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Analysis | Walmart's Christmas Turned Out to Be Just Fine  Washington Post

Never mind the mixed signals about the state of global consumers, and never mind Amazon.com Inc.'s growing might. Walmart Inc.'s run of booming comparable ...

Diocese had ‘no money’ at Christmas to pay priests’ wages  The Irish Times

Major downturn in funds collected from parishioners in Waterford and Lismore.

Holidays won't be the same without 'Mr. Christmas' Roy Dixon, dead at age 72  Cincinnati.com

You knew it was Christmas when the lights went on at Roy Dixon's house in Colerain Township. His Christmas display was iconic, a can't-miss-this ...

Nearly 400 Christmas puppies handed to Dogs Trust  Irish Mirror

The most common reason given was they didn't have enough time to look after them anymore.

New Mexico to provide US Capitol its next Christmas tree  Casper Star-Tribune Online

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — This year's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will be coming from northern New Mexico. U.S. Forest *Service* officials announced Tuesday that a ...

Roy Dixon is remembered for his over-the-top Christmas decorations.  Cincinnati.com

Long before The Great Christmas Light Fight was a thing, Roy Dixon was decking the halls, fences, roof, and anything that didn't move for the holidays.

Post-season Christmas trees lend hand to aquatic life  Iowa City Press Citizen

While there are a number of strategies for dealing with Christmas trees, in North Liberty some are being used for fish habitat.

Cuyahoga Falls man indicted in Christmas Eve crash that injured Macedonia police officer  cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio – A Summit County grand jury has indicted a Cuyahoga Falls man accused of crashing into a Macedonia police officer's cruiser while driving ...

Christmas-themed funeral in Colchester one of the quirkiest 5 services of 2018 | Latest Suffolk and Essex News  East Anglian Daily Times

The “Christmas in July” funeral held for Walter Hatton from Colchester has been named by a leading funeral provider as one of 2018's five quirkiest send-offs.

Christmas comes early for Latter-day Saint parents as their missionaries phone home for the first time under loosened rules  Salt Lake Tribune

Thousands of Latter-day Saint parents had a reason to celebrate Monday — and it wasn't because of Presidents Day. It was, rather, a chance to hear the voices ...

No Christmas salary for Catholic priests as public donations drop  IrishCentral

The diocese of Waterford and Lismore has revealed they are being forced to use their own funds to pay Catholic priests as donations from congregations have ...

Little girl critically injured in Christmas Eve crash getting ready to head home from the hospital  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -– The little girl who has been fighting for her life ever since a car crash on Christmas Eve is finally getting ready to go home from the hospital. Charlee ...

U3A still celebrating Christmas  The Leader Newspaper Online

On 18th Feb the CAD group of the Torrevieja U3A met up for a, rather belated, Christmas meal which was attended by 30 of the membership including several ...

'Things should be happening by Christmas', reveals Whey Aye developer  Chronicle Live

Giant 140m wheel - Europe's biggest - could be built on the Quayside bringing hundreds of local jobs.

Kellie Pickler Returns For Sequel To Hallmark’s Mega Hit “Christmas At Graceland”  onecountry.com

Kellie Pickler was a hit in the Hallmark movie Christmas at Graceland, now she's reprising her role in the sequel, Wedding at Graceland.

Why Is Courthouse Open All Day Christmas Eve?  thejournal-news.net

I have been meaning to write this letter for awhile, but I was curious and wanted to see why is it that the Hillsboro Courthouse is open until 4 p.m. on Christmas ...

Opinion | Customer service done right: How a Rogers technician saved Christmas  TheSpec.com

"For a change, here's a story about good customer *service*," said a reader about a branded suitcase manufacturer that went above and beyond his expectations.

Wild Mexico City Formula E like 'Christmas' - Venturi's Mortara  autosport.com

The final lap of ABB FIA Formula E's Mexico City E-Prix that took Pascal Wehrlein and both Nissan e.dams drivers out of contention was like "Christmas", said ...

Dennis Byrne on the long road to recovery after pre-Christmas accident  The Western Star

Trina Byrne gets emotional when talking about her parent's accident but takes pride in the fact one of her father's doctors (Dr. David Pace) refers to her dad ...

Dartmouth grads paracord bracelets to be sold in Christmas Tree Shops  SouthCoastToday.com

DARTMOUTH — For Paige Santos, what started off as a crafting hobby has now become a full-blown business. “Paige's Paracords and More,” which features a ...

Puzzle of Christmas tree in February sparks murder probe  DW (English)

A German woman who was perplexed as to why a nearby house still had a fully-lit Christmas tree on view in February decided to call the police. Officers who ...

Cicely Tyson anchors a compelling but flawed Christmas installment of How To Get Away With Murder  The A.V. Club

Cicely Tyson's arrival on How To Get Away With Murder typically signals it's going to be a strong episode, and “Where Are Your Parents?” is no exception.

Wales Christmas drink and drug campaign: 550 arrested  BBC News

Nearly 550 motorists were arrested after failing drink or drugs tests over the Christmas period. The all-Wales Christmas drink and drug driving campaign saw ...

The Marines are torching Christmas trees with WWII flamethrowers — and people are loving it  Business Insider

Leave it to the Marines to turn a annual fire safety demonstration into a fun-filled flamethrower festival. Their annual Christmas tree bonfire is yearly event that ...

Royal Statistical Society Christmas quiz 2018: how many puzzles did you solve?  The Guardian

In mid-December, we published the 25th anniversary edition of the Royal Statistical Society's Christmas Quiz – a diabolically tough collection of puzzles devised ...

Man who spent six weeks in coma returns home to celebrate Christmas in February  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

SAN DIEGO – A California man who spent six weeks in a coma returned home Wednesday to celebrate Christmas in February with all of his neighbors, ...

Throwing flames: The Marines are torching Christmas trees with WWII flamethrowers  Marine Corps Times

The M2, an iconic weapon for Marines storming islands in the Pacific during the World War II,

Meghan Markle re-wears a £2,250 Victoria Beckham coat in NYC  Daily Mail

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, kept out the New York chill in the tailored £2250 Victoria Beckham coat, which she first sported for Christmas Day at Sandringham ...

The bar is set for 2019 Gettysburg Christmas Festival  Gettysburg Times

The feedback is in from every perspective, (attendees, hotels, community, businesses, sponsors and organizations) and the overwhelming majority felt that the ...

Walmart Reports Earnings as It Recovers From Its Christmas Eve Low  TheStreet.com

Retail giant Walmart Inc. (WMT - Get Report) , a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is consolidating significant volatility that occurred between its ...

GoPro Finally Has a Good Christmas Quarter  Investorplace.com

In years past, the Christmas season has been dicey for GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) stock. On several occasions, the company has suffered product delays and ...

Burley man given suspended sentence and probation in Christmas toy theft  Times-News

BURLEY — A Burley man who stole $15000 worth of toys from the Mini-Cassia Christmas Council was given a suspended sentence with probation and ordered ...

Little Girl Making Miraculous Recovery After Christmas Eve Crash  CBS Denver

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Charlee Shaw's story is nothing short of amazing. The 6 year old is currently recovering at Children's Hospital Colorado after a horrific ...

Daughter fondly remembers sport-mad father who died on Christmas Day after crash  Gloucestershire Live

The daughter of a sport-mad Cheltenham man, who died in hospital on Christmas Day after being involved in a car crash the day before, has spoken fondly of ...

(Opinion) Sequel Could Be Awesome but Live-Action NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Would Be Wrong  Dread Central

Last week, Moviehole set the internet ablaze with an exclusive report that Disney is considering making a sequel to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before ...

Hallmark Channel Is Currently Casting Extras for a Christmas Movie  countryliving.com

Hallmark Channel is looking for extras—and you could be one! The production company Synthetic Cinema currently has an open sign-up for stand in roles for a ...

‘I am scared for my life’: Chester gang member to remain jailed in Christmas shooting  Rock Hill Herald

A Chester, South Carolina Bloods gang member, convicted for a role in the 2014 killing of a city councilman, was denied bond for a Christmas Day 2018 ...

The Queen boards train for London following extended Christmas break  HELLO! Magazine

It's officially time to go back to work for the Queen. On Monday morning, Her Majesty boarded a train bound for London following her seven-week Christmas ...

Horsham man died after choking on croissant on Christmas Day  West Sussex County Times

An inquest has opened into the death of a Horsham man who died on Christmas Day.

