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Defeating darkness: Chanukah and Christmas

FORT WORTH, Texas: Christmas may define December in the minds of many. But it also hosts Chanukah, or the Festival of Lights. This year, Chanukah began at sundown on December 22nd. It would seem that Chanukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. But that isn’t so. Raised as a Christian around Christians, ...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; the real story

FORT WORTH, Texas: Robert May’s holiday standard, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be 81 next month. Rudolph first appeared in a 1939 booklet written by Robert L. May and published by Montgomery Ward, a retail and catalog department store in Chicago, Illinois. The origins of Rudolph The author of one of Christmas’ most famous pop-culture ...

Avocado and grapefruit salad for a healthy addition to your holiday feast

SAN DIEGO: Looking for a healthy side for your holiday dinner or brunch table, Avocado and Grapefruit salad is the answer! This can be served as a main course side or, remove the onion and arrange with toast points for a refreshing and healthy breakfast / brunch choice. Ancient avocado Avocados have an ancient history. ...

Irish eyes are smiling at Ireland’s Christmas markets in Dublin and Belfast

 IRELAND, December 7, 2019 — For anyone traveling to the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland for the holidays, the “Emerald Island” has spruced up and added millions of lights along with plenty of red to complement the traditional Irish green. Sparkling with twinkling lights, replete with delicious food and drink and brimming with great ...