At this festive time of the year, sparkling lights adorn many neighborhoods across the globe. A standard display doesn't cost a lot to run across the season but one village pub in England is spending £1000 ($1700) a week on power to keep its array alight
'Twas the night before Halloween and all through the neighborhood the ghosts and the ghouls, the pirates and witches, scarecrows, zombies and pumpkins all quietly vowed for attention in a spooky orange glow or hiding in the dark.
Halloween is one of our most popular holidays. Once the realm of children satisfied to "Trick-or-Treat," it has become the "stage" adults use to show-off their theatrical skills, trying to outdo neighbors in creating the most gruesome and bloody scenes.
LAUSCHA, GERMANY (dpa) - After some tough years following German unification, the small town of Lauscha in the rugged woodlands of eastern Germany is a veritable boomtown in these dog days of summer - cashing in on Christmas collectibles.
BERLIN (dpa) - Berliners's love of the city's popular bear symbol has taken on a new dimension, as life-size plastic versions litter the bustling Kurfuerstendamm, Unter den Linden and Friedrichstrasse.
The bears - there are more than 150 of them - s...