Why go through holiday hassle when you can have a Christmas tree delivered to your doorstep?

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BY AUGOSTINA MALLOUS

It’s a total hassle to transport a Christmas tree in New York City when you don’t have a car, let alone during a global pandemic. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas tree delivery services in the city to make it easier for you!

You won’t have to worry about lugging it on the

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Give the gift of peace-of-mind this holiday season

Planning in advance of a health care emergency is called advance care planning. Advance care planning can be a gift to your loved ones.

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The holidays are a great time to celebrate and catch up with family. This year may look different than past years but conversations with loved ones remains a constant. We often talk about politics, weather, past achievements, future goals, and the state of our health.

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Drive through for a taste of the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival | News

The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival has a different plan for this year, and officials announced hours for the virtual festival on Friday and Saturday, which includes two locations for a drive-thru “safe” visit with Santa and toy drive, and a new yard decoration and Christmas lights contest.

Organizers said the pandemic made hosting a crowded fest in downtown Denton too dangerous — especially with flu season compounding risks with the uptick in coronavirus infections in

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How to have the best post-lockdown holiday on the Isle of Wight

From the Isle of Wight, the troubles of the North Island – as islanders like to call the rest of England – seem a long way away. One of only three places in England’s Tier 1, the Isle of Wight is, happily, a great place to visit in the winter months. Wrap up warm for beach walks, English Heritage homes and gardens, nature reserves and views of the Needles, the island’s most famous landmark,

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Make your own holiday wreath, build a succulent Christmas tree: 40 classes for plant parents to try in December | Food + Living

If you want to make a holiday wreath, learn about pruning or how to start beekeeping, there are dozens of classes to check out, online and in-person throughout December.

Throughout the Lancaster County region, there are hands-on classes that teach things like how to make a kokedama string garden, a holiday terrarium or a centerpiece arrangement.

There also are virtual events to learn how to design a great garden and how to make a Christmas

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: December brings holiday offerings

Holiday events and other entertainment news:

Museum traditions

In lieu of the Old State House Museum’s annual Holiday Open House — not practical this year because of covid-19 — the museum will host a free, online event called “Holiday Traditions at the Old State House Museum,” 1 p.m. Sunday via Facebook. Festivities will include music, crafting, footage of the museum decorated for the holidays and memories of open-house traditions past. The museum, 300 W. Markham

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USPS shares holiday packaging, shipping tips

ROANOKE, Va. – To help you get your holiday gift to your loved one on time this year, the United States Postal Service has some tips for you to keep in mind.

The USPS says the first rule of thumb this holiday season is to send your packages early.

The busiest time of year for the postal service is from Dec 14-20.

The season peaks two weeks before Christmas, when much of the last-minute shopping

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Fires and frauds: What to watch out for this pandemic holiday

As if there weren’t other things to worry about.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a list of unsafe toys, along with warnings about cooking and holiday decorations.

This year, because of COVID-19, the safety commission is asking people to be extra careful. Fakes, fires and fraud are all big concerns — enhanced even more by the pandemic.

“It’s true,” said CPSC Spokesperson Nikki Fleming, “Again, we are

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Pandemic office holiday party ideas.

A laptop with three different faces on it, eating chocolate, having a cocktail, opening a gift, etc.
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Few people are as knee-deep in our work-related anxieties and sticky office politics as Alison Green, who has been fielding workplace questions for a decade now on her website

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Make your own holiday wreath, build a succulent Christmas tree: 39 classes for plant parents to try in December | Food + Living

If you want to make a holiday wreath, learn about pruning or how to start beekeeping, there are dozens of classes to check out, online and in-person throughout December.

Throughout the Lancaster County region, there are hands-on classes that teach things like how to make a kokedama string garden, a holiday terrarium or a centerpiece arrangement.

There also are virtual events to learn how to design a great garden and how to make a Christmas

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11 ways to virtually visit Santa this holiday season

Santa Claus isn’t canceling Christmas this year, but he definitely wants you to stay safe at ho-ho-home.

As 2020 comes to a close, holiday celebrations will undoubtedly look a little different than they have in years past. Coronavirus cases are still rising in the United States, which means it’s crucial to wear masks, wash your hands, and practice proper social distancing this holiday season.

These are relatively simple protocols to follow, and luckily they won’t

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Holiday Shopping From Home? This Gift Card Hub Has Something for Everyone

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While shopping online is definitely our preferred method of checking off our holiday gift list, even we have to admit this year looks a little different. Shopping online has become less of a handy

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End 2020 on a high note with these holiday hacks! |

While 2020 has been a rollercoaster of emotions for all of us, this year’s holiday season doesn’t have to be. These hacks will help you navigate the new norm this holiday shopping season — and make sure 2020 ends on a stress-free note.

Go all out with holiday decorating and make your home extra festive this year since everyone will be spending more time at home this holiday season. Missing family members who can’t visit

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9 steps to be financially ready for a holiday COVID lockdown

As the U.S. keeps shattering records for coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, measures are getting stricter. New outbreaks on both coasts and in the Southwest have left many officials calling for restrictions, like the lockdowns currently in place in New Mexico and Oregon.



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Little kid boy wearing medical mask

Meanwhile, Canada’s largest city, Toronto, was put back into lockdown for a minimum of 28 days, and in Europe, Germany has extended a

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Local treasures at the virtual “Northwest Made Holiday Market”

The market brings together a community of 60+ vendors from the Portland-metro area, featuring local BIPOC and women entrepreneurs and businesses.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Friends always knew Komi Nugloze had an eye for fashion design. “Every time we would go somewhere they’d say ‘Oh, you like to dress up, you need to be a designer and create some clothes for us’ and it started like that,” said Nugloze.

His business started in his homeland of

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Real Christmas trees provide holiday comfort for many amid pandemic

Christmas tree farm (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a

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How To Shop For Everyone on a Tight Holiday Budget

Close up of woman hands putting down a gift box under a Christmas tree.
Close up of woman hands putting down a gift box under a Christmas tree.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who lost work this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, your holiday budget might be tighter than usual. And even if you’re fortunate enough to have held onto your usual earnings, it’s still a good idea to make sure you stick to a budget to ensure the holidays don’t pile on any unnecessary

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25 Senior Discounts To Help Stretch the Holiday Budget

Joyful older couple reading Christmas card to their granddaughters.
Joyful older couple reading Christmas card to their granddaughters.

The holidays can be a notoriously expensive time between traveling to see family, buying gifts for loved ones and prepping holiday meals. Fortunately, several retailers, grocery chains, airlines and other businesses offer discounts specifically for seniors that can help make the holidays a little bit more affordable.

Take advantage of these senior discounts to stretch your holiday budget.

Last updated: Nov. 11, 2020

Alamo’s Senior Circle

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Real Christmas trees provide holiday comfort for many amid COVID-19 pandemic

Christmas tree farm (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a

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Support One of These Small Businesses by Purchasing Your Holiday Gifts From Them This Weekend

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These Black-Owned Etsy Shops Have Exactly What You’re Looking For In A Gift

Supporting Black-owned businesses shouldn’t be a well-meaning thought that begins and ends with a black square and a clever caption posted via Instagram. It should be sustained year-round, and we’re hoping to make that fun and easy this holiday season. Now that the shopping portion of the festivities has begun, it’s time to scratch off the plethora of names on your

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