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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • You know the holiday cliches. Shun them

    The repetitions of ritual are the point. They establish continuity and reassurance through familiarity. So you can be sure that you will hear "O Come, All Ye Faithful" at the late-night service on Christmas Eve, that you will eat the same holiday dinners,...
  • From Sun Magazine: Welcome to a Voltaggio Christmas

    From Sun Magazine: Welcome to a Voltaggio Christmas
    For Bryan Voltaggio, this holiday season is about beginnings. His latest restaurant venture — and the first outside Frederick — is slated to open. It will be his family's first Christmas in their new Urbana home. And with a son age 5 and a...
  • Promises of more slush, horse racing and a rap battle

    Promises of more slush, horse racing and a rap battle
    Right now, Twitter and Google users around Baltimore are looking toward both a potentially slushy weekend and the new year beyond, according to those sites' metrics. Meanwhile, Philadelphia rappers Meek and Cassidy have continued their fake fight in...
  • Commentary: A holiday miracle in the form of a 60-foot, game-winning shot

    When I first wrote this thing, which was last weekend as I thought that it would run on Wednesday, I was bragging about having just completed all my gift shopping prior to Christmas Eve, which is when I usually get it done. Now, that seems like a dumb...
  • Jewish community comes together to celebrate Hanukkah

    Jewish community comes together to celebrate Hanukkah
    Bel Air's Jewish community and friends came together Sunday evening to light the menorah and celebrate the second night of Hanukkah. It was a celebration inside the Bel Air Reckord Armory on Main Street, with about 60 people drinking hot apple cider,...
  • Historic buildings, decorations attract many to Candlelight Tour in Havre de Grace

    Historic buildings, decorations attract many to Candlelight Tour in Havre de Grace
    Undaunted by the stormy weather, plenty of people in the holiday spirit walked up and down the streets of downtown Havre de Grace Sunday night to visit historic homes and churches on the city's 40th annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace....
  • Ruth's Chris serving holiday lunch

    Ruth's Chris serving holiday lunch
    Ruth's Chris Steak House is usually open only for dinner, but now through Christmas Eve, the restaurant is serving a holiday lunch menu on weekdays. It's a bit of a splurge, but what the heck, there's prosperity in the land. The menu includes a $15...
  • Arts, crafts and a multicultural parade

    Washington ZooLights Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
  • From Sun Magazine: Four unforgettable holiday parties

    From Sun Magazine: Four unforgettable holiday parties
    Ted Frankel and Bill Gilmore It would be difficult for even the smartest holiday decorations to compete with the artwork that fills every corner of Ted Frankel's North Calvert Street four-story brownstone. So he and his partner, Bill Gilmore, don't...
  • At Shrine of St. Anthony, a taste of history and a sense of peace

    At Shrine of St. Anthony, a taste of history and a sense of peace
    Beyond the verdant crops flourishing in this summer's 100-degree heat and regular rainstorms, a guesthouse from long ago sits near the northeastern edge of the 236-acre property that is home to the Shrine of St. Anthony in western Ellicott City....
  • UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots

    UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots
    When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS in Glen Burnie 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that tells him what...
  • Advent, sticklers, which/that, and more

    A brief preface for the liturgically uninformed: Kathleen looked up from the comics pages this morning and marveled, "There are really people who think that this is the second day of Christmas." I believe she was looking at Mother Goose and Grimm. The...