Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that recognizes and celebrates African-American culture. The holiday begins Dec. 26, and its final day is Jan. 1. The seven principles of Kwanzaa — or Nguzo Saba — were actually created before the holiday began in 1966. Those principles are: Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in […]

‘A holiday party’ playlist

When I want to rock around the Christmas tree, these are songs I pick! “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi “Christmas Canon” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano “Last […]

‘A quiet Christmas night’ playlist

When I want a quiet night with just the tree lit and the fireplace glowing, these are the songs I play. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love “That’s Christmas To Me” by Pentatonix “Christmas Tree Farm” by Taylor Swift “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay “Christmas Portrait” album by The Carpenters “Merry Christmas, Baby” by […]

Look up! The ‘Christmas star’ can be seen tonight

No, this is not a Hallmark movie (though, a Hallmark movie starring Candace Cameron Bure did deal with a comet). Tonight, you’ll be able to see what’s been called the “Christmas star.” It’s not really a star, though. Read more from NASA. (BTW, “Journey Back to Christmas” was the movie DJ Tanner starred in. It’s […]


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