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    PEARL Harbor Day 2021 marks the 80th anniversary of Japan's sneak attack on the US Navy Base in Hawaii. The honor, courage and sacrifice of the 2,403 lives lost and 1178 injured is acknowledged around America. 2The destroyer USS Shaw explodes after being hit by Japanese bombs in the Pearl Harbor attackCredit: Getty When is Pearl Harbor Day? The U.S. commemorates Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day every year on December 7.  On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans and the American public will come together to remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.  The 80th anniversary of the bombing on Pearl Harbor will be observed with special ceremonies. On December 3, President Joe Biden asked others to honor the patriots who perished and defended America. He said: "I encourage all Americans to reflect on the courage shown by our brave warriors that day and remember their sacrifices.  I ask us all to give sincere thanks and appreciation to the survivors of that unthinkable...
    Alec Baldwin and his wife aren't letting the "Rust" shooting scandal get in the way of their holiday season. In the months since Baldwin, 63, was holding a gun that was discharged on the movie set resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, he and his wife Hilaria have been open about struggling through the tough time, and have not been shy in showing off their PDA. They continued the later trend on Instagram on Monday, when Hilaria, 37, shared a photo of her actor husband planting a kiss on her under a sprig of mistletoe. "'Tis the season," she captioned the photo, adding a Christmas tree emoji for effect. ALEC BALDWIN’S ‘MISGUIDED’ INTERVIEW SLAMMED BY 'RUST' GAFFER'S ATTORNEY: 'AN ATTEMPT TO SWAY PUBLIC OPINION' Hilaria Baldwin shared a festive photo of herself and her husband, Alec Baldwin, kissing under the mistletoe.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Fans appreciated the post, and flooded the comment section with red heart emojis, as well as support for the happy couple. "Sending you both so much love and peaceful wishes for...
    WITH the holidays just around the corner, many people are looking for the perfect gift to give to friends and family - however, experts warn Americans of Christmas scams that could turn their celebrations sour. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has outlined in jovial holiday fashion the 12 scams of Christmas that Americans should know about before purchasing goods. 3The BBB is warning Americans to be wary of the 12 scams of ChristmasCredit: Getty 3Many scammers are tricking people into giving away private information in the form of fake gift cardsCredit: Getty ATTACKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA The BBB warns of social media ads that claim to support a charity or a free trial that in fact are scams in which victims never receive items they purchase or are charged monthly. Others receive counterfeit items that is different from the one that was advertised. This is the most common scam and has recorded the highest number of victims - and is why the BBB says it's best to check the business online at bbb.org. Another social media scam is a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Marylanders looking for a festive way to spend the holiday season don’t have to go far: Baltimore’s Christmas Village is considered one of the nation’s best Christmas markets. That’s according to a list compiled by Time Out magazine of the 10 best Christmas markets in the U.S. The list was based on outdoor markets where holiday shoppers can enjoy live music and snack on some grub while stocking up on gifts. READ MORE: Maryland Department Of Health's Website Compromised After Cyberattack; COVID Metrics Not Updated Due To 'Server Outage'Not surprisingly, Christmas Village–located at 501 Light St. in the city’s Inner Harbor–made the list. Here’s what the author had to say: READ MORE: Derby Winner Medina Spirit, Who Underwent Strict Testing Ahead Of Preakness, Collapses, Dies In California“Baltimore’s Inner Harbor comes alive with holiday spirit from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Covered in thousands of lights (including a gorgeously lit Ferris wheel), Christmas Village in Baltimore combines an indoor and outdoor holiday market with an amusement park and beer garden. Vendors include local artists like Art by Barton, whose...
