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Holidays

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  • A Word, Please: Blame powerful S for messing us up

    Around this time of year, I usually give out advice about how to avoid the errors people make forming plurals and possessives on their holiday cards. You know, like how some people goof up and write "Merry Christmas from the Smith's" or "Holiday party...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' generates $80 million in home video sales

    It looks like plenty of stockings will be stuffed with minions DVDs this year. The computer animated family film "Despicable Me 2" sold $80 million worth of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and digital copies in its first week in release, according to its...
  • Reel Critics: Action overwhelms in 'Hobbit'

    Reel Critics: Action overwhelms in 'Hobbit'
    Director Peter Jackson gets his mojo back in the latest installment of the "Hobbit" series. "The Desolation of Smaug" recaptures the alluring mixture of mythical adventure, fantastic landscapes and epic struggle that made Tolkien's books into the enduring...
  • On Theater: A warm 'Memory' to close the year

    On Theater: A warm 'Memory' to close the year
    When Truman Capote chronicled his troubled childhood in rural Alabama in "A Christmas Memory," he didn't change any names to protect the innocent — except his own. Capote dubbed himself "Buddy," a successful writer visiting his roots two decades...
  • Mr. Christmas lives up to his name

    Mr. Christmas lives up to his name
    Every day is Christmas for the firefighter who is leading Pompano Beach Fire Rescue's toy giveaway. And with a name like Christopher Christmas, he doesn't really have a choice. Yes, as he's answered for most of his 41 years, it's his real name, a...
  • Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'

    Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'
    Bob Cratchit worked at Mega-Mart, which is to say, he worked all the hours his employer allowed him to work but never was allowed quite enough hours to make ends meet for his family, nor to reach that magic threshold that would have made him a real, full-...
  • TV picks for Dec. 16 to Dec. 20: Santa, Lucy, Barbara and Sherlock

    TV picks for Dec. 16 to Dec. 20: Santa, Lucy, Barbara and Sherlock
    The fall TV season is wrapping up with finales and holiday specials. Here are a handful of viewing options for Dec. 16-Dec. 22. This schedule of premieres, finales, movies and specials includes many holiday programs, but you can find an even more...
  • Local Christmas CDs from Bach Festival Society, CFCArts

    Local Christmas CDs from Bach Festival Society, CFCArts
    Last-minute Christmas shopping? Two prominent Central Florida arts groups — the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and Central Florida Community Arts — have released Christmas CDs just in time for the holiday. The Bach Festival's recording...
  • Ruben Studdard -- sexier, slimmer, ready to give us his 'unconditional love'

    "DAVID FOSTER says, 'From now on, everything you do has to be sexy!'" That's the advice Ruben Studdard's new producer, Mr. Foster, gave the singer. And Ruben is taking Foster's advice. Ruben's latest album, "Unconditional Love," is the most romantic and...
  • A season to tie one on, and help others, too [Column]

    Uh, oh, dear readers, It's Friday the 13th. Beware of black cats, broken mirrors and traversing under ladders! December is National Tie Month. Could a tie be lurking in the birthday gifts of: Ella Renee Stratton (Dec. 6); Makayla Hopps (Dec. 9);...
  • Dance Moms Christmas Special recap: ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas

     
    Happy holidays, Dance Moms fans. It's time for the first-ever Dance Moms Christmas Special. And, hence, the first-ever Dance Moms Christmas Special recap. Consider it my special holiday gift to you. We open with the girls placing a star on an artificial...