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By Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press
BOBRYTSIA, Ukraine — Ukrainians usually celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, as do the Russians. But not this year, or at least not all of them. Some Orthodox Ukrainians have decided to observe Christmas on Dec. 25, like many Christians around…
By Renata Brito, Hanna Arhirova, Associated Press
Most Americans spend more on wine and spirits during the holidays than at any other time of the year. Whether you are giving a gift or looking for the perfect drink to pair with your holiday feast, Brian Freedman —…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
Recalling Jesus’ birth in a stable, Pope Francis rebuked those “ravenous” for wealth and power at the expense of the vulnerable, including children, in a Christmas Eve homily decrying war, poverty and greedy consumerism.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
The biblical town of Bethlehem marked a merry Christmas on Saturday, with thousands of visitors descending upon the traditional birthplace of Jesus as it rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic.
By Maya Alleruzzo, Jalal Bwaitel, Associated Press
By Terry Chea, Associated Press
The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the “bomb cyclone” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s global travels.
By Associated Press
President Joe Biden will deliver a Christmas address on Thursday from the White House as travelers across much of the eastern United States are bracing for one of the most treacherous Christmas weekends in decades.
By Heather Hollingsworth, Jill Bleed, Associated Press
Temperatures are plunging far and fast as a winter storm forms ahead of Christmas weekend.
By Nicola Jones, Knowable Magazine
Can the famous parasitic plants help animals to survive climate change, or will they be killed off by extreme weather?…
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden helped pack presents for children and encouraged holiday cheer as the White House marked the 75th anniversary of Toys for Tots at an event hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
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