Mother of pregnant Maine homicide victim describes cycle of drug addiction  WMTW Portland

Bonnie Royer, 26, was four months pregnant when she was shot and killed along with her boyfriend on a rural Maine road. Royer's mother knew her daughter ...

Patrick Jon Rayha convicted in 2017 Christmas Day murder of Lakeland resident Russell Jackson  The Ledger

A jury of 12 convicted Patrick Jon Rayha of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Russell Jackson on Dec. 25, 2017 in Jackson's Combee Settlement trailer ...

Musselburgh woman admits supplying cannabis on Christmas Day  East Lothian Courier

A MUSSELBURGH woman has admitted supplying drugs to others on Christmas Day.

Patrick Jon Rayha avoids death penalty in Christmas Day murder of Lakeland resident Russell Jackson, tells judge: 'This is a sham'  The Ledger

Contentious Patrick Jon Rayha has mandatory life sentence imposed for the Christmas Day 2017 murder of Russell Jackson in his Lakeland mobile home.

Sick refugees on Manus and Nauru to be sent to Christmas Island not mainland  The Guardian

Home affairs revelation comes as Nauru bans medical transfers based on telehealth assessments, threatening to derail new medevac laws.

New details surface in fatal Christmas Day crash in Harrison County  WTOV Steubenville

New details have surfaced about a car crash that took the lives of two people along U. S. 22 in Harrison County on Christmas Day. The driver, 34-year-old Dale ...

Winthrop grad is making big plans to help Uganda, where Christmas soda is a delicacy  Rock Hill Herald

As a child in Uganda, soda was so precious to Henry Kalungi that he would make the Coca-Cola he received every Christmas from his parents last for weeks.

Nintendo posts $958M profit but cuts Switch target despite strong Christmas sales  TechCrunch

Nintendo has cut its ambitious annual Switch sales forecast despite enjoying a strong Christmas Q3 quarter. The Japanese games giant recorded a 104.21 ...

Hallmark Is Now Airing Christmas Movies All Year Long So Cancel Your Plans Accordingly  countryliving.com

In the best news of the year so far, Hallmark Channel just announced it will be airing its Christmas movies all year long! Yes, you heard us right: Countdown to ...

Albuquerque man accused of beating, abandoning puppy meant as Christmas gift  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Police say a puppy that was meant to be a Christmas gift was brutally beaten at the hands of a man helping Albuquerque ...

Mortara: Crazy final lap in Mexico was "like Christmas"  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The final lap of ABB FIA Formula E's Mexico City E-Prix that took Pascal Wehrlein and both Nissan e.dams drivers out of contention was like 'Christmas', says ...

Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Off Royal Duty This Week for a Relatable Reason  PEOPLE.com

The schools of both Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, are closed for half-term break.

Disney is reportedly considering a 'Nightmare Before Christmas' return  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — What's this, what's this? There are rumors in the air that Disney is reportedly looking at revisiting the 1993 classic “The Nightmare Before ...

Blake Shelton Is Making Another Hallmark Christmas Movie  countryliving.com

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries recently revealed the first holiday films that will air this year and Blake Shelton is involved in one of them. The country singer will ...

Woman accused of deadly Christmas Eve shooting at Piggly Wiggly arrested  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -Tennessee authorities have arrested a woman accused of shooting and killing another woman at a Birmingham Piggly Wiggly ...

Christmas Island’s detention centre brought out of mothballs  PerthNow

Australian taxpayers will spend $1 billion to reopen the Christmas Island detention centre, as evidence of the incredible waste of keeping the facility on standby ...

Dyfed-Powys Police made 85 drink drive arrests and 11 drug drive arrests during Christmas 2018 campaign  Powys County Times

Police officers covering Mid Wales made 85 drink drive and 11 drug drive arrests during December, as part of a festive crack down.

[Watch] Whitney Moore's Horror Headlines: "Creepshow" Returns; 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Sequel Talk; New "Are You Afraid of the Dark" Series!  Bloody Disgusting

Whitney Moore recaps some of the hottest horror headlines from last week, including Greg Nicotero sharing the first ever image from Shudder's new "Creepsho.

