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Pope Singles Out Refugees, Hostages In Christmas Message

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abu...

Sara Bondioli

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't...

40 DIY Holiday Gifts For Absolutely Everyone On Your List

Hometalk | Posted 12.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

Save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping this year, by DIYing the perfect gifts for every family member and friend! After taking a look at what gifts everyone's wishing for this year, we rounded up some of our favorite holiday gift DIY's. Save your cash, and spend some time crafting for the holidays!

Pope Francis' Invitation To Atheists

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called on atheists to unite with believe...

Tradition, Tradition! Christmas Dinner Revisited

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

As I write this post, I face a steep mountain. I don't mean the kind you have to climb. I mean the kind you have to sauté, bake, roast, chop, stir, mash and shop for. I'm talking about Christmas dinner, the "traditional" Christmas dinner that my mother made for fifty-some years.

Connecticut Paramedic Accused Of Raping Woman Inside Ambulance

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Crime

HAMDEN, Conn. — A paramedic raped a woman as she lay unconscious and strapped to a stretcher in the back of an ambulance on the way to a hospita...

7 People Celebrating Christmas Shot Dead In Texas Home, Motive Unclear

AP | DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 02.25.2012 | Crime

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Police in a quiet Fort Worth suburb worked Monday to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a Santa Claus sui...

Chinese Stage Massive Pillow Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weird News

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A whirlwind of pillows bearing the names of bosses and teachers filled the air as hundreds of Chinese gathered to blow off stress...

PHOTOS: Holiday Happenings Only A Local Could Love

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.07.2012 | San Francisco

Holidays in San Francisco are rarely traditional. Hunky Jesus on Easter? Check. Citywide drunk santa takeover in December? Check. Satanic, burlesq...

Recreating Christmas

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.22.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

So while you're dazed and confused over where you're going and what you need to do between now and Christmas, try to remember how you felt those many years ago when you were little.

Coptic Christian Asylum Seekers Celebrate Christmas In Bethlehem

Zachary A. Bennett | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Zachary A. Bennett

Even though being denied entrance after their long journey, the Coptic Christians from Eritrea and Ethiopia sang louder, kept smiling and celebrated near to one of the holiest place in their religion.

Working NYC's Christmas Shift

Camilla Webster | Posted 02.14.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

In a city voted top of the list for its Christmas attractions, working the holidays in NYC felt like a heart-splitting experience.

John Brennan: Stop Using Christmas Day Plot As A 'Political Football'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said Sunday that lawmakers and others are using national security to score po...

Kirk Caldwell, Pastor, Fatally Shoots Son Jordan Caldwell, During Christmas Day Fight

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DARBY, Pa. (AP)-- A pastor fatally shot one of his eight children on Christmas Day during a dispute at the family home, where more than a dozen relati...

Christmas Snow Map: Where Snow Is Most Likely

Sphere News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(Dec. 11) -- The weather might seem complex, but the recipe for snow isn't as complicated as the recipe for Grandma's fruitcake. All that's needed is ...

Walmart Open Christmas Day? NO! Ignore Rumors, Hours Listings, Etc.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For those wondering, 'is Walmart open Christmas Day?,' the answer is no. Walmart, along with most other major retailers, closed its doors last nigh...

Stores Open On Christmas Day 2009? Walmart, Target, Best Buy Among Retailers Closed Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Any stores open on Christmas Day? It's sure to be a popular question today, Dec. 25, 2009. The answer is: no, not really. Major retailers like W...