Christmas

9:54am

Sat December 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

Denver Will Ring In Start Of Hanukkah

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The bells of the Denver City and County Building will chime in as Hanukkah begins at sundown. Songs of Hanukkah will be played from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

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7:00am

Sat December 8, 2012
Garden Report

Live Christmas Trees Good For Environment

Christmas tree farm
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The Christmas tree has the ability to spruce up indoor holiday decorations. But KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says the tradition is also a benefit for the environment.

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5:14am

Wed December 5, 2012
Around the Nation

Famous Rudolph, Ohio, Postmark Will Shine On

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 7:09 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The famous Rudolph, Ohio postmark shines on. After the staff of the village post office was cut to one, it wasn't so clear that the 80,000 Christmas parcels and cards that flow in would get the special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer postmark. But the Toledo Blade reports nearly 75 volunteers have stepped up to keep the tradition going. Like Christmas elves, they're picking up shifts at the Rudolph post office and stamping away. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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5:53pm

Tue December 4, 2012
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Colorado Lawmakers Celebrate Lighting Of The US Capitol Christmas Tree

CSPAN Screenshot of the 2012 US Capital Christmas Tree lighting in Washington DC
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Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet welcomed the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree Tuesday evening. The 73-foot Englemann spruce came from Colorado's White River National Forest near Meeker.

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6:30am

Sat December 1, 2012
Garden Report

The Truth About Mistletoe

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Most of us are familiar with the holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. But KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says there’s more to the story. He offers insight concerning the history of the tradition and truth about the plant.  

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