Tag Archives: Christmas

Why the U.S. Government Just Dropped 10,000 Dead Christmas Trees in a New Orleans Wildlife Refuge

Bales of discarded Christmas trees were dropped in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday.Photo: Courtesy Southeast Lousiana Refuges In an annual tradition stretching back more than two decades, on Thursday the National Guard and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teamed up to drop nearly 10,000 spent Christmas trees into a New Orleans wildlife refuge. Apparently, it’s all ... Read More »

Film News Roundup: Miramax Developing ‘I Won’t Be Home for Christmas’

In today’s film news roundup, “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” is in the works, the NFL has made a documentary about female team owners and D Street Pictures has signed Kenny Gage and Devon Downs to direct the dance feature “Move.” HOLIDAY PROJECT Miramax has acquired film rights to Lauren Iungerich’s holiday-themed screenplay “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas.” Iungerich is ... Read More »

Here Is a Photo of Glenn Close Dressed As a Sheep at Paul Schrader’s Christmas Party

In his first Facebook missive posted after A24 lifted his ban from the site, First Reformed writer-director Paul Schrader took aim at the Oscars (“awards I don’t even respect”), complained about seeing his fellow directors too many times at awards-season parties (“I never need to see them again”), and casually mentioned that he’d “spent Christmas eve with Glenn Close and my family in Xmas costumes.” At ... Read More »

Victoria’s Secret to close 53 stores as poor Christmas sales bite

Victoria’s Secret is closing 53 stores in North America.  L Brands Inc., owner of the lingerie chain, announced Wednesday plans to close about 53 Victoria’s Secrets in North America this year, more than three times the 15 it’s historically closed down in an average year. Victoria’s Secret square footage in North America will drop by about 3 per cent, it ... Read More »

Love Actually concert to bring Christmas spirit to Belfast

Christmas favourite Love Actually will tour the UK this December with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack during a performance of the film. Kicking off the Christmas season and getting many into the spirit, the Love Actually Live Concert Tour will visit the Waterfront on December 5. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually ... Read More »

Hallmark Is Getting a Real Jump on Its 2019 Christmas Movies—in February!

(©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Dean Buscher) Get cozy by the fire with your cup of hot cocoa and other favorite snacks and get ready for a major announcement of Hallmark’s 2019 holiday movie offerings. As reported by EW, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are revealing details about the first three films of 2019. Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf will ... Read More »

Calgary firefighters extinguish artificial Christmas tree someone put in fireplace

Firefighters in Calgary say fake Christmas trees should not go in the fireplace. Crews were dispatched to a multi-family residential building on Monday afternoon when smoke and heat set off an alarm in a hallway. They say firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from a fireplace on the third floor. It turned out the occupant started a fire in the wood-burning fireplace ... Read More »

Woodlands Christmas cabin transformed for Chinese New Year

SINGAPORE – A Christmas cabin that caught the imagination of Woodlands Housing Board residents has undergone a transformation just in time for Chinese New Year. The “snow topped” Christmas log cabin in front of Block 178 Woodlands Street 13 from December now sports decorations such as Chinese couplets, Gods of Fortune, and Chinese lanterns. Mr Tan Koon Tat, 58, told ... Read More »

Road To Respect can atone for Christmas misfortune in Irish Gold Cup

Road To Respect: can land a bumper prize of €225,000 in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email App Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup is the Dublin Racing Festival’s most valuable prize and an opportunity for Road To Respect to fill in a rare big-race gap for Noel Meade. There aren’t ... Read More »

Christmas tree crash driver three times the drink-driving limit

Kayleigh Sara Mould’s inebriated and inept driving led to an unexpected offering beneath Hamilton’s 27-metre-high Christmas tree – her crashed car. The spectacular incident led to the 35-year-old Cambridge woman making an appearance in the Hamilton District Court on Friday, on charges of careless driving and driving with excess blood alcohol. It was around 9.25pm on Monday, December 17 when Mould was travelling north on Victoria St ... Read More »