Christmas decorations
The holiday season is here, and MNN wants you to be prepared. We've compiled everything from recipes to decorations to gift ideas to make your Christmas season fun, green and affordable. Remember: Check back often for new photo galleries and stories — and enjoy the season. (Photo: net_efekt/Flickr)

Garbage collectors spread holiday cheer to dog

Why not bring a shelter dog home for the holidays?

The Facebook Wine Exchange is a gamble you don't want to take

13 of the best Santa photos of all time

Elfless Acts make it cool to skip the 'stuff' and give holiday gifts that matter

Here's your new favorite Christmas song, according to science

The squirrel who (almost) stole Christmas

Audubon's Christmas Bird Count takes off Dec. 14

Swedish choir sings Christmas carols like goats

Take a tour of 11 White House Christmas trees

These kids' Christmas wishes will make you rethink your own

5 easy, festive napkin folds for the holidays