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Holidays News

Holiday trading not just a religious issue in NSW

Tensions are building in NSW over the issue of shopping on public holidays which some argue should be observed with the closure of businesses.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

NBC's next live musical event will be 'Peter Pan,' cast TBA

After the ratings success of "The Sound of Music," the execs at NBC have decided that the network's next live musical event will be "Peter Pan."
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

Op-Ed: I resolve not to make New Year's resolutions

We make them. We break them. Maybe some of us even fake them. They are New Year's resolutions. And yes, it is that time of year again.
In the Media by Paula Kirman

Sugar and alcohol during the holidays Special

If there is one thing I love about the holidays, it is all the sweets laid out on bright colored trays and dishes. And if there is one thing I despise at the holidays, it is that tempting desire to try every last one.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

TopFinds: Bringing holiday cheer to seniors, saving dolphins

Find out how volunteers are helping spread the Christmas joy to low-income seniors. A viral video shows a woman being attacked by a cat after kicking snow in the animal's face. We investigate how to save dolphins in Japan. Welcome to TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Holiday health tips

The holiday season is a time of merriment. However, there are a number of health issues that are more prevalent or where the risks can be higher this time of year. Some of the key issues are outlined below.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Candy Cane Lane Special

Edmonton - Candy Cane Lane is an annual Christmas tradition in Edmonton. Every year people come to the west end neighbourhood of Crestwood to see the lights and decorations.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 3 comments

Home Theatre for the Holidays Special

A well designed family room with a home entertainment system will add value to your home, your lifestyle and décor. Simply put, great solutions can be designed and you don’t need to live beyond your means.
Digital Journal Report by Paul W. Fitzgerald - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Being Jewish at Christmas

It isn't the "most wonderful time of the year" for some of us. For the many who don't celebrate Christmas, it's just like any other time of the year.
In the Media by Paula Kirman - 7 comments

Uber makes special Christmas offer: We'll bring the tree to you

The makers of the trendy smartphone app Uber are spreading holiday cheer. While the app is usually used to hire a car for transporting a person, the Uber team rolled out a limited time offer that brought Christmas trees right to the customer's door.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

Op-Ed: 'Tis the season to be kind. Thoughts on true meaning of Christmas

It happened: That moment where the timing of today's date (Dec. 1) caught me completely off guard. It's December and like so many who can relate, I'm already feeling the time crunch, with Christmas only a few weeks away.

Op-Ed: Selecting the perfect celebratory beverage Special

Guerneville - If you are planning for the New Year and other holiday season parties, you do not have to import your Champagne from France.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 3 comments

Bad Santa! Man working as mall Santa arrested for pinching elf

Hanover - A 62-year-old man who was working at a Massachusetts mall was arrested after allegedly pinching the rear end of an 18-year-old woman who was working as an elf.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 6 comments

'Thor' wins again but 'The Best Man Holiday' surprises

Sometimes blockbusters can overshadow those nice surprises at the box office. It is often those nice surprises that add zest as the numbers are tallied.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

Amazon releasing own set top box in time for holidays

Amazon.com has been trying to take on competitors like Netflix for months now with its Instant Video Service. The company appears to be taking on Apple TV as well.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Traveling is more than just going somewhere

Millions of people change their location everyday. Some do it for love. Some do it for work. Some to hide. Some to seek. But that's not traveling
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 3 comments

Spanish police gear up for 'summer of crime' with extra staff

Madrid - Spain is a pretty safe country to visit, with only one in every thousand tourists likely to be affected by petty crime. However, the country is deploying over 29,000 police officers to ensure tourists' safety and security during July and August.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Mothers Day — What do actual mothers think of this holiday? Special

Mothers Day has come again. Commercialized to pamper mothers, many companies make millions a year celebrating this time of year. Many wonder what women think of mothers day. That's why I interviewed four women for their opinion on Mother's Day.
Digital Journal Report by Johnnie Guerrio - 3 comments

Peeps survey pokes into the pleasure of holiday treats

The Peeps have spoken. Or at least those who filled out a survey did. They answered some timely questions about these treats.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

Atheists take offence at 'Merry Christmas Bill'

Atheists in Texas have come out against a bill that would allow teachers to tell their students "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah".
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 4 comments

Tips for an allergy-free Christmas

People affected by allergies to dust, nuts and other substances can often suffer worse at Christmas time compared to other times of the year. To help reduce the allergy impact the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has issued some tips.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: 'Scrooge' with Alastair Sim is still the best Christmas flick

