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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Take holiday visitors along to sites of history, beauty

    If you've lived in these parts for any length of time, you know that sooner rather than later, company will be coming, often around the winter holidays. From Maine to Minnesota, Wisconsin to West Virginia, the folks Up North love to book a visit at Chez...
  • Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Holiday displays, South Florida-style

    Holiday displays, South Florida-style
    We won't be dashing through the snow, but we will be laughing all the way, enjoying South Florida holiday displays. Get in the mood of the season by visiting these once-a-year visual feasts. Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Tradewinds Park Take a three-mile...
  • Rain likely on Christmas Eve, cooler on holiday

    Rain likely on Christmas Eve, cooler on holiday
    Santa likely will encounter rain and maybe even a storm when he flies into South Florida on Christmas Eve. There also might be a shower or two on Thursday, Christmas Day, but at least the temperatures should be pleasant, in the mid 70s during the day...
  • Outdoor homeless feedings can continue through holidays, Fort Lauderdale says

    Outdoor homeless feedings can continue through holidays, Fort Lauderdale says
    When it comes to feeding the homeless, the city won't be the Grinch who stole Christmas dinner after all. It voluntarily agreed on Monday to suspend enforcement of its ordinance restricting outdoor feedings for another 45 days while courts consider...
  • Glastonbury Holiday Closings For Town Services

    GLASTONBURY — With both the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays falling on a Thursday, a number of town services will be closed on the following Friday. Town hall offices will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will remain closed until Monday....
  • Middletown Funeral Home Offering Free Christmas Meal For 17th Year

    Middletown Funeral Home Offering Free Christmas Meal For 17th Year
    MIDDLETOWN — The Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home for the 17th year will offer a free holiday meal for anyone in need of a place to enjoy Christmas Eve. Sebastian Lastrina and his family cook a holiday menu of ham, roast chicken, pasta, salad,...
  • Stand-up Scene: A visit to 'The Art of Comedy' in Pilsen

    Stand-up Scene: A visit to 'The Art of Comedy' in Pilsen
    At the NYCH Art Gallery in Pilsen, Sam Norton is pointing me toward five interconnected artworks tacked to a wall and created in marker, pencil and color pencil. In one image, there is a parrot shooting laser beams out of its eyes, while in another Norton...
  • There's snow in Christmas Eve forecast -- but it may not stick

    There's snow in Christmas Eve forecast -- but it may not stick
    The National Weather Service is calling for snow on Christmas Eve, although it isn't clear yet whether it will accumulate in Chicago. Ben Deubelbeiss, meteorologist at the weather service in Chicago, said snow accumulation in the area between Chicago...