Christmas

If you usually ring in the holiday with a freshly cut evergreen, your reality this Christmas could very well be a scrawny Charlie Brown tree instead — or you may wind up paying more for a lush Fraser fir.

This year, there is a tree shortage. Most growers blame the tightened supply on the Great Recession, says Valerie Bauerlein, who covered the story for The Wall Street Journal.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Dec 1, 2017
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What would the holidays be without food? On this All Sides Weekend, we sit down with Chef David Tetzloff of G. Michael's Bistro & Bar to talk about festive and traditional dishes coming to the table for Christmas, Hannukkah, New Year's, and other seasonal celebrations.

We'll also take a look back at the Columbus food scene in 2017 and discuss what new spots to try in the new year.

The Holiday Cookie Show

Nov 30, 2017
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Santa isn't the only person who deserves a nice batch of oven fresh cookies after a long day of gift giving and holiday festivities. Join us today for a look at classic and new Christmas cookie recipes. Also find out how the baking tradition started and more.

An interview on All Things Considered earlier this month got us thinking about Christmas tree ornaments — and the stories behind them. We asked readers and listeners to send us the memories attached to their most cherished ornaments. Here are a few of our favorites, edited for length and clarity:

Think you're stressed out during the holidays? Try being one of Santa's helpers.

Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Humorist David Sedaris wrote about the downside of holiday joy in a collection of fanciful stories based on his experiences called the Santaland Diaries. Once again, here's Sedaris reading from his essay as a somewhat-flawed Macy's department store elf named Crumpet.

Click the play button to hear this holiday tradition.

It's hard to imagine a time when red and green weren't synonymous with Christmas, but they haven't always been the holiday's go-to colors. Arielle Eckstut, co-author of Secret Language of Color, attributes the palette's rise to two things: holly and Coca-Cola.

WOSU Public Media

This holiday season, join Classical 101 for the very best music fit for any occasion. Here's a quick peak at some of the great programming we have in store between December 19th - January 1st. We're here to help you celebrate, remember and enjoy the season of giving with the best of the classical repertoire. 

Sam Hendren

In a home in southeast Columbus, the cheery glow of a Christmas tree brightens the living room. The holiday may be more than a week away, but for Allison Carlisle’s family, gift-giving has already started.

And she has Nationwide Children's Hospital, not Santa, to thank.  

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