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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Bring on the holiday decorations in the office!

    Q: We work in the health services office of a large university with a very diverse student population. For fear of offending others, some administrators want to institute a policy that would forbid us from putting up Christmas decorations, including...
  • Greg Schwem: Real men don't wrap Christmas gifts

    I chopped down the tree. I scaled the ladder, balancing precariously on one foot so those innermost, hard to reach branches would sparkle with light. I endured the physical ardors of hauling boxes of decorations from the basement, knowing full well that...
  • Greg Schwem: Lessons from a reformed cybershopper

    As the holiday gift-buying clock winds down and all you cybershoppers sit smugly at your computers, bragging to anybody who will listen how easy it was to shop online, allow me to taint your eggnog. You have no idea how much time you wasted -- time you...
  • Where to see Santa

    Where to see Santa
    Chicago Breakfast with Tomten Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....
  • Teen son says he's an atheist

    Teen son says he's an atheist
     Your teen just declared himself atheist. You want him to celebrate the holidays. Help! Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors There's nothing to prevent a non-Christian from celebrating the Christmas holidays. I have Jewish friends...
  • Becoming Santa

    Becoming Santa
    Playing Santa Claus, or perhaps more properly portraying one of Santa's "helpers," can be a lot of fun. But jolly old elves aren't just born; it's something you have to work at. Doing it right is worth the effort. "Being Santa is a true joy, a passion...
  • Mario Batali: Thanksgiving with an Italian flair

    Mario Batali: Thanksgiving with an Italian flair
    When I was growing up, my family put an Italian or a French spin on every holiday. On Christmas Eve, we'd eat fish -- the feast of the seven fishes. On Easter, the Batalis would have lamb but also gnocchi alla primavera. But Thanksgiving was another story...
  • Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns

    Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns
    Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report. But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
  • Five books on Christmas

    Five books on Christmas
    Good Sunday morning, only three days left ’til Christmas. Still plenty of time to hustle and bustle. But once the holiday arrives and everyone’s all settled in, steal a little time for a story. You already know the classics: “The Gift of...
  • UPS, FedEx scrambling to deliver late Christmas packages

    UPS, FedEx scrambling to deliver late Christmas packages
    A day after Christmas, UPS and FedEx are still playing Santa and scrambling to deliver packages that missed their Dec. 24 delivery deadlines.  The shipping giants blamed their tardiness on heavy holiday shipping volume and bad weather in some parts of...
  • Happy Holidays: Google Doodle avoiding 'war on Christmas' rumpus?

    Happy Holidays: Google Doodle avoiding 'war on Christmas' rumpus?
    Nicely played, Google Doodle! I see what you did there. Today's Google Doodle kicks off Christmas Eve by sidestepping the never-to-be-resolved "Merry Christmas" versus "Happy Holidays" debate. The Google Doodle simple shows a bucolic scene of a couple...