Left to right: Christina Conlon, age 12, Patrick (Credit: Newsday Photo/ Karen Wiles Stabile)

Left to right: Christina Conlon, age 12, Patrick Walker (in front), age 12, Charles Chi (in back), Michael Dooley, age 17, Shadira Hooks, age 11, Theresa Hall, Tion Byrams age 4 , Robin Moye, age 17, and Chris Mander, age 12. Charles Chi ,a Lindenhurst Martial arts instructor, who had each of his students give up one of their gifts or money so that Teresa and her extended family who lost everything in a fire 3 weeks ago, could have a great Christmas, Lindenhurst, Robin and Shadira are Theresa's children, Michael and Tion are her godchildren.

New Yorkers celebrate Christmas

Left to right: Christina Conlon, age 12, Patrick
(Credit: Newsday Photo/ Karen Wiles Stabile)

Left to right: Christina Conlon, age 12, Patrick Walker (in front), age 12, Charles Chi (in back), Michael Dooley, age 17, Shadira Hooks, age 11, Theresa Hall, Tion Byrams age 4 , Robin Moye, age 17, and Chris Mander, age 12. Charles Chi ,a Lindenhurst Martial arts instructor, who had each of his students give up one of their gifts or money so that Teresa and her extended family who lost everything in a fire 3 weeks ago, could have a great Christmas, Lindenhurst, Robin and Shadira are Theresa's children, Michael and Tion are her godchildren.

left to right: Alice Mayo of Roosevelt, and
(Credit: Photo/ Karen Wiles Stabile)

left to right: Alice Mayo of Roosevelt, and Vaseleke Kunda of Hempstead, enjoy a Christmas dinner given by Harvest of the World.

Natasha Vila, 11, and Luz Rodriguez, 8, got
(Credit: Newsday Photo/ Jiro Ose)

Natasha Vila, 11, and Luz Rodriguez, 8, got surprise visit by Santa at the Brooklyn YWCA.

Jerrie Beloton loads up volunteer Jonathan Wiggs' plate
(Credit: Newsday Photo/ Jiro Ose)

Jerrie Beloton loads up volunteer Jonathan Wiggs' plate to be served for needy at a Christmas dinner for needy at Brooklyn YWCA.

On Christmas Day, Cardinal Egan leads the 10:15am
(Credit: Newsday Photo/ Julia Gaines)

On Christmas Day, Cardinal Egan leads the 10:15am Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

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On Christmas Day, worshippers sing at the start
(Credit: Newsday Photo/ Julia Gaines)

On Christmas Day, worshippers sing at the start of the 10:15am mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

On Christmas Day, worshippers sing at the start
(Credit: Newsday Photo/ Julia Gaines)

On Christmas Day, worshippers sing at the start of the 10:15am mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

On Christmas Day, worshippers sing at the start
(Credit: Newsday Photo/ Julia Gaines)

On Christmas Day, worshippers sing at the start of the 10:15am mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.
(Credit: Photo/ Dick Yarwood)

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.
(Credit: Photo/ Dick Yarwood)

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.

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Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.
(Credit: Photo/ Dick Yarwood)

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.
(Credit: Photo/ Dick Yarwood)

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral.