A Christmas gift of pears left on the doorstep creates a dilemma.
Southwest Airlines’ chief executive, Bob Jordan, said frigid temperatures and mistakes by the company caused its meltdown around Christmas.
Orthodox Christmas came under harsh circumstances in Ukraine this year. For families like the Kovtuns, living next to the remains of their shell-struck home, celebration was an act of defiance.
Ukraine never accepted Russia’s unilateral Christmas truce, dismissing it as a hollow ploy, and Russian shelling was as intense as ever in a hotly contested city.
The cease-fire would coincide with the Eastern Orthodox Christmas on Saturday, but Kremlin adversaries and some analysts call it a ploy for military and political advantage.
It’s been a disastrous week for the budget airline. But its influencers are prepared to defend their brand.
After the whirlwind of holiday giving has passed, take some time for gratitude.
The company canceled more than 60 percent of its flights on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving many travelers stranded.
Charlene and James Slaugh were both wounded at Club Q. Families impacted by hundreds of mass shootings this year face a tough holiday season.
A synagogue on the Upper West Side hosted a Christmas Day party for migrants from South America.
A South Korean tour group’s van became stuck in the snow outside a house in Williamsville, N.Y. They spent the weekend with the homeowners — who luckily had a well-stocked kitchen.
Jesus Did Too
I have learned that coming out is not for me a one-time event but a series of events.
Adding a Hanukkah party and Diwali treats to the traditional Christmas address, King Charles III is publicly embracing a more inclusive monarchy in his first months.
Pope Francis urged the tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter’s Square to pray for Ukraine and for others suffering in conflicts around the world.
One town is protecting a statue of St. Nick with sandbags, another is putting its Christmas tree underground and others are cranking up noisy generators to keep the holiday spirit alive.
For a quarter of a century — holidays included — Bill Sokol’s drawings injected a note of whimsy into the stolid New York Times.
He is the man who brought fantasy to Christmas.
“Jesus loves New York Times readers, too.”
For former residents of Iqrit, where Israeli forces leveled everything but the church in 1951, religious rituals bind them to a place from which they were expelled.
More than 1.5 million people are without power across the United States and Canada, and more could lose electricity over the coming days. It’s complicating holiday menus.
Just before Christmas, a combination of ice, snow and winds is paralyzing much of the U.S.
To the list of city holiday traditions — the Rockefeller Center tree lighting, “The Nutcracker” at Lincoln Center — some are adding an early-morning boozefest known as “the Banger.”
In Nuremberg, the stalls are open without Covid restrictions, and big crowds are returning to sip mulled wine and socialize. But amid economic uncertainty, visitors are spending less.
As rising Covid rates collide with a return to holiday festivities, hosts are coming up with inventive compromises.
Like other in-person workers, Santa took a hit the first two years of the pandemic. But he’s back in a big way.
Amid soaring gas prices and the war in Ukraine, Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, like holiday fairs across Europe, has faced a tough question: “How do you balance magic and responsibility?”
Miles from South Beach and most of Miami’s tourist haunts, Santa’s Enchanted Forest has dazzled locals for decades.
After one holiday season lost to the pandemic and another curtailed by Omicron, seasonal staples including “The Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Messiah” are back in force.
Forecasters say a “bomb cyclone” will tear through much of the U.S. this week and that travelers could face cold, snow and rain. What can you do if your plans are disrupted?
Dolly Parton’s theme park gets into the holiday spirit in a way that rivals Radio City’s Rockettes — with fewer kicklines but far more fingerpicking.
Dimmed festive lighting at an annual market in the city of Gyor underscores the economic pain being felt across Hungary as energy costs and inflation soar.
Roast pork is the must-have Christmas Eve centerpiece for many Latinos and Filipinos, and for processors like La Casa Sierra near Tampa, Fla., business is booming.
For a group of devoted girlfriends, the season shines brighter when they’re together — preferably in a costume, eating some oxtail.
A storm could make for treacherous conditions for parts of the country leading up to Christmas. Temperatures are also expected to plummet, forecasters said.
Worried about coaxing people into pews when they’d rather be in their pajamas, some Protestant pastors are canceling Sunday services on Dec. 25.
For members of the Arab diaspora, the meat- and bulgur-based dish, and delicate stuffed grape leaves, are what make the season bright.
Grief and loss may make this time of year difficult, but that pain can lessen with time.
Genevieve Ko pairs salmon with miso cream and beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce for a lavish, but stress-free feast.
What can a luxury department store offer in 2022? We spent 10 hours and 32 minutes looking for answers at the Manhattan institution, where no one says, “no.”
It’s not about elaborate preparation.
David Harbour, George Wendt and Tim Allen explain the acting challenge that is Jolly St. Nick.
Fruity, spiced and savory, these three delicious recipes from Dorie Greenspan make everyone in your house feel at home.
Forget the blow-up Santas for your lawn. A new generation of old-fashioned blow mold decorations have come to town.
A UPS driver, a baker and Santa’s helper share advice for staying present through the season.
Grabbing a piece of the lucrative holiday market requires planning, luck and the occasional battle with a seasoned superstar like Mariah Carey.
As Christmas came to be celebrated in the home, choosing the right volume was a way to show intimate understanding of the person opening the package.
December is peak time for cardiovascular issues. Here’s how to stay safe.
There’s no right way to decorate for whatever holidays you celebrate. But it never hurts to borrow some ideas from the pros. (Especially that gumdrop tree.)
Only a handful of department stores in New York City still create them — but the ones that do go all out.