Holiday Articles 2013

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Mini Salas

Holiday Recipes: Mini’s Pumpkin Spice Bread

Ingredients 1 Package of Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix 1/2 Cup Water 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil 2 Eggs Directions 1. HEAT Oven to 350°F. Lightly grease pan. 2. STIR Together water, oil, eggs and quick bread mix until moistened. Spoon batter into loaf pan or fill muffin cups 2/3 full. 3. BAKE As directed […]
9 years ago
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Lauren Berkley

What do the LIGHTS say?

Jay Perkins, 49, of Tulsa, Okla., created this light show on the exterior of his house, set to the catchy -- or annoying -- tune by the pop-comedy duo Ylvis.
9 years ago
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Bob McClay

Stores expecting big business for day-after-Christmas sales

Phoenix – Valley stores are expecting big business as customers come in for after Christmas sales. Wal-Mart is offering up to 50 percent off on thousands of items, and there are also sales at such stores as K Mart, Target, Kohls, and Macy’s. Things were slow early this morning at the Wal-Mart at 51st Avenue […]
9 years ago
KTAR.com

Glendale releases list of Christmas tree recycling sites

The City of Glendale has released its list of sites where Christmas trees can be recycled — locations they’re branding as “treecycling” sites. The list is comprised of seven such locations: • Acoma Park: 53rd Ave. & Acoma Rd. • Fire Station No. 156: 67th Ave. & Deer Valley Rd. • Glendale Heroes Park: 83rd […]
9 years ago
Andrew Gilstrap

Thousands left without power across US and Canada

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) – Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by last weekend’s ice storm, and people slowly trickled out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally warm homes. But not everyone was […]
9 years ago
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Lauren Berkley

“Let it Snow!” gets a Capt. Picard twist

James Covenant, a video editor (no surprise), edited this video montage that results in Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) singing every line from "Let It Snow!"
9 years ago
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KTAR.com

Pianist, cellist create Christmas songs mashup

You've probably heard all the Christmas classics before, even the instrumental versions, but what if you heard two of those songs at the same time and that they go well together?
9 years ago
Andrew Gilstrap

All-male dance squad pulled from Mobile parade

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An all-male dance squad that wore skimpy Santa costumes during a Christmas parade in Alabama has been asked not to show up for a New Year’s Eve procession. AL.com ( http://bit.ly/18Kbpvq) reported Tuesday that the Downtown Mobile Alliance rescinded an invitation for the Prancing Elites to perform at the Moon Pie […]
9 years ago
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Lauren Berkley

The ultimate Christmas movie supercut

Watch nearly every Christmas movie in just over two minutes thanks to the Screen Junkies.
9 years ago
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KTAR.com

Officer who rescued abducted girl buys her a bike

A Mesa girl who was abducted for a short time Sunday has received a holiday gift from the the police officer who rescued her.
9 years ago
Bob McClay

Valley mayors share Christmas wish lists, plans

Some Valley mayors aren't bashful about sharing what gifts they want to find under the Christmas tree this year.
9 years ago
Connie Sokol/KTAR.com contributor

Give 5 gifts from the heart

During these final days before Christmas, rather than hustle with the bustle to buy more things, consider giving meaningful gifts from the heart. They cost only our time, energy and a bit of focus — but they last.
9 years ago
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Corbin Carson/KTAR

Police warn against Christmas burglars

Christmas is a busy season for burglars.
9 years ago
Alicia Markham/DealsInAZ.com

Alicia’s Deals: Last-minute Christmas gifts

Happy Christmas Eves Eve! There are STILL some great deals to be had even if you waited until now for your holiday shopping. You can click here and use promo code SANTAHDX to get $30 off a Kindle Fire HDX and free overnight shipping. The discount means a hot gift for $199. If you still […]
9 years ago
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Bruce St. James

French artist creates insane, massive snow art

I promise, if there's one thing that's going to amaze you this year, this is it.
9 years ago
Tara Creel/KTAR.com contributor

Savoring the Season: Simple tips for reducing stress during the holidays

Sometimes it's hard to savor the season when you are overwhelmed with all of the events to attend, gifts to give and the many sleepless nights. Here are some simple tips to reduce stress during the holidays.
9 years ago
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Bob McClay

Yarnell showing rebuilding spirit during holidays

Signs of recovery have some Yarnell residents getting into the Christmas mood.
9 years ago
Jim Cross

Bartender offers hangover tips ahead of holiday parties

'Tis the season for carols, holiday parties and people drinking way too much.
9 years ago
Sandra Haros

Valley mission collecting gifts for oft-forgotten needy teens

The Phoenix Rescue Mission is looking for much-needed toy donations for older children.
9 years ago
Sandra Haros

Valley veterans treated to snow, hot chocolate

Dozens of veterans soaked up a little sun, drank hot chocolate and played in the snow in central Phoenix on Thursday.
9 years ago
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Carter Nacke

Google takes a look back at 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, many companies are taking a moment to assess their past year.
9 years ago
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Lauren Berkley

House light show pays homage to ‘Christmas Vacation’

One house in Massachusetts this year would make Clark Griswold light up with envy.
9 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

Glendale FD collects gifts for 450 families

The holidays will be a little brighter for about 450 families, thanks to the Glendale Fire Department.
9 years ago
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987ThePeak.com

Deaf mom’s response to Mandela interpreter goes viral

Lori Koch, a deaf mom from Clearwater, Fla., recently showed the world how sign language is really done by sharing a video of her an adorable 5-year-old daughter, Claire, signing throughout her school's holiday concert.
9 years ago