    Understanding the niche likes and interests of Gen Z’ers can feel like an impossible task. Always on TikTok, drinks oat milk iced lattes like it’s water, has a skincare routine long enough to be a short film, and are consistently self-deprecating—yet firm believers in manifesting their dream lives. So what do you gift the person in your life who fits all of these categories? Luckily for you, I know all about the best gifts for Gen Z. Not only do I write about the hottest products on the market for a living, but I'm also a proud member of Generation Z, and if that’s not enough to add to my credibility, my favorite thing to do is shop—a lot. In case you need a little help zeroing in on who fits into this age demographic: Gen Z encompasses anyone born between 1997 and 2012. This means anyone within the ages of 9-24 is in this bracket is a Gen Z'er. It’s been a while since I got a gift I didn’t explicitly include in my holiday wish list. I can’t...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Salvation Army works all year round. But it’s crunch time for the charity, especially this week. Money from those kettle bells allows them to buy food for the hungry. This week, they’ll be packing up 16,000 boxes of food. Turkeys, chickens, stuffing and gravy. Everything for a holiday feast. Those boxes will be shipped to all 28 Salvation Army centers across the Chicago area. Because the need for food is so high this year, volunteers are packing 1,000 more boxes than they did last year. Join the @BearsOutreach, @FoodDepository, and The #SalvationArmy on 12/8 from 8am–1pm for a food distribution. Roles include traffic control, greeters, personal shoppers, food station support, and car loaders. Sign up to #volunteer at https://t.co/FhOYLu2Sut!#HopeMarchesOn pic.twitter.com/c7paaYw4SE — The Salvation Army – Chicagoland, Northern IL, NWI (@salarmychicago) December 6, 2021
    Discover the art of light at GLOW this holiday season at the Exploratorium! Enter for your chance to win a Family Explorers Membership and a $50 store gift certificate! Five winners will also receive a pair of tickets.Connect, play, and get inspired in the glow of luminous sculptures, as eight artists turn up the radiance at Pier 15. Don't miss this joyful seasonal expansion of the Exploratorium's iconic exhibits on light.Enter the Exploratorium sweepstakes by simply clicking on the ENTER HERE button below.Enter daily, Monday, 12/6/21 through Sunday, 12/19/21 at 11:55 p.m. PT.Official RulesFollow the Exploratorium on social:Facebook - @exploratoriumTwitter - @exploratoriumInstagram - @exploratoriumYouTube - @Exploratorium
    How can I protect myself from the new omicron variant? The same way you guard against COVID-19 caused by any other variant: Get vaccinated if you haven’t yet, get a booster if you’re eligible and step up other precautions you may have relaxed, like wearing a mask and avoiding crowds. For all the attention omicron is getting, the overwhelming cause of infections and deaths in many places remains the extra-contagious delta variant. “Delta is the real risk right now. Omicron is an uncertain threat,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, told The Associated Press. Regardless of the coronavirus type, Collins said “we do know what to do.” It will take a few weeks to learn key aspects about this latest variant, including whether it’s more contagious, causes more severe illness or evades immunity — and if so, how by much. In the meantime, “what we need to do is add more layers of protection,” says Dr. Julie Vaishampayan of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. That’s especially important with holiday travel and gatherings around the...
    HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Double Dutch isn't just for fun on sidewalks and playgrounds.It's also highly competitive, and that was proven at Harlem's Apollo Theater.150 of the top jump roping teams from around the world took part in the 30th Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic on Sunday.The late NYPD officer David A. Walker and founder of the National Double Dutch League established the rules for the competition and the first official game was held in 1974."The National Double Dutch League's events have offered Double Dutch enthusiasts a sense of togetherness, competition, and exercise over the last 18 months when we've needed the feeling of community most. I'm honored to follow in my father's footsteps and keep this league and tradition alive," says Lauren Walker, President, and daughter of the late Founder David A. Walker, about the national non-profit's annual family-friendly yet competitive Double Dutch competition.Awards were handed out for speed and compulsory, along with fusion freestyle choreographed with music.This year's winner for best in show was "Alfred," a team that traveled all the way from Japan for the event.MORE NEWS:...
    Children across the country were treated to shopping sprees with police officers over the weekend, in an annual event put on by many local police departments called “Shop with a Cop.” Multiple departments in northeast Ohio participated in the event. In Summit County, 140 children were taken to a local Walmart to spend $150 on gifts for themselves or others, according to Fox 8. Members of the community raised the money over the past year. Deputy Michael Hawsman of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was on hand for the event. “Watching the kids eyes get twice as big as they pull in and go shopping that’s what we’re here for,” Hawsman told Fox 8. In Medina County, 150 children went shopping with officers, and they received a special surprise when Santa Claus arrived via helicopter, the outlet reports. Another magical day in the books!! Shop with a Cop 2021!!!Professionalism⭐️Honesty⭐️Integrity⭐️Loyalty Posted by Medina County Sheriffs Office on Saturday, December 4, 2021 During the coronavirus pandemic last year, many departments could not accompany children on a shopping spree, but officers still...
    Whether you’ve waited until the 11th hour to knock off your holiday shopping or simply want to get someone a gift card more thoughtful than a big box retailer, here are 16 fun ideas to suit everyone on your list. P.S. You may just want to buy yourself a gift card or streamer subscription, too. TIKTOK MADE YOU BUY IT: A SELECTION OF VIRAL, GIFTY FINDSHome Chef e-Gift Card, from $50  Home Chef e-Gift Card (Home Chef) Got someone on your holiday list who loves to cook or wants to improve their home cooking game? Treat them to this meal kit delivery service that sends fresh, pre-portioned ingredients along with easy recipes. Their most popular weekly plan for $65 includes enough food for three meals for two people. Roasted salmon and horseradish cream, coming right up.Acorn TV, $59.99 per year Acorn TV Subscription (Acorn TV) Have an Anglophile in your inner circle? AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in premium British and international television. As snow falls, and a craving for mystery binges...
