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Merry and bright; a history of Christmas lights

FORT WORTH, Texas: Of all the Yuletide trimmings, hanging Christmas lights is probably the most modern tradition. Many a light hanger has pulled their hair out over the years in frustration while at the task. Why do we do this anyway? Where did it start? The Yule Log says that the tradition of lighting the ...

Christmas 2018: Following the faith of the Magi in finding Christ

WASHINGTON: At the time of the Christmas holiday, Christians all over the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the savior. In the biblical story of that birth is the story of the Magi or “Wise Men.” The story of the Magi is often about the gifts given to the infant Jesus. However, that is ...

Christmas: Staying in balance during the most wonderful time of the year

SAN DIEGO: The holidays and the Christmas season are the most wonderful time of the year for many Americans. However, it’s important to remain balanced. Celebratory times with friends and family can include indulgences on a variety of levels from overeating to overspending, just remember to pace yourself. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR ...

Follow a Star, Faith, Christianity, Three Wise Men, Magi, Dennis Jamison

Christmas and the faith to follow a star to the glory of Christ

WASHINGTON: And they were saying, “Where is The King of the Judaeans who has been born?” For we have seen his star in The East and we have come to worship him. Matthew 2:2 Each year at Christmas millions of Christians in America celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, their savior. However, to many Americans, ...

Brussels Sprouts with Ancho Chili and Three-Cheese Risotto for Chrismas

WASHINGTON: Whether you are having a prime rib, pork roast or fowl, add these Christmas feast recipes: a modern uptake on Brussels sprouts and savory three-cheese risotto that will perfectly support your Christmas feast. CDN’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS FEAST RECIPES:  ANCHO CHILI BRUSSELS SPROUTS Brussels sprouts are a breed of wild cabbage grown for its small size. ...

Red or White: The best 2018 Christmas Wine Guide

SEATTLE:.  With so many clamoring to snatch up last minute Christmas gifts, it can be easy to overlook many a great wine. This somewhat brief line-up comprises a list of white and red wines that will help make your Christmas meals memorable.  Or double as a great gift idea. Keep a few on hand, in ...

Prime Rib Roast: How to buy and cook a perfect roast for beginners and pros

WASHINGTON:  Whether you are creating a first Christmas Dinner or have just never cooked a prime rib, it is really one of the easiest dishes to make.  And the Whos in Whoville know that a perfect roasted prime rib of beef makes any holiday meal special. However, the cost and fear of roasting a prime ...

Inspiring Stories, Books for Girls, Christmas Presents, Brigid Moret

Christmas Gifts: Five inspiring books written for girls

LAUREL, MD – With the holidays upon us, gift ideas are in the forefront of most people’s minds. Whether you are a parent who likes the idea of giving a book as a present, or you are just looking for last minute gift ideas for the girls in your life, here are some inspiring books ...

A LifeCycles Tradition: Memories of Christmas in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, December 18, 2018 — Christmas was always a wonderful experience growing up in San Diego, California. NO WHITE CHRISTMAS IN SAN DIEGO The concept of a white Christmas is not entirely lost on those who live in warm climates. However, in sunny San Diego, the experience of dashing through the snow is completely ...

White House Christmas Party

Trump cancels the un-deserved White House Press Corps Christmas Party

WASHINGTON: Howard Kurtz media reports has always been the first read.  Recently,  Kurtz’s displeasure over President Trump has become more apparent not only in his written word, but also his broadcast reports.  Today’s headline from Kurtz, Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press, moves Kurtz fully into the partisan column. Kurtz writes: President Trump ...

Tis the season for giving Christmas gifts: Picking the right gift for the right person

SAN DIEGO: Don’t let the stress of gift giving ruin your holiday. Follow this easy guide to keep Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! It is a time for gathering with loved ones, enjoying get-togethers with friends, decorating the Christmas tree, stringing Christmas lights, baking Christmas treats, and giving and receiving Christmas gifts. ...

Tchaikovsky, Suite, Ballet, Classical Music

I Love The Nutcracker: My First Sound Book – A Children’s Book Review

LAUREL, MARYLAND: Every year when Christmas music starts playing, the carousel of musical classics and favorites fill the airwaves, the stores, and television commercials. Some songs are more modern.  Others are catchy to sing along too. But almost everyone can relate to music from The Nutcracker stuck in their head at some point. The Nutcracker ...

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Making room for Christ and Christmas in this chaotic world

WASHINGTON: As we enter the Christmas season, it seems that most of society’s concerns and obsessions are quite the opposite of what is, in fact, being celebrated.  Christ. We live, more and more, in a materialist era in which the Christmas season begins with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.”  Newspaper headlines tell us how much ...

Keeping the holiday spirit alive for loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN DIEGO:  Christmas is considered the most favored holiday each year. Christmas engenders feelings of love, generosity, and goodwill as it brings together family members and loved ones in shared moments and traditions. Feelings of stressfulness and loss gradually replace joy and merriment when Alzheimer’s strikes the family. When mom or dad, grandma or grandpa ...

Chanukah and Christmas: Celebrating the defeat of darkness by the light

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 begins at sundown on December 2nd. It would seem and Chanukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. But that isn’t necessarily so. Raised as a Christian around ...