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Why are people spending less this Christmas?  BBC News

Brexit uncertainty and rising prices in shops are influencing consumers' shopping habits in the run-up to Christmas.

'Someone called me the antichrist': behind the battles for Christmas No 1  The Guardian

Christmas No 1 was once a fiercely fought-over prize. From RATM v Joe McElderry, Slade v Wizzard and George Michael in Wham! v George Michael in Band ...

Kourtney Kardashian Shows Off Her 5 Christmas Trees, 2 Polar Bears and Massive Pile of Presents  PEOPLE.com

Kourtney Kardashian's Calabasas, California, home looks like the North Pole! The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 39, took to Instagram to show off her ...

FACT CHECK: Did Sweden Rename 'Christmas' to 'Winter Celebration' in Order to Avoid Offending Muslims?  Snopes.com

The so-called "war on Christmas" seemingly hasn't ended; it just changes location from time to time.

Ian the Climate Denialist Potato says Christmas is ruined!  The Guardian

I don't think the three wise men skyped the baby Jesus for Christmas lunch did they Mum?

The Omni Calculator computes how many lights to put on Christmas trees.  Vox.com

A mathematical concept can help you figure out just how many decorations your Christmas tree needs.

Why 10pm on Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day) could be deadly  Telegraph.co.uk

The risk of having a heart attack peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve, scientists have found, suggesting that stress, sadness and over-indulgence during the festive ...

MAP: Here's where Christmas trees in the U.S. grow  NBC News

Two states account for 79 percent of Christmas trees harvested in the U.S..

Early outlook: How will weather leading up to Christmas affect travel, white Christmas chances?  AccuWeather.com

Large storms and cold air are likely to take a break over much of the nation during much of next week ahead of the Christmas holiday.

President Trump joins the War on Christmas  The Washington Post

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump co-opted a seasonal staple of Fox News programming. “You know, you go from one thing to the next to the point ...

Five reasons to give for why you can’t buy them Christmas gifts  The Washington Post

Soon people will be making promises to themselves to do something to improve their financial situations. But many won't make such a pledge until after the ...

White House arranges tours of Christmas decor for press, but nixes traditional party  NBC News

WASHINGTON — There won't be a White House Christmas party for reporters this year, but members of the press could still admire the decor, a White House ...

Manny Randazzo’s opens for brief ‘Christmas’ king cake sale  NOLA.com

Manny Randazzo's King Cakes on North Hullen Street in Metairie opens each year about 10 days before Christmas to sell cakes decorated with red and white ...

A reindeer, a donkey, and the imaginary War on Christmas  The Boston Globe

If you thought Rudolph was bad, wait until you meet Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.

Does your Christmas tree have walnut-shaped masses? 'Don’t bring them inside,' viral post warns  Fox News

Among the glistening lights and shiny ornaments, real, freshly cut Christmas trees may be home to nearly 400 praying mantis eggs that have yet to hatch.

Why Christmas Is About Food  The New York Times

In a season full of bittersweet memories, cooking and eating can remind us of what is joyful.

How do you beat the Christmas blues? Take charge in the kitchen  The Guardian

Like your first hangover and your first speeding ticket, cooking Christmas lunch for the first time is a rite of passage. It is a passing of the flame from one ...

Vintage ceramic Christmas trees being sold for hundreds  WNDU-TV

You may have seen one of these ceramic Christmas trees growing up, and now, they're making a comeback. The value of these vintage Christmas decorations, ...

See Inside Jonathan Scott's Las Vegas Home Decked Out for the Holidays: 'I Am a Christmas Nerd'  PEOPLE.com

Jonathan Scott adopts a 'go big or go home mentality,' for all of his projects, and Christmas is no different.

Coal Country Christmas in McDowell County  WVVA TV

Almost 400 McDowell County children celebrated Christmas a few weeks early tonight. It was all a part of Coal Country Christmas. An idea re-imagined by.

10 interesting facts about Christmas trees  AccuWeather.com

With the Christmas tree's lengthy history comes a number of fascinating facts about this popular holiday staple.

