Latest Christmas Items
  • Injuries decimate Christmas Day games

    Because of underperforming teams and injuries in the Eastern Conference not named the Miami Heat, the later games featuring the West should be better.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against New York Knicks forward Kenyon Martin, center, as guard J.R. Smith, left, and forward Amare Stoudemire (1) watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in New York. The Thunder won 123-94. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder rout of Knicks

    Durant scored 29 and Westbrook finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in his first triple-double of the season and seventh of his career.

  • Dave Dora, a lineman from Grand Haven Board of Light and Power, works on connecting fallen wires on Macon Avenue in Lansing, Mich., Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. From Michigan to Maine, hundreds of thousands remain without power days after a massive ice storm _ which one utility called the largest Christmas-week storm in its history _ blacked out homes and businesses in the Great Lakes and Northeast. (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Greg DeRuiter)

    All thousands want for Christmas is electricity

    Ted and Angela Montgomery had planned to entertain family and friends this Christmas at their home in Lapeer, north of Detroit. But an ice storm knocked out their lights and heat on Sunday and it hadn't returned by Christmas Eve.

  • **FILE** Rep. Steve King (Associated Press)

    Rep. Steve King eats reindeer on Christmas

    While nine reindeer made their way around the world to deliver gifts with Santa, one unlucky reindeer made its way onto Rep. Steve King's plate on Christmas.

  • Pope Francis holds up the host as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope Francis' Christmas wish: Hope for a better world

    Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict around the globe.

  • Some Wizards stay behind, use off time for therapy

    The Wizards have the next two days off before their next set of games, beginning on Friday at the Minnesota Timberwolves, but Nene, Bradley Beal and Martell Webster have to tend to aches and pains.

  • 10 of the best holiday songs of all time

    While taste in music can be highly subjective, there are definitely some holiday songs that represent both old and new traditions. With that in mind, please enjoy perusing this list of some of the best holiday songs of all time.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

    TAUBE: Preserving the family tree

    I've been a newspaper columnist for many years, and one of my favorite annual traditions is writing a Christmas column. I'm an agnostic Jew, but I've celebrated this holiday in a nonsecular fashion since I was very young. I have a Christmas tree in my house, a wreath on the door and listen to Christmas music.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys/ The Washington Times

    CARSON: The feeling behind 'Merry Christmas'

    When I was a kid growing up in Detroit and Boston, there were multiple Christmas celebrations in public school. Everyone participated in the celebrations, including the Jews and the many individuals of Middle Eastern descent.

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