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Give-a-Christmas: Thousands get help through holiday campaign  The Times

Though the 2018 Give-a-Christmas campaign fell a bit short of its goal, thousands of needy applicants were helped during the holiday season because of the ...

Where the Christmas trees go  Monterey County Herald

MARINA — The holiday season has come to an end. Christmas trees have been stripped of their lights and ornaments. And most, if not all, of those firs and pines ...

Doctor Who Christmas Special - Doctor Who New Year's Day  DigitalSpy.com

2018 was a year of big changes for Doctor Who – new cast, new creative team, new time-slot and its traditional Christmas Day slot swapped for a January 1 ...

Christmas Card Fund raises more than $8K for area kids  Pine Bluff Commercial

The final total for the 2018 Pine Bluff Christmas Card Fund has been tallied at $8792.00. This money is distributed to all Jefferson County school districts to help ...

My rich and grumpy dad said my Christmas gifts were awful  The Guardian

Mariella Frostrup tells a man caught up in festive family tensions to ditch the present-giving charade.

Black Friday steals Christmas shoppers  BBC News

UK retail sales fell by more than expected in December after consumers brought forward their Christmas shopping to November, the Office for National Statistics ...

FSU's Demarcus Christmas added to Senior Bowl roster  247Sports

Demarcus Christmas is the lone 'Nole on the Senior Bowl roster.

Armenian Church in Holy Land celebrates latest Christmas in the world  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

The Armenian Christian community in the Holy Land is the only community to celebrate Christmas on January 18 and 19 due to historical differences with other ...

A parent's Christmas survivor ritual  CatholicPhilly.com

By Greg Erlandson • Catholic News *Service* • Posted January 18, 2019. “Your children like young olive plants around your table” (Ps 128). I have discovered a ...

Christmas Eve robbery suspect arrested  The Guam Daily Post

Surveillance footage of a Christmas Eve robbery helped police identify the suspect leading to his arrest on Friday.

Nebraska 'Grinch' principal who banned Christmas decorations won't return to school, superintendent says  New York Post

An elementary school principal who was placed on leave after she allegedly banned Christmas and holiday decorations will not return to her old job.

Photos | Virginia Beach: Christmas trees on the beach, helping the dunes  Virginian-Pilot

More than 140 Christmas trees were kept out of the landfill and put to good use on the sand dunes at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

See Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton's Holiday Thank You Cards  TownandCountrymag.com

Thanks to the ever-vigilant royal fans on Instagram, we've gotten our first peek at this year's royal holiday thank you cards, from both Prince William and Prince ...

How to turn your Christmas tree into fish habitat  Herald & Review

To Southern Illinois anglers, Christmas trees are the gift that keep giving.

Grinchy principal who banned Christmas colors resigns  WND.com

A "grinch" principal of a Nebraska elementary school is out after a controversy over her decision to ban decorations in red and green at Christmas, candy canes ...

"Knoxville's Truckster" brings Christmas to Jayme Closs  WVLT.TV

'Knoxville Truckster' made the 1400-mile trip to bring Christmas to the teenager who went missing for months and her whole community.

Mystery unwrapped: why a house in Richmond bears the name Christmas House  The Northern Echo

SEARCHING for a little seasonal spice just before Christmas, we threw out Christmas House, a good-looking property in Newbiggin, Richmond, with an…

Kris Bryant gets drone for Christmas  MLB.com

In addition to pushing cars up hills and hanging with Nelly, the offseason is a time for personal growth -- like, say, picking up a new hobby. Kris Bryant knows this ...

Debt not just a Christmas issue  Manx Radio

Advice sought from OFT's debt *service* throughout the year.

Warren Presses Mnuchin Over Christmas Eve Call With Regulators  Yahoo News

The U.S. government's partial shutdown had started, and Bloomberg News had reported that President Donald Trump had discussed firing Federal Reserve ...

Poll: Do you give away unwanted junk food after Christmas?  thejournal.ie

According to the latest Healthy Ireland survey, 62% of Irish adults are overweight.

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 ...

DeMarcus Cousins Was ‘A Kid On Christmas’ In His Warriors Debut  UPROXX

Cousins played 15 minutes for the Warriors and said the cameras were a lot to handle, but he's thrilled to be back on the floor.

What Christmas traditions look like around the world  The Washington Post

In almost every part of the world, someone is celebrating Christmas in some form. Certain Christmas traditions date to centuries-old pagan rituals, while others ...

