Don't panic. Holiday food will be there, just more expensive.

Oct 22, 2021
The supply chain mess has raised the prices of feed, storage, shipping and materials. But the turkey and pie will be on the table.
The cost of turkey feed is higher this year, contributing to the expected higher cost of serving a Thanksgiving dinner.
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Mall Santas are doing things a little differently this year

Dec 17, 2020
There are fewer lines, mandatory masks, socially distanced photo-ops and even video calls with Santa.
At the Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, no one sits on Santa Claus’ chair this year except the man himself.
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How neighbors saved Christmas — and the family farm

Dec 24, 2019
"The bank had shut us down and we didn't know how we were going to go forward."
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What's greener: a real Christmas tree or a fake one?

Dec 24, 2019
It depends! The Christmas tree a potent symbol not just for the season but for the sustainability of many things we buy.
It's not easy being green.
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The rising demand for Santas of color

Dec 23, 2019
Some events and businesses are trying to move away from typical portrayals of Santa.
Santa Larry Jefferson poses with a family.
Courtesy of Landon Luther, co-owner of The Santa Experience

Selling Christmas all year long

Dec 19, 2019
How do you keep a store with a long off season in business? Make it more than a place to shop.
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland says it gets 2 million visitors a year.
Courtesy of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

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We're still not sick of Christmas music, believe it or not

Dec 24, 2018
Holiday music is more popular than ever, but that doesn't mean it's easy to make jingle bells rock.
The brothers in Hanson — Zac, Taylor and Isaac — are reissuing their 1997 holiday album "Snowed In" this year. Their second holiday album, "Finally it's Christmas," came out in 2017.
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Danielle Panabaker plays Joy Holbrook in "Christmas Joy," a 2018 original Hallmark movie.
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A truck drops a load of freshly harvested Christmas trees at a tree farm in Philomath, Oregon, in 2017.
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