The scene in the mail room, as service men scramble to sort out the Christmas post for waiting soldiers in Camp Cuervo, a base on the northeastern side of Baghdad on Christmas day, 25 December 2004. Some US soldiers liken their mission in Iraq to that of shepherds that first saw baby Jesus more than 2000 years ago as they celebrate Christmas on their bases amid tighter security.
I've helped bring homeless people to shelters and sometimes we buy gifts at Christmas time and donate them to families who are less fortunate than us
We have been wowing visitors for over 100 years ... We are open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. People can come and warm up on a cold winter day or come and cool off on a hot summer day.
We’re extremely happy - the weather gods have shined on us and there’s just a massive, massive turn out ... It’s like our Christmas day when people all come out and say thank you and show their support which we rely on to keep doing what we do.More quotes »
“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill
The Christmas tree is long gone. It shed its last needle on the curb more than four months ago, looking sad without baubles on branches or gifts around its trunk. It’s probably mulch now, and that’s okay: the baubles are in a box in the garage, the gifts Read more »
Schmidt: How St. Valentine's Day created a retailing revolution
At the beginning of the 19th century, St. Valentine's Day was of little note in American culture. It could easily have faded from the calendar out of Protestant indifference and civic irrelevance, forgotten along with days dedicated to St. Agnes, St.Anne Read more »
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"I have come to cast a fire on the Earth"
What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost. A feast like this challenges us, because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus had said to Apostles, and still says to us: (Luke 12:49). This i from The New Advent Read more »
Saved Flint City Hall Santa display picked up from Repocast for storage in 'a bunker at the North Pole'
FLINT, MI -- Some Flint residents had the Christmas spirit on Saturday afternoon, even if the holiday is months away. Melodee Mabbitt and a group of friends donned Christmas hats and went to Repocast in Flint to pick up the Santa Claus display that she a from MLive.com Read more »
‘I love it!’ and other gift fibs
At some point — birthday, wedding, Mother’s Day — we’ve all given and received the equivalent of the pink bunny suit that Ralphie is forced into in A Christmas Story . A strained “I love it!” may perpetuate the cycle. Kerry Patterson, co-author of the be from Miami Herald Read more »
Christmas tree promotion fee back in farm bill
After three years, the Christmas tree industry would conduct a referendum on whether to continue the fee of 15 cents per tree. In the farm bill, the revived Christmas tree-promotion measure, inserted by Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., plays only a very modes from Fresno Bee Read more »
Sight of the cross
SAN ANGELO, Texas — DORA MARTINEZ took this photo last year after a candlelight Christmas Eve service at the Woodlands Church near Houston. She attended with her brother and his family, who live in Spring. “I was touched by the sight of it as we were wal from GoSanAngelo Read more »