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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Christmas delivery woes stack up for online merchants

    The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult. Though...
  • A smile to be proud of: Glendale community effort helps transform one man's dental health and future

    A smile to be proud of: Glendale community effort helps transform one man's dental health and future
    Before he was a teenager, Joseph Cordova’s mother had died, he was living with his alcoholic grandmother and suffering from serious dental problems that tore down his confidence — and could have eventually led to life-threatening health...
  • Christmas package delays: Isn't presence better than presents anyway?

    Christmas package delays: Isn't <em>presence</em> better than <em>presents</em> anyway?
    Talk about a First World problem: Christmas packages that didn’t arrive on time. Suffice to say, Christmas 2013 wasn’t Amazon’s, or UPS’ or FedEx’s finest hour. But from the uproar, you’d have thought NORAD had...
  • 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. ...
  • Will the UPS Christmas botch make Obamacare's critics shut up?

    Will the UPS Christmas botch make Obamacare's critics shut up?
    In a just world, all the people who have piled on to the federal government for blowing the launch of healthcare.gov would take a look at the UPS Christmas Day screwup and swallow hard. But it's not a just world, so the lesson of how the nation's...
  • In Theory: Do the central figures of Christmas have a race?

    Earlier this month a controversy arose after a tongue-in-cheek column written by Aisha Harris, a woman of color, was published online at Slate.com, suggesting maybe it’s time that Santa Claus is no longer depicted as a white man. A Fox news host,...
  • 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......
  • Monday Morning Point Guard: Latest LVC league rankings offer no surprises at top

     
    There are a handful of games on Monday before the teams take off for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and there are some good ones, too, like Dieruff-Bangor, Easton-Liberty, and Northampton-Catasauqua. But there was a lot of basketball played over the...
  • Box Office: 'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' Fuel Christmas Uptick, While Newcomers are Mixed Bag

    Holiday holdovers including "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" led the robust Christmas frame, which was up over last year by more than 10%, while a crowded list of newcomers such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" (on the plus side) and "47...
  • 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...
  • For businesses on The Avenue, charity begins at home

    So here we are already, just days away from Hampden's kickoff to the Christmas season — the seasonal lighting of the Miracle on 34th Street, the light display in the 700 block. The lighting takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving....