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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Retailers, carriers improve holiday shipping performance

    Retailers, carriers improve holiday shipping performance
    After last year's holiday delivery debacle, more retailers managed to keep their shipping promises this season as they and their carriers adapt to the rising tide of online shopping. Two companies that tested whether last-minute online purchases would...
  • Fruitland Park church throwing community Christmas dinner

    Fruitland Park church throwing community Christmas dinner
    FRUITLAND PARK — New Life Presbyterian Church is hoping to fill lonely hearts and empty bellies on Christmas with fellowship, friendship and food. The Fruitland Park church will host its Fourth Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner from 1 to 3 p....
  • Fire restrictions downgraded due to recent rainfall

    Fire restrictions downgraded due to recent rainfall
    Fire restrictions for the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument will be downgraded from “Very High” to “High” starting Friday, according to the U.S. National Forest Service. The downgrade is due to...
  • Houses of worship in Hampton Roads provide place for homeless during holidays

     Houses of worship in Hampton Roads provide place for homeless during holidays
    Along with preparing the church for Christmas services and straightening their homes for visiting relatives, members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Newport News are getting ready to welcome about 80 extra guests who are visiting for the holiday. From...
  • Last-minute holiday shoppers rush to South Florida stores

    Last-minute holiday shoppers rush to South Florida stores
    Gionni Burns paced back and forth behind the 20 checkout lanes at Target in the Coral Ridge Mall on Tuesday, the day before Christmas Eve, keeping an eye on growing lines and asking customers with 10 items or fewer to go to express lanes 1 through 4....
  • Unconventional holiday movies have Lehigh Valley connections

    If you're burned out on Christmas perennials like "It's A Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street" and "Elf," check out a couple of unconventional holiday movies, both of which have local connections. Bethlehem native Daniel Roebuck is one of the...
  • For some, giving is the best Christmas bonus

    For some, giving is the best Christmas bonus
    Bob Drago turned another year older on Wednesday — Christmas Eve. "So, I celebrate my birthday with my extended family, so to speak," said the Schnecksville man, dressed in a T-shirt that said, "Cook and they shall come." "I can't think of a...
  • Archbishop Cupich opens Christmas Eve at children's hospital

     Archbishop Cupich opens Christmas Eve at children's hospital
    Archbishop Blase Cupich began his first Christmas Eve at the helm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago with a few words on suffering. The city's ninth archbishop visited Lurie Children's Hospital on Wednesday morning, where he welcomed what he...
  • Maggie Daley ice ribbon: Know before you go

     Maggie Daley ice ribbon: Know before you go
    Maggie Daley Park isn't the only fresh-frozen destination where families can break cabin fever over the school holiday. But its ice ribbon — an undulating quarter-mile loop rather than a standard rink — is the hottest in town. Read these...
  • Too quick to take offense

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and popularizer of science, sent out a series of puckish tweets on Christmas Day, and soon the Twittersphere was simmering with angry responses from Christians who evidently felt disrespected. Let’s have a...
  • The yule log, hockey style

    The yule log, hockey style
    Ah, the mesmerizing powers of watching a blazing yule log, so appropriate for getting in the holiday spirit and long a tradition on TV. The folks at rosterbot.com have come up with a hockey version of the blazing yule log, which they call the first ever...