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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Voltaggio brings readers 'Home' with folksy and rich cuisine

    Voltaggio brings readers 'Home' with folksy and rich cuisine
    When chef Bryan Voltaggio was setting up photos for his latest cookbook, "Home," his young son, Thacher, climbed on a chair and began braising potatoes — in Coca Cola. Voltaggio, the force behind nine restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and...
  • Schools serving the student population

    Schools serving the student population
    I read with interest and a bit of annoyance the letter concerning making Sept. 11 a federal holiday. It was apparent the writer's real agenda concerned the news that New York schools will be closed on some Muslim holidays. She points out that her school...
  • Buffoonery, capitalism soak St. Patrick's Day

    Buffoonery, capitalism soak St. Patrick's Day
    St. Patrick's Day Weekend is an actual thing and it's upon us. If you wonder why, consider this quote from a 2009 CNNMoney.com article about an Irish-themed tavern in Detroit's Corktown: "Business is so brisk on the day of Detroit's St. Patrick's Day...
  • Holiday Cookie Contest winners connect generations and neighbors

    Holiday Cookie Contest winners connect generations and neighbors
    A holiday cookie may begin with a mix of butter, sugar and flour. But its soul comes from the children, family and friends who shape, bake and embellish those ingredients with vanilla, chocolate, spices, fruits, nuts, brightly colored sugars and icings....
  • Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life

    Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life
    Martavius woke up in his 13th foster home this Christmas morning. There is no shame in that. But there is profound sadness, understandably. "It's kind of hard," he said, "because I see so many kids get to spend it with their actual parents and they're...
  • Concert review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amway Center

    Concert review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amway Center
    Forget the Ting Tinglers – and even the Jing Jinglers. If the Whos down in Whoville really wanted to make noise, they should have consulted the musicians and singers of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the resilient holiday rock opera that returned for...
  • Cooking tips and tricks to smooth the holiday

     Cooking tips and tricks to smooth the holiday
    Doing a lot of cooking over the holidays? We've gathered some tricks and tips from our reporting to help you with the little things. Peeling squash: Attack it like chefs do when making supremes, those jewel-like, membrane-less sections of orange. This...
  • 'The Interview' earns $31 million from VOD, $5 million at box office

    'The Interview' earns $31 million from VOD, $5 million at box office
    Sony Pictures' "The Interview," the movie at the center of the crippling cyber attack on the studio, has grossed $31 million through video on demand as of Sunday.  The movie has been rented or purchased about 4.3 million times through services including...
  • VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common

    VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common
    "The Interview" wasn't supposed to change the way Hollywood movies are released. But perhaps the most lasting effect of the raunchy comedy could be in the way Americans go to the movies — or don't. The farce at the center of a crippling...
  • A holiday musical ode to Sony and 'The Interview'

    A holiday musical ode to Sony and 'The Interview'
    On Wednesday, Sony announced it would release the embattled comedy "The Interview" on a host of digital platforms--including Google Play, Microsoft Xbox and YouTube--and make it available for rental or purchase from Christmas Eve through the holiday...
  • Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

    Christmas dinner with all the trimmings
    On a holiday, dinner out can be the best gift of all. Local hotels and resorts are always good bets for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, and many restaurants are planning lavish menus as well. Here is a sampling of what's on the menu Dec. 24 and...