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St Louis AT HOME Winter 2013

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Photography by the Columbia Daily Tribune

Every year in Columbia, Mo., Will Treelighter (a.k.a. Randy Fletcher) spends hour after hour wrapping tens of thousands of lights around a single tree, carefully covering every last twig in a radia... more

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People like Webster Groves resident Gary Zehnle and the dedicated residents of Candy Cane Lane fill me with awe and wonderment. Each November, they spend hours upon hours trimming the trees surroun... more

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Photographs by Alise O'Brien

Part cottage, part château, part Joseph Cornell shadow box: That’s how writer Bowen Hinton describes this house. “I can only say this—the house is like a being in and of itself, it truly is,” she s... more

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Photography by Jennifer Silverberg

A holiday-light enthusiast explains the obsession. more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Coming up with a centerpiece can be daunting—or not. more

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Photography by Jonathan Pollack

St. Louis' cupcake queen more

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When everything gets so hectic, it can be hard to keep the happy in holidays. We found ways to cut the tension. more

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Photography by Jennifer Silverberg

The evolution of one family’s Christmas-tree farm. more

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

Mike Hayes is Third Degree Glass Factory’s bauble king. “Mike’s been here since day one,” says instructor and co-founder Doug Auer. “For the last five or six years, he’s made every single ornament ... more

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The fastest way to separate the elves from the grinches? Fill a neighborhood with traffic—and old-fashioned fun. more

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Every family has its traditions, and everyone has a favorite holiday book to pull out, time and time again. more

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Personal Space: Butter Up more

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The Campbell House Museum is a lesson in the history of the Christmas Tree more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

From the tree to the tabletop, you can get your holiday gear here. more

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When you go out for gifts, think hobbies first. more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Remember Emily Post and bring gifts for the hosts. These cost $35 or less. more

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illustration by Vidhya Nagarajan

Personal shoppers and gift wrappers, tree trimmers and tree lots, cake bakers and caterers and more. more

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Photography by Susan Jackson

Members of famous St. Louis families share their favorite recipes more

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