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My San Francisco Christmas

My San Francisco Christmas
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. DESPITE ALL THE Decembers I’ve lived through, the month always comes upon me suddenly. I know it comes right after November every single year, but I’m never ready for it. And while I love Christmas it has a tendency...
December 29th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Carols by Candlelight: Purely an Aussie Tradition

Carols by Candlelight: Purely an Aussie Tradition
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photo Copyright © Denise Harding. CHRISTMAS CAROLS. Oh, yes! We still love and sing them all, but we in Australia have gone one step further. We have Carols By Candlelight and have rallied to it for the past 73 years. I haven’t quite reached 73 years but a good...
December 27th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

A Cruiser’s Christmas

A Cruiser’s Christmas
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. TEMPERATURES IN THE mid-70s, a tropical breeze and palm trees seem to be an unlikely combination to celebrate a traditional Christmas. But it works for cruisers hanging out in the Bahamas for the winter at Abaco Boat Harbour. Around December,...
December 24th, 2011 | STAFF, Boating, CHARACTERS, ISLANDS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Christmastime in Kolozsvár

Christmastime in Kolozsvár
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. DECEMBER LITERALLY starts off with a bang in my city of Kolozsvár here in Romania as fireworks light up the night sky on the 1st of December. This day is the country’s national holiday, Unification Day, which celebrates the unification...
December 22nd, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, EUROPE, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BEING AN EAST COAST (outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) transplant living on the West Coast (Carlsbad, California) can be a real bummer during the Christmas holiday season. White sandy beaches are definitely not the same as a sea of...
December 20th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North
Story by staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos © Jon Lee, Gail Leonardis & Raymond McEwen. Feature photo © Jon Lee. WHEN I THINK about Christmas as a child in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, north of the 60th parallel in Canada’s Arctic, I actually think of warmth more than cold. Certainly...
December 17th, 2011 | STAFF, CANADA, DINING, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Story by guest blogger Terri Harper. Photos Copyright © Terri Harper. SANTA ARRIVED IN ChristmasVille at Glencairn Garden, Rock Hill, South Carolina on an adorable modern-day sleigh loaded with presents. It was a perfect southern December day for children to hear A Story With Santa in the Garden. Santa...
December 15th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More