By Tom Orsborn Published 2:40 pm CST, Sunday, December 23, 2018 Might Jolly Old Saint Nick be a Spurs fan? Might Jolly Old Saint Nick be a Spurs fan? Photo: Photo Illustration By Adrian Alvarez With A Photo FromGetty Images Photo: Photo Illustration By Adrian Alvarez With A Photo FromGetty Images Image 1 of / 109 Caption Close Image 1 of 109 Might Jolly Old Saint Nick be a Spurs fan? Might Jolly Old Saint Nick be a Spurs fan? Photo: Photo Illustration By Adrian Alvarez With A Photo FromGetty Images Spurs reflect on Christmas past, present 1 / 109 Back to Gallery SAN ANTONIO - With three days free of games and practices after their 108-101 loss to Houston on Saturday, the Spurs … [Read more...] about Spurs reflect on Christmas past, present
PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 December 2018 Judy Rimmer Southwold Christmas Day Swim 2017. Photo: Cathy Ryan. Archant Beyond the Christmas tree, decorations and pudding, do you have any special customs unique to your family? Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful festive traditions. A couple of elves using some unusual decorations for the tree Picture: ABBEY FARTHINGChristmas treesChristmas trees might be a standard Christmas idea, ever since Prince Albert made them popular in the 1800s, but some people put all kinds of surprising spins on them. Angels, stars and fairies are not the only decorations which appear on top of a tree. Alexander Seddon from Ipswich writes: “I usually have a monkey on the top of my tree at Christmas.“It came from when I first moved into my own flat, and had to beg, steal and borrow all the decorations. The only thing I didn’t have was a star or an angel to put on the top, so I improvised with a cuddly monkey. … [Read more...] about Do you have any weird Christmas traditions?
Take a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future and learns the lesson of the real meaning of Christmas. “Scrooge! The Musical” run through Dec. 31 at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown. Tickets are $29.95 and up; coloradocandlelight.com.It’s Moana’s debut on ice. Follow her on a quest to save her island, while joining Anna, Rapunzel, Bella and Cinderella on adventures of their own Thursday-Sunday: “Disney on Ice — Dare to Dream” at the Pepsi Center, Denver, $15 and up; AT. Arts & Entertainment Animal sculptures light up the night at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari Michelle Karas … [Read more...] about Beyond the Springs:…A Christmas lesson and Moan’s ice debut
Opinion PUBLISHED: 13:22 02 December 2018 Andrew Clarke John Malkovich stars as Hercules Poirot in a new version of The ABC Murders, part of the BBC's Christmas line-up Photo: BBC/Mammoth Archant Christmas telly schedules have been unveiled hoping to add some seasonal sparkle to some dark nights but Arts editor Andrew Clarke is rather underwhelmed by the lack of imagination Mrs Brown's Boys is fast becoming a Christmas fixture Photo: Alan Peebles/BBCIt’s that time of year again. Christmas lights have been switched on. The panto season is underway, complete with its ritual call and response of “Oh no he isn’t – Oh yes he is”, and so it’s only right that the Christmas telly has also been unveiled.Our favourite shows are given extended slots, dusted with a coating of seasonal sparkle, given a heart-warming storyline set in a snowy landscape or, if it’s a panel show, decorated with extra coloured lights and … [Read more...] about Christmas telly for 2018 is depressingly bad
Associated Press Published 7:13 PM EST Nov 30, 2018 This is the time of year when we dust off the holiday albums and CDs to play favorites that range from Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song.” Being added to playlists this year will be music from a crop of new holiday albums from a variety of artists — even a beloved, legendary actor. Here are reviews of a few of those albums by Associated Press critics: Diana Ross, ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ Are you in the mood for jolly, singalong Christmas music? Diana Ross has you covered. Looking for something more serene, with religious tones? Diana Ross has you covered. Or are you looking for inspirational music that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the holidays? Again, Diana Ross has you covered. Her … [Read more...] about Get in a festive mood with new Christmas music