Christmas in the City shows off the true meaning of the holiday  The Boston Globe

Christmas isn't a day anymore. It isn't a week, or even a month. A drug store I go to had some Christmas stuff up in October, and it was far from the first.

Royal family shares Christmas tree snap from lavish London home  HELLO! Magazine

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece has showcased the Christmas tree that is on display in the family's London home.

An early Christmas: Community steps up to help make holiday merry...  West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Christmas for the Berger family of Atwater got a little bit brighter, thanks to the amazing generosity of family, friends and many others from the ...

Universal Dates Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ For Christmas 2019  Deadline

Universal has dated Sam Mendes' World War I movie 1917 for a limited release on Wednesday, December 25 next year.

Eight simple tricks to keep hackers from ruining Christmas shopping  The Washington Post

On the first day of Christmas, a hacker said to me … I stole your i-den-ti-tee. I know you're thinking — really, Tech Guy? But there's a real Grinch prowling your ...

These restaurants open on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve 2018  TODAY

Cooking up a large feast for the holidays is a great way to spend time with loved ones, but sometimes it just feels like way too much work. You've already spent ...

How to cope if your Christmas holidays are not so merry  ABC News

Christmas is a time of joy, reflection and celebration for many of us, but it can also conjure up feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness. But not liking Christmas ...

Here's How the Royal Family Celebrates Christmas Every Year  Cosmopolitan.com

Wondering how the royal family celebrates Christmas? Here's a guide to their totally extra traditions and holiday protocol.

Dreaming of a sustainable Christmas: How to reduce your ecological footprint this festive season  ABC News

We are more conscious than ever about the amount of waste we produce and the products we consume, but we produce more waste during the festive season ...

231 British pubs become Wham!-free safe spaces for Christmas  The Takeout

Fuller's, a pub group based in the U.K., has announced a ban of Wham!'s holiday heartbreak ballad “Last Christmas” in each and every one of the 231 pubs its ...

This family loves Christmas more than most  Stuff.co.nz

There are more than 50 Christmas trees in this family's Christchurch home.

Church puts up a dazzling Christmas tree as gift to the people - Metro News  The Star Online

IF you happen to pass by Karpal Singh Drive, you will not miss the spectacular Christmas tree and decorations in the compound of Multipurpose Ministry ...

Joanna Gaines Reveals Her Family's Adorable Christmas Tradition — Started by Chip's Mom  PEOPLE.com

Chip Gaines's mom started the sweetest Christmas tradition — and his wife Joanna has made a point to carry it on. The former Fixer Upper designer, 40, shared ...

Donald Trump Jr calls his father a Christmas 'regifter'  The Guardian

Donald Trump's eldest son has said the US president is a “regifter” who once gave him the same gift he had presented to his father the year before.

Hospitals 'overcrowding risk' ahead of Christmas  BBC News

Hospitals in England are so overcrowded ahead of Christmas care is being put at risk, experts say, with some places having to turn away ambulances because ...

Top tips for families at Walt Disney World during Christmas  TODAY

How to do Walt Disney World with kids at Christmas time, and save money: All the best insider tips for a family Disney vacation over the holidays.

All I want for Christmas is a toy catalogue  The Washington Post

It's a decidedly first-world problem, and perhaps the bulky guides are wasteful. But I remember lying on my stomach, legs crossed at the ankles, poring over the ...

Meet the godfathers of the Christmas carol  BBC News

Everyone knows Silent Night, but contemporary carols are still being written. We meet two of the UK's most popular composers, John Rutter and Bob Chilcott.

How Newport's Gilded Age Mansions Are Decorated for Christmas  TownandCountrymag.com

The mansions of Newport, Rhode Island were once boarded up the moment the summer was over. The Gilded Age took its seasons seriously and the summer ...

In Iceland, 13 troll ‘Yule Lads’ come to town to herald Christmas  The Boston Globe

Instead of Santa Claus, children in Iceland enjoy favors from 13 mischievous troll brothers called the Yule Lads, who have entertained and frightened children for ...

