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Chiefs Hallmark Christmas movie to film in Kansas City

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Two iconic Kansas City brands – Hallmark and the Chiefs – are teaming up for a new Christmas movie. “Holiday Touchdown: A Chiefs Love Story” is set to air during the 15th ...

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Jesus was not Palestinian or Asian say scholars

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The effort to erase the Jewishness of Jesus is making headlines in Israel and around the world. It follows efforts around Christmas of Palestinian groups and even some Christians to wrongly claim ...

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Slavic Gospel Association giving “stars of hope” to children in Israel, Ukraine

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Hope is in short supply this year for many children caught in the wars raging in Israel and Ukraine. American Christians are supporting the annual Christmas campaign called Immanuel’s Child that will deliver ...

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Ministry provides hope to 65,000 prisoners this Christmas

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As Americans gather to celebrate Christmas with friends and family, it can be easy to forget the nation’s prisoners, who are not free to go home for the holidays. Good News Global ...

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C.S. Lewis Christmas article from 1946 still resonates today

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Current world conditions have drawn attention to a magazine column that C.S. Lewis wrote more than three-quarters of a century ago. The article, “A Christmas Sermon for Pagans,” published in 1946 by the ...

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Scams abound with gift cards this Christmas

Gift cards make convenient last-minute Christmas gifts. However, they also are attractive targets for scammers who want to steal money or personal information. According to the Better Business Bureau, 50 percent more people ...

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23 Christmas memories and today’s realities to remember in 2023.

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Here are 23 memories of Christmas and their modern-day realities. By:  Anne Foley Rauth Santa in 1973: Looking for your letter to Santa in the hometown newspaper and knowing that Santa would ...

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Repetition to Revelation

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I was bored and bothered. That Christmas Eve I read the Nativity story in Luke 2 to our two daughters again just as I had for years. I reasoned there must be ...

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Snow didn’t deter the only gift our family could give Jesus on Christmas Day

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Many years ago Anita and I had planned to take our pre-teen daughters to the local nursing home on Christmas Day, distribute goodies and carol the residents. The idea didn’t go over ...

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Our readers share their Christmas memories

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Metro Voice asked readers to share their Christmas memories. Below are three of them with links to read the entire stories. Repetition to Revelation By Doug Vaughan I was bored and bothered. ...

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Food website ranks most popular Christmas dishes in Missouri, Kansas

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Favorite dishes are as much a part of the Christmas season as trees and packages. Although nearly everyone enjoys turkey and the trimmings, each state also has several popular regional meals. Three ...

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Christmastime in the city: Area events for the family

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Several publications have named Kansas City one of the top travel destinations for 2024. Local residents can enjoy the city’s attractions this month during its many Christmas events. Visit KC recommends these ...

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Local historic mansions offer Christmas tours

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Kansas Citians looking for some last-minute decorating ideas can find inspiration at one of the area’s many historic homes that are open for holiday tours. Here are some suggestions from KCUR. Bingham-Waggoner ...

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Prayer beats holiday stress, says “The Chosen” star

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Prayer is the best antidote for the busyness of the holiday season, said Jonathan Roumie, star of “The Chosen” and “Jesus Revolution.” During an interview with Fox News, the 49-year-old actor talked about ...

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St. Francis of Assisi created first Nativity scene 800 years ago

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The familiar Nativity scenes that decorate many homes, churches and public spaces turn 800 years old this year. St. Francis of Assisi arranged the first manger scene in 1223 and included live ...

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Do atheists attend church on Christmas?

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The country seems more and more divided between people of faith and those who consider themselves agnostics and atheists. Many people who are nominally religious and even agnostic may still celebrate the ...

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Missourians, Kansans list favorite Christmas songs

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“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is the most popular Christmas song in Missouri, while Kansans prefer “Jingle Bells.” FinanceBuzz recently used Google trends to find the most popular song ...

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Up to 300 million Christians face persecution: report

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Despite dire statistics about rising persecution, Christians are facing down terrorists and moving ahead with Christmas celebrations. After multiple attacks on a village in northcentral Nigeria’s Plateau state from Fulani militants, a ...

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Even Kevin McCallister from “Home Alone” would feel squeezed by current inflation

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In a scene from the 1990 holiday movie “Home Alone,” 8-year-old Kevin McCallister went grocery shopping by himself. He purchased a number of grocery and household items for less than $20. Times ...

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47 Years of The Nutcracker: Ballet Midwest presents annual production

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Symbolizing good luck and its ability to frighten away malevolent spirits, the nutcracker has long symbolized another thing for many people… the Christmas season. Based loosely on E.T.A. Hoffman’s fantasy story “The ...

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Show-Me Christmas: Missouri day trips celebrate season

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Families looking to celebrate the holidays with a day trip or overnight stay have a number of options in the Show-Me State. These are among the towns that go all out for ...

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Season of giving offers opportunities to help kids

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This is the season of giving.  Most people, despite whatever financial struggle they find themselves in, dig a little deeper to support charities. One of the reasons is that they want to ...

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Streaming service will focus on the hope and heart of Christmas this season

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The hope and heart of Christmas is the theme of this year’s holiday lineup on the faith-based network Great American Pure Flix. “This is the most wonderful time of the year and ...

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‘Tis the season for thieves: tips to deter porch pirates

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The popularity of online shopping has soared since the start of the pandemic, and with it the prevalence of thieves better known as porch pirates. And it’s not just random people stealing ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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