    Families are about to dress up their homes to spread holiday cheer. But, if you’re not sure when you should hang your wreaths or twinkling lights, YouGov’s updated holiday decorating survey has narrowed down the most popular time to dress up your homes. HOLIDAYS 2020: REPORT REVEALS MOST POPULAR TIME TO START DECORATING HOME The market research company reran its survey for Fox News and consulted 3,000 Americans about their holiday decorating plans. The survey found that 2,789 of these respondents plan to celebrate holidays in November and December, including Hanukkah (5%), Christmas (91%) and Kwanzaa (3%).When is the most popular time to decorate for the holidays? With Halloween done and over with, Americans are getting ready for the holiday season with festive decorating plans. (iStock) The most popular time to decorate for the holidays is the day after Thanksgiving, according to YouGov’s survey. Twenty-four percent of American households reportedly choose this time to ring in the holiday season. After Thanksgiving but before December is a close second at 23%.  OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS 2021 LIST REVEALED FOR HOLIDAY SEASON...
    THE holidays are normally a time for families to come together and celebrate their love. Unless you're a Kardashian, it seems. Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and the rest of the clan have all experienced some shock or surprise during different holidays. 13The Kardashians are famous for their holiday extremesCredit: Instagram 13But the family also has their share of holiday scandals Take a look back at some of the Kardashian's biggest holiday blunders. KIM'S HALLOWEEN DIVORCE 13Kim filed for divorce from Kris after just 72 days of marriageCredit: Getty Kim famously filed for divorce from then-husband Kris Humphries on Halloween in 2011. The split came just 72 days after their televised wedding, which, according to MTV, cost about $10 million. Leading up to the divorce filing, speculation had been rife that the duo had called it quits. Kim listed her reasoning for the divorce as "irreconcilable differences." She released a statement regarding the split, saying: "After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. "I had hoped this marriage was forever...
    The Real Housewives Of New Jersey stars Melissa and Joe Gorga enjoyed a night out ushering in the holiday season in New York City.    The couple had the time of their lives rubbing elbows at a bash held at Fresco By Scotto earlier this week.    Numerous other actors and influencers were present at the star-studded event. Better together: Melissa and Joe Gorga were seen attending a party held at Fresco By Scotto in New York City on Friday evening Melissa wore a stylish white crewneck sweater underneath a gorgeous matching zip-up jacket at the event. The reality television personality complimented the lighter shade of her clothing with a form-hugging pair of beige leggings. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next RHONJ's Melissa Gorga sits on a pile of packed boxes as she... RHONJ star Melissa Gorga admits she and husband Joe are... Share this article Share The 42-year-old added an element of sparkle to her outfit with a pair of silver hoop earrings. Her gorgeous and typically free-flowing brunette locks were tied back into a...
    NEW YORK -- From the Big Apple to a small city at the edge of the Great Plains, the country's biggest and brightest Christmas trees are decorated to the nines for the 2021 holiday season!Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer Perhaps the most iconic Tannenbaum in the world, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit for the first time at a celebrity-packed ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 1.The 79-foot Norway spruce is covered with more than 50,000 lights in a rainbow of colors and bears a crystal-covered, 900-pound star.2021's tree came from Elkton, Maryland, where it stood for more than 80 years outside a family home. The first Christmas tree was placed in Rockefeller Center by men working there in 1931.World's tallest indoor Christmas tree EMBED More News VideosA time-lapse video shows workers assembling a 95-foot Christmas tree at the Galleria Dallas. It's the tallest indoor Christmas tree in the U.S., according to the mall. According to the Galleria Dallas, their 95-foot indoor Christmas...
