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With 24K lights, Delaware man expects crazy electric bill

Dec. 28, 2021 11:55 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Manny Duarte, 55, of Middletown, won’t be surprised if he has to pay an extra $500 on his next electric bill. Duarte hasn’t looked at his electric this holiday season, he said, since powering up the 24,000 LED lights for his holiday light show on display...

Woman brings Christmas back to Tampa street

Dec. 24, 2021 03:12 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The city of Tampa once marked the start of the holiday season by turning on Christmas lights strewn throughout downtown’s Franklin Street. “It was the center of the Christmas universe,” said Victor DiMaio, who, as a kid, spent winter break with his mother...

Gingerbread houses build long lasting tradition in Monroe

Dec. 19, 2021 01:02 AM EST

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Baking and building gingerbread houses started as a long time tradition for one family but has now been bringing Christmas joy to Monroe County families for 17 years. Sandy Bergquist of Monroe has been sharing her baking skills with the community for years....

Brandon to hold 2nd annual reserve Christmas parade Sunday

Dec. 18, 2021 13:04 PM EST

BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — The town of Brandon is holding its second annual reverse Christmas parade on Sunday. Organizers say houses along certain streets have been decorated so that people can drive by and take in the sights. “Almost all of Park Street is...

Sweden's most endangered Christmas decorations burnt, again

Dec. 17, 2021 08:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The two straw goats of Gavle, Sweden's most endangered Christmas decorations, have gone up in flames after surviving nearly a month on a downtown square. The animals are a beloved Swedish Christmas symbol, dating back to pagan times. But in what’s...

Students make gingerbread houses for Greenback inn

Dec. 12, 2021 00:06 AM EST

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Creating beautiful gingerbread houses involves much more than sprinkling a few decorations on cookies, and five Greenback students proved they were up for the challenge with works now on display at a Pigeon Forge resort. An assignment for The Inn at...

Married 'Nutcracker' dancers take us behind-the-scenes

Dec. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The tree still needed to be trimmed, and the stage still needed to be set. Fragments of the Christmas spirit lingered in Phillip Velinov and Natalia Ashikhmina’s home, just as glimpses of the iconic production of “The Nutcracker” ballet radiated through...

Alabama father and his kids create Christmas light show

Dec. 11, 2021 00:07 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — For many Auburn locals, the house on 2078 Autumn Ridge Way is known as the Christmas House because of the Walker family’s Christmas light show, which features lights synchronized to music. The Walker family’s passion for decorating for the holidays has...

S. Carolina governor holds Christmas open house at his home

Dec. 05, 2021 11:33 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his wife Peggy are inviting people to come to their house Monday evening to view their Christmas decorations and listen to carols. The open house at the Governor's Mansion in downtown Columbia is from 5:30...

Outdoor decorating trends: natural, cozy, sustainable

Dec. 02, 2021 13:13 PM EST

Home, as we know, has become more central to many of us during the pandemic, and that means outdoors as well as in. This holiday season, designers and retailers have suggestions for updating window, door and yard decorations. Trends include sustainability, naturalness...