How To Make The Holiday Season Merrier

Top Christmas Stories Of The Decade


By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS)

Families are preparing to enjoy Christmas in news ways, to keep kids healthy and safe, in response the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists are eager to receive stories with helpful advice to protect the public and make life more fun, in person and online, to fill special sections.  

To help our clients find formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide.  We have compiled the results to show the top feature news stories of the decade, those that have performed brilliantly, way above and beyond what is typically expected.  Holiday season results are usually higher than average because editors need content to fill in between ads.

The most successful stories included attractive color photos or infographics, helpful advice from experts, celebrity spokespeople, the latest statistics, results from surveys, trends, time-saving tips, money saving ideas and other helpful information.  The stories were targeting people across various demographic groups, relating to making the world a better place, protecting the health, safety and assets, of the readers, their friends and family members. 

We are passionate about working on the kinds of stories that help millions of people nationwide with the news that is potentially life saving or can improve the quality of their lives. 

To name a few, here are our top Christmas stories of the decade for inspiration:


Holiday Gift Giving/ The Holiday Gift Guide You Don’t Want To Miss: A Book For Every Member Of The Family


Christmas Tradition/ How To Choose A Christmas Tree: Tips From Expert Arborist Mark Chisholm


Holiday Gift Ideas/ Four Personalized Gift Ideas for Some of the Hardest People on Your Shopping List

Energy Star

Gift Ideas/ Gifts That Do A World Of Good

BH Gifts

Gift Ideas/ Last Minute Gift Ideas From The Grocery Store/ Stocking Stuffers


How To Put A Bow On Your Holiday Health Care Conversations


Holiday Glamour/ Gift Yourself A Very Merry Holiday

Good Cook Roaster

Talking Turkey/ Better Basting For A More Beautiful Bird


Holiday Trends/ Happiness And How Couples Spend

Car Care Council

Be Car Care Aware/ Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Vanilla Gift Card

Holiday Shopping/ How To Give The Most Requested Gift This Holiday Season

National Volunteer Fire Council

Fire Safety/ Home Fire Risks Increase As Weather Cools


1- Holiday Happenings/ It’s That Time Of Year Again!!

2- Holiday Hints/ Five Tips For Safety


1- Floral Advice/ Bring Home Some Wild Beauty

2- Holiday Gift Ideas/ Hostess Gifts That Show You're A Blooming Genius


News Of Jobs/ Seasonal Work Can Bring The Gift Of A Great Career

Lexus/ Amazon Alexa/ Apple Car Play

Great Gifts/ Forget The Halls...Deck The Driveway


Holiday Hints/ Tips To Help You Make The Season Bright

Crispy Green

Holiday Travel/ Tips To Make Your Trip Terrific


Holiday Gift Ideas/ Gifts That Matter


Holiday Health Hints/ Healthy Holiday Eating Is Easier Than You Think


1- Christmas Tradition/ Holiday Cards With A Difference

2- Holiday Ideas/ Give Something Special This Year

Henry Schein

Pet Care/ Holiday Safety Suggestions For Pet Parents


Health Awareness/ Avoiding A Heart Attack

Chef’s Choice

Holiday Gift Ideas/ Sweet, Sweeter And Sweetest Ideas For The Ice Cream Lover

American Christmas Tree Association

Christmas Tradition/ Genuine Facts About Artificial Christmas Trees


Holiday Entertaining/ Impress Holiday Guests With A Stylish Home Refresh


1- Holiday Entertaining/ Have A Streaming Good Time

2- Holiday Ideas/ Binge-Watching Becomes A New Holiday Tradition

Association of Dressings and Sauces

Warm Up The Season: Recipes With The Secret Of Sauce

Pratt & Lambert

Holiday Decorating Tips/ Five Elegant Paint Ideas To Update Your Home For The Holidays

Shriners Hospitals

1- Holiday Safety/ Tips To Help Keep Children Safe This Season

2- Holiday Safety/ Fire Prevention Tips

3- Road To Safety/ What Teen Drivers Need To Know


Holiday Gift Ideas/ Tips To Better Gift Giving By Powering Up Your Holiday Gift List


Holidays and Pets/ 'Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem For Pets


Making Life Better/ Giving The Gift Of Great Memories

Toy Association

Toy Time Machine/ Toy Time Machine: Classic Toys Are Making A Comeback!


Veteran News & Notes/ How Veterans Help Other Veterans


Gift Guide/ What To Get The Auto Enthusiast On Your List


Pointers For Parents/ Simple Steps To Keep Kids Healthy During Cold And Flu Season


Gift Ideas/ The Anatomy Of Gift Giving


Holiday Hints/ Sweet Scents Of Joy

American Greetings

Holiday Apps/ Classic Holiday Tradition Gets Modern Update With Help From Beloved Furry Friends, The Care Bears

Electrical Safety Foundation International

1- Holiday Safety/ Decorating Ideas

2- Holiday Hints/ Ten Tips For A Safer Season


Ways To Celebrate Christmas With A Smile


Holiday Shopping/ Check Your Credit

American Veterinary Medical Association, ASPCA and Humane Society

Pet Care/ How About A Gerbil Under The Christmas Tree This Year?


Holiday Hints/ Taking Your Best Santa Photo Ever

American Home Furnishings Alliance

Holiday Safety/ There's No Place Like A Safe Home For The Holidays

White Diamonds

Holiday Glamour/ Scent-sational Gift Ideas

Madison Louis Jadot

Entertaining Ideas/ Be Wine Wise


1- Pointers For Parents/ Help Kids Learn The True Joy Of Giving

2- Holiday Hints/ Teaching Children The True Meaning Of The Season


Holiday Baking/ Cake Pops Treats!


Make Your Season Sparkle


Holiday Shopping Guide/ Seasonal Cheer For Consumers

Marshalls and T.J. Maxx

Holiday Gift Ideas/ Find Fabulous Gifts For Less

Dreyer’s/Edy’s /Nestle

For Easy Holiday Fun--Have An Open House


Tech Topics/ How To Stay Safe Online This Holiday Season


Holiday Hints/ Plan Ahead To Simplify Holiday Shipping


The Garage: Control The Clutter

The Elf on the Shelf

Pointers For Parents/ Helping Families Have Happier Holidays

The Sharper Image

Great Gift Ideas/ Five Reasons To Buy An E-Reader

Clabber Girl

Holiday Entertaining/ An Economical Yet Tasteful Way To Make The Most Of The Holidays


Holiday Classics/ How "The Nutcracker" Became A Family Tradition

Pigeon Forge

What's New In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,33095?


Holiday Hints/ Celebrate Family over the Holidays with Personalized Gifts


Creative Gift Giving/ The Joy Of Giving The Best For Less

Valley Forge

Holiday Travel/ Decorated For The Season


Gift-Giving Trends/ Trimming The Cost Of Gift Giving

Christmas Seals

A Healthy Holiday Tradition Returns

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