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Two champage classes with body of water in background
Sheryn Morris, December 29, 2018

Champagne is a sparkling wine served on festive special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, or to ring in a new year), and to christen boats and ships (military or pleasure). Champagne has a legendary history and a certain cachet.


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?


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.


An eastern-hemisphere view showing noon in the Central European time zone on the day of winter solstice (on northern hemisphere - this is summer solstice on southern hemisphere). Wikimedia Commons
Eileen Ybarra, December 21, 2017

1) What is the Winter Solstice?

It is the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.


lots of ugly sweaters
Tina Lerno, December 06, 2017

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


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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