Monday, November 26, 2012


  • 12 Days of Christmas list cost: $107300

    That's a 6.1% increase over Christmas 2011 cost of $101,119.84 - and way ahead of the Consumer Price Index, which had risen just 2% in the 12 months before September.

  • Cut your own Christmas tree in the Hudson Valley

    Abel's has been allowing families to choose and cut their own Christmas trees since the early 1970s. Available in six varieties, trees are priced between $50 and $60 and come with a plastic mesh to make transportation easier.

  • US Capitol gets official Christmas tree

    Washington (CNN) -- The official Christmas tree of the U.S. Capitol arrived Monday and will be illuminated at a ceremony on December 4. Dozens of tourists, Capitol Hill staffers and news crews watched the tree's arrival along with Stephen Ayers, the ...

  • Christmas is coming to Harford

    Christmas is officially in full swing in Harford and Cecil counties and weekends until the end of the year are jam-packed with merry events that are sure to delight even Santa Claus.

  • Holiday events | Christmas fun for the whole family

    Besides dropping in on Mr. Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" (at left), you and yours can go on a luminary walk, explore a chef-created gingerbread village, marvel at a jazzy reinterpretation of "The Nutcracker" and hang with the Grinch and Kansas City's ...

  • Review: 'Christmas Shorts' at San Jose's City Lights Theater Company

    What playwright Matt Hoverman has done with his "Christmas Shorts," at San Jose's City Lights through Dec. 23, is created a quintet of amuse-bouche for the season.

  • How Congress Could Ruin Christmas

    This morning the White House released a new report (PDF) fanning the flames of panic that surround the looming expiration of the fiscal cliff—the roughly $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect on Jan. 1 unless Congress ...

  • 'Debt-Proof Your Christmas': Avoid the holiday hazard

    this came from a good place. you wanted to make sure your boys had a good christmas . you decided you were going to pull your credit card out and go crazy.

  • Christmas-loving partner refuses to help make it happen

    Noel is being a complete child, as you know, and Noel knows it's not "only one day" - it takes weeks to put on the kind of Christmas you're talking about. And it's not weeks of joyous voluntary labor, but weeks of crowds, compulsory KP duty and forced ...

  • 'Charlie Brown Christmas' School Field Trip Criticized By Atheist Group For ...

    An atheist group is accused of waging war against Christmas by attacking an Arkansas elementary school for a field trip to see "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at a local church. The group is arguing that the trip 'violates religious freedom' and 'entirely ...

  • On Muskegon's mind: Christmas trees or holiday trees or whatever, and a few ...

    MLive and Muskegon Chronicle readers had plenty to say about Black Friday, Thanksgiving and Christmas and the commercial mix that forces the holidays to overlap because of the number of shopping days between events.

  • Hollywood Christmas Parade officially kicks off Holiday season

    Hollywood's Annual Christmas Parade kicked off the 2012 holiday with a star studded parade that had crowds aligning Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards looking to get a glance of their favorite stars of television, music and movies as well the giant air ...

  • Fango Flashback: "DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS" (1984)

    The tradition of the Christmas horror movie is a long and storied one, a yule tide storybook that's marked with half-realized nightmares, a shallow talent pool and, just, terrible judgment.

  • 60 Christmas trees donated to area Boy Scouts to replace stolen trees for sale ...

    TOWN OF ULSTER - The holidays got a little brighter for area Boy Scouts Monday thanks to a donation from a local business to replace 60 Christmas trees that were stolen last week from a scouting fundraiser. Adams Fairacre Farms in the town of Ulster ...

  • Cornish hen: A small scale, grand Christmas roast

    My family has always insisted that the centerpiece of our Christmas feast be some kind of show-stopping roast. We're talking a standing rib roast or whole beef tenderloin.

  • How Jetstar very nearly ruined Christmas

    A CANCELLED Jetstar flight which nearly ruined the Christmas plans of 80 people travelling from Melbourne to Auckland has now been rescheduled for the same day.

  • 'A Christmas Story, The Musical!': Santa brings a great early gift to Broadway

    Sure, most people know the story. It's December 1940 and all Ralphie can think about is Christmas. He lives in a loving home.

  • Family-friendly holiday events: More Christmas tree lightings, holiday train rides

    HOLIDAY.EXPRESS.JPG The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express, with six heated passenger cars, passes through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

  • Christmas events slated at Coe College

    Christmas will be celebrated at Coe College's annual Christmas Convocation and Christmas Vespers on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Both events will feature the Coe College Chorale.

  • Christmas Carol (Part I): It is Bad to Be Scrooge

    Honesty and minding his own business is not, however, enough. Ayn Rand not with standing Mr. Scrooge is a bad man. Every Christmas some moral idiot attempts to show that he is not such a bad sort and if money making were the only test, then he is not.

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