President Trump wrote on Twitter Monday that he was proud to have led the charge against the "assault" on the phrase "Merry Christmas." Why do some feel that there is a "war on Christmas"? William Brangham discusses how Christmas, politics…
By PBS NewsHour
The NewsHour continues a Christmas tradition by asking members of the U.S. military to sing and perform a holiday song. This year, musicians from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard present "Carol of the Bells."…
By PBS NewsHour
Speaking to an estimated crowd of 50,000 from a balcony above the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, the pope called for a two-state solution in the Middle East, and an end to conflicts on the Korean Peninsula, in Myanmar, Syria, Yemen,…
By Molly Finnegan
President Donald Trump’s first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S. troops spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump is sending Christmas greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the world.
By Alexandra Lamont, The Conversation
If you find yourself humming White Christmas this year don't worry ... you're not alone – and the science of earworms suggests why.
What makes a holiday movie? We asked a pop-culture blogger for non-traditional holiday recommendations.
By Elizabeth Flock, Anne Azzi Davenport
Jonathan Franzen, Renee Fleming, Ken Burns and others share the best gift they've ever received.
By Victoria Pasquantonio
While the courts banned schools from preaching about religion decades ago, most school districts in the U.S. require students to learn about the world’s religions, a fact that most Americans don't know. Linda K. Wertheimer traveled across the country to…
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