Stories tagged: Christmas
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
How Dan Campbell’s Christmas tree grew into a symbol of hope and honor
A series of accidents has kept Dan Campbell’s Christmas tree a little less luminous this year and have tested the 78-year-old’s resolve.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: We can’t all be Christmas angels
When I was in the sixth grade at Jefferson Elementary, we still had public school Christmas pageants. The grand finale was a Nativity tableau. We sang traditional Christmas carols and …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 3 p.m.
Singers offer up all sorts of baubles for holiday listening
Country music fans must have been good this year because this year has been quite the year for holiday albums from that music genre.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Kids in need enjoy Christmas cheer thanks to Kalispels, Salvation Army
Morgan Theobald wants spy equipment for Christmas. In fact, when she grows up, she’d like to join the ranks of James Bond and Ethan Hunt in international espionage. Why?
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Then and Now: Santa Claus
Santa Claus, the icon of American Christmas, came from several different sources. The story began with Bishop Nicholas, a fourth-century saint who lived in what is now Turkey.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Oops! UPS delivers assault rifle instead of toy for Christmas gift
A New York couple was horrified when a UPS delivery that they thought was a Christmas present turned out to be an assault rifle.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Iraqi businessman erects tallest Christmas tree in Baghdad
A Muslim businessman says he has erected the tallest Christmas tree in Baghdad as a show of solidarity with Christians during the holiday season.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Fire District 8 welcomes Santa for neighborhood visits.
Santa Claus will be visiting neighborhoods in Spokane County Fire District 8 with firefighters.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
Terminally ill 5-year-old boy dies in Santa’s arms
A Tennessee Santa Claus says a terminally ill 5-year-old boy died in his arms after he gave the child a present in the hospital.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
If you want to buy locally made gifts this holiday season, here are some places to start
If you’re looking to buy locally made goods this year, there are stores that specialize in that. And many folks navigate to standbys like locally made candy, wine, cheese or …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
In which tenderfoot Ralph Walter heads to the forest for a Christmas tree
OFFICIALLY LOST, Idaho Panhandle National Forests — I’ve never been the type to hike through a snow-speckled forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Frankly, I’m not really into …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016
This house plant makes an alternative Christmas tree
Many dwellers of small apartments or condos face an annual problem in December: What do we do about the Christmas tree? Do we take out the odd chair or end …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Bad Santa: Child crushed after not-so-jolly man tells him to ‘lay off the hamburgers and french fries’
Anthony Mayse took a seat on Santa’s lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. But …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
Ask Santa to spill his secrets
Kids of all ages can have a hot breakfast and pose for a photo with Santa in one of his spare sleighs. If breakfast isn’t your thing, other opportunities to …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Gardening: Search for the perfect fir at local tree farms
Recent snow and cold temperatures have kicked off the Great Tree Hunt for Christmas with style.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, noon
Holiday gifts for hosts, homebodies and everybody else
For people who love, love, love to nest and entertain, a gift for the home is always a win. You know the type: a homebody who loves to organize, a …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Mall of America welcomes its first black Santa
Dozens of Santas cycle through Twin Cities shopping centers each year, spreading joy to children who entrust them with their holiday wish lists. What has been missing from that experience, …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Help map area holiday lights
Do you or a neighbor go all out with the holiday displays? Does your street do up the holidays right? Do you just love that place with the thousands of …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
Today’s crafted ornaments can become tomorrow’s keepsakes
Making your own ornaments and decorations for the holidays has its own rewards – the need to create is strong in many of us – but it feels particularly good …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Ohio troopers find drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in SUV
The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in a vehicle that was stopped for a driving violation in northwest …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Make Christmas Great Again: For $149, Trump sells the bauble
For Donald Trump supporters looking to extend election season into holiday season, the president-elect’s campaign has a new offering: The Make America Great Again Christmas ornament.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Benton County sheriff’s deputies stop shaving to help families in need
Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Christmas lights strung near Sacred Heart will bring cheer to child patients
Cowley Park, a tranquil space of trees and grass amid towering hospital buildings, will be illuminated to bring cheer to children spending their Christmas season at Providence Sacred Heart Medical …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Students using ridesharing for holidays
Ridesharing is a growing holiday travel option for college students
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Snowflakes, Santa seem to be back on Starbucks holiday cups
Starbucks will be unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year with what look to be snowflakes and reindeer, after last year’s more subdued red cups caused an uproar from …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Capitol Christmas tree will make Veterans Day stop in Coeur d’Alene
The Capitol Christmas tree will make a stop in Coeur d’Alene during its 2,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Target plays up value for the holiday season
From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to convince shoppers …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 4:28 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Christian, secular traditions shouldn’t clash at Christmas
The Christian and secular traditions of Christmas should be put aside to celebrate peace, writes Spokesman-Review columnist Sue Lani Madsen.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 3:17 p.m.
Visitors, volunteers share Christmas meal at St. Charles Parish
For nearly 40 years, volunteers have been serving Christmas dinner at St. Charles Parish and School in north Spokane. Visitors take in more than just the warm food on the …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:36 a.m.
FedEx delivering on Christmas after weather, late shopping slow delivery
FedEx will deliver packages to homes on Christmas, and its Express counters will be open to customers after delays caused by weather and late shopping.