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The news in these hectic days leading up to the solstice, Christmas and the renewal of New Year’s has been tough going. The shootings in Connecticut, the painful spectacle of gridlock in Washington DC, the sputtering economy. I’ve spoken...
It’s that time of year again, when Christmas cheer clashes mightily and noisily with the debate over the “war against Christmas.” I am, and this probably won’t come as any surprise, a skeptic. Not about the value and beauty...
I am not a religious person, but I still believe in miracles. Every spring, when the first peas push up through the ground, I am awed and grateful. We had a small miracle on our farm Christmas eve. We returned from doing the neighborhood rounds...
Call me old fashioned. Call me (seasonally) nostalgic. At the Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department last Sunday, a Christmas scene that felt like Christmas. Local families. Lots of kids. Everyone knows each other. Everyone cares about coming...
News stories tagged with "christmas"
by Todd Moe
Nov 28, 2003 — Just as the oven begins to cool from the Thanksgiving feast, comes another seasonal favorite - Holiday baking. Fruitcakes, cookies and sweets are an annual tradition in many households this time of year. During the month of December, visitors to the Traditional Arts In Upstate New York, or TAUNY, gallery in Canton will be asked to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. Late last month a group of eager gingerbread bakers gathered in Canton to learn some secrets of making gingerbread houses - from cabins to castles. As Todd Moe reports, these novices got a head start on their edible real estate. Go to full article
Jan 08, 2003 — After holiday shopping comes holiday returning for all the things we'll never use and don't really fit. For returning them efficiently, however, requires some special skills. Commentator Elle Garrell Berger learned hers from her mother. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2003 — As many of us enjoy new knowledge of New Zealand, new ?media darling? as the home of the Lord of the Rings movies, a small, hardy group of Kiwis enjoyed a seasonal exchange over the holidays. Commentator Betsy Kepes was their guide for a white Christmas. Go to full article
Dec 25, 2002 — It's that day of the year when we tend to do a lot of things in the same way we did them last year and the year before. Little occurs in the way of "let's try something different this year." Commentator Paul Willcott has some thoughts on the routine. Go to full article
Dec 23, 2002 — Commentator Paul Willcott and his wife Ann decided to have the perfect Christmas tree, the one they'd long dreamed of. They were the new owners of a rambling cure cottage in Saranac Lake. It was the right time and place for the perfect tree. It didn't seem like such a big undertaking, but, well, let him tell the story. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 23, 2002 — Last Christmas eve, Brian Mann found himself in the highland town of Taxco, in central Mexico. The city is famous for its hilltop architecture and its fantastic baroque cathedral, built in the 1700s. Brian went out with his microphone to gather sounds of the holiday season and brought back this audio postcard. Go to full article