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Downtown Greenville Christmas tree lights up for season

GREENVILLE, S.C. — WYFF News 4’s Jane Robelot helps light the Christmas tree in Downtown Greenville. No crowds gathered for the event, because of the pandemic, but it was live streamed on WYFF News 4's Facebook page, as well as the city's page. This content is imported from Facebook. You...
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POTUSWashington Post

Why health officials are terrified of a pandemic Christmas

Americans heard the pleas to stay home. They were told what would happen if they didn’t. Still, millions traveled and gathered during last week’s Thanksgiving holiday, either doubting the warnings or deciding they would take their chances. Now, like any partygoer waking from a raucous weekend — feeling a bit...
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23 Christmas lights to illuminate your home for the holidays

(CNN) — You boughtthe tree, baked the first batch of many, many cookies, queued up the holiday playlist and pulled the ugly sweaters out of storage. Now, to truly up those festive holiday vibes, it’s time to hang some lights. And whether you choose to go tasteful when you make...

The 12 Days of Christmas: The story behind the holiday’s most annoying carol

It might seem unbelievable given that the “Christmas creep” now begins before Halloween, but the true Christmas season actually starts on Christmas Day itself. That’s right: December 25 marks the official start of the 12 days of Christmas, the Christian tradition that shares its name with a relentlessly stick-in-your-head Christmas carol.
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Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season. Missing are the thousands of international pilgrims who normally descend upon the town. Restaurants,...

Melania Trump's 2020 Christmas Decorations Are Unconventionally Traditional

Amid the turmoil of President Trump's refusal to concede that he lost the election, Christmas has arrived at the White House. In an official statement, first lady Melania Trump announced this year's theme is "America the Beautiful" and unveiled the decorations that adorn the halls and rooms of the White House this season.
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We found the prettiest Christmas decorations for your home this winter

(CNN) — The Christmas season is nearly upon us, which means that, if the song is correct, we’re about to enter “the most wonderful time of the year.” And while the world outside might be full of stressors at the moment, we are finding peace and solace in the fact that we can channel all those wonderful vibesinside our very own homes.
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Is Christmas 2020 Canceled? Infectious Disease Experts Share Tips for Celebrating Safely

With just a few weeks until Christmas arrives, the idea of gathering the family to celebrate holds a lot more anxiety than it ever did before. The novel coronavirus pandemic is fully raging on as winter forces people to move inside, with confirmed cases of COVID-19 booming from 10 million to over 11 million in just a week's time in early November. And while earlier this year there was discussion about a potential vaccine arriving in time for Christmas, one has not yet been approved. As many families are making plans for December celebrations, federal health officials are hoping Americans will be practicing stringent social distancing and staying home as much as possible.
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6-year-old boy giving back to homeless for Christmas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Six-year-old Carl Grandberry, who is always giving to families in need for Christmas and Easter, is now collecting supplies for the homeless. “Food, scarves, masks, jackets, hats, gloves,” he said. Have questions about the spread of coronavirus? We have an entire section dedicated to coverage of the...

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip to break their Christmas tradition in 2020

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip recently celebrated 73 years of marriage, and for most of those years, they’ve spent their holiday season the very same way — celebrating Christmas with their extended family at the monarch’s private home in Sandringham in Norfolk, England. But not this year. Watch...
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'Yes, we can still have Christmas': the children's charities giving hope to families

Every year, charities and other organisations up and down the country collect Christmas presents for children who might not otherwise receive anything. This year demand has dramatically increased – due to Covid-19. Almost 120,000 children in the UK have been plunged into poverty as a result of the pandemic, according to recent analysis, leaving many families facing their very first Christmas on benefits, while those who were already below the breadline have sunk even further into poverty.