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Go ahead, put up your Christmas tree

The Verge - 17 Dec 2017
Tradition dictates that Christmas festivities begin the day after Thanksgiving, not the day after Halloween, but traditions are more malleable than you'd think. Generations ago, kids would celebrate Saint Nicholas on his actual feast day — December ...

Review: 'A Christmas Story Live!' shoots its own eye out

USA TODAY - 18 Dec 2017
Oh, fudge. Fox's A Christmas Story Live! is the latest addition to the live TV musical canon, and the network's second attempt after Grease Live! in January 2016. And while Grease was a smooth and cheery ride, Christmas (☆ ½ out of four) never quite ...

Churches hoping camels will save Christmas

Telegraph.co.uk - 17 Dec 2017
Some churches in England have turned to live animals in an attempt to attract church-goers while others are considering conducting their nativity service in a barn in the hope of putting on an exciting show. Insurers Ecclesiastical, which insures most ...

A ghost town's Christmas past - CBS News

CBS News - 17 Dec 2017
The former mining community of Madrid, N.M., once an electrified winter wonderland, resurrects its historic Yuletide celebrations - and adds a red-nosed yak.

Don't expect to buy AirPods as a Christmas gift - Engadget

Engadget - 17 Dec 2017
Still scrambling to find an audio gift for the holidays? You'll probably need to rule out Apple's AirPods. Both MacRumors and 9to5Mac have discovered that the Siri-enabled earbuds are out of stock at most of Apple's online and retail stores around the ...

Ryanair pilots suspend one-day strike in week before Christmas

The Guardian - 17 Dec 2017
Impact said it hoped the suspension of industrial action would remove any uncertainty for passengers intending to travel on Wednesday. Impact said the union would make no further comment until after Tuesday's meeting. Ryanair said it would recognise ...

Prices for real Christmas trees rise amid nationwide shortage

San Francisco Chronicle - 18 Dec 2017
An all-natural Christmas tree is tradition for many, something that brings back the memories of past holiday seasons. Weekend shoppers agreed that a real tree is pricey — but priceless. Chris Bliss, a 64-year-old San Francisco resident, looked on as a ...

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