1 Calia van Dyk - TV Line Producer - The Danish gnomes are gifts from my Danish family.
2 Calia van Dyk - The tree is a Martha Stewart Home Depot tree. I added blue lights to accentuate the blue in the two paintings behind it that I painted and showed at the Employee Art Show a couple of years ago.
3 Calia van Dyk - The creche is one I got when I was a child in Les Baux de Provence, France and have added to over the years.
4 Calia van Dyk - A close up of the nativity scene
5 Calia van Dyk - This tree with airplane ornaments is a collection that I've been giving my husband since we got married. He is a pilot and a vintage airplane buff.
6 Calia van Dyk - Another gnome
7 Calia van Dyk - And another
8 Erin Furey - I spent Christmas with my family in a balmy and snow-less Minnesota. We had a sparkling gem of a tree that was so tall, the angel at the top touched the ceiling!
9 Erin Furey - These are angels my dad and I made when I was 6-years old.
10 Erin Furey - My dad with the ukelele I got for him
11 Erin Furey - A glowing Christmas table
12 Erin Furey - My family eating pork tenderloin, grilled salmon, wild rice, and beet salad
13 Erin Furey's - My dad and our dark chocolate thumbprint cookies
14 Erin Furey - My family around the fireplace after dinner
15 Sara Hopper - My mother, Marjory, made the Mushroom Wellington Cups from the December '11 issue of MSL
16 Sara Hopper - She also made the Orange Rum Pastry Wreath from the same issue.
17 Olivia Spadafore - Marketing Coordinator, Retail Marketing - Our traditional Italian Christmas Eve - We have a variety of Italian seafood dishes, and homemade desserts. This has been a family tradition for over 100 years.
18 Olivia Spadafore - Holiday place setting
19 Olivia Spadafore - A grand table
20 Thomas Conway - from security - This is Nike, Thomas English bulldog, posing by his family's Christmas tree.
21 Meesha Haddad - General Manager, Editorial Operations - She and her husband, Ray, traveled to Naples, Florida, to spend the holiday with his Aunt Mary-Jane and Uncle Tim and soak up some sun. - With Suki enjoying the view
22 Meesha Haddad - The house we rented was on Naples Bay and featured beautiful gardens and a dock.
23 Meesha Haddad - A Tropical Waterlily in bloom at the Brazilian Garden in the Naples Botanical Garden
24 Meesha Haddad - Another Tropical Waterlily
25 Meesha Haddad - Ray, composing his photographs.
26 Meesha Haddad - Uncle Tim, manning the fire
27 Meesha Haddad - Sunset on the bay.
28 Meesha Haddad - In my family, it's traditional to eat fish on Christmas Eve, so I decided to make a dish of seared scallops and pappardelle, a recipe is from Everyday Food magazine.
29 Meesha Haddad - With Ray and Suki at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida.
30 Meesha Haddad - Another sunset
31 Meesha Haddad - Suki, taking a break from sightseeing
32 Jennifer Aaronson - Gingerbread men
33 Jennifer Aaronson - Local Rhode Island oysters from the Matunuck Oyster Farm, near my parent's home
34 Jennifer Aaronson - Christmas breakfast - lobster eggs benedict.
35 Jennifer Schulties - One of our favorite ornaments
36 Jennifer Schulties - Another favorite
37 Jennifer Schulties - I took the kids (Abbe and Zane) to see Santa at Macy's.
38 Jennifer Schulties - Then we saw the sights and windows along 5th Avenue.
39 Jennifer Schulties - and the tree at Rockefeller Center
40 Jennifer Schulties - And Tiffanys
41 Jennifer Schulties - I always make my own holiday cards. It's a little hard to see, but there's plenty of glitter!
42 Jennifer Schulties - Our two baking traditions are black bottom cupcakes and sugar cookies.
43 Jennifer Schulties - My daughter Abbe, who's 9, has become quite the baker and does most of the work herself.
44 Jennifer Schulties - Abby decorating cookies
45 Jennifer Schulties - We also baked and decorated a gingerbread house for our centerpiece.
46 Jennifer Schulties - For Christmas Eve dinner, I made sea bass and roasted vegetables - a big hit.
47 Jennifer Schulties - My parents and brother joined us for dinner.
48 Jennifer Schulties
49 Jennifer Schulties
50 John Cooper, AVP, Internet Infrastructure and Operations, shares his holiday decor
51 John Cooper - Light up polar bears
52 John Cooper - Holiday cooking and baking galore
53 John Cooper - Decorated mantle
54 John Cooper - Holiday wreath
55 John Cooper - Our Christmas table setting
56 John Cooper - Nutcrackers
57 Jeanne Meyer - This is meyer lemon and rosemary-infused olive oil and meyer lemon infused vodka, which I bottled up for Christmas and Hanukkah gifts.