Adam Collard 'takes back Zara McDermott's luxury Christmas gift' after break-up  Evening Standard

Love Island star Adam Collard has reportedly 'taken back' ex-girlfriend Zara McDermott's luxurious Christmas present following their split. The 23-year-old is ...

Woman barges into stranger's home on Christmas Day demanding a cigarette  Stuff.co.nz

A woman who barged into a stranger's home demanding cigarettes on Christmas Day has lost her job after a photograph of her circulated on social media in an ...

Dillard's donated more than $18K to the Monroe Ronald McDonald house from Christmas Cookbook sales  MyArkLaMiss

Today was a huge day for the Ronald McDonald house here in Monroe.

Disney Interested In Making A New Nightmare Before Christmas Movie  We Got This Covered

Disney's said to be considering making a new Nightmare Before Christmas movie, with either a sequel or a live-action remake being discussed.

PoliticsNow: Scott Morrison says desperate Labor chucking mud  The Australian

Hello and welcome to PoliticsNow, The Australians live blog on the happenings at Parliament House in Canberra.

Coalition to reopen Christmas Island detention centre as Senate passes refugee transfer bill  The Guardian

Scott Morrison ramps up rhetoric on border protection and says Shorten will be responsible for any new boat arrivals.

'It Stinks' - Declan Rice Is Not On Kevin Kilbane's Christmas Card List  Balls.ie

Kevin Kilbane hasn't been shy in coming forward on the Declan Rice debate. Having taken to Twitter earlier to question Rice's use of the term 'Proud ...

Christmas Market overspend down to extra security and cleaning  The Lincolnite

An additional spend of £85,950 on the 2018 Christmas Market was partly down to its success, requiring extra cleaning and waste collection, say Lincoln bosses.

Sheridan Smith ‘in tears’ as she ‘postpones tour’ until Christmas  Metro.co.uk

Sheridan Smith is reportedly so busy with her acting career that she's been forced to postpone her music tour until later this year.

Man wakes up after being in 6-week coma, celebrates Christmas in February  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

SAN DIEGO (WSVN) — A California man who spent six weeks in a coma celebrated Christmas a little late with all of his friends and family. According to Fox 5, ...

Christmas Island believes it could be the next big tourist destination, but there's just one problem  ABC News

On one of Australia's most remote tropical islands, a quiet campaign has been playing out to change the way the rest of the world sees it. And it looks like it's ...

The local cost of reopening the Christmas Island detention centre  The West Australian

Residents have mixed feelings about the reopening of the island detention centre.

Christmas Island to reopen as Senate backs refugee medevac bill  ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Christmas Island immigration centre will reopen, as border protection shapes as a key battleground ahead of this year's ...

How I finally killed Christmas  The Washington Post

Hey there, exhausted parents. It's me, the Ghost of Christmas Future. And I'm here to save you from the preposterous ideas that the insufferable Christmas ...

A live-action 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' could be in the works  FanFest News

Reportedly, Disney is now considering making a live-action version of the Nightmare Before Christmas. That's right, Jack and Sally, in the flesh (or skeletons if ...

Young Malays on Christmas Island carve out their future, leaving behind colonial past  ABC News

A new generation of Malays on Christmas Island, a people who once faced systemic discrimination, are moving past the island's dark colonial past to define their ...

Was Jesus really born on Christmas Day? 12 yuletide questions answered  The Guardian

How do Muslims mark Christmas? How do you give someone a maid-a-milking? And what are mince pies?

Here Are All the Stores Open and Closed on Christmas 2018  TIME

Wondering which stores are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? It's not always so easy to find. In the United States, pretty much everything shuts down ...

Kanye Wants to Return His $14 Million Christmas Present for Kim. It Might Not Be That Simple  Yahoo Finance

Sometimes Christmas gifts just don't work out. Unfortunately for Kanye West, it's hard to return a multimillion-dollar condo. A condominium listed for $15.5 million ...

Christmas Around the World 2018  The Atlantic

One last photo look at this year's Christmas and its many light shows, religious observances, charity events, and festivals that took place around the world.

Here's why your family's Christmas tree is so expensive  USA TODAY

It's beginning to look a lot like broke-ness. Christmas trees, a holiday season necessity, are likely to be more expensive this year.

Please don’t wish me ‘Merry Christmas’  The Washington Post

'Twas five nights before Christmas, and my Lyft driver was the umpteenth person to wish me a “Merry Christmas” that day. He probably just meant it the way most ...

