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Holiday Entertaining & Decor

Fun and beautiful ideas for making your house a cozy, welcoming home for the holidays

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Holiday Entertaining & Decor

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Holiday Decor: Set a classic table with golds and brown tones.

Play DJ while dining: Sit back and enjoy, using the @Sonos app to cue the Play:3 speaker and to make selections from your music library, favorite Internet radio station, or streaming service. Go mellow for the meal and program upbeat tunes to boogie down when dinner's done. | Photo: Tara Donne

Holiday Decor: A Christmas Cloche

You're bound to overeat once the festivities get under way. That's why you might want to fit a morning run in. No worries about the time—you can hit it hard while heating up the Wi-Fi-ready @GE Appliances Profile 30-inch Convection Oven using your smartphone.

Who wants to keep track of all those little plastic pieces? @Lenovo US Horizon 2 Tabletop PC 27-inch portable touchscreen lies flat on your coffee table and comes preloaded with games, including Chinese checkers, air hockey, and pinball.

World's Largest Gingerbread House: At first glance, this may look like a charming brick abode lit up for the holidays. Upon closer inspection, you'll realize that it's not brick and mortar. The construction materials are gingerbread and icing, proving once and for all that everything really is bigger in Texas!

Politics heating up the dinner conversation? Use your phone to program the @Honeywell in the Home Wi-Fi-enabled Lyric Thermostat. It will auto-adjust to ensure a comfort zone around the table—and throughout the house.

Holiday Centerpieces: These holiday centerpieces bring together seasonal fruit and flowers for a beautiful (and edible) look.

How to Host a Christmas Cookie Swap: Check out these tips (and recipes) for a money saving holiday party.

Holiday Decor: Wineglass Candleholder This simple figurine is an adorable addition to a hearth or table top display!

Treat the chef on your list to butcher block done better. A nice thick chunk makes a hard-wearing prep surface, and a few strokes of a jigsaw transform it into a unique conversation piece. | Photo: John Gruen

BYOB gets a style upgrade with this classic caddy, modeled on an old-fashioned tool box. It securely holds half a dozen beer or soda bottles, and its dowel handle is a pleasure to grab and go. The vintage-look bottle opener (about $6; screwed to the side will really get the party started. | Photo: John Gruen

Wow everyone by making correctly proportioned drinks with the Perfect Drink smart-scale. An app provides an extensive list of cocktail recipes, while the scale weighs each ingredient precisely. | @Brookstone | Photo: Tara Donne

R2-D2's got nothing on this little guy. The gyroscopically balanced 8-inch-high @WowWee Inc MiP robot will not only serve drinks, he'll dance and do other party tricks at your smartphone's command. | Photo: Tara Donne

Light the way: You've got your hands full with guests around. Fortunately, the @Zuli Smartplug uses Bluetooth to track your phone as you move through the house, turning lights on or off as you go from room to room. No Wi-Fi required.

This 1912 shingle-style home is decorated for Christmas. See how a top-to-bottom redo turned it this summer cottage into a year-round gathering spot for the whole family | Photo: Susan Gilmore

A sparkling wreath that serves as a bird feeder when the ice melts!

Friends are arriving, and you've got gravy to stir. The video-equipped @SkyBell WiFi Doorbell Wi-Fi Doorbell with Motion Sensor allows you to see, hear, chat with, and wave in visitors with your smartphone—and without going to the door.

You're on a beer run but need to set the slow cooker to warm? The Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo lets you schedule, monitor, and control the appliance from anywhere with the tap of a phone app. @Belkin @Crock-Pot® Slow-Cooker

Follow these 17 foolproof tips on getting your kitchen in tip-top shape for a happy and smooth-running Turkey Day

A dry bird is bad. A raw one is worse—like, ER-visit worse. So you hover by the oven, poking and prodding. No more. With iDevice's Bluetooth-enabled Kitchen Thermometer, you insert the probe once and go about your day; your phone will ping when the turkey is done. |

Shades of white (even the pumpkins!) add a distinctive touch to the holiday-outfitted living room of Yvonne from Stone Gable.

Avoiding dinner disasters means having all recipe ingredients on hand and at their peak. The @LG USA Smart ThinQ fridge has a Wi-Fi-enabled freshness-tracker LCD screen that gives at-a-glance info on what's inside—and what's on the way out. | Photo: Tara Donne