    If you’ve been near Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose lately, you may have heard a new sound amid the urban cacophony of nearby building construction, Downtown Ice’s music and crowds at Christmas in the Park. And it’s not your imagination: The historic clock tower at the San Jose Museum of Art is indeed talking to you. It’s a new installation by Trevor Paglen, a Berlin-based artist with Bay Area ties, that was commissioned by the museum as part of Beta Space, a museum program that encourages artists to experiment and really color outside the lines. “There Will Come Soft Rains” activates every hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., — along with sunrise, sunset and solar noon — with a series of bell chimes followed by a computerized male voice that intones the time and weather and other facts coming from speakers mounted to the top of the clock tower. Paglen’s art often concerns technology, politics, surveillance and the environment around us, and this piece — his first sound installation — fits into those themes. Some of...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A master bartender and beverage director is giving tips and recipes for the perfect holiday cocktail.Peter Vestinos creates cocktails for the Loop's newest cocktail bar at Urbanspace, which was just named one of Chicago's hottest new restaurants.Same TimeTomorrow1 oz St. George Cali Citrus Vodka.50 oz St. George Bruto Americano.50 oz Apologue Saffron Liqueur1 oz Blood Orange Juice.75 oz Lime JuiceShakerato.5 oz Rum.5 oz NOLA Coffee Liqueur.5 oz J Reiger Coffee Amaro.5 oz Nardini Mandorla or Amaretto.5 oz Espresso.5 oz Simple Syrup
    It was late Thursday morning and Aldik Home was bustling with dozens of shoppers perusing the showroom decked out with thousands of Christmas lights and dozens of trees hung with all manner of ornaments and ribbons. The six-decade-old Van Nuys retailer’s Christmas displays have gained some notoriety in the past, with the Kardashian family filming a holiday episode of its reality TV show inside. (In a tense exchange at the store, Kim accused Kris of attempting to copy her Christmas decorations purchased at Aldik.) But this year, Aldik customers will have to open their wallets wider to purchase a 7.5-foot-tall Deluxe Flocked Arctic tree or a 32-foot strand of Cool White LED lights. Prices for some items have increased by as much as 25%, as the retailer has run into a mix of supply chain issues, said store owner Larry Gold. The store has faced increased shipping and import costs, with rates jumping as high as 600% and months-long delays stemming from ongoing issues at the Port of Los Angeles. Prices at Aldik are 10% higher on average over last...
    Hurry — This HP Gaming Laptop Is Currently $170 Off Right Now & Its the Perfect Gift for Your Teen Southampton vs Brighton: How to watch, live stream, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction Lock In Refi Savings Before Rates Get Too High Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Do This Before Your Next Credit Card Payment (It’s Genius) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/33 SLIDES © Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World via Getty Images Chris Evans got into the holiday spirit with Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida,...
    DECEMBER means that it is time for Freeform's annual 25 Days of Christmas movies celebration. Each day leading up to Christmas Day, the network will show an array of holiday classics for viewers to enjoy. 2Freeform airs 25 days of Christmas movies leading up to the holidayCredit: 20TH CENTURY FOX What are the Freeform 25 Days of Christmas movies for Friday, December 3? On December 2, 2021, the Christmas movie schedule includes: The Little Drummer Boy (1968) starting at 7am EST Jingle All the Way 2, starting at 7.30am EST Jingle All the Way starting at 9.30am EST Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) starting at 4.35pm EST The Santa Clause starting at 7.15pm EST The Santa Clause 2 starting at 9.25pm EST The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause starting at 11.55pm EST What is Freeform 25 Days of Christmas? Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas is known as an annual countdown to Christmas Day where the network shows various holiday movies. "25 Days of Christmas is an annual seasonal...
    Disneyland’s half century-old candy cane making tradition returns this Christmas season after the coronavirus pandemic shattered the peppermint hearts of die-hard fans who have turned the hand-made holiday treats into a cult classic. The limited-time seasonal candy canes will be sold Dec. 7, 9, 15, 21 and 23 at the Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen in Disneyland and Dec. 8, 14, 16 and 22 at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure. “Disneyland’s hand-pulled candy canes have achieved cult status over the years,” according to MiceChat. SEE ALSO: Disneyland announces dates for Lunar New Year and Food and Wine festivals in 2022 This year, Disneyland will do away with wristbands and instead use a mobile waitlist system for candy cane purchases. Sweet cravers can add their names and phone numbers to the mobile waitlists at the candy cane locations in the parks to be notified by text of their return times to make their purchases. Disneyland’s Candy Palace and DCA’s Trolley Treats typically sell the limited-edition candy canes from Thanksgiving week until Christmas Day. Disneyland whittled down the number of candy...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- From the ultimate holiday gift guide to reviews of a few new holiday movies, Val and Ryan get you ready for the holidays!RELATED: Roz Varon's Weekender ReportVal also got to meet former President Barack Obama during his latest visit to Chicago. She talks about the experience and their conversation.Elmhurst Kid Stars in New Disney MovieTis' the season for holiday movies! Meet James McCracken, a 7-year-old Chicagoland native, who is starring in the new Disney feature, "Christmas...Again?!"EMBED More News Videos At just 6-years-old, James McCracken from Elmhurst auditioned and secured his first role as an actor in hte new Disney movie "Christmas...Again?!" At just 6-years-old, McCracken auditioned and secured his first role as an actor."Christmas...Again?!" centers around Rowena "Ro" Evestevez, an 11-year-old girl hoping for a traditional family Christmas despite her parent's divorce. However, news of her father's new engagement sours her holiday plans. McCracken plays Ro's future brother-in-law "Louie", who affectionately plays pranks on Ro in effort to show brotherly love.To celebrate this career milestone, McCracken's elementary school, Conrad Fisher Elementary, hosted a movie screening in his...
