Christmas

Tech CEO Pays to Fly Active Duty Military Personnel Home for the Holidays

Tech CEO Pays to Fly Active Duty Military Personnel Home for the Holidays

A tech company CEO took to LinkedIn to offer to fly five active duty military members home for the holidays. As scores of people wrote in requests, Ed Roshitsh -- who is a veteran himself -- was pleasantly surprised by the number of people willing to donate their own money to help bring even more military members home. 

Pope Francis Wants You to Set Up a Nativity Scene to Fight Banal Consumer Christmas

Pope Francis Wants You to Set Up a Nativity Scene to Fight Banal Consumer Christmas

“I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares,” the pope wrote in Admirabile Signum. “It is my hope that this custom will never be lost and that, wherever it has fallen into disuse, it can be rediscovered and revived.”

Countdown to Christmas: How the Hallmark Channel Is Tapping into Our Longing

Countdown to Christmas: How the Hallmark Channel Is Tapping into Our Longing
The sappiness of “Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas” triggers a Pavlovian snark response for many of us. None of these movies are, shall we say, “critically acclaimed.” Still, what these movies lack in Oscar nominations, they make up for in something that those creating and distributing edgier flicks would kill for: millions and millions of viewers.