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Charlie Brown is an unexpected Christmas comfort character

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ spotlights struggles of those who just don’t mesh with the holiday

Tara Natarajan December 7, 2023

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...

My Christmas in 2022 was completed perfectly with a bowl of clam chowder despite a sprained shoulder.

Shared experiences and togetherness are the essence of Christmas

Richard Fan December 5, 2023

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...

Downtown’s Christmas tree lights up the dim evening.

Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony brings community together

Amy Luo and Kathy Wang December 3, 2023

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...

My favorite activities to celebrate the holiday season!

A guide to Christmas: making the most out of the best holiday

Jane Lee December 1, 2023

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...

I’m heartbroken when January hits, indicating Santa’s farewell.

Christmas is an ‘ex’ I’ll need to get over 

Angela Tan November 26, 2023

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...

How to build the perfect snowman

How to build the perfect snowman

Maggie Zeng December 23, 2022

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...

Top 10 Christmas songs not by Mariah Carey

Top 10 Christmas songs not by Mariah Carey

Sarah Thomas November 22, 2022

“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...

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