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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Lobdell: Boat Parade is great — for everyone else

    I know I'm supposed to love the Christmas Boat Parade, but I just don't. It makes me feel a little Grinchy to admit this, but I have no desire to be among the estimated 1 million enchanted spectators who will line the bay front of Newport Harbor over...
  • So many ways to celebrate

    So many ways to celebrate
    Still need to get into the holiday spirit (or avoid it at all costs)? Check out our holiday activity guide for something to suit everybody — and we mean everybody. For the Scrooge If your goal each December is to get as far away as possible from...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Brawls and the jolly guy in red

    We've been through a lot of them, no? We've seen lots of Christmases and the stories that go with them on these pages over the years, and in just a few days, another one will be upon us. Happens every year just about this time and every year, I try to...
  • Get The Ink Out: Boat parade brings family together

    "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is not my favorite Christmas song, but boy was it the perfect song for Friday night's Christmas Boat Parade, put on by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. I know, I know, it was raining, enough to make me...
  • On Faith: A message of peace and goodwill

    Christmas decorations are up around our nation. Malls are filled with lines of children taking pictures with Santa as Christmas carols reverberate in the air. Lighted Christmas trees glisten within many homes and schoolchildren are coloring Rudolph's...
  • Mesa Musings: 'Messiah' keeps on living

    George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" is Christmas bedrock. An otherworldly-inspired masterpiece, the oratorio is one of the most beloved works in Western choral literature. I probably first heard the "Hallelujah" chorus as a small child on the radio,...
  • Coast Guard: Commissioner's charter plans were uncertified

    NEWPORT BEACH — The U.S. Coast Guard admonished a Newport Beach Harbor commissioner's private company last week for appearing to offer holiday bay tours without proper certification, officials said Monday. Commissioner Ralph Rodheim's Balboa...
  • O.C. Bargainista: Find the right comfy, casual clothes

    Those in need of casual and lounge women's wear should hit the Calispia warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 18th St. No. A110, Costa Mesa. Save up to 85%, with all items $4 and more. Cash only! For more...
  • Travel tips to follow at John Wayne Airport

    Travelers flying out of John Wayne Airport for Christmas and New Year's Eve are being advised to pack all snow globes and not wrap any presents if they plan to take bags containing them into the plane's cabin, according to JWA Spokeswoman Jenny Wedge....
  • Lobdell: A thousand little miracles

    Lobdell: A thousand little miracles
    Miracle stories told during the Christmas season usually come packaged neatly with tidy endings that produce tears of happiness and smiles all around. This one is different. Though it's being told on Christmas Eve, this story set in Newport Beach is...
  • O.C. Bargainista: Don't panic, Christmas deals are still to be had

    This week's O.C. Bargainista will focus on last-minute gift ideas that still keep you from paying full price. Yes, the deals are out there — if you know where to look! Give the gift of plastic money Finding it difficult to evaluate all of the gift...
  • Firefighters help give holiday hope

    Firefighters help give holiday hope
    COSTA MESA — While responding to a call, firefighter Todd Palombo noticed that a mother of two was in need of more than medical attention. Firefighters and paramedics were tending to Amanda Ritchie when Palombo found out her 2-year-old, Jordan,...