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The movie poster from the classic Home Alone holiday movie draws viewers in. The movie is a fan favorite and a must see during the holiday season.

It’s time to movie into the holiday spirit

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor December 27, 2019

Whether it be a human who thinks he is an elf, or two strangers that have to pretend they are a couple to trick their families for the holidays, Christmas movies never fail to entertain. For some families,...

WDOK radio station, among across the country, banned “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from playing this holiday season.

Classic Christmas song causes controversy

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor January 8, 2019

The #MeToo movement has spurred a wave of sexual harassment claims, causing many to feel offended by pictures, videos, and in this case, song lyrics, that suggest any trace of harassment. The 1944...

“The Grinch” steals Christmas and the hearts of viewers

“The Grinch” steals Christmas and the hearts of viewers

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor December 21, 2018

Holiday season is rolling around, and that means three things: lots of cookies, hot chocolate and holiday movies such as “Elf,” “Santa Claus” and, of course, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” This...

Stockings such as these are sure to be filled with gifts this holiday season.

Observer’s Tips for your Secret Santa

By Julia Lescht, Public Relations/Video Editor December 8, 2016

Regardless of what one celebrates, this time of year is the beloved season of gift giving. Whether participating in a group giving-circle called “Secret Santa”, or simply giving gifts to one’s family...

Arthur Christmas finds its place among holiday classics

‘Arthur Christmas’ finds its place among holiday classics

By By Natasha Palance, Staff Writer December 21, 2011

 When it comes to Christmas movies, most are quickly forgotten as soon as the holiday season ends. However, a select few go on to become touchstones, beloved and re-watched by families year after year....

Old school toys not in the story for youth

Old school toys not in the story for youth

December 20, 2011

 High school students are a bit young for nostalgia, but as we approach the holiday season and see how toys are evolving for a new generation of young children, it may be time to take a moment to reminisce...

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