Every December, TV bombards us with holiday movies and specials, some old, some great, most forgettable. And the unofficial “holy trinity” of Christmas movies is “It's a Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas Story” and the 1951 version of “Scrooge".
In the Media by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Mall Santa shares over 30 years of experience on the job Special

Etobicoke - Every year for Christmas, Vince Ciccheli steps into the shoes of the busiest man during the holiday season, to work as a mall Santa. It’s a role that’s brought with it many fond, heart filled memories, he says.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Is this the worst Christmas tree in the history of the holidays? Special

Toronto - Late last month, the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto unveiled this year's Christmas tree and it's quite unique to say the least. Veering away from traditional Christmas trees we see, this just might be one of the ugliest I've ever seen.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 18 comments

Photo Essay: Toronto Christmas market at the Distillery District Special

Toronto - The holiday season is in full gear at Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery. Sponsored by Lowe's the market is the perfect place for families to hang out until December 16.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

'Killing Them Softly' enters picture as talk turns to end of year

As December arrives at the box office, the talk will now turn to the overall 2012 numbers. It may not achieve a record but it will go over $10 billion.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Op-Ed: I have one wish this Christmas, Santa Claus – No gifts, please

Toronto - Although being born in the Jewish faith and turning into the religion of narcissism, I have always found Christmas to be the season for everyone, whether or not you’re a Muslim, Buddhist or Nuwaubian. What do I want for Christmas? Nothing.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

'Twilight' time continues while 'Rise of the Guardians' released

It should be another busy weekend at the box office even though Friday is still a few days away. As a holiday approaches, what is deemed a weekend is thrown to the wolves. Or in this case, the turkey.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

Bing Crosby and 'White Christmas' most searched holiday terms

Los Angeles - It is not even Thanksgiving, but the sounds of Christmas fill the air. That is not unusual as holiday music is always heard this time of year.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Mother's Day: Survey suggests working moms want more flexibility

What moms want is never easy when Mother's Day come around. After all, it is mom. She is the one who makes us feel comfortable and nurtures us.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments
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Toronto s Campbell House celebrates the season
Toronto's Campbell House celebrates the season
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See it outdoors.
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Toronto s Campbell House celebrates the season
Toronto's Campbell House celebrates the season
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Those wishing can purchase tickets on line via the web site. Those attending for the first tea seati...
by Faith Echtermeyer, courtesy of SF Museum and Historical Society
Those wishing can purchase tickets on line via the web site. Those attending for the first tea seating, on Dec. 4 are asked to arrive by 11: Am
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Queen Street West readies for the holidays
Queen Street West readies for the holidays
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Queen Street West readies for the holidays
Queen Street West readies for the holidays
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Queen Street West readies for the holidays
Queen Street West readies for the holidays
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Another boat with holiday lights sits by the dock.
Another boat with holiday lights sits by the dock.
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Kylie enjoying the festivities
Kylie enjoying the festivities
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Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5 ...
courtesy of SF Rec. and Parks Dept.
Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5, 2013 were treated to a machine-made flurry of snow.
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A local miracle happened in San Francisco in 1975 when community leaders joined together to create t...
Courtesy of The Bill Graham Menorah Project
A local miracle happened in San Francisco in 1975 when community leaders joined together to create the first big public menorah and celebration of Chanukah outside of Israel. Since that time, each year the 25-foot menorah is lit for each of the days of the celebration of the Festival of Lights. The San Francisco “Mama Menorah” public celebration has now become a global phenomenon with large menorahs lit annually in over 500 cities worldwide.
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Toronto s Campbell House celebrates the season
Toronto's Campbell House celebrates the season
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A Santa Claus
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A Santa Claus
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The Argosy ship  which takes passengers on a Christmas themed cruise around Lake Washington and acro...
The Argosy ship, which takes passengers on a Christmas themed cruise around Lake Washington and across Lake Washington to Seattle.
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Toronto s Campbell House celebrates the season
Toronto's Campbell House celebrates the season
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Palm trees
Palm trees
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A lights display in the shape of what appears to be a dragon or sea monster.  It was also puffing st...
A lights display in the shape of what appears to be a dragon or sea monster. It was also puffing steam.
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Queen Street West readies for the holidays
Queen Street West readies for the holidays
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You can have a smart home theatre system and nice decor without having to break the bank.
You can have a smart home theatre system and nice decor without having to break the bank.
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