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Thanksgiving

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  • The recipe for 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'

    Sometimes the smallest notion can create magic. The 1973 animated special "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving " was based on a "very simple idea," said the show's producer Lee Mendelson. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the beloved "Peanuts" comic strip,...
  • 'Frozen' solid as 'Catching Fire' breaks Thanksgiving record

    'Frozen' solid as 'Catching Fire' breaks Thanksgiving record
    "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is making Thanksgiving box office history after generating big ticket sales over the holiday.  After taking in $20.8 million in domestic ticket sales on Wednesday, the Jennifer Lawrence action movie made $14.9 million on...
  • TV ratings: NFL big for NBC; 'Charlie Brown' surges; Lady Gaga soft

    TV ratings: NFL big for NBC; 'Charlie Brown' surges; Lady Gaga soft
    NBC gobbled up plenty of viewers with the Thanksgiving NFL matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The game, a 22-20 victory for Baltimore, drew a household rating of 11.5 in Nielsen's metered markets Thursday, up 3% from last...
  • Crowds head for crayons at Duarte Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving

    Crowds head for crayons at Duarte Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving
    Around dinnertime on Thanksgiving, Joni Adams-Akita was thinking of her grandchildren. But not while sitting with her family in front of a turkey. The 54-year-old Pasadena retiree was hovering near the jewelry counter at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, waiting...
  • Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century

     Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century
    Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
  • For the holidays, a brief history of manners

    For the holidays, a brief history of manners
    According to Emily Post, "All rules of table manners are made to avoid ugliness." They exist to shield us from other people's effusions and emissions — and to conceal our own. Manners can act as a lubricant, minimizing social friction, but mostly...
  • Ka-chingle all the way: the 'war on Christmas' nonsense

    There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas." Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...
  • Black Friday-ish: Kmart kicks off Thanksgiving shopping at 6 a.m.

    Black Friday-ish: Kmart kicks off Thanksgiving shopping at 6 a.m.
    The streets were dark and empty at 5:30 a.m. in Burbank — except at Kmart, where a few dozen shoppers in hoodies, fleece and boots huddled against an exterior wall waiting to be let inside. With a 6 a.m. opening time, the retailer is kicking off a...
  • November retail sales weak despite all-out Black Friday efforts

    November retail sales weak despite all-out Black Friday efforts
    Retailers pulled no punches in November, slashing prices, opening during the Thanksgiving holiday, blitzing online shoppers with deals well before Black Friday and offering perks such as price-matching and free shipping. But all their efforts couldn&...
  • Protesters target another Wal-Mart store, this time in L.A.

    Protesters target another Wal-Mart store, this time in L.A.
    The chants began around 11:30 a.m. “Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, you can’t hide, we can see your ugly side!" "Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, you’re no good, treat your workers like you should." "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"...
  • Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday

    Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday
    As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169. His family "got a little mad" about him...