Christmas

The Christmas Tree is lit during 81st Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 4, 2013 in Midtown Manhattan. (credit; Getty Images)

LISTEN: Annual Christmas Day Poem

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell is out with his holiday and New York City-themed poem.

12/25/2013

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file/credit: Mike Segar/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Leading Midnight Mass On Christmas Morning

On this Christmas Eve, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the lead-up to this holy time can be hectic.

12/24/2013

A woman stands in front of the annual Christmas tree on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Christmas Eve In New York Brings With It Diversity Of Traditions

Living in a melting pot means a sampling of all the best from around the world, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported.

12/24/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best Stores for Ornaments

Decorating a tree is as individual a decision as figuring out what constitutes an ugly Christmas sweater. Put another way: beauty is in the eye of the trimmer.

12/24/2013

Shoppers on 5th Avenue. (file/credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Last-Minute Shoppers Take Advantage Of Round-The-Clock Store Hours

Shoppers leaving Macy’s with bags in tow around 4 a.m. Monday said the early wake-up is worth it.

12/23/2013

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Who? How Much? Check Out CBS New York’s Guide To Holiday Tipping

How much should you tip your NYC doorman? Your babysitter from Westchester? A guide to tipping at the holidays – who, when and how much.

CBS New York–12/23/2013

Sunday Weather

Temperatures Hit Record Highs Just Days Before Christmas

The high reached 71 degrees at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, CBS 2 Weather reported.

12/22/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Easter Sunday (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Dolan: For The Faithful, Stress Before Christmas Is Worth It

Timothy Cardinal Dolan said this week that while the lead-up to Christmas can be hectic, it is all worth it at the end.

12/21/2013

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Long Island’s Westbury House Presents Old-Time Christmas

Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island this weekend was presenting Christmas as it used to be – historic and without commercialism.

12/21/2013

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State Senator, Atheist Group Spar Over Times Square Sign

A New York State senator has called for the removal of a billboard that an atheist group has mounted in Times Square, which, in the group’s words, argues that Christmas is “better without Christ.”

12/21/2013

FILE -- New York City traffic. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mid-Week Holidays Make For Early Travel Boom

AAA said the start of peak holiday travel actually has been pushed back to this weekend.

12/21/2013

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Bizarre Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Check out the most bizarre christmas traditions from around the world!

12/19/2013

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Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.

12/19/2013

Keep Christ In Christmas

All Across Long Island, Movement Is On To ‘Keep Christ In Christmas’

There is more to Christmas than gifts and jingle bells, so say a growing number of people with lawn signs and bumper stickers.

12/16/2013

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7 Hidden Holiday Costs (Plus, Ways to Save Money)

Consumer expert Andrea Woroch shows us how to avoid throwing away a lot of money on hidden holiday costs like babysitters, holiday cards, shipping, and decorating.

12/16/2013

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