Arthur Rank Hospice: Christmas tree collection and recycling fundraiser | Ely and Soham News  Ely Standard

More than 100 volunteers gave up their time to help Arthur Rank Hospice Charity collect over 1,800 Christmas trees for their annual fundraising Christmas tree ...

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 ...

Family trying to make it to NW Ohio for Christmas finds scammer  13abc Action News

WILLIAMS COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) - They were trying to make it back home to Williams County for Christmas. A last trip before one member of the family was ...

Final Christmas tree collection starting Tuesday in Madison  Madison.com

Madison residents who've hung on to their Christmas tree have one final chance to get the trees picked up by city crews.

How The GDPR Is Still Ruining Christmas  Above the Law

Late last year, I wrote about how the GDPR almost ruined Christmas in one German town, where it was determined that the annual tradition of kids putting their ...

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.

Primark cheered by Christmas trading that exceeded its expectations  Sky News

Fashion retailer Primark has joined a growing list of retailers to report trading over Christmas was better than forecast following a previous warning. Primark ...

Admit it: Are your Christmas decorations still up? Mine are  AZCentral

There's a whole lot of reasons to have Christmas decorations down by now. But there's something to leaving them up, too, judging neighbors aside.

'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 ...

Flyers take to social media to share Christmas Eve travel woes  USA TODAY

Travelers didn't hold back on Twitter this Christmas Eve, detailing everything from minor travel annoyances to delayed and canceled flights.

Box Office: 'Aquaman' Ruled Christmas, But 'Mary Poppins,' 'Bumblebee' And 'Spider-Man' Thrived  Forbes

Aquaman earned another $1.2 million on Wednesday, dropping 44% from Tuesday and 40% from last Wednesday. It has now earned $292.9m and should ...

Severn bridges journeys up over Christmas after toll axe  BBC News

The number of vehicles crossing both bridges went up over Christmas, says Highways England.

ON THE BASIS OF SEX - Official Trailer 2 - In Theaters This Christmas  Quad City Times

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Police arrest man accused of shooting 2 people in Algiers on Christmas Day  NOLA.com

NOPD arrested 28-year-old Damyia McInnis in connection to the shooting on December 25, 2018 in Algiers that killed a man and injured a woman, police said.

Elementary school principal who banned Christmas has resigned  ChristianToday

A Nebraska elementary school principal who sent an internal memo to teachers warning them not to use any Christmas-related messaging and activities in the ...

I’m usually a lonely Jew on Christmas. Last year, I found community on Twitter.  The Washington Post

I spent last Christmas on Twitter, talking to a stranger in Germany about potatoes. It was lovely. For the first time in years, I had (virtual) company on the holiday.

Return ‘like Christmas’ for Cousins: ‘I’m just glad to know I can still dunk’  Lexington Herald-Leader

Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points before fouling out in his Golden State Warriors debut after being sidelined nearly a year ...

David Jones reveals soft Christmas sales lift  The Sydney Morning Herald

Department store giant David Jones is the latest retailer to confess to a weak Christmas amid gathering evidence that penny-pinching consumers shopped early ...

Here's how to reuse and recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays  NBC News

Done with your Christmas tree? There's an environmentally friendlier way to ditch it.

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?

Pope Francis, in Christmas Speech, Emphasizes ‘Fraternity’  The New York Times

In his “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and to the World”) benediction, the pontiff declares that differences are a source of richness rather than danger.

Santa's grotto elves left unpaid for Christmas work  BBC News

Santa's grotto workers around the country have complained they have not been paid for their Christmas work. Several performers said they were still owed ...

MPD seeks suspect in Christmas Eve shooting  Monroe News Star

The Monroe Police Department is asking for help locating a suspect in a Christmas Eve shooting at Kingsway Apartments on Elm Street.

'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.

CPD identifies suspect wanted for stealing packages from home on Christmas  WIS10

The Columbia Police Department believes Dion Reeves is responsible for taking packages from a home on River Drive on Christmas Day.

Memorable Christmas Day moments across sports  ESPN

Christmas is all about making memories with family and friends, but there have also been plenty of notable moments in the world of sports on December 25.

28 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2018  Money Magazine

There are plenty of restaurants open on Christmas 2018. Many restaurants, like IHOP, Denny's, and Starbucks, have special holiday deals.

Willow Bend is out as brothers look for new spot for Christmas light display  Buffalo News

The Field brothers have abandoned their plan to relocate their Christmas light extravaganza to the former Willow Bend property in Hamburg, according to their ...

