 9:25 AM Food 1 Comments

We've published a lot of mouth-watering recipes for your holiday fêtes over the years, so it was no easy task to assemble a list of our favorites. But we've done it, and present to you a menu of what we think are some of the best recipes in Virginia. more

Nov 15, 2010 10:02 AM Food 1 Comments

Frozen Eggnog

Patricia Lyons

With a cherry on top more

Nov 15, 2010 9:52 AM Food

Marzipan Balls

Kip Dawkins

Roll up, roll up. more

Nov 15, 2010 9:51 AM Food

Christmas Cookies

Kip Dawkins

A seasonal sugary snack more

Nov 15, 2010 9:50 AM Food

A Civilized Christmas

Jen Fariello

In a season notorious for commercialism, Keswick Hall, in the heart of Virginia hunt country, offers a relaxed and resplendent respite from the madness. more


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