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Judge John Hodgman on the Neighbors’ Forbidden Fruit

Judge John Hodgman on the Neighbors’ Forbidden Fruit A Christmas gift of pears left on the doorstep creates a dilemma. Read More…

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It’s Boom Times for Santa

It’s Boom Times for Santa Like other in-person workers, Santa took a hit the first two years of the pandemic. But he’s back in a big way. Read More…

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Christmas at Dollywood, With Streetmosphere and a Chicken Lady

Christmas at Dollywood, With Streetmosphere and a Chicken Lady Dolly Parton’s theme park gets into the holiday spirit in a way that rivals Radio City’s Rockettes — with fewer kicklines but far more fingerpicking. Read More…

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Charles Charts a Path as a King for All Holiday Seasons

Charles Charts a Path as a King for All Holiday Seasons Adding a Hanukkah party and Diwali treats to the traditional Christmas address, King Charles III is publicly embracing a more inclusive monarchy in his first months. Read More…

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Day 23: On Christmas Day, No Rest for the Weary. (Or the Guy Who Feeds the Penguins.)

Day 23: On Christmas Day, No Rest for the Weary. (Or the Guy Who Feeds the Penguins.) For a biologist in San Francisco, Dec. 25 will bring not presents and mistletoe, but beak trims and fish guts. Read More…

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For Sibling Survivors of a Mass Shooting, Christmas Is an Act of Resolve

For Sibling Survivors of a Mass Shooting, Christmas Is an Act of Resolve Charlene and James Slaugh were both wounded at Club Q. Families impacted by hundreds of mass shootings this year face a tough holiday season. Read More…

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In Christmas Address, Pope Bemoans ‘Grave Famine of Peace’

In Christmas Address, Pope Bemoans ‘Grave Famine of Peace’ Pope Francis urged the tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter’s Square to pray for Ukraine and for others suffering in conflicts around the world. Read More…

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Will You Have a White Christmas This Year?

Will You Have a White Christmas This Year? A significant winter storm sweeping much of the nation means that snow is in the holiday forecast in many areas that don’t normally see a single flake. Read More…

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Southwest Stole Christmas. It Still Has Superfans.

Southwest Stole Christmas. It Still Has Superfans. It’s been a disastrous week for the budget airline. But its influencers are prepared to defend their brand. Read More…

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‘Carol of the Bells,’ a Christmas Staple From Ukraine, a Century Later

‘Carol of the Bells,’ a Christmas Staple From Ukraine, a Century Later It started as “Shchedryk,” a song about a little bird that was first performed in the United States in 1922. Its enchanting melody has since been sung by… Continue Reading…

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At France’s Oldest Christmas Market, Energy Crisis Dims Festive Spirits

At France’s Oldest Christmas Market, Energy Crisis Dims Festive Spirits Amid soaring gas prices and the war in Ukraine, Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, like holiday fairs across Europe, has faced a tough question: “How do you balance magic and responsibility?” Read More…

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12 New Christmas Songs for a Vast Array of Holiday Moods

12 New Christmas Songs for a Vast Array of Holiday Moods Hear tracks by the Linda Lindas, David Byrne, Summer Walker and others that lean cozy, confrontational and lightly comedic. Read More…

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As Power Outages Loom, Some Are Preparing Christmas Dinner Early

As Power Outages Loom, Some Are Preparing Christmas Dinner Early More than 1.5 million people are without power across the United States and Canada, and more could lose electricity over the coming days. It’s complicating holiday menus. Read More…

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