christmas

Kevin Smith’s Krampus movie is now a non-Christmas-related horror anthology

Kevin Smith has announced that he’s retooling his Christmas horror comedy Comes The Krampus, after the film became a victim of the infamous Krampus movie rush of Winter 2015. Refusing to be cowed, Smith has stripped out the film’s Christmas elements, repurposed its monster, and now announced that the movie has become a horror anthology flick, titled KillRoy Was Here. ... Read More »

Non-negotiable: Die Hard is a Christmas movie

I remember being introduced to a man when I was in high school who worked with a touring theatre company. The company had come to our little town to present “Evita”. A bunch of us juniors were chosen to be gofers during the production. I remember this vividly because I was 17 years old and the actresses who had to ... Read More »

In Milford, a fight over Christmas in June

When the Elf on the Shelf appeared in Deborah Seri’s daughter’s classroom in Milford last December, she took her complaint to the superintendent. Seri’s family is Jewish, and the Christmas character made her second-grader uncomfortable. “My daughter was the only one in the class who didn’t celebrate Christmas,” Seri said. “It made her feel awkward; it made her feel like ... Read More »

Christmas Is Coming to Harry Potter’s Wizarding World (and Other New Attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood)

Christmas is coming early for Harry Potter fans! “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is debuting in Universal Studios Hollywood this November. This holiday season, theme park visitors can expect to see their favorite school of magic with snow-capped roofing and a beautiful Christmas tree to get guests into the yuletide season. Hogsmeade village will deck the halls ... Read More »

Brits have already spent £2bn on Christmas 2017

By Dan Wilson June 1, 2017 – 11:24 am It may be the middle of summer (and hopefully hot and sunny where you are) but eyes are already turning towards the Christmas peak season. And it seems that it’s no longer just an activity for winter months dominated by Black Friday until the big day itself. According to an ICM ... Read More »

Christmas in June — or at least a refund

Christmas in June — or at least a refund (Photo: KUTV) (KUTV) Alane Benson has been expecting a package. Just before Christmas, she saw an ad on Facebook for a product called Neoballz – a strong, magnetic toy. She paid $24.94. She knew the order might not make it by Christmas, but figured it would be the following week, or, ... Read More »

Christmas-Kelly Leads Wings Past Fever 89-62

ARLINGTON (AP) – Karima Christmas-Kelly scored a career-high 27 points to help the Dallas Wings rout the Indiana Fever 89-62 on Tuesday night. She was 10 of 14 from the field to top her previous best of 24 points. She played just 26 minutes and sat out the fourth quarter. The Wings led by 16 after three quarters and started ... Read More »

One town’s plea for a Christmas tree

  Christmas is more than six months away, so understandably it might be the last thing on your mind. This is not the case for Tanya Colyer. Christmas is all she can think about. The Riverton resident is determined to raise enough money to purchase a community tree for her town. In the seven years she has lived in Riverton, the only Christmas ... Read More »

Inver Grove Heights Family Hosting Christmas Garage Sale… In May

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — Since 1995, Rodney and Nancy Brown’s house in Inver Grove Heights has been known as “Santa’s House.” The elaborate lights display is coming to an end as the Browns plan on selling everything they’ve displayed in their yard over the years in a garage and yard sale. WCCO’s Reg Chapman went to see what ... Read More »

It’s Christmas in May as couple sell off their popular (giant) light display

Rodney and Nancy Brown create an elaborate Christmas lights display at their home at 8450 Ann Marie Trail in Inver Grove Heights. (Courtesy photo) Monday is Memorial Day, but it will look more like Christmas in one Inver Grove Heights neighborhood. Rodney and Nancy Brown, who have presented an elaborate lights display every year since 1995, have decided they are done ... Read More »