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)

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