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Christmas

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  • Hundreds brave cold for Laurel Historical Society's holiday house tour

    Hundreds brave cold for Laurel Historical Society's holiday house tour
    Cold temperatures, sleet and snow did not stop the nearly 200 people who came out for the Laurel Historical Society's Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14. Warmly dressed people braved the cold to tour brightly lit homes and buildings, elegantly...
  • Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'

    Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'
    Bob Cratchit worked at Mega-Mart, which is to say, he worked all the hours his employer allowed him to work but never was allowed quite enough hours to make ends meet for his family, nor to reach that magic threshold that would have made him a real, full-...
  • The Avenue in Hampden overrun by 'elves'

    The Avenue in Hampden overrun by 'elves'
    The holidays are a time when people believe in Santa, his reindeer, and, of course, his little helpers, elves dressed in green and red. "It's a time when people are willing to suspend disbelief," observed Rebecca Meszler, 25, of Charles Village, a...
  • Show Christ's love for all this Christmas season

    Q: A family in our apartment complex comes from a country that isn't Christian. Do you think they'd be offended if we asked them for Christmas dinner? We don't know them very well, but I can tell they're kind of lonely. -- Mrs. E.N. A: I seriously...
  • Michelle Obama pays holiday visit to hospitalized kids

    Michelle Obama pays holiday visit to hospitalized kids
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama might get what he wants for Christmas — workout clothes — but he “messed it up” by granting daughter Malia's wish early and getting her a cellphone, first lady Michelle Obama said Monday....
  • More than 750 retailers to take part in Wednesday's Free Shipping Day

    More than 750 retailers to take part in Wednesday's Free Shipping Day
    Fewer than 10 days remain until Christmas, and retailers are trying to make the most of the holiday crunch time by luring online shoppers with free delivery offers. Wednesday is Free Shipping Day, a last-minute consumption craze initiated in 2008 by...
  • TV picks for Dec. 23 to Dec. 29: Doctor Who, Turbo Fast, Nikita finale

    TV picks for Dec. 23 to Dec. 29: Doctor Who, Turbo Fast, Nikita finale
    Christmas week is mostly repeats, specials and "Doctor Who." We say goodbye to Matt Smith's 11th Doctor and hello to Peter Capaldi's 12th in the annual Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor." Here are TV picks for the week of Dec. 23-Dec. 29. This...
  • Palm Beach Gardens resort kicks off annual "12 Days of PGA" holiday celebrations Dec. 21.

    Palm Beach Gardens resort kicks off annual "12 Days of PGA" holiday celebrations Dec. 21.
    PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is kicking off its annual “12 Days of PGA” holiday celebrations Dec. 21.  The seasonal celebrations and special events planned through Jan. 1 will include a “dive-in” family movie...
  • Dreaming of a warm holiday, regardless of the weather [commentary]

    It remains a mystery to me why Irving Berlin was dreaming of a white Christmas way back in the days when color movies were first coming into their own, but he was. Ever since Bing Crosby made his melancholy recording of the great American songsmith's...
  • Presents make for a dangerous shell game

    What do you consider essential Christmastime equipment? Extension cords to power the inflatable monster Santa on the lawn? The electric carving knife to slice the Christmas roast? A solar-powered swizzle stick to stir rum into your eggnog? (Or, as I...
  • Christmas finally returns to Derrion Albert's family

     Christmas finally returns to Derrion Albert's family
    The living room in Anjanette Albert's modest Bronzeville apartment is festive. A silver spruce is dressed in ornaments. Christmas stockings hang from the mantel of a mock fireplace. And Albert's dog, a white bichon-poodle mix named Cookie Monster, plays...
  • War on Christmas hurts some businesses

    War on Christmas hurts some businesses
    Jon Toothman's Radio Shack doesn't seem like a place that's out to destroy Christmas. It's wrapped in garland and Christmas lights and features two small Christmas trees. When I stopped in, Josh Groban's baritone filled the shop with the sounds of "O...