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Christmas

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  • Commentary: The year really ends with October

    To me, this seems like it is coming a little bit late, but it seems like it's time to start thinking about any personal goals that need to be set for 2013. A bit early for new year's resolutions? I don't think so. The year ended, at least in my mind,...
  • Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early

    Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early
    The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events. And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
  • Southwest launches Black Friday sale a week early

    Southwest launches Black Friday sale a week early
    For some airline passengers, Black Friday has arrived a week early courtesy of Southwest Airlines. The airline could not contain itself, launching a one-day only Doorbuster Sale today. The dominant carrier at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall...
  • Tracking Santa on Christmas Eve as RavensNation celebrates

    Tracking Santa on Christmas Eve as RavensNation celebrates
    Merry Christmas Eve, happy holidays, feliz navidad and happy festivus.  Hope you are snuggled up in front of a warm fire and not fighting crowds at the mall (or your family in the living room). Rest happy with the knowledge that NORAD (The North...
  • December baby's lament: Differentiating birthday celebrations from Christmas

    December baby's lament: Differentiating birthday celebrations from Christmas
    My baby boy is about to turn 1. The where-is-time-going panic that is inducing is a post for another day, but I'm starting to wonder, as he gets older, how do we differentiate his birthday celebration from the holiday celebrations? Aaron was due on...
  • Shoppers grab final gifts, supplies on Christmas Eve

    Shoppers grab final gifts, supplies on Christmas Eve
    When snowflakes began falling Monday afternoon, the commotion near Mondawmin Mall slowed. Children pointed to the sky. Shoppers, their shoulders previously hunched against the cold, stood to take in the scene. Inside, shoppers buzzed through stores...
  • Dream home: Couple's farmhouse celebrates fresh start

    Dream home: Couple's farmhouse celebrates fresh start
    Rick and Mickey Price live on a 340-acre farm in northern Baltimore County. Their rambling, two-story farmhouse sits high and exposed on the land's crest, with acres upon acres rolling softly below and the nearest neighbor over a quarter-mile away. While...
  • White Christmas chances here and around the nation

     
    The National Weather Service has up a handy U.S. map on chances of a white Christmas. The southern and eastern half of Maryland is coded with less than 10% chance and the central/western part is 10-25%. The early NWS forecast......
  • A Christmas memory

     
    From the Sun's print editions:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell provides this guest post: It was Christmas Eve 1966 and my brother and sisters and I had all gone to sleep dreaming that Santa would soon arrive. It was perfect weather.......
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater contest tonight at Hollywood Burger Bistro

     
    Tonight, Christmas Eve, Hollywood Burger Bistro in Canton is throwing its First Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. and lasts until midnight. No reservations needed.Those of legal drinking age and are man or woman......
  • Slight chance of a white Christmas

     
    Santa will have some tough sledding as he lands on Baltimore rooftops tonight -- the National Weather Service isn't forecasting any snow, and says wind gusts will get as high as 25 mph.There's just a 20 percent chance of snow in Baltimore......
  • Christmas snow in B'more is a gift, not a given

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Got snow? It’s a rarity at Christmas in Baltimore. If you run the numbers, I’m told, Baltimore has just a 6 percent chance of measurable snowfall on Dec. 25. There’s a 13 percent chance of having snow......