Aldi’s Christmas alcohol advert banned

Aldi’s Christmas advert for alcohol has been banned for having a “strong appeal to audiences under the age of 18” by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advert was brought to the attention of the ASA by a viewer who thought Aldi’s Christmas mascot Kevin the Carrot would appeal to children under 18, and that it was irresponsible to be ... Read More »

Broad Green’s ‘Fight Before Christmas’ Santa Movie Revived by Tucker Tooley

Tucker Tooley has acquired the holiday comedy “The Fight Before Christmas” from the now-defunct Broad Green Pictures. Tooley and Matt Alvarez (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Ride Along”) will produce the movie through Tooley Entertainment. Jason Barhydt of Tooley Entertainment will executive produce. Karen McCullah (“Legally Blonde”) will pen the script. The pic is targeting a fall production start date. “The Fight Before Christmas” ... Read More »

The musical ensembles of Christmas in Christ Chapel

The Gustavus musicians are hard at work preparing for Christmas in Christ Chapel. This weekend, musical ensembles of Gustavus will be participating in the annual Christmas In Christ Chapel concert. This concert includes musical pieces sung by the Gustavus Choir, the Choir of Christ Chapel as well as the Lucia Singers, in addition to the choirs, there will also be ... Read More »

Ren: UIL brings Christmas to Big Country football (sort of)

For football coaches, the University Interscholastic League’s realignment day is akin to a biennial Christmas. Will the UIL leave candy in their stockings? Or the proverbial lump of coal? Thursday saw a mixture of both for area coaches, who met locally at the Region 14 Education Service Center in Abilene to learn their geographical fates for the next two seasons. Having been ... Read More »

Last day of Christmas is here

The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster When did you see your first Easter egg of the season? I can remember carol singing in a supermarket on Christmas Eve watching the staff strip the Christmas display and starting to put up the Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns display. Some of my fellow carol singers were horrified, while I turned ... Read More »

Blue Christmas?

A rare blue supermoon overnight Tuesday hangs over a still decorated-for-Christmas house along Plaza Way in Walla Walla. A blue moon happens when two full moons occur in one month, and a supermoon describes a moon that is full when it comes closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it look larger and brighter than usual. Early this morning ... Read More »

A Christmas catch for Larson

Dillon Larson, 7, and his father, Nate, hold up a 22-inch walleye that Dillon caught while ice fishing in the area on Christmas Day. (Submitted photo) Christmas is usually a memorable day for any 7-year-old, and Alexandria’s Dillon Larson capped his Christmas off this past year by catching his first walleye. The Larsons had opened presents and decided to spend ... Read More »

The day to take down your Christmas tree

Christmas trees can light up a gloomy mood, especially when you help put it together. Photo: Pixabay Your guests loved your Christmas tree during the holidays, but now we are into the new year and some of your family members have asked when the tree will be taken down. Which makes you wonder, when is the right time to take ... Read More »

Pets find a new home for Christmas

Must love cats: Fauna is a 19-month-old cat at RSPCA Devonport. She can be a little timid but nothing a nice friendly home won’t sort out. Picture: Cordell Richardson All these rescue pets wanted for Christmas was a new family. Following The Advocate’s feature on the 12 dogs of Christmas and 12 Cats of Christmas, some lucky animals found their forever homes. At the ... Read More »

It’s Still Christmas in Armenia

The New Year marks the end of the holiday season in the United States, but in Armenia they are just getting started. There, first comes the New Year, then comes Christmas. New Year’s Eve kicks off two weeks of holidays during which Armenians celebrate Christ’s Nativity, his Baptism and the Epiphany. From December 31 to January 13, Armenian families visit family ... Read More »