Holidays

Holidays

'Tis the ugly sweater season

'Tis the season for ugly sweaters. And once again, the fad of donning these woven creations is keeping newspeople and celebrities cozy with laughs through the holidays. Enjoy some of the good, the bad, and the ugly sweater moments of 2016.

Holidays

Becoming the Grinch

Watch a time lapse of Philip Bryan as he prepares with makeup artist Steven Young for the opening night of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical in his dressing room at DPAC November 29, 2016 in Durham, N.C.

Holidays

Holiday lights on Woods End show

2469 E. Woods End Court in Boise: "Lights On Woods End" is a free holiday light show set to music. From a 20-foot pixel tree that plays animation, to the singing Christmas trees, there is something for the entire family. Watch the show from the comfort of your car while listening on your radio, or park and walk in. The house is an official donation drop off for Toys for Tots — bring new, unwrapped toys.

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It ain't easy being Santa

So you think Santa Claus has it easy until Christmas Eve? Watch kids (of all ages) react as they visit with Santa at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, N.C. - and be sure to catch the end!

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Holiday toy safety tips for kids of all ages

Thousands of toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms nationwide each year. So, when you're out shopping for the perfect gift to tuck under the tree, think safety first. Here are tips to keep little ones happy and out of the ER.

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Dave Barry's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The challenge, in this hectic season, is always to find enough unnecessary things for all the people on our gift list. That’s where this Holiday Gift Guide comes in. We sincerely believe that you will not find a collection of products this useless anywhere else. These are all real products; we did not make them up. You can actually buy them. – Dave Barry

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Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

President Obama marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree with a wish that Americans will care for the sick, the hungry and the downtrodden this holiday season and treat one another as they would want to be treated. The lighting ceremony tradition began in 1923 and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House fence.

Holidays

Haunted World makeup artist transforms into character

Rachel Daggett, 21, Boise, found that she has a knack for transforming herself and co-actors into creepy ghouls, crazed clowns and all things zombie. She spends a couple of hours each day as the official makeup artist at Haunted World on Northside Boulevard in Caldwell.

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Sunday is the deadline to submit your bazaar listing

The Idaho Statesman’s listing of holiday bazaars will be published in the Statesman on Sunday, Oct. 9. To get your bazaar published in the paper, enter your information at IdahoStatesman.com/bazaars by Sunday, Sept. 25. Once groups and organizations start adding their bazaars to the list, you’ll be able to see the list of the bazaars online as well. Entries received after Sept. 25 will only be published online. For questions only, please call Peggy Calhoun at 377-6355.

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What it takes to be a White House Christmas tree

First Lady Jackie Kennedy began the tradition of placing a decorated Christmas tree in the Blue Room at the White House. Since then, trees have come from all over the country to the most famous house in America, with North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington State leading the way. The 2015 Christmas tree from Bustard’s trees in Lansdale, Penn., is the 50th tree chosen by the National Christmas Tree Association.

Videos

'Tis the ugly sweater season

'Tis the season for ugly sweaters. And once again, the fad of donning these woven creations is keeping newspeople and celebrities cozy with laughs through the holidays. Enjoy some of the good, the bad, and the ugly sweater moments of 2016.
Cristina Rayas / McClatchy
'Tis the ugly sweater season 1:48

'Tis the ugly sweater season

Becoming the Grinch 0:51

Becoming the Grinch

Holiday lights on Woods End show 2:33

Holiday lights on Woods End show

Check out Downtown Boise's Winter Window Gallery 1:24

Check out Downtown Boise's Winter Window Gallery