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Queen warns of 'tribalism' in Christmas address

London - Queen Elizabeth II warned of religious "tribalism" in a Christmas message on Tuesday delivered against a backdrop of Britain bickering over its impending exit from the EU.

Why do we eat certain foods during the Holidays?

What's behind your Holiday food of choice? Opting for turkey or something vegan? Picking cake or cheese? Roger Adams, associate professor and rare books librarian for K-State Libraries looks at the history.

Military Santa tracker live despite US government shutdown

Washington - The US government shutdown may have temporarily dimmed Washington's National Christmas Tree but never fear, Santa Claus still came to town -- with the military tracking his path across the globe.

Pope urges 'fraternity' in Christmas message

Vatican City - Pope Francis called for peace and "fraternity" and Queen Elizabeth II warned against "tribalism", as millions across the world celebrated Christmas on Tuesday -- after US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by raising doubts about Santa Clau...

Pilgrims gather at Jesus's traditional birthplace for Christmas

Bethlehem - Pilgrims from across the world gathered in Bethlehem on Monday for Christmas Eve, taking in a parade and queueing to see the grotto where Jesus is believed to have been born.

Christmas joy missing in rubble of Syria town

Harasta - With Christmas approaching, Nabil al-Aash dusts off religious books as he attempts to tidy up the war-scarred Saint George Church in the town of Arbin, northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus.

Exonerated but not free: Asia Bibi to spend Christmas in custody

Islamabad - Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi will celebrate Christmas under guard, despite being cleared of the blasphemy charges that kept her in jail since 2010.

Brenda Lee keeps 'Rockin' Christmas classic for 60 years

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Brenda Lee has a major milestone to celebrate with her signature holiday tune "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."

Austria celebrates 200 years of beloved carol 'Silent Night'

Oberndorf Bei Salzburg - Austria has something special to celebrate this festive period as it marks 200 years since the first performance of one of the world's most beloved Christmas carols, "Silent Night".

At Jesus's birthplace, an app is born to ease crowds

Bethlehem - Bethlehem is buzzing, with more tourists expected this Christmas than have visited the Biblical city in years, causing the kind of problem that modern technology was almost born to deal with.

Review: The Theatre at Westbury heats up to 98 Degrees for holiday show Special

Westbury - On December 16, Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees headlined The Theatre at Westbury for their "At Christmas" show. This marked their second consecutive year performing this holiday show at this venue, in the round.

Bethlehem church mosaics sparkle in time for Christmas

Bethlehem - Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity have been restored to their Crusader-era splendour in time for Christmas.

Review: Darlene Love and Bryan Adams rock 'The View' with holiday classic

On December 14, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love performed her perennial Christmas classic on the ABC talk show "The View."

Review: Paul Cardall releases captivating holiday album 'Christmas' Special

On November 2, Christian music artist and pianist Paul Cardall released his new holiday album, "Christmas," via Stone Angel Music.

Santas rally for charity in Italy

Turin - Thousands of Father Christmases gathered in Turin on Sunday at a rally to raise money for a children's hospital, with many arriving by scooter or bicycle rather than reindeer-pulled sled.

Review: New Second City holiday revue lacks chemistry, edge of past shows Special

Toronto - The holidays are a time of disappointment for some, from kids who get nothing but clothes from Santa to single adults spending the season alone. This year, some Second City fans in Toronto might feel seasonal letdown by the company’s new revue.

Country star John Berry to kick off 22nd annual Christmas tour

On November 16, it was announced that Grammy-winning country star John Berry will be embarking on his 22nd annual Christmas tour.

Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees talks Christmas tour, fans and success Special

Westbury - On November 15, Nick Lachey of the Grammy-nominated group 98 Degrees chatted with Digital Journal about the "98 Degrees At Christmas Tour" 2018.

Review: David Archuleta will melt your heart with new Christmas album Special

On November 2, "American Idol" alum David Archuleta released his highly-anticipated Christmas album "Winter in the Air."

Review: The Monkees release superb holiday album 'Christmas Party' Special

On October 12, The Monkees released their holiday collection, "Christmas Party" via Rhino. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Engelbert Humperdinck releases nostalgic new Christmas album Special

Veteran English pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck released his new holiday album, "Warmest Christmas Wishes," on October 12.

