Christmas ghosts Carpathian and friends celebrate the spectral happenings
21 (Winter Solstice) at Old Town Coffee & Chocolates in Eureka's Old Town. Musicians Seabury Gould and Howard Emerson will join in for a night of scary seasonal songs, stories and macabre merriment. The Christmas ghost story is not without precedence.
L.A. PARKER: Light up community to combat domestic violence
Womanspace uses this annual campaign to raise funds by selling luminary kits containing votive candles and luminary bags with assembly instructions, for lighting in public ceremonies or vigils at dusk on a night during the winter solstice. Volunteers …
Winter solstice stargazing
Stephan Martin for a stargazing walk at the Mattapoisett River Reserve on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. Far away from city lights, this 300+ acre preserve on Acushnet Road offers visitors trails and a dark, expansive sky to view …
First Friday: Sequim glitters with gold theme
The Dec. 6 art walk color theme is GOLD! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The shiny color of gold represents lifelong relationships, kindhearted deeds, wealth, adoration …
Freedom-from-religion group puts up banner at Capitol
Palm Beach Post
The foundation's banner states: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the Birth of the Unconquered Sun —- the TRUE reason for the season.” On Tuesday, the Florida Prayer Network put up the first nativity display in modern history in the …
Atheist Banner Joins Religious Displays At Fla. Capitol
Bill O'Reilly's war on Christmas: Good for atheists' business
Washington Post (blog)
That year, O'Reilly shed light on FRFF's campaign to get a sign celebrating the winter solstice in the Legislative Building in Olympia, Wash. “That was a big spike in membership,” recalls Gaylor. “Bill O'Reilly did us a favor that year.” That said …
Atheists add holiday display in Chicago
New Billboard in NYC Says 'Nobody' Needs 'Christ During Christmas'
High silliness ensues in imaginary war on Christmas: Tim Rutten
Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas: The Last Thing That Ever Needs To Be …
Let's start with the fact that there are several holidays that fall during December including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice and the newly minted secular HumanLight. They all would like, and deserve to be acknowledged and respected.
December Nights kicks off at Balboa Park
KFMB News 8
the Santa Lucia Procession, which celebrates the arrival of the Winter Solstice and Saint Lucy, will be held at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each night in the courtyard of the Museum of Man. Free shuttle locations include: — PETCO Park and lots around Park Blvd …
December Nights to light up Balboa Park
Guild Wars 2 Wintersday event begins next week
ArenaNet does so enjoy its seasonal festivities, and is once again ringing in the winter solstice (and other December-y things, I suppose) with Wintersday celebrations. The snowy event will return to Guild Wars 2 next Tuesday, December 10, the …
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Before Anyone Has a Cow Over Christmas…
Huffington Post (blog)
When Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in 312 AD (the Edict of Milan) he assigned a date to celebrate the Christian savior's birth to coincide with the Winter Solstice and to fit into his new calendar. Historians, Christian and other …
Ask the Religion Experts: Should Canada have a 'national' Christmas tree like …
Sarah Palin wants to save Christmas. You can help by buying her new book.