Holiday Articles

Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of RosieontheHouse.com

Obamas get into holiday mood at benefit concert

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obamas got into the holiday spirit Sunday evening with a little help from Hugh Jackman, Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae. President Barack Obama and his family attended the 32nd annual “Christmas in Washington” concert, a benefit for the Children’s National Health System. After an evening of Christmas carols at the National […]
9 years ago
Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of RosieontheHouse.com

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up

NEW YORK (AP) – With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after it was illuminated for the first time this holiday season in a ceremony that’s been held since 1933. Mayor Michael Bloomberg turned on the lights just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, setting off a […]
9 years ago
Tyler Bassett

NYC’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be lit

NEW YORK (AP) – A 76-foot Norway Spruce from Shelton, Conn., is set to be lit as New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The annual holiday tradition will take place Wednesday night. The 75-year-old tree will be illuminated by 45,000 multi-colored LED lights and topped with a 9 1/2-foot-wide Swarovski star. “Today Show” personalities […]
9 years ago
Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of RosieontheHouse.com

Jennifer Lopez to receive parenting honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jennifer Lopez is being honored by the March of Dimes. Lopez, the 44-year-old mother of 5-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual March of Dimes luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday. She’s being recognized as a celebrity parent role model supporting […]
9 years ago
Rosie on the House

Fireplace safety is important around the holidays

When it finally gets cold in the Valley, many residents rush to light their fireplace up.
10 years ago
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Decent light display goes ‘Wonderful’

It's not the most wonderful light display we've ever seen, but it's set to "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," so it qualifies.
10 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Robert Frost’s Christmas cards collected in NH

Associated Press HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – Take heart, holiday procrastinators: Famed poet Robert Frost once waited until July to get his Christmas cards in the mail. Unlike the flimsy, forgettable cards of today, however, Frost’s cards arguably were worth the wait. For the past 28 years of his life, he teamed up with a boutique […]
10 years ago
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Australia goes all out for holidays

Techno music is annoying at best, but when combined with holiday lights and a traditional holiday song, it's worth a look.
10 years ago
Sandra Haros

Family dysfunction rears ugly head on holidays

No family is perfect, but if it seems the imperfections are amplified this time of year, it's because they are.
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Valley retail stores compete for last-minute shoppers

While the clock ticks, the shopping crush continues. According to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports, 17 million shoppers will spend part of their Christmas Eve hitting stores.
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Car dealership goes holiday

Northwest Dodge in Houston has really gotten into the holiday spirit this year.
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Holiday lights set to Coldplay

It may not be holiday music, but it's not "Gangnam Style," so at least be happy about that.
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Metallica in holiday lights

Holiday lights? Check. Dark night? Check. Metallica? Check.
10 years ago
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Sak’s Fifth Avenue 3-D display

It's not exactly holiday lights, but this holiday display by Saks Fifth Avenue is impressive, so it made the cut.
10 years ago
Tyler Bassett

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play _ science […]
10 years ago
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Holiday Light Show – ‘Wizards In Winter’

Set to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's version of the "Wizards of Winter," this house has a lot going on.
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‘Gangnam Style’ in holiday lights

There has been no song bigger in 2012 than "Gangnam Style," so why not close out the year with a light show in its honor?
10 years ago
Tyler Bassett

“Sandy Claus” delivers toys to storm-stricken kids

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – From his toy-cluttered Brooklyn apartment, the man in the red suit was making his list and checking it twice. But he made no distinction between naughty or nice: Every child on it would receive a gift from this Santa Claus. For the children whose toys floated away during Superstorm […]
10 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

It’s all-hands-on-deck for final retail push

Associated Press FREEPORT, Maine (AP) – With the final retail push under way, L.L. Bean CEO Chris McCormick is playing Santa’s helper against a backdrop of conveyor belts and beeping front-end loaders as he boxes up slippers and shirts. But there’s little time to reflect on the holiday cheer those gifts will bring because he’s […]
10 years ago
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Arizona soldier surprises kids before Christmas

Christmas came early for two Surprise, Ariz. children.
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Mistletoe kissing prank goes viral

It started out as a harmless holiday prank, but a video put together by three Brigham Young University students went viral in less than a week.
10 years ago
Holliday Moore

Spending, boxes can alert thieves during holidays

Police are warning last-minute shoppers to keep their wits about them as they grab their gifts.
10 years ago
Martha Maurer

APS, SRP warn of holiday phone scams

Both the Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service are warning their customers about a holiday phone scam.
10 years ago
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Sky Harbor offering gift wrapping service

Along with holiday travel comes holiday gifts, but Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's Deputy Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher said it's a good idea to wait to wrap presents until fliers get past airport security.
10 years ago