A humble weed grew in a cracked city sidewalk. Now it’s the Christmas Weed, a festive holiday destination.  Washington Post

After a Toledo family decked it out with tinsel, the 'Christmas Weed' became a backdrop for family Christmas card photos and festive caroling celebrations.

Text of Pope Francis' Christmas message  CNN

Here's the official English translation of the text of Pope Francis' Christmas message released by the Vatican.

'It's a Disgrace... but Other Than That, I Wish Everybody a Merry Christmas.' President Trump's Sour Holiday  TIME

President Donald Trump appears to be having a sour holiday that includes angry tweets, rants about Democrats while the country endures a partial government ...

'Play the club final under lights before Christmas'  RTE.ie

Corofin veteran Kieran Fitzgerald has called on the GAA to reschedule the All-Ireland club championships to better promote the competitions and avoid clashes ...

A 'War on Christmas'? Jews who leave the house in December would beg to differ.  NBC News

There is no war on Christmas. But trying to spread the Christmas spirit to those who don't celebrate Christian holidays can feel like an assault after a while.

The history of Jews, Chinese food, and Christmas, explained by a rabbi  Vox

For over a century, American Jews have eaten American Chinese food on Christmas. This pastime has evolved to a near-holy tradition, parodied on Saturday ...

If consultants ran Christmas  The Economist

MEMO FROM: Bognor Consulting Group. To: Santa Claus, North Pole HQ, Lapland. Thanks for asking us to have a look at your business model. Our staff have ...

Want your gifts by Christmas? Order by these dates  USA TODAY

Order your gifts from retailers like Nordstrom, Target, Amazon, Sephora and more by these dates to ensure they arrive by Christmas.

Christmas decorations around the world  CNN

Your neighbors around the world love to put up Christmas decorations, too. See the different kinds of lights, ornaments and objects people display from the ...

Chinese City Bans All Things Christmas In the Name Of "Maintaining Stability" : Goats and Soda  NPR

No public Christmas displays. No celebrations. No holiday socks or Santa costumes sold by vendors. What's behind this seemingly Grinch-like stance?

How to pull off a no-gifts Christmas  The Washington Post

It may be too late this holiday season, but you now have more than a year to prepare family and friends for your new reality -- a gift-free Christmas. And before ...

Merry Christmas From The British Royals: These Are Their New Holiday Photos  Forbes

Sharing their royal Christmas cards photos with the public has been a 70-year tradition with the British royal family and this year has seen an addition: Now that ...

Community throws birthday/Thanksgiving/Christmas party for teen after hospital stint  WPVI-TV

Family and friends put together a heartwarming celebration to mark three different occasions.

A Christmas Dragon Nativity Scene Riles the Neighbors  CityLab

A lesson in Christmastime neighborliness from South Louisiana.

Your definitive guide to Christmas season arguments, from eggnog to ‘Love, Actually’  The Washington Post

It's December, the month when people go online to argue about Christmas. Although nothing will ever top the fights that the Puritans had about Christmas (some ...

Christmas Island's elderly face crisis with nowhere to turn in their twilight years  ABC News

With an ageing population but no dedicated aged care facility on Christmas Island, its Chinese community is worried that a crisis is brewing if nothing is done.

What is the Christmas pickle tradition and where does it come from?  TODAY

Where does the tradition of the Christmas pickle originate? One survey indicates not from Germany, as everyone things. Here's a look at the possibilities.

'Green New Deal' is like ‘Christmas and Hanukkah’ for the Trump campaign: Jonathan Swan  Fox News

As Democrats begin the push for the government overhaul called the Green New Deal, Americans may hear more about the bill from Republicans, Axios ...

Christmas and New Year's flying guide: 6 things to know  USA TODAY

Most holiday travel tips are the same from year to year, but there are some new things to keep in mind this year.

She worked over Christmas as a flight attendant, so dad booked flights to join her  USA TODAY

An Ohio man says he experienced a special kind of Christmas cheer aboard a Christmas Eve flight: A father flying just so he could spend time with his daughter, ...

'All I Want for Christmas Is You' broke a Spotify streaming record on Christmas Eve  USA TODAY

Mariah Carey's 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve.


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