The best holiday TV episodes The best holiday TV episodes of all time At this time of year, our favourite shows pull out all the stops to come up with holiday episodes that stand out from […]

An estimated 17 million people call in sick the day after the Super Bowl. But the NFL could change that without the need for a new holiday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you call in sick to work on Monday, you’re probably not fooling anyone. The day after the Super Bowl […]

With all of the busyness of exam season going on during prime Christmas shopping time, I often get caught up with trying to buy gifts for my friends and family that I forget there are other people who don’t get to celebrate the holidays in the same and very fortunate […]

I’ve got a holiday booked this month – should I cancel? Although the Government is instructing us not to leave home or travel unnecessarily, and so holidays are off the menu, you should not cancel your arrangements unilaterally – otherwise you risk undermining your right to a refund. Instead, wait until your […]

Heathrow Terminal 5 (British Airways ) Under normal circumstances, when a traveller books a holiday and something goes wrong, they enjoy a certain level of peace of mind. If their package holiday gets cancelled, the tour operator must refund them within 14 days. If it’s their flight that gets canned, […]

AUSTIN, TX — It’s the season of giving as a way to show goodwill in the coming year. Not to be left behind, area retailers offer an abundance of gift options — many with a quintessential Texas twist —from barbecue sauce to skydiving. The list is heavy on spirits to […]

At the 102-year-old Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, excitement for the hotel’s holiday decorations starts months in advance. Every year since 1964, the Broadmoor’s pastry team has built an ornate gingerbread display that draws guests and local spectators to see its construction and final form. “There are groups of people […]

Tampa, Fla. — Some are elderly and figure they don’t have many Christmases left. Others are trying to keep long-distance romance alive. Some just yearn for the human connection that’s been absent for the past nine months. Millions of Americans are traveling ahead of Christmas and New Year’s, despite pleas […]

By Sean Pyles In a holiday season that many of us will spend apart from loved ones, gift-giving might feel even more important than usual. After all, if you can’t travel to see family, at least you can see them unwrap gifts over a video call, right? And just as […]

Woman in shopping mall with bags shopping during pandemic and wearing face mask against coronavirus. When I reached out to financial experts with the query, “What holiday splurges do you think are worth it,” I expected some of their responses to be, “none” — or lengthier ways of essentially saying […]

This also offers insight into why, despite warnings and requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other infectious disease experts to stay home, some people are flouting the recommendations and traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays — something Dr. Xygalatas says is itself telling. […]

It is not too late to cancel your Christmas plans. Your holiday hangouts. Your annual end-of-the-year, multifamily, multigenerational bonanzas. This is a reminder, a plea, an entreaty tossed in the wind with the hope it snags onto a wintry branch of your consciousness and clings there. I say this because […]

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The Christmas shopping season can often make or break new businesses gaining a foothold in the marketplace for the first time. Earlier this year, Ray and Noreen Vigneault of Belchertown opened two PLAYNOW! toy stores in busy shopping areas of Westfield and Ludlow. When he wasn’t […]

COVID-19 restrictions mean the holiday season will be different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to become a Grinch. Although extensive travel, large group gatherings and many traditional activities can’t happen, you can find imaginative ways to be just as joyful with a dash of creativity. In fact, […]

In a year of blockbuster IPOs, Airbnb (NASDAQ:ABNB) did not disappoint. Shares of the vacation rental giant more than doubled out of the gate on its IPO day, reaching a high of $165, all the way up from its $68 listing price. Since then shares have cooled off, falling in each […]