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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Century of Christmas tradition graces Kansas City's Crown Center

    Century of Christmas tradition graces Kansas City's Crown Center
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Much is made of how New York City dresses up for the Christmas season, but this city makes a strong case for its own brand of holiday cheer, and some of it continues year round. Hallmark Cards Inc. has a lot to do with it....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' pushed to 2014

    George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said. The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
  • 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...