December 14, 2006 · Karen Grigsby Bates found plenty of great titles, in categories ranging from novels to cookbooks.
Author Daniel Pinkwater offers a list of books to give, get or read and enjoy this winter.
Saint Nick's hometown in Turkey is a sun-drenched community with orange groves.
December 12, 2006 · If you're at sea amid the scores of books on the shelves, let three independent booksellers help you narrow down your choices.
It could be the perfect book for a special kid in your life, or a can't-miss read for you: Find all of NPR's recommendations here.
December 20, 2006 · Forget the last-minute shopping -- it's time to make holiday cookies. Baker Dorie Greenspan and NPR's Michele Norris hit the kitchen to talk about the holidays and share baking tips for making rugelach. Web Extra: Recipes, Greenspan's Cookie Tips
December 13, 2006 · When Beth Donovan first made gingerbread men with her son, the cookies nearly broke her teeth. Rather than give up, she built a house with them, and a family tradition was born. Web Extra: Gingerbread, Edible Concrete Recipes
December 12, 2006 · If you know which grapes are the best fit for holiday occasions, you'll have a wide array of options when you walk into a wine store. Bryan Miller offers a selection of tipples, no matter what kind of party you're planning for.
Whether you're seeking something savory or sweet, NPR offers a bounty of culinary ideas.
December 22, 2006 · NPR and select stations hosted dozens of live concerts in 2006, with stunning performances by some of the hottest acts on tour.
December 19, 2006 · New York-based NPR station WFUV gathered year-in-review lists from an assortment of musicians and veteran station host Vin Scelsa, with an emphasis on both new faces and rediscovered old ones.
December 5, 2006 · Looking back on the music releases of 2006, listeners find plenty to rave about. See which albums rose to the top in this roundup. Web Extra: Hear Choice Cuts
December 7, 2006 · Pittsburgh-based NPR member station WDUQ, which broadcasts more than 100 hours of jazz programming every week, chooses its list of the 10 best holiday jazz CDs. Web Extra: Hear Songs from All 10 CDs
NPR's reviewers and listeners have tuned in closely to the year's music releases. See which ones rose to the top.
Explore interpretations of holiday classics in this collection of concerts, ranging from choral music to jazz.
November 30, 2006 · It's the perfect gift. It's shiny. It has lots of curb appeal. And everyone loves it. No, not diamonds. DVDs! Our list of current titles and rereleased classics runs from newest to oldest.
November 27, 2006 · Tweens may have been sucked up into the world of cell phones and MP3 players, but younger kids still can find joy without a joystick -- which is good, because how else would parents get to indulge their inner child?
November 27, 2006 · Gadgets may not bring happiness, but they can offer joyful diversions and make our daily work routine a little more comfortable. Our ten holiday gift ideas will delight the geek in your life – or, maybe, transform you into one.