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Holidays

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  • Community & Clubs: Ending a productive year with roses

    Community & Clubs: Ending a productive year with roses
    This is a busy time of the year for service clubs in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Some club members are ringing the Salvation Army bells and staffing the donation kettles at local shopping centers. Other clubs are delivering food and Christmas gifts to...
  • Recipe Finder | Eggnog, a seasonal favorite

    Gene Green from Baltimore requested a recipe for making homemade eggnog. Margit Weisgal from Baltimore shared a recipe that her mother, Jeanne Weisgal, always made for her annual New Year's Eve party. Weisgal said she is now carrying on her mother's...
  • Look ugly, win beer

    Look ugly, win beer
    Wednesday night's forecast calls for a bone-chilling 69 degrees in Fort Lauderdale, which provides as good a reason as any to don your tackiest apparel and knock back a few beers at the Riverside Market and Cafe's Ugly Sweater Ice Cream Social. This...
  • TV ratings: 'Voice' hits performance finale low among viewers 18-49

    TV ratings: 'Voice' hits performance finale low among viewers 18-49
    The final three contestants on "The Voice" delivered their big performances Monday night, helping NBC sweep prime time among the four major networks, according to early numbers from Nielsen. However, the show posted its lowest rating ever for a...
  • 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...