I got a bunch of used books and I am so glad that was one of them. It is a lovely old fashioned Christmas book that reminded me of my childhood and since my Christmas cooking and decorating style is more classic than modern, I can actually get some really good ideas. I have to admit that it is rather dated and most recipes can be found on Martha Stewart's web site anyway. However, it is still a beautiful book with its green and gold themes and it is really well written with easy to follow, tasty recipes, with beautiful coloured illustrations for serving suggestions and decorations. It includes recipes for her amazing cookies, puddings, cakes and roasts, as well as great ideas for homemade gifts like her potpourri, dozens of preserves, curds and jellies, nice spiced vinegars, and her famous gift baskets. The decorations are limited to a few wreaths and Christmas trees, and sadly are not as detailed, as in her more modern books, which I highly recommend.