6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

My favorite Christmas tale is everyone else’s as well — Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

A foundation in Connecticut has launched a Web site urging people to “redefine Christmas” by asking their friends and relatives to make a donation to a favorite charity rather than buying a gift.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The dogs and the cats are being prepped to be nice instead of naughty when the Erie County Humane Society hosts its annual Christmas Open House from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the shelter, 1911 Superior St.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

I always try to take some time every Christmas to look at decorations on houses. Every day, I drive home on Cleveland Road, and my eyes are always drawn to the lights on the houses on Bauer.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

If you’re sitting at a computer with an Internet connection, you never have to be without holiday music.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

This weekend, the Ohio Veterans Home is taking part in a national effort to place holiday wreaths on the graves of America’s veterans.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

What’s a holiday season without Christmas carols? The Firelands Chorus, marking its 50th anniversary this year, will be singing many holiday favorites when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The Erie County Humane Society is again offering Christmas stockings for pets, so that your dog or cat won’t feel left out of the Christmas or Hanukkah celebration.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Santa Claus is pretty busy this month, but perhaps because Sandusky has such a rich Christmas tradition, he’s agreed again to put in regular appearances in downtown Sandusky.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

You’ve probably read Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” You may have watched it on TV.

Now you can see the tale in downtown Sandusky’s windows, strolling down streets that once may have been walked by the author.

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