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Christmas

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  • Apodaca: On the side of the floppers

    Thanksgiving is increasingly becoming a holiday divided into two camps: shoppers vs. floppers. I'm a flopper. After a week of muscular produce buying, and three days of virtually nonstop cooking culminating in 20 minutes of power eating, I can't wait to...
  • Film Review: 'Black Nativity'

    A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen. You have to admire the earnest, nakedly...
  • DP List: Top 6 favorite local holiday traditions

    DP List: Top 6 favorite local holiday traditions
    Many a long-time local will point to the Christmastime extravaganza at Coleman's Nursery in Portsmouth or the Santa Claus at Coliseum Central as fond memories of the holiday season from years past. But there are still a multitude of new and long-...
  • Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Vote now for your favorites! Figdoodle anyone?

    Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Vote now for your favorites! Figdoodle anyone?
    Here's your chance to take part in the fourth annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, even if you're not a baker. We have more than 250 entries to choose from and we need your votes to help us pick this year's winners. VisitĀ our Facebook pageĀ ...
  • 'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★★ 1/2

    'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★&#9733 1/2
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant and unjustly little-seen biopic that starred Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor and told the story of D.C. deejay Petey Greene. That film was all about the...
  • Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show

     Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show
    Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby. "He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
  • 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Hobbit' Clock In at Nearly Three Hours

    Hollywood is going the distance this holiday season. Two of the biggest movies this Christmas, "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," and Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," each have a running time close to three hours, according to studio sources....
  • Bring on the holiday decorations in the office!

    Q: We work in the health services office of a large university with a very diverse student population. For fear of offending others, some administrators want to institute a policy that would forbid us from putting up Christmas decorations, including...
  • No taste for chestnuts? Here are 5 holiday-free alternatives

    No taste for chestnuts? Here are 5 holiday-free alternatives
    The earlier they trot out the decorations, the more quickly arrives the seasonal fatigue. So if you would rather choke on an undigested bit of beef than pay dearly for Ebenezer Scrooge, if you secretly hope the "Christmas Schooner" will never leave...
  • Rick Santorum movie flops, representing another victory for the devil

    Rick Santorum movie flops, representing another victory for the devil
    It was only a matter of time before somebody finally would be able to make a movie that is worse than "Ishtar." Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., who is also a former candidate for president, once called Hollywood "the devil's playground." Now,...
  • Crystal Cove hosting sandy, retro Christmas

    Crystal Cove hosting sandy, retro Christmas
    The nonprofit Crystal Cove Alliance plans to host its Deck the Cove and tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 7 at Crystal Cove State Park's historic cottages. The event, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will feature the signature Christmas tree on the sand, an art...