Dec 6, 2013 — The ceremony dates back to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge presided over the first National Christmas Tree lighting.
Dec 5, 2013 — The scene you'll find at Christmas Cats TV is a unique one. A woman sits in a den that includes a Christmas tree, a hearth and some presents — and lots of cute cats, some of which are wearing holiday sweaters.
Dec 2, 2013 — Gov. Lincoln Chafee's decision to call it a "holiday tree" has ignited passion in the past. This year, to avoid any anger, Chafee said he'll call the 18-foot blue spruce a Christmas Tree.
Nov 25, 2013 — Australia's Janean and David Richards used more than 31 miles' worth of LED lights to decorate their home. Their yard features a canopy of lights fanning out beneath a large tree whose trunk is wrapped in glowing colors.
Nov 5, 2013 — Online critics are throwing a red light on Kmart's Thanksgiving Day plan, with some calling the company a Grinch for its aggressive approach to the start of the Christmas shopping season.
Mar 12, 2013 — Also: Sarah Palin is writing a book about Christmas; Rachel Aviv on the literary genius of Julian Jaynes; author Sarah Manguso on memoir.
Dec 24, 2012 — Milk and cookies might be the traditional Santa offering on Christmas Eve, but in at least one household, St. Nicholas will be getting smoked salmon and scotch.
Dec 24, 2012 — Before Christmas Eve dinner, some families share the oplatek along with good wishes for each other. The tradition dates back hundreds of years: Back when bread was scarce, exchanging it with neighbors was a gesture of goodwill.
Dec 24, 2012 — Tamales are a holiday tradition for many Latinos. Some families will make their own. But others turn to tamaleros, tamale-makers who can churn out hundreds of tamales a week that taste even better than homemade.
Dec 24, 2012 — With several things to worry about — including the possibility of automatic tax increases and spending cuts — it appears American consumers weren't in the cheeriest of holiday spirits on the last weekend before Christmas. Shoppers were out, but analysts say their spending was subdued.