Review: Martina McBride releases superb 'It's the Holiday Season' album Special

Country queen Martina McBride released her new Christmas album, "It's the Holiday Season," on October 19. She recorded it at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studios in Nashville.

Engelbert Humperdinck talks Christmas album, 50 years in showbiz Special

Westbury - Veteran English pop star Engelbert Humperdinck chatted with Digital Journal about his new Christmas album, "Warmest Christmas Wishes," as well as his 50th year anniversary in show business.

Pop group 98 Degrees to kick off Christmas tour next month

Winnipeg - Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees will be kicking off their 2018 Christmas Tour on November 1 at the Club Regent Event Centre IN Winnipeg.

Dutch TV says no more blackface for 'Black Pete'

Den Haag - The Dutch public broadcaster said Wednesday it had decided to change the appearance of the traditional Christmas-time character Black Pete whose blackface outfit sparks an annual controversy.

David Archuleta talks Christmas CD, single, tour and David Cook Special

On September 12, American Idol alum and singer-songwriter David Archuleta chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming Christmas album, new song, and Christmas tour. Archuleta also praised fellow Idol alum David Cook.

The Clairvoyants to return to Long Island for 2018 holiday show

Westbury - On November 25, mind-reading duo The Clairvoyants will be returning to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island for a holiday show.

Eric Clapton to release new holiday CD, dedicates song to Avicii

On August 20, 2018, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton announced that he will be releasing a holiday album this fall. He is dedicating a song to the late Avicii.

Martina McBride to release new holiday album, cookbook

Country queen Martina McBride announced that she will release a new holiday album "It's The Holiday Season," as well as a new cookbook.

Egypt Copts mark Christmas Eve after bloody year

Egypt - Coptic Orthodox Christians packed Egypt's newly built Nativity of Christ Cathedral on Saturday for a Christmas Eve mass after a bloody year for a minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.
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The celebrations focus around Plaza de Bolívar  the city’s main square and civic center.
The celebrations focus around Plaza de Bolívar, the city’s main square and civic center.
The hustle and bustle as people make their way through the streets of London at night.
The hustle and bustle as people make their way through the streets of London at night.
Metro Nashville Police Department Christmas Basket Program banner.
Metro Nashville Police Department Christmas Basket Program banner.
Food baskets are ready to be loaded into vehicles to be distributed to needy families in Nashville  ...
Food baskets are ready to be loaded into vehicles to be distributed to needy families in Nashville, TN.
Christmas in Fuengirola  Spain
Christmas in Fuengirola, Spain
A close-up view of the Nativity Scene at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville  TN.
A close-up view of the Nativity Scene at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.
Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
A lit-up home on Highway 38 near Big Bear at Christmas
A lit-up home on Highway 38 near Big Bear at Christmas
Iwo road just after dawn: a major terminus  before Lagos for travelers from the hinterland
Iwo road just after dawn: a major terminus before Lagos for travelers from the hinterland
Plaza de España  Fuengirola  Spain - Christmas 2012
Plaza de España, Fuengirola, Spain - Christmas 2012
Babes in Toyland float.  Christmas Parade.  Bentonville  Ark.  Dec. 4  2010.
Babes in Toyland float. Christmas Parade. Bentonville, Ark. Dec. 4, 2010.
A display inside the mall showed a  Alice in Wonderland  theme complete with a white rabbit and cloc...
A display inside the mall showed a "Alice in Wonderland" theme complete with a white rabbit and clock
Christmas in Ireland
Christmas in Ireland
An anti-Obama protester stands out among the holiday festivities.
An anti-Obama protester stands out among the holiday festivities.
Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
A spoof was made of the advert for Spain s Christmas  El Gordo  Lottery.
A spoof was made of the advert for Spain's Christmas "El Gordo" Lottery.
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Parade Royalty.  Christmas Parade.  Bentonville  Ark.  Dec. 4  2010.
Parade Royalty. Christmas Parade. Bentonville, Ark. Dec. 4, 2010.

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