| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Merry Christmas, everyone!
I say that not because I've lost my calendar — or my mind — but for the simple fact that the week of Halloween is now, effectively, the beginning of Christmas.
The elongation of what was once quaintly known as...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Henry Furhmann at the Los Angeles Times has beaten me to the punch this year with advice against the holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect will shun. But I think I am still catching you in advance of the first ’Tis the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
The City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department
This Halloween event will include a costume contest, games, bounce houses, a giant cake walk, sweets booth, a hayride, goody bags, concession, and families...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Christmas trees. Snowmen. A lone cat sitting in a field of snow. Those were all visions of the season from the minds of children who entered last year's Orlando Sentinel Holiday Art Contest.
Now it's time to start working on new visions.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Package delivery company FedEx on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15.
The Memphis-based company said it looks to move more than 290 million packages between...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Though turkey carving and jingle bells might seem far off into the future, the time is now to book holiday travel flights and avoid sky-high airfares, experts say.
"If you're booking for Thanksgiving, you're already getting late in the game,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:31 PM
It's not Halloween yet, much less Christmas, but on Tuesday morning Stan Taeger — dressed in a suit and a red Christmas-tree-patterned tie — was ready for the arrival of South Coast Plaza's holiday tree.
For 33 years, Taeger, South Coast...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Hollywood will spend the rest of 2014 trying to dig itself out of a very deep box office hole, with ticket sales sputtering behind last year's windfall.
The difficulty is that the upcoming holiday season isn't just battling the ghosts of Christmases...
| Oct 1, 2014
If you've been thinking about Christmas and are having visions of sugar plums dancing in your head in a far-off destination, you'd better be jumping on that if you don't want to be left out in the cold. Many holiday trips sell out early, so you've been...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Like a clump of mistletoe, draining the life from its host branches, Christmas season merchandise has inched its way onto store shelves, practically bumping Jack the Ripper from his spooky post.
Now, twinkling trees and sparkling snowmen have taken up...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Santa may be still be at the North Pole, but it's Christmastime at Roger's Gardens.
The Corona del Mar garden store held a private preview Wednesday of its Christmas boutique, "The Golden Glow of Christmas," in preparation for its public opening Friday....