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An Economist Goes Christmas Shopping
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Since it's almost Christmas, I called up the economist I know best to get his perspective on gift giving: My father, an economics professor at Harvard. My dad says his approach to gifts is to try to buy something that the recipient didn't know he or ...
Could it snow on Christmas Day?
In Colorado, Christmas Eve will remain dry and seasonal with highs in the 40s for the Front Range and snow possible for the Mountains. On Christmas Day highs will be in the upper 30s with a chance for light snow starting in the afternoon and lasting ...
Chances dismal for Spokane white Christmas
A Star Wars-themed light show and other people who take Christmas to a new ...
(CNN) -- A California music teacher's insanely elaborate "Star Wars" themed Christmas lights show is dazzling the Internet with its lightsabers and some 100,000 lights choreographed to songs from the movies. Tom BetGeorge, whose display was featured on ...
'Star Wars'-themed Christmas lights dazzle Internet
Star Wars-themed Christmas light display a hit on YouTube
Is Saying 'Merry Christmas' Politically Correct? Who Cares?
Every year at this time, consumers are inundated with messages to buy, buy, buy because “tis the season.” Tis what season, exactly? For most people in the US, the season is Christmas. According to a poll conducted by Pew Research, nine out of ten ...
It's Hard to Be Merry At Christmas When It's "Merry Christmas" Or Else
Trend is snowier and very windy for Christmas in Michigan
The trend for a storm expected Christmas Eve and Christmas continues to be stronger. The current run of the weather computer models shows the U.S. model, called the GFS, trending toward the much stronger European Weather Center model. This storm is ...
White Christmas forecast: no snow signal
Holiday Travelers to Face Delays as Christmas Eve Storm Eyes Two Dozen States
Light snow possible Christmas Eve
Best places to see Christmas lights in the US
(CNN) -- Christmas in the United States is a combination of traditions from around the world. Evergreen trees inside homes were popularized in Germany during the 16th century. Decorating with poinsettias? That idea came from Mexico (and the name of the ...
The Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights
Vintage Christmas: Some holiday decor never gets old
England's Christmas street decorations from the past
Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold
I'm at the Christmas level of the International Trade Market in Yiwu, around 300 kilometres (187 miles) south of Shanghai. According to Xinhua, the state-run news agency, more than 60% of the world's Christmas decorations are made in Yiwu, a ...
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Praying for Common Ground at the Christmas-Dinner Table
New York Times
The prayer is what tripped us up. It was the first Christmas that my wife and I hosted in our home, and for a good 10 minutes, our two families stood around the dinner table arguing about how to thank God for the meal we were about to eat. My mother, a ...
Why I love Christmas – the love, giving and spirit
Messages at Christmas from local pastors: South Euclid Happenings
Christmas 2014: 40 Best Christmas Card Messages, Verses, and Sayings to ...
Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth
It was Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of midsummer, when I arrived to take up a year-long job as doctor at Halley base – the most remote research station operated by the British in Antarctica. As we cruised up to the Caird Coast of Antarctica, a ...
The Procrastinator's Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Shopping
It's almost desperation time. Christmas is less than a week away, and you got nuthin'. Blow this holiday, and you are hosed. Your friends will hate you, your family will disown you, and it will be a long, cold winter before your significant other lets ...