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Collage of the Ghost of Christmas Present and Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' 1st Edition book, A Christmas Carol and the 1999 movie
Keith Chaffee, December 17, 2018

Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol was published on December 19, 1843.


cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows
Tina Lerno, December 13, 2018

December 13 is National Cocoa Day. Don't confuse it with Hot Chocolate Day, which is its own holiday and celebrated on January 31. I thought they were the same thing but after a bit of research realized the terms are used interchangeably, and they are actually two different beverages!


John Stark being cold on an LA beach
Tina Lerno, December 10, 2018

Winter in Los Angeles is a strange thing if you have grown up with “real winter” elsewhere. Where are the leaves changing colors, the bare winter branches...the snow?


game show tote-board
Tina Lerno, December 31, 2017

January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them.


I'll Pick Myself a California Rose sheet music
Tina Lerno, December 28, 2017

New Year's Day marks the 130th Rose Parade®. Going strong since 1890, it’s been showcasing our beautiful Southern California weather and foliage to viewers around the country and the world. It all began when Pasadena Valley Hunt Club member Professor Charles F.


Snowman carrying giant oranges
Tina Lerno, December 20, 2017

Have you ever received an orange in your holiday stocking; did you ever wonder why?

Out here in Los Angeles, if you are dreaming of a snowy holiday season, you might have a very long wait.


lots of ugly sweaters
Tina Lerno, December 06, 2017

It’s December, which means it's ugly sweater weather!


Resolución para el nuevo año: ser feliz
Ana Campos, December 31, 2016

Cada fin de año millones de personas en todo el mundo planean sus resoluciones para el nuevo año. La mayoría de personas usualmente se plantean resoluciones que consisten en lo material y en mejorar su aspecto físico.


Wendy Horowitz, December 09, 2015

It's that time of year again, when we reflect on Peace On Earth and Good Will.  Even the Herald-Express managed to take a break, albeit brief, from violence, heartbreak, scandal and disaster to acknow


melting snowman in a field
Bob Timmermann, December 13, 2012

As the start of winter draws near (the winter solstice will be on December 21 in 2012 and it happens at 3:12 am on the West Coast according to the U.S. Naval Observatory), most of us will see snow.


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