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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early

    Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early
    Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year. Bargain basement deals normally...
  • 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...
  • Panettone, the Italian Christmas classic made at home

    Panettone, the Italian Christmas classic made at home
    Q: Fruitcake seems so outdated. Any modern twists on this classic holiday gift? A: Christmas morning in our home means panettone. Cooking breakfast for my boys brings me unsurpassable joy every day of the year, but Christmas is one occasion when I prefer...
  • 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...
  • Weekend preview: Santas and latkes gone wild

    Weekend preview: Santas and latkes gone wild
    Some folks will get in the holiday spirit this weekend at the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and some will do it with Dave Chappelle, who once seemed as likely to do a four-show run at the Fillmore as the real, actual Santa. Chappelle does...
  • Weekend preview: Charismatic Santas, charming elves and ugly sweaters

    Weekend preview: Charismatic Santas, charming elves and ugly sweaters
    While there is no shortage of irreverence attached to SantaCon, the annual march of the Kringles and their cheeky elves, the most important spirits indulged in along Las Olas Boulevard on Saturday night will not be found in a glass. “Sure, it&...
  • Extreme security in Yemen after Al Qaeda terror plot is foiled

    SANA, Yemen -- The Yemeni government deployed tanks and troops to guard its airports, oil terminals and foreign embassies Wednesday after claiming to have foiled an Al Qaeda plot to seize two ports and blow up pipelines. Yemen’s Supreme Security...
  • A trio of new-to-Baltimore stage shows take the spotlight this holiday season

    The performing arts scene is revved up for another holiday season. In addition to the usual flurry of such perennial favorites as Handel's "Messiah" and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," this year's lineup gains fresh spice from several new-to-Baltimore...
  • Passenger traffic at LAX to rise 8% for Christmas holiday

    The holiday travel crowds at Los Angeles International Airport will be even bigger this year, with passenger volume expected to be 8.2% higher than last year, the airport said. From Friday until Jan. 2, 2.6 million passengers are expected to fly in...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Santa oversees tree lighting

    Santa oversees tree lighting
    Rain turned to snow as Santa arrived at South Coast Plaza's 32nd annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Thursday night. Families in the crowd pulled their fuzzy Santa hats down tight, and a few popped up umbrellas as the first musical number began...