    TARGET is once again extending its opening hours in the run-up to Christmas. Starting from this Sunday, December 5, most stores will open at 7am and close at midnight. 1Target will extend its opening hours from this weekendCredit: Getty Images - Getty The change in opening hours will remain until December 23, the retailer told USA Today. Target stores usually open at 7am and shut at 10pm on a normal day. However, hours can vary by location though so it's always worth to check Target's store locator beforehand to avoid disappointment. Target has more than 1,900 stores across the US. You can find your nearest one and its contact details by checking the shop locator tool. Last year, Target extended holiday hours from December 11. Mark Schindele, Target's chief stores officer, told USA Today the retailer is aiming to make it "as easy as possible for guests to get all their holiday needs, on their terms". Most read in MoneyMONEY BAGS New 'stimulus' check to be sent THIS MONTH after surprise payments revealedMORE MONEY Calls to extend child tax credits as...
    CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- Everyone has their go-to scent when shopping for soaps, but have you ever wished to smell like cilantro? Now you can.Chipotle recently announced it's selling cilantro soap, and according to its website, it's already sold out.The fast casual restaurant said the soap is made with real ingredients and lists it as a "100% real soap bar." Don’t eat the soap ᵇᵘʸ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒᵃᵖ https://t.co/URP9z1TbY4 pic.twitter.com/ZymPS9Gc3N— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) December 2, 2021Each 4-ounce bar of soap sold for $8 each and is made with organic oils such as olive, coconut, flaxseed, and shea.Chipotle sells other restaurant-branded items on its website like sweatshirts, socks, leggings and jackets.It's unclear if the restaurant will restock the cilantro soap bars soon.Also, for those who may be wondering, the company says this item is not edible.
    ELMHURST, Ill -- In the newest Disney Channel Original Movie, "Christmas...Again?!', 7-year-old James McCraken, from Elmhurst, Illinois, stars in his first role on the big screen."I'm supposed to be the annoying future brother, Louie," says James, a second-grader at Fischer Elementary school in Elmhurst. "Louie is supposed to be very annoying and just wants to have fun."The film, which is about a blended family's struggles through their first holiday together, is a heartwarming story of acceptance and love perfect for the holiday season. "We're really excited to share it with his friends and family, that will be really special," says James's mom, Becca McCracken, at the screening put together at James's school, where the entire student body was in attendance."I think that this story is about the magic of Christmas and learning that with more people, there's just more people to love. It's a really magical story," Becca continued. Watch 'Christmas...Again?!' premiering December 3rd, 2021 on Disney Channel.
    Calls to ban books intensify amid critical race theory debate North Dakota school superintendent slams critical race theory, calls to teach Christian heritage Lock In Refi Savings Before Rates Get Too High Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Do This Before Your Next Credit Card Payment (It’s Genius) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/25 SLIDES © David Lee/Tapestry/Kobal/Shutterstock The holiday season is well underway, and one aspect of it we can't help but love? Having the ability to cozy up on the couch and turn on a quality film! Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at the best holiday movies from the '90s and '00s and where to stream them, starting with this romantic...
    (CNN)Oh, the weather outside is...pleasant, actually. But I live in Los Angeles. If you don't: Bundle up. It's time for TV OT. Joyful, joyfulEvery year, there's always at least one day where I find myself searching for the holiday joy those jewelry commercials tell me I should be feeling. My antidote besides going to Jared? Some happy holiday viewing. Here's a mix of old and new viewing options to keep you in the spirit. "The Great British Bake-Off: Holidays" (Dec. 3, Netflix) - Season 4 of this holiday special is just what you knead if you're feeling like a soggy bottom. This year, judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are joined by regular host Matt Lucas and fill-in Tom Allen as they welcome back to the tent alums Jamie and Rosie (from the 2019 edition), Ruby from 2018 and James from 2017. "Young Rock" Christmas special (Dec. 15, NBC) - The Freshman season of "Young Rock" was one of the most joy-filled parts of the regular year, so this Christmas special is sure to provide the same amount...
