Christmas

Helen Ober and her family distribute clothing and other items to homeless people in Center City every year on Christmas Day.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
December 25, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of good Samaritans in Center City displayed what the spirit of Christmas is really about in our City of Brotherly Love. Helen Ober and her husband parked their car on JFK Boulevard near 15th Street after a long drive into the city. Homeless people in the area...
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Visitors enjoy ice skating at Dilworth Park on Christmas Day.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
December 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many businesses are closed for Christmas, but that didn't stop some people from making the best out of their trip into the city. Kylie Chappell and her family came all the way from Australia to make Philadelphia part of their holiday vacation site. "We're passing by...
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National Christmas Tree
Andrew Harnik/AP
December 25, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lights were not twinkling. The toy trains were not whirring. Even the nearby bathrooms were locked. The national Christmas tree, symbol of a country's seasonal cheer, instead stood as an icon of a government in paralysis, as the partial shutdown stretched into the holiday with...
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Volunteers serve Christmas breakfast at Arch Street United Methodist Church.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
December 25, 2018 - 10:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Center City church opened up its doors Christmas morning to a few hundred people who were in need of a warm breakfast. Arch Street United Methodist Church has been serving the Christmas breakfast to people who are homeless for around 20 years. Pastor Robin Hynicka...
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Luke Hillier and David Santiago
WTKR
December 25, 2018 - 10:06 am
By Kim Cung VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) -- The weekend before Christmas, a local businessman wanted to give back to local military members. He did so by paying nearly $30,000 in layaways at the Oceana Navy Exchange. Hillier got to meet a few of the people whose layaways he paid in person, but most...
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In this image released on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, Britain's Queen Elizabeth poses for a photograph after she recorded her annual Christmas Day message, in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace, London.
John Stillwell/Pool via AP
December 25, 2018 - 8:46 am
By Gregory Katz and Frank Augstein, Associated Press SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was cheered by onlookers when she and other senior royals arrived at a Christmas church service on the grounds of one of her country estates. The 92-year-old queen arrived by car Tuesday morning...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump each speak on the phone sharing updates to track Santa's movements from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
December 25, 2018 - 7:06 am
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Christmas Eve took calls from children anxious to find out where Santa was on his gift-giving journey. In one conversation, Trump asked a 7-year-old named Collman, "Are you still a...
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Iraqis shop for Christmas decorations in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Although the number of Christians has dropped in Iraq, Christmas a national holiday, is very popular in the capital.
Ali Abdul Hassan/AP Photo
December 25, 2018 - 6:58 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Christians on Monday to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to focus instead on its message of simplicity, charity and love. Francis celebrated a Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, opening a...
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 A man walks past the day's losses, of Nikkei stock index, left, and of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, right, on an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP
December 25, 2018 - 6:39 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks plunged Tuesday and other Asian markets declined following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by President Donald Trump's criticism of the U.S. central bank. The Nikkei 225 fell by an unusually wide margin of 5 percent to 19,155.14...
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Christmas Eve services at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
December 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On this Christmas Day, Philadelphia's archbishop says despite the political divide and the personal struggles so many are experiencing, celebrating Christmas is something we all still need to do. Archbishop Charles Chaput, the leader of more than 1 million Roman...
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