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Christmas

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  • Holiday safety tips for pets

    Here are 12 safety tips to insure your pets enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season: 12) Candles Burn: Curiosity can kill a cat. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire may start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be...
  • Holiday season sales rise but foot traffic slides

    Holiday season sales rise but foot traffic slides
    Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers. Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 24, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, we're at the Vatican with Pope Francis as he leads the celebration of Christmas Eve Mass. Bangui, Central African Republic: A man sells Nativity scenes made from clay and reeds. Bhubaneswar, India: Children dressed as...
  • The best holiday albums you probably never heard

    The best holiday albums you probably never heard
    For Christmas Eve, Pop & Hiss offers up a selection of offbeat holiday albums guaranteed to break up the monotony of the same-old, same-old holiday songs and arrangements being piped into malls and over the airwaves of Yuletide-music centered radio...
  • Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz

    Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz
    Here's a good topic for your Christmas gathering with family and friends: What is the most annoying Christmas song ever? I'll vote for either the mawkish "Christmas Shoes" or the aggravatingly jaunty "Feliz Navidad." Others might choose "Santa Baby,"...
  • December 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials

    December 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials
    "Downton Abbey" won't be back until Jan. 5, but PBS is teasing us in December with "Return to Downton Abbey," a special about the first three seasons airing Dec. 1. A few new series and miniseries will premiere this December among all the holiday...
  • Tickets the work of a grinch, recipient says

    On Balboa Island, narrow streets and houses built side by side can create parking challenges even before holiday visitors descend. But street sweeping, and the parking enforcement that comes with it, continued largely uninterrupted throughout the...
  • Happy Holidays

     
    I was copied on an email over the weekend from a very nice reader who wanted to commend the paper for using Christmas in a Sunday Go Guide headline: "Have Yourself a Merry Lehigh Valley Christmas." "I am so tired......
  • Bethlehem woman, 88, recalls Christmas traditions

    Bethlehem woman, 88, recalls Christmas traditions
    I received the Christmas reminiscence below last year from Julia Romanchak, 88, of Bethlehem. I think it's wonderful, but a series of misadventures — all my fault — kept it from being published. I wanted to run it before this holiday...
  • On the Town: Coordinating Council delivers the goods

    On the Town: Coordinating Council delivers the goods
    Just as he had asked us to imagine a better world and to give peace a chance, singer/songwriter John Lennon also posed a question in his 1971 holiday offering “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” “And so this is Christmas,” sang the ex-...
  • Burb's Eye View: Not getting derailed by the Christmas rush

    Burb's Eye View: Not getting derailed by the Christmas rush
    On my parents’ Christmas tree hangs a wooden train ornament. It is a simple, quaint expression of the youthful joys of the holidays — not the flashy hi-techitude of the laser-cut teddy bear that hangs nearby. It doesn’t provide the...