Too much of a good thing, even Christmas

Too early for Christmas? So here it is. I’m already suffering from Christmas onslaught. And it’s not even September. Dozens of memes a week on our Facebook feeds counting down the dwindling number of weekends left until the big day, trussed-up turkeys glistening at me from posters plastered in shop windows and pubs and restaurants, online pop-ups, those bumper-sized festive ... Read More »

Search continues for Christmas tree for Dayton Holiday Festival

Dayton Christmas Tree DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Christmas is just four months away, but the search is already underway for the City of Dayton’s holiday centerpiece. The Dayton Holiday Festival committee is searching for the tree that will sit in Courthouse Square this holiday season. The selected tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights. It will be unveiled ... Read More »

Christmas in August

Cooper Hassman, 13, portrays “Buddy the Elf” while Emma Lavery plays “Javie” in the upcoming youth theater production of “Buddy the Elf,” which will be performed at the Orpheum Theater for two shows on Aug. 30. Juri Love In the tale of this summer, you can experience Christmas one day in August in Foxboro as Australians’ do the hot summer ... Read More »

How you can help hungry families this Christmas

BY donating just one grocery item a week you could help Coast families who would otherwise go hungry during the festive season. More than 350 baskets of food and gifts are expected to be collected by Christmas this year to help those in need. Following the success of Basket Buddies’ first 2 years, with over 500 families receiving baskets full ... Read More »

Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in July Is Back! Which Classic Holiday TV Movie Will You Be Watching?

Santa is coming to town! OK, it’s not December, so Santa still has a little bit of time to make toys and check the naughty and nice list, but thanks to Hallmark Channel we can celebrate Christmas a little bit early this year. Over the past few years Hallmark has become the No.1 destination for all of your holiday movie needs and now we’re ... Read More »

It’s Christmas in July: Salvation Army kettles out this month in Attleboro

The Salvation Army in Attleboro will be out with the famous red kettles this month in an effort to raise money for various programs. Above, a collection during a previous Christmas season. SUN CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO ATTLEBORO — Think of it as Christmas in July. In an effort to help raise funds for its various programs, The Salvation Army will ... Read More »

Summerland food bank launches Christmas in June campaign

SUMMERLAND REVIEW FILE PHOTO THE SPIRIT OF GIVING The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is looking for people to take on the role of a Santa in June to help those in need within the community. Although the June days are warm and sunny, the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is working to promote the spirit of Christmas. ... Read More »

World’s largest Christmas light maze coming to Seattle

he world’s largest Christmas light maze is coming to Seattle. The Christmas light maze, “Enchant Christmas,” will be hosted at Seattle’s Safeco Field Nov. 23 to Dec. 30 this year. An event page says there will be millions of “dazzling lights” and an artisan market for Christmas gifts. The maze will be in Seattle and Arlington, Texas this winter. You ... Read More »

A long-running feud over Malahide’s Christmas Kingdom is destined for the courts

A DUBLIN EVENTS firm is looking for six-figure compensation as its dispute with Fingal council over the controversial Malahide ‘Christmas Kingdom’ heads for the courts. The feud erupted between the local authority and ALA Markets & Events over the on-again, off-again launch of the seasonal market in 2015. A week before it was due to open, the council axed the original ... Read More »

New bayfront Christmas tree to cost $500K

Corpus Christi could have a new Christmas tree on the bayfront and just in time for the holidays. It’s expected to cost taxpayers about $500,000. The tree and an assortment of holiday-themed decorations would be funded by an incentive agreement from the city’s Type B sales tax fund. The request was made by the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau during ... Read More »