Christmas

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III holds mass in the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, to celebrate Christmas according to the Eastern Orthodox calendar, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
January 06, 2019 - 9:36 am
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians are protesting the arrival of the Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land at an Orthodox Christmas celebration in Bethlehem. The protesters shouted "traitor" at Patriarch Theophilos III as he made his way under heavy guard Sunday toward the...
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Two Asian Elephants eat Christmas trees at Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Vendors donate not sold Christmas trees to the zoo after Christmas to feed the trees to animals. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 04, 2019 - 7:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's unwanted Christmas trees have ended their days as a festive snack for zoo elephants and stocking fillers for some of their fellow residents. The once-a-year treats arrived Friday at the Tierpark, one of the German capital's two zoos. The zoo takes only fresh, unsold trees...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Jimmy Izbinski, wearing a Santa suit, waves to motorists passing the Christmas weed in Toledo, Ohio. The street corner weed decked out with lights and ornaments is spreading holiday goodwill. (AP Photo/John Seewer)
December 28, 2018 - 9:56 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A street corner weed that had been decked out with Christmas lights and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise. WTVG-TV in Toledo reports that someone pulled out the "Christmas weed" early Friday morning and drove off with it in his trunk. The...
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Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
December 26, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey's 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve. Chart Data reported that "All I Want for Christmas Is You," released in 1994, was played 10.8 million times Monday on Spotify. The song bested the record set...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from the media after speaking with members of the military by video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 26, 2018 - 4:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who talked to President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve still left out milk and cookies for Santa despite the president telling her it was "marginal" for a child of her age to still believe. Then again, Collman Lloyd of Lexington, South Carolina, says she had never...
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December 25, 2018 - 10:01 pm
Some members of the KRLD staff look back at their favorite holiday gifts. Kristin Last Christmas (2017), I got a personalized recipe book with all of the recipes our family loves to make. Some were even passed down from my grandmothers. I love cooking and baking, and it was a really touching gift...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the Christmas day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 25, 2018 - 4:22 pm
SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into the latest edition of her annual Christmas message, saying she hoped her long life brought a measure of wisdom and noting her grandchildren's contributions to Britain's royal family. The 92-year-old queen, the world's...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to a call during the first half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 25, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was so eager to make a rim-rocking Christmas debut that he overshot the basket on his first attempt, a dunk from one side that ended with the ball all the way in the opposite corner. "I was so excited that I went a little bit too high and I thought the rim was...
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President Donald Trump greets members of the five branches of the military via video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House. The military members were stationed in Guam, Qatar, Alaska, and two in Bahrain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 25, 2018 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished U.S. troops stationed around the country and the world a merry Christmas. "I know it's a great sacrifice for you to be away from your families, but I want you to know that every American family is eternally grateful to you, and we're...
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Pope Francis delivers his message during the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 25, 2018 - 7:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different nations, cultures, faiths, races or ideas, describing the world's differences as a richness, not a danger, and championing the rights of religious minorities. His plea Tuesday for stronger bonds among...
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