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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • From the Boathouse: All hands on deck! It's poetry time

    Ahoy! The final holiday boat parades are underway this weekend across the nation, and Santa makes his rounds next Thursday on Christmas Day. You can watch the spectacular Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, which concludes Sunday with a fireworks...
  • Send a free call from Santa, track his trek to South Florida

    Send a free call from Santa, track his trek to South Florida
    Ho-ho-hold the line! Santa is calling. Dial up some fun this holiday by sending a free, personalized call or email from the jolly big guy himself, compliments of Google's SendaCallFromSanta.com. Kris Kringle makes the calls to good boys and girls...
  • Rabbi turned comedian to perform at Temple Sinai

    Rabbi turned comedian to perform at Temple Sinai
    Rabbi and comedian Bob Alper will share his skills as a funny story teller on Dec. 25 in a 90-minute stand up comedy show at Temple Sinai of Hollywood. "Having Bob (Alper) perform on Christmas Day is no accident. I have known Bob for years and wanted to...
  • British Christmas TV episodes are getting U.S. airings

    British Christmas TV episodes are getting U.S. airings
    Mince pies, Christmas crackers, all those "Keep Calm and Jingle On" T-shirts — and now television. This year, Americans can celebrate a very British Christmas without leaving their homes, much less braving Heathrow at the holidays. In the U.S.,...
  • Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not
    TV shows, while not typically known for their contributions to music, often rejoice in the sounds of the season. Last month, PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey" released a Christmas album featuring selections from cast members that included Charles...
  • Sherman captivating in holiday comedy

    Sherman captivating in holiday comedy
    Deborah Sherman stars with three other actors in the holiday comedy "Miracle On South Division Street" by playwright Tom Dudzick running now through Dec. 28 at Actors Playhouse. Set in a working class neighborhood in Buffalo, the play centers on a...
  • Ideologically pure Christmas carols, perfect for the holidays

     Ideologically pure Christmas carols, perfect for the holidays
    Christmas — or "the holidays," as it's called by people who watch MSNBC — brings families together to celebrate all they have in common while arguing noisily about all that sets them apart. Of all the yuletide dividers, none is more powerful...
  • Person to Person: How to turn down holiday tension

    Does your family tension rise during the holiday season? You know how this goes. Everything from pressure-filled holiday events to overspending can cause quarreling. And let's not overlook Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which makes many individuals...
  • Susan Tompor: Scammers try to impersonate big names, like Target

    Remember all those data breaches at big-name retailers? Well, now holiday shoppers are being warned about potential scams via text, email and even the phone. The headlines are filled with the shocking developments out of the Sony Pictures hacking. But...
  • Red-suit confidential: What it's like to be Santa

    SEATTLE Some kids shy or scared don't know what to make of a big, jolly guy in a fuzzy red suit, let alone ask him for anything. Others whip out newspaper ads to show Santa exactly what they want and where he can find it. Some even circle the price, says...
  • Lowest gas prices on Xmas since 2008, AAA predicts

    Lowest gas prices on Xmas since 2008, AAA predicts
    Here's a welcome holiday gift: Gas prices should be the lowest on Christmas Day since 2008 and dip below $2 per gallon at some Florida stations next week, according to travel club AAA. Those lower prices are spurring forecasts of heaviest year-end...