Poll: Santa Claus is a tax-paying Democrat concerned about the 'fiscal cliff'

It seems the story of Santa Claus is an American- centric tale in which jolly St. Nick is burdened by American taxes, votes Democrat and overwhelmingly approves of the lives most Americans led in 2012.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 02:38pm EST

Retailers see decent holiday shopping season

Peter Coy, economics editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 10:55am EST

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Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 08:46am EST

Pet apps make clutter-free gifts for owners

Apps aren't just for people anymore. Here is a roundup of popular pet apps for mobile devices. The cost of apps ranges from free to a few dollars.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 08:18am EST

Best fitness gifts for under $100

Fairfax Hackley, personal trainer

Monday - 12/10/2012, 04:38pm EST

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FedEx prepares for the company's busiest day

As people scramble to finish their holiday shopping, shipping companies are scrambling to get packages to their destination.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 01:41pm EST

FedEx expects busiest day of year Monday

WTOP's Dick Uliano reports.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 10:52am EST

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DVDs make great stocking stuffers

WTOP's Film Critic Jason Fraley reports.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 10:25am EST

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What are the best gifts for cancer patients?

It can be tough to find the perfect present, and even more so when the recipient is dealing with a serious illness. Here are some gift ideas for cancer patients.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:07am EST

Avoiding risks real Christmas trees pose during holidays

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has put out a list of fire safety tips to keep holidays bright and families safe.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 10:05am EST

Holidays bring added stress in midst of divorce

Surviving the holidays is hard enough as people juggle shopping, work and family. It gets even more complicated when a married couple has filed for divorce.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 09:48am EST

Lack of 'must have' toy hurts holiday retail sales

What's the hottest toy for the holidays this year? Well, there doesn't seem to be one.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 04:27am EST

Give the gift that gives back

Can't find that perfect gift for the person in your life who really doesn't need anything? We've got an alternative type of gift-giving.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 06:59pm EST

Four-legged family members receive holiday gifts, too

Holiday shoppers are not just buying for friends, family and co-workers. It turns out they're also shopping for their four-legged family members.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 07:36am EST

WTOP Talkback: The least-liked holiday songs

We all have our favorite holiday songs and carols. But which songs make you feel more like Grinch? A new holiday music survey details the most disliked carols and holiday novelties.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 07:21am EST

The best local shops for holiday gift hunting

WTOP scoped out several local stores with promising gift options - from jewelry, books, puzzles to clothing - that are guaranteed to please a loved one or friend. Beside receiving an earnest "thank you" from the recipient, you'll support the local business community in the shopping process.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 04:11pm EST

Living in Style: What to wear this holiday season

Style for Hire's Lisa Tumbarello offers tips to make you look great and feel comfortable among your co-workers or that special someone. WTOP met Lisa at Banana Republic at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Md. where she showed us this year's holiday trends.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 09:01pm EST
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Chevy Chase toy store shuns 'must have' toys

WTOP's Dick Uliano reports.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 10:14am EST

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Group gathers mistletoe for holidays on river trip

There's an old southern tradition of shooting mistletoe out of treetops with a .22 rifle, or even a shotgun. Forrest Altman prefers a kinder, gentler way of harvesting the parasitic evergreen plant long associated with Christmas holiday romance.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 10:33am EST

With ultimate gift card, Starbucks sells exclusivity

Looking for the perfect present for the coffee lover in your life? Starbucks has a great idea, if you're willing to shell out some big bucks.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 09:12am EST
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