Christmas

Hanukkah menorah
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Hadas Kuznits
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Jewish festival of lights known as Hanukkah began at sundown Sunday. While Hanukkah is usually a December holiday, it is not a Christmas equivalent. "Hannukah is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar," said Rabbi Eli Freedman of Congregation Rodeph Shalom. "It...
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Holiday Grief
Dreamstime
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's not easy to be merry this time of year if your family is facing health issues or loss. If celebrating the holiday the way your mother always did is too painful since she passed away, establish a new tradition, suggests Lara Moretti, manager of family support...
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Toy Drive
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Mark Abrams
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia-area lawyers are doing something special for their young clients and their families this holiday season. The Support Center for Child Advocates, which represents and helps get social services to abused and neglected children, is behind a major holiday...
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Baby it's Cold Outside
Dreamstime
December 01, 2018 - 1:26 pm
By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Star 102, WDOK-FM , calls itself "Cleveland's Christmas station." But its listeners are discovering that one holiday chestnut has been kicked to the curb. "Baby, It's Cold Outside," the duet in which a man tries to dissuade a woman from leaving a party despite her...
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Richard Branson
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November 30, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is on the verge of a major achievement: It will send astronauts into space by Christmas. The billionaire entrepreneur told CNN Business' Rachel Crane this week he is "pretty confident" his space tourism venture can...
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Dreamstime
November 30, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a disconnect when giving a gift of travel. Printouts of tickets and a brochure under a tree are nice, but they don't exactly create the spontaneous bubbling-with-excitement effect like a tangible gift, and the enjoyment won't be realized until the spring or...
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Topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
November 26, 2018 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas has arrived at the White House. First lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2018 White House holiday decor on Monday. Mrs. Trump designed the decor, which features a theme of "American Treasures." The People’s House @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate Christmas and the holiday...
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Ryan Brocker with The Christmas Tree Stand
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Justin Udo
November 26, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, many people are on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. "Most of the time people are looking for size and shape, a nice cone shape, clean bottom," said Ryan Brocker with Philadelphia-area delivery service The Christmas Tree...
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Black Friday shoppers at Oxford Valley Mall.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
November 23, 2018 - 10:06 am
LANGHORNE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The holiday shopping season has officially started. At Oxford Valley Mall, people were ready to spend their money at 5 a.m. Friday. Low temperatures couldn't keep the shoppers away, though the crowds may not be as big as they once were. There was no shortage of...
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