    Why would they do this? That question rises inevitably from a new wave of so-called flash-mob robberies, thieves by the dozens invading retail stores to simply take what they want. It’s happened in California, Illinois, Minnesota and Maryland. Retailers ranging from Nordstrom to 7-Eleven have been hit. For some, the search for answers will be an invitation to uncork pet theories about poverty, permissiveness or punishment. But none of those things is unique to this era. Think about it: This model for robbery has always been available to enterprising thieves. It’s simple math. What can one or two security guards do if 60 people decide to just walk in and loot the place? Granted, advances in communications technology make that easier to organize now than it once would have been, but still, a crime wave like this theoretically could have happened in 1985 or 2002. It makes sense to wonder why it didn’t. What is it about this particular era that has inspired this particular trend? Here, then, is another pet theory: The social covenant has shattered. Meaning the thousand...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The holidays are upon us – and ’tis the season for festive TV programs that the whole family can enjoy. CBS has just released its schedule of original movies and specials. There’s familiar favorites “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty The Snowman” on the calendar — plus new concert specials featuring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. Take a look at the full schedule set to air on WBZ-TV below. Many will also be available to watch on Paramount+ Sunday, December 5, 2021 The 23rd Annual A Home For The Holidays At The Grove 9:30 p.m. ***** Saturday, December 11, 2021 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 8 p.m. Frosty The Snowman 9 p.m. Frosty Returns 9:30 p.m. ***** Sunday, December 12, 2021 A Christmas Proposal 8:30 p.m. ***** Sunday, December 19, 2021 Christmas Takes Flight 8 p.m. ***** Wednesday, December 22, 2021 The Price Is Right At Night 8 p.m. The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 9 p.m. ***** Friday, December 24, 2021 A Holly Dolly Christmas 8 p.m. Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler 9 p.m. *****...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Are you feeling festive? Do you enjoy spreading holiday cheer? Is your house lit up and decked out for the holidays? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then we’ve got just the thing for you. READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNAIntroducing Holiday Lights: our campaign to showcase the best holiday light displays the Baltimore area has to offer. Over the next several weeks, we’ll feature some of our favorite local displays on WJZ and CBSN Baltimore. READ MORE: Baltimore Man, 62, Charged In Murder Of Evelyn PlayerThink of it as our way of saying happy holidays — and your chance to show off those incredible decorations at home. Wondering how to get your light display featured on TV? We’ve made it real simple: all you have to do is snap a photo or video with your smartphone and upload it to Twitter. But be sure to add #BeOnWJZ, so we can find it. MORE NEWS: Mervo High School Football Wins First State Title After Death...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s a troubling trendline in Illinois. State leaders think there’s a connection to Thanksgiving one week ago. In Illinois, COVID cases are up 24% in the last two weeks. COVID deaths are up 13%. READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And MotionAs folks ramp up social calendars with festivals like the Wrigleyville Christkindlmarket, experts say your antenna for risk should be up too. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports big events and a busy time of year that’s concerning the physicians. After a year without holiday staples, Chicagoans are back at their posts including iconic shopping spots, communal skate rinks and holiday festivals. But Old St. Nick’s 2021 debut is coinciding with the debut of the most concerning variant since Delta. And while the COVID variant Omicron has yet to arrive in Illinois, a Delta case surge has. “The numbers are going up here in Illinois. We had 5,000 cases in Illinois logged Wednesday. So, it’s going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Robert...
    WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (CBS) — With Thanksgiving over, many are now turning their attention to those all-important holiday gifts. A big consideration is making sure they get there in time. Christmas may still be a few weeks away, but time is ticking. First, the United States Postal Service’s deadline to get gifts delivered by Christmas using retail ground shipping is Dec. 15. FedEx is also saying Dec. 15 for normal shipping, while UPS is giving you a little longer, until Dec. 20. READ MORE: Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel CollingtonThese dates do not include more expensive, rush services like priority mail or next-day air. Meanwhile, Amazon is the biggest player in online shopping these days, and they are going to great lengths to ensure purchases are delivered on time. “We’re the last mile here,” Marie Johnson said. The 200 employees inside this Amazon Delivery Center in West Deptford call themselves the last mile. They are the last people to handle holiday packages before they’re delivered. “We make sure that there’s no package left behind,”...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The holiday season is here, and as people plan to travel, shop, and eat, here are the things you need to know in the Tri-state area. TRAVEL The Philadelphia International Airport is asking travelers to not park their cars at the airport due to the holiday rush. Travelers who are flying with food or ingredients should check the TSA’s list of items that should go into checked baggage. For that list, click here.CBS FESTIVE PROGRAMMINGREAD MORE: Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel CollingtonIf you’re looking for some holiday cheer, CBS has the movies you need. Click here to find when we’re airing your favorite Christmas classic.SHOPPING HOURSREAD MORE: Jolly Trolley And Main Street Light Spectacular Bring Joy To Manayunk Following Ida Flooding, PandemicChristmas shopping is well underway for consumers across the country. CBS3 compiled a list of hours for Delaware Valley malls.SHIPPING DEADLINESMajor companies gave deadlines for shipping items so there’s enough time for packages to arrive. For UPS and FedEx dates, click here. CBS3 JOY OF SHARING TOYFEST
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Office holiday parties are happening again. For some, it’s the first opportunity to meet co-workers in more than a year. But event spaces told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner recently that safety is as much a part of the party as the food. READ MORE: First U.S. Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In California“This is an outdoor dining room, event space and more. During COVID, we decided to install these heaters,” said Gary Wallach, director of food and beverage for Arlo SoHo. The heaters were installed when indoor dining was suspended last December, and now Arlo Soho says companies are booking holiday parties in its courtyard, on its rooftop, and even utilizing cabins shipped in from Canada that have porch access. “We are seeing a week-out emails piling in. Everyone is just watching the news,” Wallach said. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book...
    In this article AAPLA man passes by iPhone 13 Pro ad on an Apple storefront in Krakow, Poland on September 30, 2021.Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesApple shares closed down slightly negative Thursday, paring back losses of as much as 3% following a report about weakening iPhone demand heading into the holidays. A Bloomberg report Wednesday night said Apple warned its suppliers demand is lower than expected for new iPhones, rattling the stock that resisted the omicron-fueled volatility in the market this week. But word of weak demand on top of the known supply chain issues sent shares of Apple down 3% in premarket trading Thursday morning. Even as Apple shares fell, the broader market was up, with the Dow rising 600 points after Wednesday's omicron sell-off. An Apple spokesperson did not comment on Bloomberg's report. The current quarter marks the first full quarter that Apple's new iPhone model, the iPhone 13, will be available. Apple also introduced other new products ahead of the holiday shopping season, including a new version of AirPods and a redesigned MacBook Pro. But...
    The 2020 election cycle was undoubtedly one for the books, but the political turmoil didn't quite end there. Many of us feel exhausted by the partisan bickering, political stunts, and constant stream of news coverage and social posts. If you’re ready to delete Twitter and retreat to a desert island this November, we don’t blame you. But those who love the drama (and the horse race) just can’t get enough. Lucky for them, the 2022 (and 2024) campaigns are right around the corner. In the meantime, here are some gifts that are sure to please the political junkie in your life. A Political Statement Facemask
    For four years, an annual chorus of unfounded criticism and aesthetic analysis beat like a drum over former First Lady Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations at the White House. Now, it’s First Lady Jill Biden’s turn but where have all the critics gone? Don’t worry, I’m still here and I should start by reminding loyal Fashion Notes readers that it was the haters who stereotyped Melania Trump as a stone-cold, joyless Eastern European who secretly hated the frills of Christmas. They did so by seizing on her winter white decor in the East Wing in 2017. The haters did it again a year later when Mrs. Trump unveiled beautiful red trees throughout the East Collonade of the White House. It should be noted that Mrs. Trump’s Christmas decorations from 2017 to 2020 were a triumph for beauty after nearly two decades of the traditional and modernist designs from former First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama. Christmas decorations are seen in the East Wing during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. (SAUL...
    What do you get the person who thinks they have everything? Chocolate or gift cards may be your best bet, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 general population Americans found that while most (58 percent) said they’re easy to shop for during the holidays, some believe they’re impossible to shop for (5 percent). 3Most people would be happy with getting chocolates or gift cards for ChristmasCredit: Getty 3Most people feel like they have everything alreadyCredit: Getty Two in three of those impossible to shop for say it's because they’re extremely picky about what they want. Nearly half believe they either have everything they could possibly want (47 percent) or never know what to ask for (45 percent). Meanwhile, three in four people who claim to be easy to shop for during the holidays said their secret is simply being “easy to shop for.” Sixty-eight percent believe the thought behind the gift counts more than the gift itself. No matter the case, respondents said the most universally enjoyed gifts are chocolate (58 percent), holiday gift baskets (50 percent) and...
