From holidays to holy days: While some embrace holiday festivities, others … – Colorado Springs Gazette

From holidays to holy days: While some embrace holiday festivities, others
Colorado Springs Gazette
Centuries before the first Christmas, people throughout the world celebrated the changing of the seasons at the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. Tascha Yoder was raised in the Methodist church, and she still celebrates Christmas with her

Smallest Full Moon of Year Packs an Icy Punch, in Any Language – Indian Country Today Media Network

Smallest Full Moon of Year Packs an Icy Punch, in Any Language
Indian Country Today Media Network
Bracketed by the Geminid meteor shower and the Winter Solstice, the December full moon bids farewell to 2013 as the smallest one of the year. On December 17 the shrunken orb will glimmer with a hard light as much of Turtle Island bundles up and hunkers 

Farmington Public Library to host annual winter solstice celebration – Farmington Daily Times

Farmington Public Library to host annual winter solstice celebration
Farmington Daily Times
The other, which is larger, marks the arch formed by sunlight each year during winter solstice. On Saturday, community members will gather at the library to watch this arch light up. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. Following the

Days to be colder, dustier, motorists warned on visibility – Gulf Today

Days to be colder, dustier, motorists warned on visibility
Gulf Today
The general weather pattern is expected to change after Dec.22, the day of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Meanwhile, news reports from neighbouring Muscat, quoting a UAE-based meteorologist, said the unusual weather system called 

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Bonny Zanardi: ‘Winter Solstice’ group show celebrates the holidays – San mateo county times

Bonny Zanardi: 'Winter Solstice' group show celebrates the holidays
San mateo county times
Winter-themed photographs set a holiday mood at the Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco. "The Winter Solstice, a Holiday Show" will be on view through Jan. 25. There are more than 50 vintage and contemporary photographs in the exhibition, including 

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​The year Krampus saved Christmas (and, to a lesser extent, Grimm) – io9


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​The year Krampus saved Christmas (and, to a lesser extent, Grimm)
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Here's the catch: Krampus eats the kids on the night of the winter solstice, which is tonight, naturally. So they have to find the kids first, but Krampus ties them to the tallest tree on the highest spot, but that's fine because Bud knows where that
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