Christmas

'Tis The Season (Already)
9:36 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Northwest Christmas Tree Starts Long Journey To Congress' Front Lawn

The 2013 Capitol Tree, from the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington, is prepared for loading onto a truck.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 5:35 pm

The Christmas tree destined for the nation's capital is set to begin a cross-country roadtrip. But getting an 80-foot tree out of a national forest isn't quite like going to a U-cut.

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Santa Facts
11:13 am
Mon December 24, 2012

What Do You Really Know About St. Nicholas?

Michael Sciaraffois, costumed as Santa Claus, makes a toy delivery to a home in the Bell Harbor neighborhood of New York, Dec. 18, 2012.
Bebeto Matthews AP Photo

You think you know him: red suit, white beard, jolly old elf, etc. But do you why St. Nicholas became the Patron Saint Of Prisoners? David Hyde talks with Adam English, author of "The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life And Trials Of Nicholas Of Myra."

Holiday Festivities
10:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

The Weekday Holiday Fireside Chat!

Welcome to the Weekday fireside holiday fun.

Warm yourself by the fireside with us this morning. Steve Scher is kicking back before Christmas with Santa Claus, Jimmy Stewart, Frosty the Snowman and you!

Attend Weekday's holiday fireside chat by sharing your favorite holiday traditions, games and tasty delights with us. No holiday gathering is complete without laughter too.

Holiday Festivities
9:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

'Tis The Season For Weekday's Holiday Party

Santa John Roderick for Three Imaginary Girls, a popular music blog.
Credit Flickr illustration/Laura Musselman

'Tis the time of year for a good party, and you're invited to ours! Join us as Steve Scher hops aboard our horse-drawn sleigh with Frosty the Snowman, Jimmy Stewart, Charlie Brown, Ebenezer Scrooge and, of course, Santa Claus.  

Bring your favorite traditions, games and culinary delights. Tell Santa what you're hoping for this year, and help keep Frosty cold.

'Tis the Season
12:55 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

A Cross-Country Holiday Tradition

Former Seattle resident, Barry Ford, sells Christmas trees in the Central District.
Credit Liz Jones / KUOW

To many people, the holidays are about family tradition. Tradition is what brings Barry Ford and his wife, Shirley Babilya, to Seattle every December. They drive their RV across country from Iowa to do a job they love in the town where Ford grew up.

This year, the couple is 1,849 miles apart. Shirley is home in Iowa recovering from a heart attack and Barry is on his own in Seattle this season. When some Seattle neighbors found out, they stepped in to help fill the void.

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