Christmas

Dreamstime
December 25, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For families who celebrate Christmas, there are few things as exciting as waking up and finding gifts that Santa Claus has left under the Christmas tree. For many...
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Mary and Joseph knock on doors in the neighborhood while mock ICE agents confront them.
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Andrew Kramer
December 24, 2018 - 8:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After Stormy the cow got away twice last year, Old First Reformed United Church of Christ in Old City switched up its live animal creche in 2018, making a refugee nativity instead. And before Christmas Eve services, those in the scene took a unique trek around the...
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The ice rink in Paradise, California, attracts more than 20,000 skaters each season, an official says.
Paradise Rec & Park District
December 24, 2018 - 5:51 pm
By David Williams (CNN) — The Camp Fire devastated Paradise, California, and the surrounding community, but it's not stopping one popular holiday tradition. Workers have been scrambling all week to get the city's ice skating rink ready to open Saturday. The city has run the rink every year since...
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Christian worshippers light candles at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally recognized by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.
Nasser Nasser/AP
December 24, 2018 - 5:44 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city's largest Christmas celebrations in years. Hundreds of locals and foreign visitors milled in Manger Square as bagpipe-playing Palestinian Scouts paraded...
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Pope Francis
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December 24, 2018 - 5:30 pm
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 busy week for the pope that includes...
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Leyla Kose of Levittown, who's being treated for leukemia, thanks Vietnam vet Jim "Santa Claus" McCloskey for bringing her and her sisters gifts.
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Mike DeNardo
December 24, 2018 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For 44 Christmas Eves, Vietnam vet Jim McCloskey has played Santa to kids suffering from cancer. This Christmas Eve was no different, as he and a few dozen elves visited children at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where Chief Operating Officer Maria Scenna...
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The comfort and joy of a pet may seem like a great option, but global animal shelters and animal welfare organizations discourage giving animals.
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December 24, 2018 - 3:49 pm
By Nina Avramova (CNN) — With the festive season upon us, people are brainstorming for the perfect gift. The comfort and joy of a pet may seem like a great option, but global animal shelters and animal welfare organizations discourage giving animals. "Animals do not belong underneath a Christmas...
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White House
Carolyn Kaster/AP
December 24, 2018 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have moved on the...
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Wrappers at the Cherry Hill Mall are helping to play the role of Santa’s little helpers, for last minute shoppers.
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Justin Udo
December 24, 2018 - 12:38 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It's last call for shoppers looking to get their loved ones that special gift. For Charla Sinclear, at the Cherry Hill Mall, shopping on Christmas Eve is like a sport, and it's one she's been playing for years. "Because it more exciting. The rush is more exciting...
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Termini Bros. cannoli
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Tim Jimenez
December 24, 2018 - 8:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A little bit of rain didn’t stop many from continuing a sweet tradition in South Philadelphia: waiting in line for cannolis for Christmas. When the doors opened at Termini Brothers on South 8th Street at 6 a.m., Vince Termini Sr., the second-generation owner, greeted...
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