'Layaway angel' visits local woman just in time for Christmas  13WHAM-TV

It was a Christmas surprise for a local single mom who feared she'd be unable to give her kids gifts this year: A Good Samaritan brought hope back to her and ...

White Christmas 2018 Forecast: What Are Your Chances of Seeing Snow on the Ground on Christmas?  The Weather Channel

A white Christmas is defined as 1 inch of snow on the ground on the morning of Dec. 25. Areas near the Canadian border and in the mountains of the West have ...

KFC Put Its 11 Herbs & Spices into a Firelog for Christmas  Food & Wine

Beyond the visual charm of Christmas lights and the auditory joy of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas," the tactile pleasure of unwrapping a present and the ...

Spanish Royals King Felipe and Queen Letizia Release Their Annual Christmas Card  TownandCountrymag.com

The photo card features the Spain's royal couple with their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia.

‘Two Grinches’ caught on video stealing a Salvation Army Christmas kettle  Washington Post

The Grinch who stole Christmas is supposed to be a story reserved for movies and books. However, the community of Blaine, Minn., experienced the real thing ...

Kate Middleton's Christmas Day outfits over the years: The designers, the dresses and the amazing coats  HELLO!

Photo - From Kate Middleton's first ever Christmas with the royal family in 2011 to 2017's Christmas day *service* with Meghan Markle, see all the outfits Kate has ...

Carlisle City Council confirms bin collection dates over Christmas period  News & Star

CARLISLE City Council has confirmed bin collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period.

What's the chance Portland will get snow for Christmas this year?  OregonLive

This may shock and surprise you but Christmas is now less than two weeks away. That can only mean one thing: Time to start speculating about the weather.

Best and worst airports for Christmas travel  Hawaii News Now

The folks at Treetopia compiled federal data to figure out the routes, airports, and airlines with the highest percentage of delays and cancellations, along with ...

The Spanish Royals Look Gorgeous in Their 2018 Family Christmas Card  HarpersBAZAAR.com

They are just so photogenic. The Spanish Royal Family has released their annual Christmas card on Twitter, and the photo of the family is adorable, and very ...

Review: ‘Ruben & Clay’ Reunites ‘Idol’ Rivals for Christmas Fun  The New York Times

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on “American Idol,” banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday revue.

'We just don’t know what is going to happen now' - Christmas blow for family over insurance company collapse  Independent.ie

A mother-of-four suffered a bitter Christmas blow with the collapse of a Danish insurance company leaving her family €24000 out of pocket after an accidental ...

Holiday heartbreakers: These are the saddest Christmas songs  USA TODAY

For a season that's supposed to be all holly and jolly, many of our most time-honored Christmas songs are anything but.

'A beacon in the dark of winter': the Christmas songs that shaped us  The Guardian

Christmas songs are about the expansion of feelings, loud and bright, against the winter's darkness. Sometimes they catch you unawares, turning a full beam on ...

The English Christmas Decoded  The New York Times

Nigel Slater's newest tome is a guidebook to the winter season, with recipes for mincemeat and flavored spirits, and history and lore.

Haley's story moves forward during a Modern Family Christmas  The A.V. Club

I've said many times this season that pregnancy storylines are tough to pull off. That's true for many reasons, but namely because it's difficult to do something ...

The 16 Best Christmas Books to Read This Holiday Season  TIME

It's time to cozy up with one of the best Christmas books right now, from JRR Tolkien's 'Letters From Father Christmas' to 'A Christmas Carol.'

'All my kids want for Christmas is water': Community rallies around Rigby family  East Idaho News

RIGBY — One local family has lived without water for five weeks, and now their community is getting behind them. On Nov. 19, the Belnap family's septic system ...

12 hidden gems of Christmas TV, from Mark Gatiss' Dead Room to naughty BBC bloopers  DigitalSpy.com

The best festive telly you might otherwise miss - 12 hidden gems of Christmas TV, from Mark Gatiss' Dead Room to naughty BBC bloopers.