Christmas is over, but your tree can have a second life  Miami Herald

Recycling your Christmas tree is the green way to help save the planet in 2019. Don't let it wind up in a landfill.

Which player had the best Christmas Day sneakers in the NBA?  ESPN

PJ Tucker broke out one of the rarest pairs of LeBrons yet. But was that enough to take the Christmas Day crown? You be the judge.

Here are our top 20 Christmas movies to guide your holiday break viewing experience  Military Times

Movie binge-watching is a military tradition. Whether in the barracks, deployed overseas or at home on leave, few demographics consume cinema more ...

Police: Elderly victim tortured during Christmas Eve home invasion robbery  KGET 17

Bakersfield police are looking for three men suspected of torturing an elderly person during a home invasion robbery on Christmas Eve. Police are now looking ...

Deconstructing Christmas. The other side of the big holiday display  NJ.com

The other side of a huge display. We went back to Martel's Christmas Wonderland for the take-down and packing up.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Greet Onlookers Together on Christmas  TIME

Here's how the Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Prince Harry and the rest of the Windsor royal clan celebrated Christmas together this year.

Yule love these … great European Christmas traditions  The Guardian

Continental festivities include chocolate logs in Paris, tree-cutting in Norway and plenty of fish: eel in Naples, carp in Prague and fermented skate in Iceland.

Baby, Christmas Songs Have Always Been Controversial  The Atlantic

Long before “Baby, It's Cold Outside,” holiday songs played a part in the War on Christmas.

Christmas Day 2018: How Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, The Rock and more stars celebrated  USA TODAY

Musicians, movie and TV actors and television stars took to their social media accounts to wish followers a merry Christmas and share their families' ...

Elkhorn principal who banned Christmas-related items leaves job  Omaha World-Herald

The Elkhorn principal who prohibited Christmas-related symbols at her school has agreed to not return to that position, the district said in a statement to staff and ...

History center presents people's choice award for Christmas tree display  Seymour Tribune

BROWNSTOWNFamily and Christmas mean a lot to Becky and Lester Urbain.When the Freetown couple found out about the Festival of Trees at the Jackson ...

Dad books flights to spend Christmas with flight attendant daughter  CNN

In a heartwarming gesture full of Christmas cheer, Hal Vaughan booked multiple flights so he could see his daughter Pierce, a flight attendant who was working ...

Hallmark's Christmas Movies Are Predictably Popular With Viewers  Forbes

Hallmark is laughing all the way to the bank about its much-maligned Christmas movies.

Silent Night: How a beloved Christmas carol was born of war and disaster 200 years ago  Washington Post

The enduring song was first played on Christmas Eve 1818 in an Austrian church on the heels of war and a global climate calamity.

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 ...

After-Christmas sales still feel bleak in 2018  Vox.com

The mall never celebrates Christmas directly, only the white space around it. A tree goes up at the end of November, ushering in the pre-Christmas sales that ...

Didn't get what you want for Christmas? Thursday is a huge day for making returns  USA TODAY

Instead of settling for a duplicate Christmas gift or ugly sweater you'll never wear, you can return, exchange or sell your unwanted holiday gifts.

Surveillance images released of burglars taking electronics from Target on Christmas  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

MADISON, Wis. - Surveillance images have been released of a person and a getaway vehicle involved in a burglary from Target on Christmas. Two people got ...

Hungry N.J. goats are eating tossed Christmas trees and it's adorable  NJ.com

Most of us have been there. It's the middle of January, and that decaying Tannenbaum is still lurking in your living room, shedding its needles everywhere.

President Trump asked a child whether she still believed in Santa: ‘’Cause at 7, it’s marginal, right?’  The Washington Post

Trump is an attention-generating machine. Case in point: his Christmas Eve phone call with a 7-year-old who wanted to find Santa.

Miserable residents of Welsh town are still waiting for their Christmas bins to be picked up  Daily Mail

Households in North Wales, which introduced monthly collections for 50000 homes in September, have had to wait more than three weeks after Christmas for ...

Man charged in Christmas Eve beating of child in Goodlettsville  WKRN News 2

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man has been charged with aggravated child abuse in the beating of a child last month in Goodlettsville.

National Christmas Tree Relit in Time for Christmas After Last-Minute Funding  TIME

The National Christmas Tree will be lit up for Christmas after receiving last-minute funding – after fears that damage from a tree-climber and the partial ...

NBC 15 INVESTIGATES: Six figure price tag for Mobile Christmas trees  NBC 15 WPMI

In Tuesday night's reality check NBC 15 is uncovering a six figure price tag for Mobile's Christmas trees. Last week, city council members voiced concerns about ...

