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  • Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, sponsor of the bill to save Christmas
    Doug Lamborn leads a bipartisan resolution to 'save' Christmas
    A bipartisan group of three dozen members of Congress, led by Doug Lamborn, (R-Colo.), is sponsoring a resolution before the House of Representatives defending Christmas, according to ABC News, Dec. 21, 2013. Lamborn and 36 of his colleagues...
  • Don't take out the graters and knives to make these potato pancakes
    Don't take out the graters and knives to make these potato pancakes
    Using modern tools to make traditional dishes makes sense, unless you end up disturbing the usual rhythm of the Holidays, as I once did. I remember when I got my first food processor and showed it to my mother-in-law. This was when I was living...
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    Christmas through the eyes of a Jewish child
    There's a lot of talk this year, as in previous ones, of a "war on Christmas." Organizations like Liberty Counsel issue lists of businesses to boycott for not using the word "Christmas" in their holiday advertising (see...
  • Merry Everythingmas
    Merry Everythingmas and a Happy New Hogmanay
    It's a Christmahanakwanzaavus Karaoke Holiday Bash!Or Christmahanakwanzika.Or Festivuskwanzaanukkahistmas.What it is is the Tarrant County Libertarian Party's annual celebration of Festivus, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and whatever other...
  • Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift
    'Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift': A Christmas and Hanukkah story
    "Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift" by Dara Goldman is not just a perfect gift for the holidays -- it's a perfect story for any time of year. There is no "right" time of year to read about love, sacrifice, diversity,...
  • Holiday village from recycled boxes
    Make a holiday village from recycled boxes
    A holiday village made from recycled boxes will brighten up those long winter evenings. Gather up plenty of small, cardboard boxes and a few LED tealights and have fun building your village.You will need:Small boxes (cracker, pasta and other food...
  • Nickell Tips of Diversity of Holidays
    Daddy Nickell Tips for Culturally Enriching Holidays
    The holidays are a festive time of year for many reasons, more than just holiday giving. Learning about cultural differences from our own enhances your children's lives. If you live in a metropolitan area, your children may be exposed to many...
  • Nickell Tips for a Holiday Around the World at Home
    Arm Chair Travelers: Around the World for the Holidays
    Daddy Nickell tips for taking part in InternationalHolidaysAlthough we don't all share the same religious beliefs, it is still incredibly important that we learn and teach our children to respect other faiths, traditions, values and customs. A...
  •  President Barack Obama lights the Hanukkah candles with the Schmitters at the first afternoon reception
    On eighth day of Hanukkah Obama hosts two holiday receptions
    With all the Christmas receptions the White House will host throughout December, at least two were dedicated to the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 President Barack Obama along with First Lady Michelle Obama hosted two...
  • Potato-less Hanukkah dinner recipe
    Potato-less Hanukkah recipe
    Who says Hanukkah is all potato cakes and challah bread?This holiday season, get savory with the roast chicken with apricot stuffing recipe; courtesy of Food Network.Making anything other than "potato something" is going to take more...
  • Christmas Tree Bling Nail Art
    Holiday nail art for 2013: Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve nail fashion
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Hair and Nails Examiner has once again scoured the Web for the best nail art for the 2013 holiday season, perfect nail fashion for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve.Hanukkah may...
  • Toffee Matzo
    Toffee Matzo
    Today’s holiday recipe feature is Toffee Matzo. Matzo crackers dance with butter, brown sugar, chocolate, pecans, almonds, and a bit of sea salt to create a fantastic holiday dessert. Sweet and crunchy with a salty bite, this dessert is...
  • Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream
    Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream
    Today’s holiday recipe feature is Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream. Cilantro, cumin, and jalapeño transform simple latkes into deliciously spicy appetizers. They are topped with sour cream that’s jazzed up with a bit...
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    Thanksgiving Holiday
    As long as I can recall Thanksgiving has been all alone on the November calendar with nothing to distract from the festivity of the meal and giving thanks. This year we are sharing this holiday with the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Combining the...
  • Happy Thanksgivukkah!
    American Jews far and wide celebrating Thanksgivukkah phenomenon
    All over the United States American Jews and Jews worldwide celebrated the first light of Hanukkah on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. The next day on Thursday, Nov. 28, American Jews celebrated a rare convergence of two holidays, Hanukkah...