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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Last-minute shoppers hit Central Florida stores

    Last-minute shoppers hit Central Florida stores
    Brandon McGee needed a gift for his girlfriend on Christmas Eve and because he's only 15, he also had to have a ride to the Altamonte Mall. "I had to get my dad and brother here somehow, so I just bought tickets to see "The Hobbit," said McGee of...
  • Christmas tree leftovers a boon for procrastinators

    Christmas tree leftovers a boon for procrastinators
    Ivy Speck has been selling Christmas trees for 25 years on her two lots in Lakeview. Each year, Speck, owner of Ivy's Christmas Trees, shuts down the business a week before Christmas, and if there are any trees left, she spreads holiday cheer with...
  • Valley artist remembers Washington's crossing with full-size replica of famous painting

    Valley artist remembers Washington's crossing with full-size replica of famous painting
    To David Berkner, there is no other more iconic Christmas-time painting. George Washington standing with one knee up in a small Durham boat, an early version of the Stars-and-Stripes flag billowing behind him. A handful of revolutionary soldiers sit...
  • A meager Christmas has a happy ending

    Christmastime takes me back to 1949. We were refugees who came to the U.S. that September. I was 10 years old, placed in sixth grade and spoke no English. My teacher and classmates in the Catholic school were very kind and helpful, but it was a struggle....
  • What to do with Christmas leftovers

     What to do with Christmas leftovers
    Congratulations, you made it to Christmas Day. Enjoy your time with loved ones and all the festivities you have planned, but don't lose that holiday momentum. The season of celebration is still in full throttle. Kwanzaa feasts, New Year's Eve parties,...
  • Holiday Cup begins Friday

    Holiday Cup begins Friday
    Every year, the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High girls' water polo teams can't seem to avoid each other in the major tournaments. The Sea Kings and Sailors are always both entered in the Holiday Cup, Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions and...
  • In a time of tension, Christian faithful gather in Bethlehem

    In a time of tension, Christian faithful gather in Bethlehem
    Esam Awwad lifted his daughter onto his shoulders and joined the crowd gathered around the barricades, waiting for a glimpse of the patriarch as he passed by on his way into the Church of the Nativity. His daughter, Annamaria, was wearing a tiny Santa...
  • Quinn grants clemency to 179 on Christmas Eve

    Quinn grants clemency to 179 on Christmas Eve
    Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn granted executive clemency to 179 people Wednesday as the Democratic chief executive sought to continue to clear up a backlog of clemency requests he inherited. Quinn, who traditionally takes clemency actions on or...
  • Views From Our History: A Growing Spirit Of Christmas

    Views From Our History: A Growing Spirit Of Christmas
    In Colonial days, the Puritan residents of Connecticut did not celebrate Christmas. Thus for its first half-century of publication, The Courant took no notice of the holiday. But in the 19th century, the Christmas traditions of other cultures took root,...
  • Archbishop Lori celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at St. Ignatius Hickory

    Archbishop Lori celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at St. Ignatius Hickory
    Hundreds of parishioners at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Hickory attended a Christmas Eve Mass Wednesday with Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori leading the celebration. "This is a beautiful Mass, this Christmas Eve, so many families come, so...
  • Navy ship Peleliu, near retirement, returns for Christmas

    Navy ship Peleliu, near retirement, returns for Christmas
    Slowly, as if to indicate its advanced age, the amphibious assault ship Peleliu moved into its pier-side position Wednesday, home after a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific. Waiting at Naval Base San Diego were hundreds of cheering family...