Latest Holidays News

From Wordle to sweets, holiday gift ideas for the grown-ups

Dec. 22, 2022 08:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adults. They, too, need fun stuff for the holidays. From sweet treats to things with wheels, some ideas for pleasing a child at heart this holiday season: BOARD GAMES The Shakespeare Game: This bard-in-a-box extravaganza has players...

As supply chains unclog, consumers enjoy (tentative) relief

Dec. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EST

Back in January, 109 container ships waited off the California coast to unload cargo in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation's two largest ports. Consumers, stuck at home amid the pandemic, had unleashed an avalanche of orders for goods that overwhelmed factories and ports. ...

Handmade holiday cards are gifts in themselves; some tips

Dec. 07, 2022 07:05 AM EST

Around this time of year, Rose Keiko Higa often finds herself making holiday cards for family and friends. An art history major at Oberlin College, in Ohio, she uses cut and layered paper to craft Christmas cards, and paints traditional Japanese New Year's cards on watercolor paper. ...

Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

Dec. 06, 2022 19:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi's composition “Christmas Time is Here” for an animated TV special featuring the “Peanuts” gang in 1965. The producer always...

Christmas tree sellers feel effects of New Mexico wildfire

Dec. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EST

MORA, N.M. (AP) — The Monday after Thanksgiving, Deanna Trujillo stood in the bed of her truck, watching Christmas tree after Christmas tree pile up in her trailer. There were 101 in total — Trujillo, who sells Mora-grown Christmas trees every year, has to keep careful count for...

Mini but very merry: Holiday villages a flexible tradition

Dec. 06, 2022 08:50 AM EST

Whether in cardboard, wood or porcelain, little villages — with houses, shops, miniature figures and snowy fir trees — have long been part of many families' holiday decorating tradition. They're also popular now as part of an ongoing love of the cozy and the do-it-yourself. ...

5 plants that say `holiday season,' and how to care for them

Dec. 06, 2022 08:39 AM EST

Holiday horticulture tends to revolve around the same handful of plants. So if you don’t already have any or all of these five holiday plants, now is the time to get them: PAPERWHITES The bulbs of these daffodil family members are pre-chilled so they can be planted...

Tanzania's president cancels Independence Day celebrations

Dec. 06, 2022 05:21 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has canceled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday and directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs. The 61st Independence Day event was to cost...

WRs Lamb, Gallup shining for Cowboys ahead of Beckham visit

Dec. 05, 2022 22:11 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas receivers CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup are shining with the Cowboys set to fete Odell Beckham Jr. on a free-agent visit. In the past month, Lamb has the only 100-yard games of the season for a Dallas wideout, along with three touchdowns. Gallup just...

Report: Woman attacks 6 deputies at New Orleans airport

Dec. 04, 2022 15:37 PM EST

Officials say a woman bit, kicked and spat on six sheriff's deputies while refusing to exit a plane at an airport in Louisiana early Thanksgiving Day, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday. Authorities said the 25-year-old woman attacked Jefferson Parish...