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Christmas

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  • Premiere: Watch video for Mindy Smith's 'Snowed In'

    Premiere: Watch video for Mindy Smith's 'Snowed In'
    Pop & Hiss premieres the title track from singer-songwriter Mindy Smith’s new five-song holiday EP “Snowed In.” The Long Island-born, Nashville-based musician returns to the seasonal music she explored movingly in her 2007 album...
  • DreamWorks Animation to unveil first original series for Netflix

    DreamWorks Animation to unveil first original series for Netflix
    For more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has defined itself on the big screen. This week, the Glendale studio will take a "Shrek"-size leap toward reinventing itself on the small screen. On Christmas Eve, DreamWorks Animation unveils...
  • Panettone, the Italian Christmas classic made at home

    Panettone, the Italian Christmas classic made at home
    Q: Fruitcake seems so outdated.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...
  • Review: 'Parfumerie' at Wallis Annenberg Center has zaniness in store

    Scrooge still holds a monopoly on holiday theater, but worthwhile alternatives to "A Christmas Carol" have been cropping up of late. A few are even W.C. Fields friendly, meaning the audience is largely free of wailing, coughing, scampering little...
  • Newfangled Christmas movie culture forces a trip to DVD shelves

    The digital video disc was introduced to America in the late 1990s and, for no good reason at all, people started switching from VHS to DVD. Several years after that, our kids got it into their heads that my wife and I should try to join the 21st...
  • A trio of new-to-Baltimore stage shows take the spotlight this holiday season

    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...
  • La Crescenta Santa gives out golden dollars

    La Crescenta Santa gives out golden dollars
    After impersonating Santa Claus at a senior care facility in Glendale last week, Joe Mandoky was still dressed in his red hat topped with a holly leaf, red velour suit and golden bells jingling at his waist when he went to pick up mail at the Verdugo City...
  • UPS, FedEx scrambling to deliver late Christmas packages

    UPS, FedEx scrambling to deliver late Christmas packages
    A day after Christmas, UPS and FedEx are still playing Santa and scrambling to deliver packages that missed their Dec. 24 delivery deadlines.  The shipping giants blamed their tardiness on heavy holiday shipping volume and bad weather in some parts of...
  • When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?

    When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?
    Christmas 2013 is officially in the books, but the merriment continues at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a quick list of when individual holiday festivities wrap up. + At Epcot, the Candlelight Processional ends Monday, Dec. 30. ...
  • Super Saturday sales, foot traffic from Christmas shoppers plummet

    Super Saturday sales, foot traffic from Christmas shoppers plummet
    Last-minute shoppers visited fewer stores and spent less money last week than they did the week before, putting a pinch on retailers who had hoped for strong sales during the final weekend before Christmas, according to ShopperTrak. The data firm...
  • Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns

    Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns
    Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report. But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...