Every year, garden clubs from all over Maryland decorate trees for display at Maryland’s State House throughout the holidays. Here’s a sampling of what visitors can expect to find. See photos.
The official White House ornament, a helicopter, pays homage to 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was the first sitting president to fly in a helicopter in 1957; he flew in both the Army and Marine Corps.
This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will be coming from northern New Mexico.
Painful gift giving falls into two categories. One is intentional and the other is accidental. Either way, it burdens friends and loved ones with unwanted stuff they may try to get rid of. See which of these two gift-giving rulebooks you fall into.
Most tinsel-strung trees, blowup Santas and reindeer-themed wreaths are no longer on display. But if those decorations, along with some empty shirt boxes, unwanted gifts and old electronics, are taking up precious space in your garage (or closet or attic), a local recycling enthusiast wants to take them off your hands.
Here’s a look at how the world celebrated Christmas.
A 7-year-old who talked to President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve still left out milk and cookies for Santa despite the president telling her it was “marginal” for a child of her age to still believe.
Here’s a look at how Christmas is being celebrated in the world’s most far-flung and oft-forgotten regions, from desolate islands to the frozen wilderness.
A set of twin sisters received an early Christmas gift, as their military father surprised them while disguised as a school mascot. See video of their reunion.
It’s the most wonderful time of year … to panic at the last minute because you’re missing “that one thing” you forgot to pick up at the store. But, never fear! WTOP has you covered. We’ve got what’s open and closed and what their hours are.
If you were hoping for a white Christmas, well, once again, those hopes are shattered. However, it will certainly feel more like Christmas around here as compared to the past!
On My Take, Clinton Yates said that a visit from former President Barack Obama at a D.C. children’s hospital caused more excitement than a visit from Santa Clause.
Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city’s largest Christmas celebrations in years.
If change was going to happen, a group of local artists decided they needed to transform the small space into a new experience.
“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding,” the Queen will say.
“The legacy of Apollo 8 is that space makes us attempt daring things as a result of earthly human events,” WTOP’s Greg Redfern writes, 50 years since the mission brought the world together on Christmas Eve. “Let us hope and collectively strive for once again being so daring.”
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.
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