| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: Fruitcake seems so outdated.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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:12 AM
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.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
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.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Nov 23, 2013
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:45 PM
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...