Happy Holidays from University of Missouri Extension!


However you celebrate these December weeks of light and gratitude — including Hannukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa — we have tips to share. Pull up a chair and start scrolling for our experts’ advice on safety, personal security, physical and mental well-being and more.

Food safety

Whether you’re traveling to Grandma’s house with favorite sides, flying cross-country with that one special dish or shipping cookies to faraway friends, our holiday food safety tips help ensure your food arrives intact and ready to enjoy and consume.  

Holiday personal safety

Don’t let the Grinches ruin your holiday cheer! Here are common sense tips to keep you and your information safe from would-be scammers and thieves.

Holiday health and well-being

Stress and sadness can be part of the holidays, too. These ideas can help find balance at work and at home and learning to celebrate in ways that are safer and healthier for you. 

Other seasonal

Festive flowers and plants and more.

For even more winter holiday-themed content, visit our holiday resource library.