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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Christmas delivery woes stack up for online merchants

    The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult. Though...
  • 'Hobbit' Dominates Boxing Day B.O. in Australia With $4.9 Million

    Dominating Boxing Day box office in Australia, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opened there with a whopping estimated $4.9 million, making for the holiday's second-largest opening ever in Oz. "The Desolation of Smaug," which accounted for 60% of...
  • Retailers hope to eke out more sales after so-so holiday season

    Retailers hope to eke out more sales after so-so holiday season
    Reggie Arthur pulled an electric Razor scooter he'd bought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Shay Divers, for Christmas into the Mondawmin Mall Target store Thursday. The scooter — bright purple, her favorite color — was great, Arthur said, but...
  • Jenni 'JWoww' Farley of 'Jersey Shore' is pregnant; baby due in July

    Jenni 'JWoww' Farley of 'Jersey Shore' is pregnant; baby due in July
    Jenni Farley, a.k.a. JWoww of "Jersey Shore," is pregnant! Hark the herald sound of the crying mini-juiceheads! The MTV reality TV star and her fiance Roger Mathews are expecting their first child, Farley announced on Christmas Day by posting on...
  • Valley Line: Visions of the Big Apple and Sugarplums

    Valley Line: Visions of the Big Apple and Sugarplums
    Christmas day has come and gone. What a busy and fun time I had this year in making sure that the Santa gifts from me were wrapped and ready for my five grandchildren — Aidan, Lucan, Morgan, Catherine and Ryan. This year I had some special...
  • Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns

    Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns
    Christmas is in the rearview mirror, but there's still no rest for retailers expecting yet another day of intense crowds Thursday. The post-Noel mall scene this year won't just be marked by the annual stream of returns from dissatisfied gift...
  • In China, nothing says Merry Christmas like ... an apple?

    In China, nothing says Merry Christmas like ... an apple?
    BEIJING -- Christmas may not be an official day off in China -- banks, offices and schools are open as normal. But with the holiday becoming a bigger and bigger event here, millions were finding ways -- some a bit offbeat, others downright traditional --...
  • Star of Wonder: Keshet's Interactive Talent Show Sets Israeli TV Records

    In many places in the world, Christmas Eve is traditionally the celebration of the birth of Jesus. But in Israel, a tiny country with a Jewish majority, Dec. 24 saw the birth of a different kind of star. Evyatar Korkus, a 20-year-old crooner from the...
  • Glen Davis would've preferred the Magic to play on Christmas Day

    The Orlando Magic had Christmas Day off, but to hear Glen Davis tell it, he wouldn't have minded playing a game on the holiday. Davis was eager to wash out the bitter taste of the Magic's 103-98 loss Monday night to the New York Knicks. The Magic have...
  • Deceased mom's Christmas Eve luminaria tradition continues

    Deceased mom's Christmas Eve luminaria tradition continues
    Since 1968, come rain or shine, Joan Sue Betson's yard on Galaxy Drive in Newport Beach has been a Christmas Eve beacon. In old photos, hundreds of candles can be seen glowing inside brown paper bags side by side on a retaining wall in front of the...
  • County law enforcement nets hundreds of DUI arrests in holiday lead-up

    County law enforcement nets hundreds of DUI arrests in holiday lead-up
    Law enforcement agencies across Los Angeles County announced this week that they had arrested 1,366 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in an 11-day span earlier this month.   The effort between Dec. 13 at 12:01 a.m. and Dec. 23...