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Santa Claus (fictional character)

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  • It will be a white star Christmas in Havre de Grace

    It's Christmas and the song of the season that first pops into my head shouldn't be Elvis Presley crooning "Blue Christmas." But it is, even though I'm not blue at all. Far from it, but that's the only Christmas song I can think of whenever I drive...
  • Graham will kick Saturday as Cundiff takes time to heal

    Graham will kick Saturday as Cundiff takes time to heal
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he plans on using kicker Shayne Graham in Saturday's game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Graham was signed Wednesday as injury insurance for Billy Cundiff, who hurt his left calf two weeks...
  • For Woodbine boy adopted from Nepal, reunion with best friend is Christmas gift

    For Woodbine boy adopted from Nepal, reunion with best friend is Christmas gift
    At Sykesville's Merry Main Street holiday celebration early in December, Burke Holbrook and his buddy Benjamin Skalka seemed like just two of the many kids that night enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The two 5-year-olds attended...
  • Editorial: Tis the season to believe

    Editor's Note: This holiday editorial first ran in 1897 in the New York Sun. The letter to the editor was from Virginia O'Hanlon. The author of the reply was veteran Sun Editor Francis Church. The piece was reprinted annually until the Sun went out of...
  • Briefly In Education

    School district prepared for state cuts The Laguna Beach Unified School District reported that it reserved funds in anticipation of low state revenues and cuts, which went into effect last week under Gov. Jerry Brown. When the state Legislature...
  • Laguna's own Santa Claus

    For many, the last few days before Christmas might be spent putting the final touches on gifts. However, to countless others around the country, it's a time of stress as families count their paychecks, hoping to have enough to buy each child at least one...
  • Classically Trained: Pacific Chorale provides musical joy for holidays

    One thing I find so wonderful about the Pacific Chorale is that it's made up of our county's neighbors and our friends, maybe even our family. On select nights these varied folks, most of them volunteers, sing gloriously without the help of today's...
  • Here's Vonta Leach dressed as Santa Claus (again)

    Here's Vonta Leach dressed as Santa Claus (again)
    On Thursday, I asked Ravens fullback Vonta Leach whether he planned to don a Santa Claus suit for the team’s walkthrough Friday. Leach had a tradition of doing this when he was with the Houston Texans, but he told me Thursday that he wasn’t...
  • 'Doctor Who' Christmas special a communal treat for fans

    Author Clement C. Moore was referring to St. Nicholas when he wrote of "a right jolly old elf" in his famous poem. But he just as easily could have been referencing a certain peripatetic, centuries-old Time Lord who zips freely through time and space...
  • Santa Timeline: Before he was cheery and chubby

    Santa Timeline: Before he was cheery and chubby
    You may think you know Santa, but there's a lot more to the legend than a bag full of presents. What follows is a selective history of St. Nick and how he came to be known as the jolly round man in the iconic red suit. PHOTOS: A look at the evolution...
  • Santa makeover: From ho, ho to whoa!

    Santa makeover: From ho, ho to whoa!
    He may have an uncanny knack for knowing who's naughty or nice, mad package delivery skills and a fan base approaching Lady Gaga's, but, sartorially speaking, Santa Claus is in a bit of a rut. It wasn't always this way. Over the years the man also...