58 Jeanne Meyer - I also made tarragon vinegar for gifts, which makes amazing French vinaigrette.
59 Jeanne Meyer - Hanukkah and Christmas Eve dovetailed this year and instead of making Yorkshire pudding for the beef tenderloin, I made latkes using potato, sweet potato, and parsnip with creme fraiche and homemade apple sauce.
60 Jeanne Meyer - Having oysters on the half shell is a Christmas Eve tradition. My boyfriend Matt was on shucking duty for these Breton east coast oysters.
61 Jeanne Meyer - A couple dozen Breton oysters kicked off Christmas Eve dinner (they didn't last long)
62 Jeanne Meyer - Each Christmas, my good friend Jeff invites us to celebrate at his Mom, Suzanne's, open house at her loft in SoHo. She is an art historian and their loft was among the first to be converted by artists in the 70's.
63 Jeanne Meyer - This snap shows her collection of cast iron muffin molds in the kitchen, festooned with red lights for Christmas.
64 Jeanne Meyer - Suzanne also has an amazing collection of pig cutting boards.
65 Jeanne Meyer - At the Center for Living Gala, I was the winning bidder for a lunch and kitchen tour at Le Bernardin, so we booked our table for Boxing Day. It was a big thrill "going backstage" and seeing the line...where all the magic is made.
66 Alexandra Drozda - I spent Christmas and New Year's Eve in Palm Desert, California, where my parents live. Making homemade pizzas on the grill: Pear and gorgonzola and margherita
67 Alexandra Drozda - Christmas Eve hike in Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
68 Alexandra Drozda - Here I am with my husband Brian.
69 Alexandra Drozda - Martha's cocktail: pear, prosecco, and cranberry juice
70 Alexandra Drozda - With my sister, Tasha
71 Alexandra Drozda - The whole family in front of the outdoor fireplace at Julian's restaurant in Palm Desert on Christmas Eve
72 Alexandra Drozda - Homemade olives from my mom's tree
73 Alexandra Drozda - A gourd wreath
74 Alexandra Drozda - Poolside decor
75 Alexandra Drozda - We made some of Whole Living's healthy sides from the November issue, including brussels sprouts with grapes and sweet potato and cauliflower with sage.
76 Alexandra Drozda - On a day trip to Los Angeles we saw "Santa" flying over Beverly Hills in his sleigh.
77 Alexandra Drozda - On New Year's Eve, we decided, since the whole family had been to Hawaii at some point in 2011, to have a luau theme. We made leis and mai tais and had Kona Brewing Company beers. Aloha and Happy New Year!
78 Alexandra Drozda - With Tasha
79 Lauren Towson - Manager, Sales Development - Our Christmas tree with my first Christmas craft ornament circa age 5 front and center.
80 Lauren Towson - Christmas Day brunch.
81 Lauren Towson - our family's appetizers-only version of the Italian "7 Fishes" tradition on Christmas Eve including the Santa craft I made in elementary school my mother puts out every year.
82 Lauren Towson
83 Lenore Welby - Chubby, our elf
84 Lenore Welby - Ho-ho-ho
85 Lenore Welby - Penelope eying the appetizer
86 Lenore Welby - Vintage Santa
87 Lenore Welby - Benjamin's unique housewarming gift
88 Lenore Welby - Charlotte and Daniel with Daddy Larry
89 Lenore Welby - Christmas photos from when we were little
90 Lenore Welby - Little Lenore, Pauline, and little Larry
91 Lenore Welby - Penelope and Daniel
92 Lenore Welby - Penelope, Charlotte, and Daniel
93 Lenore Welby - Santa
94 Lenore Welby - Sunset at the Welby house
95 Lenore Welby - Vintage Mrs. Claus clothespin ornament
96 Lenore Welby - See you next year