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U.S. experiences most widespread White Christmas in 5 years

On top of family bonding and prime gifts from your painstakingly long wish-list, another big indicator of a successful Christmas is snow. And this year, the U.S. experienced the most widespread White Christmas in five years. According to Weather.com, almost half of the contiguous U.S. (the Lower...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 6:49pm

Twitter reacts: Trump is 'proud' to say 'Merry Christmas' again

'Twas another Christmas for the books. Chestnuts were roasted, pots were scrubbed clean, presents were given and received. President Trump, for one, heavily anticipated this year’s celebrations after claiming that the nation has ceased to openly wish each other a "Merry Christmas...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 1:10pm

WATCH: Trump's speeches are strangely similar to Christmas movie lines

"I can think of no better Christmas present for the American people than giving you a massive tax cut," Trump announced to the public before he made it official on Friday morning.   TAX CUTS for CHRISTMAS! A post shared by President Donald J. Trump...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 4:51pm

What Christmas Eve dinner looks like all over the world

Christmas is celebrated all over the world, and for the most part we all share the same traditions: decorating a tree, a visit from Santa Claus, giving gifts. Where we differ though is what ends up on the holiday table depending on your country’s customs and culture. This year, we asked...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:51pm

8 festive things to do in NYC on Christmas weekend

TELEVISION The Alienist Costume Installation While you’re holiday shopping at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market this weekend, take a moment to check out the new costume and art installation that’s just gone up ahead of the Jan. 22 premiere of TNT’s The Alienist. A psychological...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 3:28pm

All aboard the best holiday train shows in New York City

We love (and love to hate) our urban trains all year long, but they have a special connection to the holiday season. According to the curator of the National Christmas Museum in Pennsylvania, whose train set covers over 20,000 square feet, trains and the holiday season became linked through...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:51am

Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars gifts for the fans in your galaxy

Star Wars isn't just a film franchise — it's a lifestyle. Decorate your space, wear it with pride and even visit where the series was made with these Star Wars gifts. Millennium Falcon Desk Lamp Live in the retro-future with this lamp utilizing the same cutting-edge ‘80s...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:58pm

Here's a friendly reminder to water your Christmas trees

Christmas trees signify love, life (unless it’s Home Depot artifical) and happiness — and we’ve learned a lot of things about them this year. For starters, there's a scarce supply in some parts of the country. They could be filled with bugs on bugs (up to 25,000), and there...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:31pm

Christmas classic gets street cred with OG emcee Kurtis Blow in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and it's been reinvented, glammed up, dressed down and even got a little sexy, but 12 dancers are laying down cardboard and spinning Tchaikovsky's classic on its head. And special guest emcee Kurtis Blow (ya know, the hip-hop pioneer who mentored Rev....

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:51pm

Gift your conscience at Brooklyn's Social Justice Holiday Market

If you’re ready to start political conversations around your holiday table and wear your resistance with pride, there’s a new holiday market for you. Declare your allegiance while supporting marginalized creators at the first-ever Social Justice Holiday Market, taking place this...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:05pm

Ivanka Trump tweets 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas' and Twitter has something to say about it

Ivanka Trump may be winning Trump's "War on Christmas." She recently tweeted “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” President Trump’s advisor and the first daughter tweeted a photo of herself with guests standing in front of a Christmas tree and...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:17pm

A giant high-tech gingerbread house opens in Madison Square Park

New York City already has the biggest gingerbread village in the country, and now it’s got a life-size gingerbread house too. Sitting at the north end of Madison Square Park, the giant gingerbread house is like a fairy tale come to life, complete with a picket fence and winding path leading...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:39pm

Amazon reviews of Trump's MAGA ornament bring seasonal joy

It's the new seasonal tradition, akin to opening one present on Christmas Eve or watching It's a Wonderful Life: Gathering friends on iMessage to read the scathing Amazon reviews of President Trump's MAGA Christmas ornament. The ornament, shaped like one of Trump's red MAGA...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:51pm

This is how the Brooklyn Ballet does The Nutcracker

George Balanchine staged his first iconic performance of The Nutcracker in New York City back in 1954. His choreography rightly became the gold standard, but the city has changed since then. Enter the Brooklyn Ballet, which has reinterpreted the holiday story to reflect its home into The Brooklyn...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:46pm

Holiday Gift Guide: For your favorite drinking buddy

Your favorite drinking buddies deserve more than just another round for the holidays. These booze-themed gift ideas will have them lit with gratitude. Dive Bar Shirt Club Membership Even home bartenders have their Cheers, and it’s probably a dive bar. Celebrate the glory of the no-frills...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:23pm

We love SantaCon: Why the holiday bar crawl is a great tradition

It’s almost time for SantaCon, when hundreds of Claus-clad boozers crawl their way through the city’s bars. And we couldn’t be more excited. Since its beginnings as a “participatory art” event, SantaCon has spread to cities around the world. It’s also become...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:49pm

Meet live reindeer under Brooklyn’s largest Christmas tree

Many Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies have Santa, but his reindeer are only stopping by one event this holiday season. Downtown Brooklyn will light the borough’s tallest Christmas tree with the help of Santa’s #squad on Dec. 7 at 2 MetroTech Center. At 55 feet, Brooklyn’s...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:37pm

Hold up: you've been hanging Christmas tree lights all wrong

Given that December 25 will come any day now (and trust me, it will), it’s a good idea to start decorating your tree. You’ve probably been doing it the same way since you can remember: you have all the ornaments (homemade and store-bought), festive garlands (always optional) and...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 5:38pm

Best, unique Christmas, holiday gifts for Eagles fans

The Eagles are in first place and are real candidates to make it to the Super Bowl.  Finally, it's a safe time to invest in Eagles gear. The team is not only good now, but will be good for years to come (as they've recently extended Alshon Jeffery, among other important long-looking...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 7:48pm

Your Christmas tree could be infested by 25,000 bugs

If you’re bringing home a real Christmas tree this year — which the National Christmas Tree Association says is a must — you could also be bringing unwanted insects into your home…by the thousands. According to a report from pest control company Safer Brand, your...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:24pm