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Tell us about your favorite holiday light displays

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.

This crisp, classic potato latke recipe delivers a satisfying, celebratory crunch

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.

Water Cooler: Alternative holiday movies

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.

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

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.

House Call: The power of practicing gratitude

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.

States impose new rules, plead with public to stop spread

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.

France postpones ‘Black Friday’ to help locked-down shops

 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.

The Latest: Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions

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.

CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving

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.