Latest Christmas News

Bug that could hurt Christmas tree industry found in Kent Co

Aug. 17, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — An invasive bug that could threaten Michigan’s Christmas tree industry has been discovered in the western part of the state. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said Monday it had confirmed the presence of the balsam...

Sales up at New Hampshire state forest nursery

Aug. 01, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — Sales from the New Hampshire State Forest Nursery rose 14.2% this year to $220,481 over 2020, a record. The nursery, located within the 880-acre state forest in Boscawen, shipped 238,155 seedlings, an increase of 27,990 from the year before. ...

Hallmark Channel Christmas movie to film in Mississippi

Jul. 31, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Hallmark Channel Christmas movie will be filming in Natchez next month. Daniel Lewis of Evergreen Film Productions said the film stars lead actress and producer Erin Cahill and is directed by Maclain Nelson. Cameras should...

Metal testing sought on mummified spiritual leader's body

Jul. 29, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A coroner in southern Colorado has not yet been able to determine what caused the death of a spiritual leader whose mummified body was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine. Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin...

Young W.Va. filmmaker finds her place in the Disney kingdom

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Say you wanted to carve a career track that would take you from a nice, suburban neighborhood in Scott Depot to the magical Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles, where you would land a dream job working on such famous projects as “Frozen II” and “Raya and the...

Backstreet Boys back in Las Vegas for a Christmas residency

Jul. 12, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Everybody, Backstreet's back — in Vegas. The pioneering boy band is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party,” a series of 12 holiday shows at the Planet Hollywood resort this November and December. ...

Months after Nashville bombing, slow recovery work continues

Jun. 25, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For a moment, the sight of a few Christmas trees in the back of the bombed-out building took the workers aback. There they were, still standing at the approach of summer, adorned with festive holiday decorations amid the rubble of the powerful blast months earlier. ...