‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ spotlights struggles of those who just don’t mesh with the holiday December 7, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan It’s a crisp December evening, and I’m huddled in bed with a cup of warm tea as Vince Guaraldi’s delightful jazz piano rendition of “Christmas Time Is Here” fills the air with warmth. The time has come to relish my favorite holiday tradition: rewatching the iconic 1965 television special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” “Peanuts” holiday […] read more » Shared experiences and togetherness are the essence of Christmas December 5, 2023 — by Richard Fan The sky spun as my ski snagged on a pine tree, sending me hurtling toward the powder drift below. I had aimed to do a left 360 over the tree, but as I caught my ski, the rotation went awry, and I struggled to reorient myself. Moments later, I found myself buried in snow, wincing […] read more » Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony brings community together December 3, 2023 — by Amy Luo and Kathy Wang The crowd of families that had gathered in Saratoga downtown’s Blaney Plaza gasped in awe as bursts of multi-colored lights illuminated a 20-foot tall Christmas tree. A brightly lit star sat atop the tree, casting a dazzling light into the cool breeze. This was Saratoga’s 23rd annual tree lighting ceremony — held on Nov. 24 […] read more » A guide to Christmas: making the most out of the best holiday December 1, 2023 — by Jane Lee As part of celebrating arguably the most enjoyable holiday, Christmas’s small traditions and activities deserve to be better appreciated — maybe some people think it’s childish to rewatch “The Polar Express” for the 10th time, but I find that indulging in quiet moments like these is never a waste of time. Instead of being overshadowed […] read more » Christmas is an ‘ex’ I’ll need to get over November 25, 2023 — by Angela Tan The weeks of late December leading into the holiday break are the most fulfilling times of the year, as they give me a rare sense of purpose and direction in life. No matter how many final exams I’ve bombed or how many issues I have in my nonexistent love life, all is well when I […] read more » How to build the perfect snowman December 23, 2022 — by Maggie Zeng Giving life to the inanimate is an interesting concept. Give it a face, give it a personality, and there you have a living inanimate object. There are countless factors when it comes to determining what constitutes a perfect snowman: lifespan, size and aesthetic. To perfect this process, I referred to my boundless imagination and intellect […] read more » Top 10 Christmas songs not by Mariah Carey November 22, 2022 — by Sarah Thomas “Let It Snow” : Frank Sinatra This song may remind me of the blatant lack of snow here, but it’s a wonderful song and deserves a place on this list. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” : Frank Sinatra This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one version of “Have Yourself a Merry […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.