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Will feds get more than Christmas Eve off?

In years past, federal workers have received additional time off.

Tags: federal holiday , Federal Workers , Obama

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 11:06am EST

Tips on tips: How much to give during the holidays

Giving presents at the end of the year is not solely reserved for friends and family -- a large segment of the population relies on December gifts from those they may only see in a professional capacity.

Tags: service industry , waiters , postal workers , holiday giving , Nathan Hager , Paul D. Shinkman , tipping

Monday - 12/13/2010, 08:32am EST

Crosby/Bowie, Black/Segel: Who are the best carolers?

Christmas carols are accessible to everyone, but each generation will undoubtedly put their own mark on the classics.

Tags: Jason Segel , Jack Black , Bing Crosby , David Bowie , Christmas Carols , Peace on Earth , Little Drummer Boy ,

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 02:09pm EST

Save a tree: Lease it, then give it back

Getting a Christmas tree is an integral part of the season. But many worry about the waste at the end of each December when dried brown needles and withered branches of cut trees line neighborhood sidewalks.

Tags: Kristi King , Christmas tree , live trees ,

Friday - 12/10/2010, 10:36am EST

Merry Christmas: Here's a bra

What's the most unusual Christmas gift you've received from a co-worker?

Tags: bra , gifts , Shopping , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 11:22am EST

Lingerie + Christmas music = viral video

If you haven't seen the Cup Size Choir sing, join the crowd and watch this viral video.

Tags: bra ,

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 11:48am EST

Handbell group rings in the holiday season

A local group has been defining the sounds of Washington-area Christmas for almost 20 years, and they'll be coming to a neighborhood near you soon.

Tags: Brennan Haselton , Paul D. Shinkman , handbook , hand bells ,

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 11:46am EST

Winery offers holiday drinks

Not every wine is appropriate for every purpose, but winemaker Anthony Aellen at Linganore Winecellars is hoping a few bottlings will pair well with celebrations around the holiday table.

Tags: wine , Linganore Winecellars

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 08:29am EST

VIDEO: Pelosi, sixth-grader light Capitol Christmas Tree

Sub-freezing temperatures and bitter winds did not dampen the holiday spirit Tuesday night as legislators, the U.S. Navy Band, locals and tourists gathered for the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

Tags: Nancy Pelosi , pelosi , Capitol Christmas Tree , Architect of the Capitol , Paul D. Shinkman ,

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 08:58am EST

5 fresh and simple gifts to make by hand

If you're inclined toward making your own gifts this holiday season, look in on the following five ideas, which stand out for their simplicity and freshness.

Tags: gifts

Monday - 12/06/2010, 11:34am EST
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