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Santa Claus (fictional character)

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  • Feel like doing business with Ron Artest?

     
    Would you like Lakers forward Ron Artest to be Santa Claus at your next Christmas party or to attend your child's bar mitzvah? May as well give it a shot at the doing-business-with-Ron link (as noted by ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky). "Business...
  • Poll: Almost half of pet owners carry photos of their pets with them in wallets, mobile devices

     
    The next time someone reaches for photos and offers: "Let me show you some pictures of my little darlings," you might be surprised who's mugging for the camera. According to a recent Associated Press-Petside.com poll, nearly half (45%) of all......
  • USC students lament NCAA penalties, worry about school spirit

     
    The news that USC’s football team faces severe NCAA penalties, including a two-year ban on bowl games, spread across the campus Thursday like word of a death in the family. But as with most days of mourning, there also was......
  • Holiday jazz CDs

    Holiday jazz CDs
    ✭✭ Various artists, "Christmas From the Blue Note" (Blue Note). This mixed-bag compilation too often sacrifices coherence for novelty and hipness. Self-conscious modernism subverts "Deck the Halls" by singer Kate Davis and saxophonist George...
  • Shopping: Tips for returning presents to stores

    Shopping: Tips for returning presents to stores
    It's the day after Christmas, and you're staring down a small mound of gifts you'd never — not in a million years — purchase for yourself. How to flip that reindeer sweater into a chic cashmere scarf without getting into a tangle with a...
  • Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith aim for magic with 'Arthur Christmas'

    Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith aim for magic with 'Arthur Christmas'
    At 16, Peter Baynham joined Britain's Merchant Navy. Within a year, the bookish young man with a droll sense of humor had not only electrocuted himself but also nearly steered a supertanker straight into a ferry. In 2005, Baynham — by then more...
  • My Turn: Oh, the ho-ho-horror

    My Turn: Oh, the ho-ho-horror
    Dear Parents, It's that time of year when you are probably gearing up to torture your offspring with the ever-so-necessary trip to see Santa Claus. Well, take a look at this picture and heed this advice: Don't do it! At the very least, think twice. My...
  • Santa Timeline: Before he was cheery and chubby

    Santa Timeline: Before he was cheery and chubby
    You may think you know Santa, but there's a lot more to the legend than a bag full of presents. What follows is a selective history of St. Nick and how he came to be known as the jolly round man in the iconic red suit. PHOTOS: A look at the evolution...
  • Santa makeover: From ho, ho to whoa!

    Santa makeover: From ho, ho to whoa!
    He may have an uncanny knack for knowing who's naughty or nice, mad package delivery skills and a fan base approaching Lady Gaga's, but, sartorially speaking, Santa Claus is in a bit of a rut. It wasn't always this way. Over the years the man also...
  • A holiday dessert that'll steal your heart

    A holiday dessert that'll steal your heart
    The world, as every cook knows, is divided into people who cook and people who bake. Those of us in the former camp who feel a panic attack coming on at the sight of a Mixmaster will be happy to know that, yes (Virginia), there is a Santa Claus. This...
  • Food lovers' Christmas wish list

    When I was a kid we didn't have a lot at Christmas, but we always had the Wish Book, a.k.a. the Sears Christmas catalog. Don't get me wrong, we weren't Waltons poor by any means -- no tangerines and balls of string under our trees -- but in the mid-...