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A Christmas tree is seen in downtown Rome

Romans Decry ‘Mangy’, City’s Threadbare Christmas Tree, as Symbol of Decline

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How mangy are your branches! That could be Rome's version of the classic Christmas carol,...
Actors perform the real-life Nativity biblical scenes in Postojna cave, in Postojna

Behold The Christmas Story – in a Limestone Cave

By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA (Reuters) One of the world's largest limestone caves, the Postojna Cave in western Slovenia, is a long way from a stable...
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Santa Tracker phone calls with children at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida

Trump’s Christmas Wish – ‘We’ve Got Prosperity. Now We Want Peace’

By Roberta Rampton PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from...
A monk holds a statue of the baby Jesus taken from a bed of bullet shells from a Nativity scene outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

Franciscan Monks Put Baby Jesus on Bed of Bullets to Press...

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed...
Santas from Sweden and Russia race on their sleighs pulled by reindeers during competition in the Santa Claus Wintergames in northern Swedish town of Gallivare

Swedish Roofs Can Handle Santa’s Sleigh – If He’s Careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) Sweden's houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas - as long as...
Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh, wearing a Santa Claus costume, rides a camel during the annual Christmas tree distribution by the Jerusalem municipality in Jerusalem's Old City

Jerusalem ‘Santa’ Offers Free Christmas Trees to Residents

JERUSALEM (Reuters) In a corner of Jerusalem, a man dressed as Santa Claus and riding a camel tries to lift the atmosphere a little...
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