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Santa Claus (fictional character)

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  • 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...
  • Be happy with any Christmas tree

    In response to the letter from Mary Martin (“Montrose Christmas tree is shameful,” Dec. 12), I also don’t especially like this tree, but not knowing where it came from, who chose this tree or how much it cost, I am happy to put up with...
  • Neighbors carry on holiday tradition

    Neighbors carry on holiday tradition
    Constructed from PVC piping and anchored in place by steel rebar and wire tethers, the Oak Circle Drive Christmas wishing tunnel might be a curiosity to outsiders. It doesn’t have the storied history of Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena or the glitz...
  • Howard library club explores English

    Pu Yang learned some English while growing up in China, but when he moved to Ellicott City, he discovered that he didn't know enough about the language to speak it. Then he heard about a group called the English Conversation Club that meets Wednesday...
  • Electrical fires spark blackout as 1912 arrives in Catonsville

    An article in the Jan. 6, 1912 edition of The Argus reported on the ominous start for the new year. The greater part of Catonsville was in total darkness Sunday night on account of the grounding of the electric current supplying the lights, caused by the...
  • At Wake For 3 Girls Killed In Stamford Fire, Family Gives Thanks For 'Outpouring Of Compassion'

    At Wake For 3 Girls Killed In Stamford Fire, Family Gives Thanks For 'Outpouring Of Compassion'
    The day before a funeral for three sisters killed in a Christmas morning fire in Stamford, the family issued a statement of thanks for compassion after what they called "an unbearable tragedy." "The incredible outpouring of love and compassion that has...