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Americans couldn’t resist the urge to gather for Thanksgiving, driving only slightly less than a year ago and largely ignoring the pleas of public health experts, who begged them to forgo holiday travel to help contain the coronavirus pandemic, data from roadways and airports shows.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled countless events this year, event organizers have made their creativity clear, either figuring out how to present events virtually or rework them so they can continue safely in person. And the holiday season is no different. This month, dozens of holiday traditions have been reinvented.
Do you or a neighbor go all out with holiday displays? Does your street do up the holidays right? Do you just love that place with the thousands of lights synced to Christmas music? We want to hear about it. Visit our holiday light map online and enter the coordinates in our mapping program.
I love latkes so much, I named my dog after them. That’s not the punchline to a joke. When we got our Labrador retriever puppy in November 2019, we took one look at her pale yellow coat and named her Latke. And last Hanukkah, we tried photographing Latke with latkes, but being true to her Labrador self, she ate them before we could snap a single frame.
Tired of watching “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Elf” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” year after year for the holiday season? Even if you’re not, quarantine has made extra time for sitting at home on the couch this year, so here are a few movies with a bit of Christmas spirit in one sense or another to add to the December rotation.
The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.
It’s safe to say that this year has been a wild ride and there’s a good chance that your finances have taken a hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and all that’s followed.
Perhaps it’s because music acts were forced off the touring circuit, leaving unplanned time to work on albums and other projects, but 2020 has been a bountiful year for holiday music. This column covers many of the full-length albums, although I left out the EPs and singles for fear the column would reach “War & Peace” length.
Like many things this year, the 44th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show hosted by Jim Custer Enterprises has been canceled this year, but only the in-person event. The show is continuing online with a virtual show featuring more than 100 crafters and artists.
Several Spokane-area retailers changing Black Friday plans to accommodate the new normal of holiday shopping spawned the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of Americans took to the skies and hit the road ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.
Something to remember is negativity doesn’t just take the joy out of life, it can take over our lives and even our physical health as stress and anxiety build up like it has this year. It also can leave us drained and wondering how we can celebrate a season of giving when we feel we don’t have anything left to give.
This is a year for many firsts, and add to the list a high number of inaugural encounters in cooking a turkey along with other holiday staples. You know – those traditional dishes enjoyed over at the house of family or friends, and perhaps you bring the rolls. Except this year. Many Americans will stay home because of pandemic concerns.
State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly desperate attempt to stop the explosive spread of the disease as many Americans resist calls to limit gatherings and travel heading into the holidays.
About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.
France's government on Friday got supermarket chains and e-commerce platforms like Amazon to agree to postpone “Black Friday” promotions, responding to concerns that shops shuttered by the nation's coronavirus lockdown are hemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.
Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday.
With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.
Target is the latest big box U.S. retailer to show that it's prospering during the pandemic.
A natural gas fire so hot it melted rock erupted in an explosion below the Holiday Inn on Division Street Monday evening as flames got within feet of the building.