In need of a white Christmas? Head to Hawaii

Dec 25, 2014
A rare blizzard is leaving snow on the islands.
Posted In: snow, Hawaii, Christmas
Signs advertising deep discounts are typical in the days after Christmas. This one is at a store in Wellington, New Zealand.

Retailers hope for one last Christmas shopping push

Dec 25, 2014
The day after Christmas falls on a Friday. Bad news for people who still have to work, good news for retailers hoping for shoppers.
Posted In: shopping, sales, Retail, Christmas

'Christmas Story' house gives back to Cleveland

Dec 25, 2014
Money raised from tours of house used in the movie helps fix up nearby homes.
Posted In: Christmas, tourism, movies
Gift Wrapping

Modern gift-wrap tradition has ties to Hallmark

Dec 24, 2014
Wrapping paper as we know it took off about 100 years ago. Now it's a $3 billion industry.
Posted In: Christmas, holidays, gifts
A cappella group Pentatonix performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Holiday music economics: New artists sing old songs

Dec 24, 2014
Popular artists often rehash holiday standards. But why? Consumer demand.
Posted In: christmas music, holiday music, music industry, Christmas

Some of Santa's elves are also lumberjacks

Dec 24, 2014
One entrepreneur in Minnesota is hand delivering trees, dressed as an elf.
Posted In: Christmas, Christmas tree, holiday hiring
Patti Romp, in striped jacket, has been selling Christmas trees for 27 years. Her daughter, Ellie Bishop, far left, and son, Tim Romp, are taking the reigns this year

Secrets of the Christmas tree lot

Dec 17, 2014
The Vermont family selling that Christmas tree in Brooklyn? They didn't grow it. A big tree farm did.
Posted In: Christmas tree, holiday, Christmas, migrant workers, New York

Tell us about your best gift ever

Dec 15, 2014
We're bringing back a classic holiday feature, and we want to hear from you.
Posted In: Christmas, holiday season, gift giving

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite on her best gift ever

Dec 15, 2014
The "Cathy" creator talks about two gifts that fit both sides of her personality.
Posted In: gift giving, holiday, Christmas, cartoon

The 'one percent' lead holiday retail

Dec 15, 2014
Luxury retail has rebounded sooner and stronger than the rest of the market.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Christmas, 1 percent