Violent Night review – a nutcracking Christmas horror-comedy

Anyone hauling themselves out of the bloated, bilious and self-pitying tail-end of a particularly gruelling family Christmas might appreciate how a string of fairy lights could be repurposed as a garrotting wire, or that a set of nutcrackers might do some serious damage. But it’s a testament to the commitment to festive carnage in the comedy horror Violent Night that something as innocuous as a candy cane is weaponised (along with more obviously dangerous seasonal trappings such as ornamental icicles and an extremely pointy nativity star).
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Strikes unfair at Christmas, Tory chairman Nadhim Zahawi says

It is unfair for unions to "disrupt people's lives" with public-sector strikes at Christmas, Conservative chairman Nadhim Zahawi has said. He told the BBC the government had contingency plans to minimise disruption from industrial action. The military could be drafted in to drive ambulances and secure the country's borders, Mr...

Duff Goldman's Hanukkah Moose Is Menorah To The Max

Thanksgiving has finally passed us by and the holiday season is right on its heels. Christmas decorations are going up and Halloween decor is finally coming down — at least we hope so. And Jews around the world are dusting off their menorahs in anticipation of eight days of candle lighting. Many are likely familiar with the menorah, but equally as many don't exactly know what constitutes a kosher one. As Breaking Matzo notes, a menorah must have a space for one candle for each of the eight nights, along with another, on a slightly varied level, for the Shamash.

Is a new episode of The Equalizer on tonight? (December 4)

We’re ready to see McCall back in action already. There’s some bad news for those wanting more from The Equalizer Season 3 on CBS. Queen Latifah gives us a reason to look forward to Sunday nights. We get new episodes of The Equalizer on Sundays. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work.

What’s In Store For Cardano This December – Will ADA Be Merry Before Christmas?

Cardano (ADA) exited the month of November with its total market capitalization and its blockchain’s total value locked (TVL) taking a heavy hit from the FTX collapse that dragged down the entire crypto market. According to data from CoinMarketCap, when last month ended, ADA’s overall valuation was at $10.7...

Around Ravenna: A lot of happenings during holiday season

So many things happening!The Salvation Army of Portage County had its annual Kettle Kick-off on Nov. 10 at the Christian Life Center on Summit Road. The speaker was the dynamic Pastor Cornell Jordan. He was truly an inspiration. I’m sure after hearing his presentation, almost everyone wanted to ring the bells and start standing at the kettles.If you are interested in doing so, call the office at 330-296-7371 The Chestnut Tree gift shop at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna hosted its annual Christmas Open House recently and it was a huge success. As usual, Jenny Turner, gift shop manager, worked her magic and the shop was transformed into a beautiful Christmas Wonderland. Stop in and see all her magic, you won’t be disappointed.Speaking of U.H., don’t miss the Auxiliary’s 35th annual Celebration of Lights on Dec. 7. The ceremony and reception afterward start at 6:30 p.m. This will be in-person with mask requirements. The Auxiliary thanks you for your continued support. For more information, call the Auxiliary office at 330-297-2594.The Portage County Historical Society will hold its second annual Christmas Walk/Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18, 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna. In addition, they will have speakers Richard Whitmore, Jim Wade and Wayne Enders. Santa also will be there from 5 to 7 p.m. both days.Don’t miss the opportunity to see all the Society has to offer and a chance to visit neighbors. The tickets can be purchased at the door; and at Susie K’s Cafe and Tea Room and the West Main Street Winery, both in Ravenna. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 per family.

Amarillo area Our Town briefs for the week of Dec. 4, 2022

Weather radar to be down for maintenance starting Dec. 6. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6, the KAMA WSR-88D radar operated by the NOAA National Weather Service in Amarillo will be down for approximately seven days for the replacement of the generator, fuel tanks, and accompanying components. This activity is important to support the radar’s operation during periods of commercial power outages, specifically when hazardous weather is present, a news release notes.

The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Sunday, December 4, 2022

To include your event in the Briefing and Live Calendar, please fill out this form. Weather: Areas of fog in the morning. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 60. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

In praise of the putzes: Bethlehem’s embrace of a Christmas tradition dating back centuries

If you Google “putz,” you’ll find the Yiddish version and the slang word, but no mention of the works of art found in Bethlehem at Christmastime. Each December, dozens of putzes (rhymes with “foot-zes”) appear in this historic city settled by the Moravians in 1741. All depict the story of the birth of Christ, but the renderings are as different as their creators. If you’ve seen one, you definitely haven’t seen them all.

Dec. 2: Current Prices

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the U.S. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Christmas tree, ceramic, painted green, textured finish, multicolor peg lights on tips of branches, five-point star base dated 1975, 15 inches, $65. Jewelry, earrings, dangling,...

These Wilmington-area shops spread Christmas cheer throughout the year

While many local and national retailers hang lights and feature holiday displays in the late fall and winter months, three local shops stay red and green all year long. In Wilmington, Southport and Calabash's year-round Christmas shops, "Merry Christmas" is not a seasonal phrase. These are the stores where you can grab Christmas essentials...