Christmas house in Spring Hill becomes yearly attraction  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Every Christmas season, on the cul-de-sac of Alhambra Court in Spring Hill, Joe and Connie Castorino's home turns into their own North Pole.

Watch out for these '12 Scams of Christmas'  WPTV West Palm Beach

This holiday season, be on the lookout for the "12 Scams of Christmas," as the Better Business Bureau dubbed it. Theyreleased their listMonday.

Family stranded while finding Christmas tree in Oregon backcountry  KVAL

DESCHUTES COUNTY, Ore. – If you plan to find the perfect Christmas tree in a winter wonderland, be prepared for the snowy conditions on Oregon's forest ...

Myer, Westfield: Busiest Christmas shopping days revealed  NEWS.com.au

If you're not one for crowds or battling wild-eyed parents for precious boxes of Lego, you may want to avoid your local shopping centre at around noon on ...

I'm dreaming of a dark Christmas: seasonal horror  The Guardian

When you think of Christmas movies, you think of James Stewart surrounded by his family on Christmas Eve, Will Ferrell in a silly, green suit wandering around ...

This year's hottest tech Christmas gifts  Komando

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I know, I know - Have you started Christmas shopping, yet? Whether you're a seasoned pro when it comes to ...

Nine signs of the 'War on Christmas,' and how to avoid them  National Catholic Reporter

If you've been in the American suburbs during the evening this month, you've seen the inflatables: Huge Santas, snowmen, reindeer and other Christmas ...

Kawhi Leonard doesn’t want to talk Christmas but does have a terrible Yuletide joke  The Washington Post

As Kawhi Leonard sat at his locker at Los Angeles's Staples Center on Tuesday, he was likely prepared to face some uncomfortable questions. For example, the ...

'Grinch' caught on camera plowing through yard, destroying Christmas display  WLKY Louisville

An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis, home and tips are being sought to ...

Mom makes Christmas 'tree' out of surgical gloves: 'I got a bit behind on bills'  Fox News

A single mom with a strict budget has created Britain's most frugal Christmas tree — made from inflated rubber gloves. Support worker Maxine Oliver, 23, said ...

Justice for Christian: A Blount County mother’s Christmas prayer  WBRC

The Christmas season brings tears for Kerry Payne as he reflects on the memory of her 18-year-old son, Christian Boyle.

10 Classic Christmas Movies That Our Critics Didn’t See Coming  The New York Times

Predicting the canon of Christmas movie future has never been easy. Here's what The Times wrote about some of today's favorites when they first hit screens.

Ozark keeping Christmas cross lights on after story goes viral  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

OZARK, Mo. - One Missouri town planned to turn off the lights on a cross featured in a Christmas display in a park. The city of Ozark was contacted by the legal ...

Schoolboy set to celebrate final Christmas after being given six months to live  Metro

A young schoolboy is preparing to celebrate his last Christmas after being given just six months to live. Reece Probert seemed perfectly healthy just last month, ...

10 New-ish Christmas Albums That Actually Rule  Esquire

Believe it or not, there are a number of LPs that deserve to fill the gaps on your annual playlist. Behold, the best holiday albums from the last several years, ...

Can Guatemala's Christmas tree poachers be stopped?  National Geographic

The endangered Guatemalan pinabete fir is prized for its scent, making it a target of tree thieves and the police who hunt them this holiday season.

Loose Women's Stacey Solomon, Charlotte Hawkins and Rachel Riley show off their amazing Christmas decorations: see photos  HELLO!

Photo - Celebrity Christmas decorations 2018: see how Victoria Beckham, Fearne Cotton, Abbey Clancy and other stars have decorated their homes.

Christmas Bird Count starts December 14 | Earth  EarthSky

Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in existence. It was started on Christmas Day in 1900 and is still ...

Are Christmas trees safe for dogs and cats? What to know about the potentially hazardous holiday staple  Fox News

With the holiday season in full swing, a look at how Christmas trees and other seasonal items may prove to be a problem for your pet.

