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Kwanzaa

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  • Thoughts from the Bullpen: Corporate America commercializing Christmas

    Merry Holiday, everyone. Yes, only three more days until Holiday, so I hope you all have your shopping done. Have you figured out what to get your friends for Holiday? Do you think the kids will be excited to run down and look under the holiday tree to...
  • In Theory: Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays?

    Q. According to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service, Americans are split almost 50-50 what to say this holiday season — "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." Some Christian...
  • City Lights: A wish list in H.B. for 2012

    I was about to write that this column is the Independent's Christmas wish list, but then I realized that Dec. 25 will have passed by the time the paper hits the newsstand. It will also barely miss Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, maybe? Well, never mind any particular...
  • Schedule of Christmas season events in Arbutus

    Holiday Train Garden — at Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 Southwestern Blvd. Weeknights, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and weekends, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free through Jan 1. http://www.arbutusvfd.org/aux-event.htm. Santa House— sponsored by Arbutus...
  • Happy however–you-spell-it

    Happy however–you-spell-it
    There's a whole lot for folks to disagree on this time of year, particularly when it comes to which holiday merits celebrating and which merits the nailing of a Santa-suited skeleton to a wooden cross outside a Leesburg, Va., courthouse. (Google it. Worth...
  • On Faith: Zen and the art of living through the holiday season

    The holidays are filled with anticipation of happiness while enjoying family gatherings, parties, cookie baking, house decorating, music programs, travel, shopping and gifts. For those who have financial worries, relationship difficulties, grief, health...
  • 10 things you might not know about December holidays

    10 things you might not know about December holidays
    After a year like this one, we need a month to relax and recover. Happy December, and may all your trivia come in lists of 10. 1 The traditional Christmas plant we call a poinsettia was known by the Aztecs as cuetlaxochitl. Its current name came from the...
  • The Walters puts its own stamp on Christmas

    The Walters puts its own stamp on Christmas
    The Walters Art Museum has been putting its stamp on the nation for more than 77 years — but never in quite the way that it's doing this holiday season. The museum's "Madonna of the Candelabra," a painting by Raphael with a romantic past, has...
  • Small Wonders: Can you tolerate a 'Merry Christmas?'

    Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published Dec. 5, 2009. Let me say something that may deeply offend many of you —something so insidious...
  • Senior Living Q & A: Making Christmas special for mom

    Q. I’m concerned about how to involve my mom in the holiday festivities without overwhelming her. Do you have any suggestions? Try to include her in some holiday preparations. Give her something to do that is within her abilities and that will make...
  • Emmet Otter Bloopers: Turn any belly into a bowl full of jelly

    Emmet Otter Bloopers: Turn any belly into a bowl full of jelly
    Happy holidays, you guys! Today is Festivus, Christmas and Kwanzaa are almost here, and we're smack dab in the middle of Hanukkah. We all have our own holiday traditions, and the work of Jim Henson has been a big part of this time of year for me for many,...