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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Brace yourself for the Christmas cliche onslaught

    As a service to readers, I have posted annually since 2006 a compendium of dreary but apparently irresistible holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect should shun. As Tom Lehrer sings in his Christmas carol, "Brother, here we go...
  • 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...
  • Merry Christmas to all in Havre de Grace

    A joyous and Merry Christmas, dear readers. May your Christmas celebration be one of joy with family members and friends for the next 12 days...remember, the partridge in a pear tree? In Great Britain and Canada, folks celebrate Boxing Day (Dec. 26) with...
  • Water Witch ladies auxiliary hosts county-wide dinner meeting

    The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company hosted the county-wide auxiliary's quarterly dinner meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the VFW Post 8185, Port Deposit. Six fire company auxiliaries plus the state-wide auxiliary sent representatives to...
  • Door of faith is open, yet revolving, at Columbia interfaith centers

    Door of faith is open, yet revolving, at Columbia interfaith centers
    Christmas Eve worshipers at Columbia's Village of Oakland Mills on Tuesday will do the interfaith shuffle: Catholics departing the sanctuary with their hymnals, white altar cloth, candles and crucifix; Protestants entering with their own hymnals, white...
  • 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...
  • Julia Andrews knows geography -- her medal proves it [West Friendship]

    Julia Andrews knows geography -- her medal proves it [West Friendship]
    The Chesapeake Bay. That was the winning answer for Mount View Middle School sixth grader Julia Andrews, who took first place during a Geography Bee on Dec. 4. Julia's winning response included specifics about the Chesapeake Bay. Julia now qualifies...
  • Last-minute shoppers rush to meet deadline

    Last-minute shoppers rush to meet deadline
    At this time of year, as Morstein's Jewelers fields calls from shoppers trying to make the Christmas Day deadline, third-generation owner Sonny Morstein finds himself asking the same question. "This is probably over 45 years of saying, 'Why are they...
  • Generations flock to visit Mondawmin's 'color blind' Santa Luke

    Generations flock to visit Mondawmin's 'color blind' Santa Luke
    When he was growing up near Mondawmin Mall and the Christmas season rolled around, Andrew Dubose rarely missed a chance to visit the old man in the red suit and white beard who always gave him such a warm holiday greeting. Now 39, married, and the...
  • Baltimore tradition makes Christmas happen for thousands

    Baltimore tradition makes Christmas happen for thousands
    Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates. Growing up in the O'Donnell Heights project in Baltimore, Winebrenner and her family depended...
  • Bel Air to waive parking fees on Main Street through Christmas

    In observance of the holiday shopping season, the Town of Bel Air is temporarily suspending parking enforcement and parking fees on Main Street.   Meter parking is free on Main Street only in Bel Air starting on Thursday, Dec. 19th through Christmas...
  • Retailers hope to eke out more sales after so-so holiday season

    Retailers hope to eke out more sales after so-so holiday season
    Reggie Arthur pulled an electric Razor scooter he'd bought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Shay Divers, for Christmas into the Mondawmin Mall Target store Thursday. The scooter — bright purple, her favorite color — was great, Arthur said, but...