Stories tagged: Christmas
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Finding the perfect gift takes patience, observation and care
I am a gift giver. A true gift giver. I show love by thinking of and giving what I hope is the perfect gift. My husband reprimanded me because I …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Gingerbread house survives – mostly – after man steals van carrying it, crashes into downtown precinct
A man tore through downtown in a stolen bakery van before crashing it through the front doors of a police precinct Sunday morning.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Elf on the Shelf: For lazy/busy/exhausted parents, precious memories are too darn costly
More than 11 million Elf on the Shelf kits have been sold around the world since the concept launched in 2005, inspiring great creativity in some parents and sheer exhaustion …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Bold as Brass: Tubas serenade at STA Plaza
Commuters trickling through the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza Saturday afternoon were greeted by an uncharacteristic sound: the rumbling baritone reverberations of 39 tubas playing in unison.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
First lady wishes to spend holiday on deserted island
If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she’d take her family to a deserted, tropical island.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
10 stocking-stuffers for health-conscious foodies
If you’re looking for stocking-stuffers for health-conscious foodie friends and family members, consider locally- and regionally-made goodies.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Spokane health professionals weigh in on holiday eating
Stretching from late October to New Year’s, the holidays bring on an abundance of tempting treats and sweets, along with those buffet spreads. Spokane health professionals offer some strategies to …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
After the passing of its patriarch, Bergman’s Christmas Tree Farm to close in Spokane Valley
Dog leash in one hand, chain saw in the other, Doug Bergman slowly trailed the family of six as they led him toward the newest addition to their living room. …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
The Slice: “It’s a-liiiiiiive!” (Holiday version)
Childlike belief in the magic of the season is wonderful. Why kill it?
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 2:14 a.m.
For the first time in a decade, Riverfront Park tree lighting ceremony fills night with light and sound
The revival of the Spokane Grand Tree Lighting celebration went off without a hitch.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Crew decks out veteran’s home for the holidays
Purple Heart recipient Donald Sohler wasn’t sure why a dozen red sweatshirt-clad men were in front of his Coeur d’Alene home Thursday.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Elegance on display: Downtown trees decked out for Christmas fundraiser
You can decorate a tree with just about anything. That’s a lesson visitors might learn at this year’s Christmas Tree Elegance display in downtown Spokane. The festive event, which started …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
No sister act: Nuns’ album tops charts in time for Christmas
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist’s third album, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring: Christmas with the Dominican Sisters of Mary,” has muscled its way to the top of …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Super ideas for those wanting to give the gift of green
Looking for a little (or more than a little) ‘high’ holiday cheer? Evercannabis has you covered with some solid gift ideas for you and your holiday near and dear.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Harvest memories at U-Cut Christmas tree farms
Guide to increasingly more choices for U-cut Christmas tree farms, and some of their traditions
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Pacific Northwest tree shortage leads to Christmas conundrum in Utah
Utah families looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree might come up short because fewer conifers are available in the Pacific Northwest this year.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV
Annual shows or marathons have become part of the holiday lexicon.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Reader photo: Holiday twist to ‘tree skiing’
Submit your own outdoors-related photos for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Sears among retailers facing make-or-break Christmas
The holiday season is always a pressure cooker for retailers, but this year promises to be more stressful than usual.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Lights, songs and Santa steal the show at annual Christmas tree lighting
Singing a medley of carols at the base of a 50-foot Christmas tree, the Christian Youth Theater’s quartet evoked the yuletide spirit of hundreds at Riverpark Square on Friday night.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Reindeer Cletus and Clyde make welcome addition to River Park Square festivities
River Park Square typically prepares for the holiday season each November by hanging garlands in walkways, stringing bright lights in storefront windows and setting up the 50-foot Christmas tree in …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Mama Bear Moxie: Why Thanksgiving is better than Christmas
The long Thanksgiving weekend provides the time together as a family that I crave. The colder weather and the special food mush together to encourage lazy mornings, lots of game …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Paul Turner: Holly jolly holiday office party nearing last call?
Coming on the heels of a season of seemingly daily accusations and revelations about male misconduct with women (and other men), the already beleaguered workplace holiday bash now flirts with …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Keeping Christmas creep at bay
Let’s imagine you don’t wish the yuletide retail blitz to commence before you have finished the leftover Halloween candy.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
House GOP leaders delay tax plan release amid changes
One day before the big reveal, President Donald Trump intensified his lobbying Tuesday for a tax overhaul plan whose shape was still under negotiation by congressional Republicans. The president predicted …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Target says customers want it to pause the ‘Christmas creep’
Target says customers want it to pause the “Christmas creep.” It says it wants to be more in tune with customers’ mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Hopeful take advantage of J.C. Penney seasonal hiring event in Spokane
With less than 70 days left to get Christmas shopping done, the J.C. Penney retail chain had a nationwide hiring event Tuesday, with plans to hire more 100 new employees …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Trump pledges fealty to religious values, “Merry Christmas”
President Donald Trump assured a high-profile gathering of Christian conservatives on Friday that his administration will defend religious organizations, promising a return to traditional American values while again subtly stoking …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges
FedEx will forego special charges for most packages shipped during the chaotic holiday season this year as it squares off against rival UPS in a fight for a larger share …