Here's how having a decorated Christmas tree during the holidays became a popular tradition  KCCI Des Moines

The origin of the tradition of keeping a decorated evergreen tree indoors dates back further than you might think.

My husband makes Christmas delicious but complicated  The Takeout

I was dumb enough to give birth to twins in the middle of November. That first winter, now 12 years in the rearview, we decided it was too much trouble to travel ...

Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display  WRAL.com

An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to ...

All I Want for Christmas Is Planned Parenthood Defunded  RealClearPolitics

'Tis the season for reflection and shopping, as nationwide many of us think about the people who give our lives meaning and consider how we want to express ...

Principal on leave after banning Christmas decorations, including candy canes and reindeer  USA TODAY

The principal of Manchester Elementary School – located near Omaha, Nebraska – sent her staff a memo outlining specific steps educators were expected to ...

Could you adopt one of the UK's most unloved dogs for Christmas?  Daily Mail

New puppies may be top of the Christmas list for many children across the UK this year, but one of the countries biggest animal charities is appealing to families ...

A Jazz Piano Christmas 2018  NPR

The holidays aren't complete around NPR without our annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. This year's event featured pianists Booker T. Jones, Jason Moran, ...

Christmas Gifts for Patent Attorneys and Inventors  IPWatchdog.com

For those looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for the nerd in your life — perhaps a beloved patent attorney or maybe an engineer, scientist or inventor — here ...

BBB: How to avoid the 12 scams of Christmas  WJXT News4JAX

As shoppers set records on spending, the BBB shares “The 12 Scams of Christmas” and ways to identify and avoid them.

Strasbourg Christmas market killer Cherif Chekatt was 'consumed by evil'  Daily Mail

Three policemen found Cherif Chekatt walking in the Neudorf area of central Strasbourg at 9pm. They tried to stop him but he opened fire and they shot him ...

Don't burden children with homework this Christmas, Italy's education minister tells teachers  The Telegraph

Christmas has come early for Italian children after the minister of education told teachers not to overload them with homework during the festive season.

We have a Christmas comet: how to spot 2018's interplanetary bauble  The Conversation AU

The comet 46P/Wirtanen is just 1.2km in size but it should be visible in the night sky this Saturday as it makes a close approach to Earth this year. And don't ...

Clementi resident asked to remove Christmas mannequin from HDB ledge  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A Clementi resident has been asked to remove Christmas decorations, including a mannequin, from the ledge outside his second-storey Housing ...

This family's Mary Poppins Christmas card is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious  ABC News

After a Florida mom survived cancer, she and her family go all-out every year with their annual Christmas card to "spread joy" during the holiday season for their ...

Teaching my sons this Christmas that home isn’t just a place you visit. It’s a feeling.  The Washington Post

I feel as if I should be sad that for the first time in 43 years, I won't be at my childhood home on Christmas. But I'm not.

How to be eco-friendly at Christmas  Good Housekeeping UK

Want to wrap your presents like a pro but still conscious of remaining eco-friendly? Follow the GHI's simple guide and enjoy your greenest Christmas yet.

The ultimate pop diva Christmas playlist  EW.com

All we want for Christmas is one more listen to all of these festive bops.

French police hunt gunman after Christmas market attack  Yahoo News

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) - Hundreds of French anti-terror police are hunting for a fugitive gunman who attacked Christmas shoppers at a market in the eastern ...

When you need ship gifts to make sure they arrive by Christmas  9News.com KUSA

It's time for the busiest shipping season of the year. The United States Postal *Service* says they expect to deliver nearly 200 million packages per week over the ...

Sixers to wear new white 'Earned Edition' uniform on Christmas  NBCSports.com

The Sixers will wear a white "Earned Edition" uniform against the Celtics on Christmas Day. By Enrico Campitelli.

Radio DJ Makes Sure More Than 1,000 Kids Have a Merry Christmas  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

ALLISON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- More than 1000 kids in central Pennsylvania will have plenty of presents under the Christmas tree partly because of one radio DJ's ...


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