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An Ode To Being Single During The Holidays

Posted 12.26.2013 | Divorce

Kissing under the mistletoe. Kissing at midnight on New Year's Eve. Just kissing because you can kiss. Clearly, there are a lot of kissing-related act...

The Manly Side of Christmas

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

I've never heard anyone point to Joseph as an icon of biblical manhood. If the Gospel according to Matthew were packaged like People magazine, Joseph of Nazareth's face would grace the cover, for Joseph is the lead story in Matthew's Gospel -- and not for chiseled abs.

Holly Jolly Guide to Christmas Movie Filming Locations

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Roadtrippers

Do you spent Christmas Day watching Ralphie? When you order pizza do you tell the driver to "keep the change, ya filthy animal"? Or perhaps you've called someone a "cotton-headed ninny muggins" more than once this December? If so, you'll love this map of Christmas movie filming locations.

Christmas, Fact and Fiction

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Human beings are story-telling creatures. Stories help us to understand our world, to find our place in it and sometimes our purpose, too. So, the distinctions we draw between fact and fiction are rarely as absolute as we might wish them to be.

Watch All The Christmas Movies You Need To See In One Minute

The Huffington Post | Eva Hill | Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

There's no question that the holiday season is a busy time. With all the eggnog drinking, pie-making and obligatory family gatherings, who has time to...

Nana Was The Best Santa

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Rachael Clarke

"You're going to drop that, Rachael. Put her down before you slip and fall." I sashayed along the tile and wood, watched the snow swirl.

Listen To The Most Heartwarming Christmas Stories

Richard Fairman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Richard Fairman

Every century has its own take on Christmas. When I was asked to compile a new anthology for the British Library picking out some of the most memorable stories and poetry about Christmas through the ages, it did not take long to discover how diverse the material would be.

12 Books That Will Definitely Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

Your local radio station may be playing "Winter Wonderland" on repeat, and your distant relatives may have already sent out their yearly, rather effus...

Why Do You Keep Doing This??

Oliver Noble | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy

Ever since the classic “A Christmas Story” scene, people have wondered if it is really possible to freeze your tongue to a pole by licking it. ...

Iconic 'Christmas Story' Scene Immortalized With Statue

Posted 10.30.2013 | Chicago

We triple-dog dare you to pretend you can't recall the iconic cinematic scene. The northwest Indiana town of Hammond on Tuesday is unveiling a new ...

Christmas and My Magic Mom: A Story by Whoopi Goldberg

Marlo Thomas | Posted 02.21.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I love a good Christmas story and this one from my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg gets me every time. It's a beautiful and simple story that I just had to share this holiday season. Happy Holidays to you all, and I wish you much magic! --MT

Is the Christmas Story Trustworthy?

David Lose | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
David Lose

While the Pope may have a vested interest in attempting to validate the historical accuracy of the stories of Jesus' birth, I think we misunderstand their intent by doing so.

Christmas and My Magic Mom: A Story by Whoopi Goldberg

Posted 12.27.2012 | MarloThomas

I love a good Christmas story and this one from my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg gets me every time. It's a beautiful and simple story that I just had t...

The Hand of Man: A True Christmas Story

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 02.15.2013 | World
Terrie M. Williams

Despite the rawness of nature, the world made more sense in the oceans, the forests and the mountains. Yet, it was from the wilderness through one animal -- an endangered seal named KP2 (Kauai Pup 2) -- that my faith in the hand of man was restored.

Noise Makes News

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

If we are honest with ourselves, if given a choice between good news and bad news, we would want to hear the good news, but only if there is bad news to go with it.

'A Winter Wish' To Warm Your Heart

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.25.2011 | Arts

Los Angeles-based writer and baker Alex Jeffries has always had a winter chip on his shoulder. "I grew up in a place where it doesn't really snow,...

Demolishing A Christmas Fixation

Charles Redfern | Posted 02.23.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

My thoughts turn to God, who chose to live as a human being, beginning as a baby. God did not merely appear human or become similar to a human. God was human, stripped of divinity's power.

The Zen Of Christmas

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Mary Anne Mercer

Christmas is indeed special -- for Christians, a celebration of the earthly birth of the Son of their God, the Christ child.

The Absurdity Of Christmas

David Lose | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
David Lose

I've been struck by the ads and billboards atheists have purchased this year suggesting that Christmas is a myth. Struck. Not offended or angered. Just struck. And they may be right.

PHOTOS: We Wish You A Scary Christmas, 'A Christmas Carol' Revamped

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

At some point in its history, Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' stopped being just a book and became a Christmas experience, a force of its own, br...

The Very Pregnant Mary And Joseph Have A Chat

John Shore | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
John Shore

He told me not to be afraid, that I had found favor with God. "You will be with child," it said, "and give birth to a son. And you are to give him the name Jesus."

The Real Christmas Story

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Rev. Jesse Jackson

This Christmas, let everyone take a moment for the real story. Let us take stock of how we treat the young in the dawn of life, the poor in the pit of life, the elderly in the dusk of life.

The Origins Of Christmas

Jeffrey Small | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

What is more important to me than the mechanics of Jesus' birth is that he was an historical figure who came to be viewed as "the Christ," the Messiah.

The Real "War on Christmas"

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Just because the modern "War on Christmas" may not exist does not mean such a war never existed in America. The subject of Christmas was indeed at the heart of a previous bitter political dispute, but you've got to go pretty far back to find it. All the way back to the Puritans.

How Would You Sing 'You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!'?

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- This Christmas, Ralphie can skip the air rifle and poke his eye out with jazz hands. A musical stage version of the classic film "A Chris...