The holiday spirit is alive at the U.S. Botanic Garden, where fantasy trainscapes, poinsettias and one of D.C.'s largest indoor Christmas trees are on display.
Time is quickly running out for getting those Christmas presents to their destinations, and shipping carriers are urging customers to get their last minute orders in this week.
Shoppers endure jammed parking lots and stacks of advertisements in search of the perfect gift. But that's only one part of the equation.
Now that the holiday season is in full swing, there are plenty of festive concert events scheduled in the D.C. region.
The bad economy is having a major impact on the Toys for Tots program in our area. Donations are not pouring in this year, and that means more kids will be waking up on Christmas morning without anything under the tree.
They are cards long-forgotten in the bottom of the sock drawer, or bought from a store where you never shop. But they are not worthless and you can still get something out of them.
Emily Yoffe, "Dear Prudence" advice columnist for Slate Magazine
A Kansas man has been penalized for having a bit too much Christmas spirit.
Hundreds of musicians who play the tuba, sousaphone and euphonium will be filling the Kennedy Center in Washington for the annual "Merry TubaChristmas" show.
The Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus, made a trip to Bethesda Wednesday night to visit kids who are battling serious health problems.
It's midnight. You could really go for something sweet, but you want to sleep in the near future. What do you do? Make a peppermint dream mug cake!
It looks like a torture chamber for cardboard and bubble wrap. At a lab in suburban Chicago, UPS Inc. tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-looking equipment. The point is to see what type of packaging can withstand the trip from supplier to customer, protecting the delicate products inside.
Over the past few years, smartphones have gradually gotten bigger and tablet computers have gotten smaller. So it should come as no surprise that devices in between are starting to emerge.
Kathy Grannis, spokesperson, National Retail Federation
Ever think about re-gifting a present you just don't want? Is it ever OK?
Vandals ruined the lights and decorations of one family.
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.
Peter Coy, economics editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
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.
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.