The 12 Stains of Christmas (13 photos)

The holidays can bring joyous moments. Those fireplace gatherings also can leave soot behind, decorated trees produce sticky sap, and those bûches de Noël can leave chocolate stains on the tablecloth. But don’t let these things get you down. Here’s how to beat the 12 stains of Christmas.

Your Last-Minute Gift Guide (127 photos)

We’ve all been there — scrambling in the 11th hour to round up holiday gifts for our loved ones. Whether you’ve been too busy to shop or too indecisive to decide, browse these Houzz Shop picks to find something special that will arrive just in the nick of time.