    Performing arts groups—whether theater, music or ballet—are back on stage this year to make the holiday season brighter for audiences of all ages. Dance SMUIN CONTEMPORARY BALLET brings its “Christmas Ballet” to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 2-5 after a two-day stint in Walnut Creek. The show marks the first time in two years that Smuin is staging live performances. Its holiday production features ballet, jazz, tap and swing. The “Cool Christmas” second act features the iconic “Santa Baby,” complete with a 42-foot feather boa. Tickets are $25-$99 at 415-912-1899 or www.smuinballet.org. New Ballet’s “MY VERY FIRST NUTCRACKER,” a one-act version of the company’s “SAN JOSE NUTCRACKER,” is designed ­for young audiences. Both ballets run Dec. 18 – 22 at California Theatre in downtown San Jose. Tickets are $17-$91 at 408-792-4111 or www.newballet.com. Music Tomaseen Foley’s “A CELTIC CHRISTMAS” will re-create Christmas Eve in a remote Irish village Dec. 22 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. This production includes traditional Irish dancers and singers as well as storytelling, Uilleann pipes, whistles and flutes....
    JILL Biden has been taunted over her "boring" White House Christmas decorations after fans spotted a picture of the Trumps on her tree. The first lady unveiled the official White House Christmas decorations on Monday showing one tree with its fir covered in white doves bearing the names of US states. 8Jill Biden unveiled the official White House Christmas decorations on Monday 8A photo of former US President Donald Trump hangs from a Christmas tree in the State Dining Room 8Christmas trees in the State Dining Room are decorated with snapshots of U.S. presidents and their families, here the Obamas and Bidens 8Online, commentators noted the tree is 'covered with framed photos of the Biden’s and former first families at the White House during holidays' Some Twitter users have already blasted the display as "boring" and asked “where are the colors?", with some even calling the tree "ugly." Others said it was “refreshing” and "elegant" and praised Dr Biden for a "tree in that house that isn’t gaudy or macabre." PAST PRESIDENTS One notable decoration on the tree in the State Dining Room was the...
    Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized hundreds of Lagori 7 Stones toys, a popular game in which kids toss a ball at seven stacked, square stones to knock them down. A lab analysis found the toys were coated in lead, cadmium and barium — heavy metals that can impair the brain and nervous system, make breathing difficult and lead to numbness and paralysis. Last year, the European Commission issued safety alerts about counterfeit L.O.L. Surprise! dolls containing phthalates, a chemical that softens plastic but is also an endocrine disruptor that can impact the reproductive and immune systems. The chemical also was found in counterfeit Disney Frozen II dolls. Clip Clop Infant Activity rattles were recalled in April by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because the plastic handle could come loose, freeing small beads that could choke a baby if swallowed. The trumpet toy in the Janod Confetti Live Musical Set was recalled in January because small parts could come loose and do the same. But both recalled toys could be found on e-Bay this holiday season. “As...
    During this season of giving, keep your gifts rich and real with homemade and locally sourced products, foraged decorations and repurposed items. A gift need not be pricey or fancy, and when it’s homemade, it conveys a personal, meaningful touch. Look to your community and Mother Nature for inspiration. There’s an abundance of natural gifts and decor outside our doors and growing right under our feet. Seek out artisanal and handmade items, homemade food and drink, garden citrus and clipped branches, kitchen spices and Mason jars to converge, inspire and create thoughtful gifts for friends and family. This DIY gift basket includes all the fixings to make mulled wine. Mulled wine, also known as gluwein, glögg and vin chaud, is universally pleasing. It’s a winter staple, from holiday markets to the ski slopes to a cozy chair in front of the fireplace on a cold night. Who wouldn’t want to curl up with a fragrant mug of vino — especially one fortified with spirits and fruit, laced with cinnamon and spice? To make a gift of it, write the recipe...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the last few days have been all about holiday shopping. Tuesday, it’s about service. As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported, Giving Tuesday is exactly what the name suggests — a chance to give back. READ MORE: #GivingTuesday During COVID Era: Despite Their Own Hardships, Tri-State Area Residents Show Touching Generosity“It was a day that was created simply to encourage people to do good,” said Celeste Flores, director of communities for the group Giving Tuesday. Volunteer your time, donate money, and/or be kind to someone, that’s what Giving Tuesday is all about. The concept was started nearly 10 years ago by a couple staff members at the 92nd Street Y who noticed the last days of November were taken up by consumerism, like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. “Tuesday wasn’t claimed yet. It was a day to focus efforts on humanity, generosity and gratitude,” Flores said. On Giving Tuesday, you’re encouraged to support the causes most important to you, like the volunteer Duddridge saw helping deliver food in Brooklyn....