Boy's reaction to getting ketchup for Christmas is pure holiday joy  TODAY

There's nothing like watching a kid receive exactly what he asked for on Christmas. And when a little boy named Sawyer asked his aunt for a bottle of ketchup, ...

Love The Holidays? The Philippines Celebrates 4 Months Of Christmas Mania  NPR

Counting down from September, nine days of Mass, heaps of roast pig, colorful lights and festivities all over the place — the Filipinos know how to make the ...

Popular Christmas store to close on Sunday for the season  MyTwinTiers.com

The Christmas House in Elmira is closing for the season.

This Tesco Christmas Prize Draw text scam is sweeping the UK targeting shoppers  Birmingham Live

Tesco is Britain's biggest grocer with a string of stores across Birmingham and the wider Midlands region.

Your Christmas Tree Could Be Recycled Into Sugar  Atlas Obscura

One day soon, you may be able to have your Christmas tree and eat it too. Because if researchers at the University of Sheffield get their way, we'll turn our ...

Rare snow goose, gadwall duck found during Christmas Bird Count  Tribune-Review

A snow goose in Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville and a gadwall duck in Harmar were among the rare finds for the Pittsburgh Christmas Bird Count, part of ...

Family sues Lifetime for calling them 'ugly' in 'Christmas Harmony'  New York Post

Even worse than a lump of coal, Lifetime was slapped with a lawsuit for calling a random family ugly in, of all thing, a Christmas movie.

Frozen Smiles and a Gold Piano: How the Royal Christmas Went Wrong  The Daily Beast

The queen's speech may have included a warning to the 'Fab Four.' The gold piano was good optics for maximalists only. And the church photo-op looked as ...

Forgot an ingredient or want to eat out? These stores, restaurants are open Christmas  USA TODAY

Last-minute shoppers looking for gifts or needing one last ingredient for the Christmas casserole won't have many options Tuesday. Christmas Day is the one ...

Man charged with two felonies after beating puppies to death on Christmas  ABC 4

WELLINGTON, Utah (ABC4 News) - A Wellington man has been arrested and charged with two felonies after police said he beat two puppies to death on ...

Christmas tree sales are up this year – thanks to Millennials  USA TODAY

The number of Christmas trees sold this year is up about 10 percent compared to 2017, according to Square.

Greens: Next year will you be cycling home for Christmas?  Gazette

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Christmas tree collection raises thousands for charity  Energy FM

More than £7,000 has been raised for local charities through the collection of Christmas trees. 560 trees were collected and recycled by the Isle of Man Post ...

How to recycle your Christmas tree: A county-by-county guide for the Tampa Bay Area  ABC Action News

With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, many residents in the Tampa Bay Area are looking for options when it comes to disposing or recycling their live Christmas ...

New Jersey police reunite couple with missing personalized Christmas ornament  WABC-TV

It's a happy ending to a mystery that began with a discarded Christmas tree.

The best Christmas music playlist  Vox

Sick of the typical holiday music? Try this playlist — which has over a week of tunes.

The Christmas gift of a fresh start  The Washington Post

They lost their homes, their music, even their ability to smile. Then came a chance to start over.

Kendall Jenner didn't want to be in the Kardashians' Christmas photo  USA TODAY

The Victoria's Secret supermodel thought the Kardashian-Jenner Christmas-card photo shoot would be cuter with just the moms and their babies.

Iraq officially makes Christmas Day a national holiday  CNN

The Iraqi Cabinet approved a law to mark Christmas Day, December 25, as an official holiday across the country "on the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ," ...

When should I take my Christmas tree down?  AL.com

A Nativity scene at Trussville First United Methodist Church depicts the visit of the magi to the baby Jesus. (Photo by Greg Garrison/AL.com) ( Greg Garrison ...

Spending Christmas in the World of Warcraft  BBC News

The game entices millions of players from around the world - even on 25 December.

Mayor Dwyer: Snow Related Laws & Suggestions & Christmas Tree Pickup  wvdispatch.com

As a potential strong snowstorm moves our way, it is a great time to point out some snow related laws and suggestions. First, there is absolutely no parking on ...

Christmas in La-La Land  The Atlantic

Holiday magic in Los Angeles comes down to the thing that always sets California apart: the quality of light.

Chinese cities crack down on Christmas celebrations  The Guardian

Chinese authorities are cracking down on Christmas. Several cities, schools, and government institutions have ordered citizens not to celebrate the holiday and ...


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