Imagine a room filled with 15 Santas all tasked with reading the classic “The Night Before Christmas” to the rest of the class. Most of them will likely do so with little thought.Unless Chester Davis happens to be in the room.That’s because he has the official Santa gauntlet leather gloves, giving him the ability to turn the pages with ease compared to mere pretender Santas, who so often struggle with gloves made from nylon.Santa Claus pops up at malls, parties and almost any Christmas event around the holidays. For most in the Santa suits and nylon gloves, being Santa is a seasonal gig.For Santa Chester, though, it’s become a way of life.If it’s not small-time appearances at parties or events, it’s posing for print work or filming with celebrities. His successful business has made him a hit not just around the holidays, but year-round.This Santa is tucked away in a woodsy part of Manalapan, New Jersey, in a decked-out house already glowing with … [Read more...] about The search is over. We found N.J.’s jolliest Santa Claus
Angels we have heard on high
Depending on how you observe them, the holidays season can bring a frenzy of friends and family, shopping and scheming, baking and dreaming. It’s also the time of year when local theaters deck their halls with holiday finery. Here’s a sample of what’s on stage. Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!) Now playing: Yep. The title’s a marijuana joke. ‘Cause that’s how the Brave New Workshop rolls … throwing satiric elbows at tradition, politics, religion — all the topics polite Minnesotans simply Do. Not. Discuss. This year’s holiday show promises new sketches as well as throwback holiday hits from the workshop’s 60 years. Through Jan. 26; Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Downtown Minneapolis; $39-$20; 612-332-6620 or bravenewworkshop.com. A Christmas Carol Now playing: The Guthrie’s holiday perennial has been running — in one form or another — since the 1970s, and remains the … [Read more...] about Angels, ghosts, Grinch and an oversize Elf inhabit stages this holiday season
Last year, "Warmer In The Winter" became the best-selling new Christmas album of 2017, outselling pop music heavyweights such as Gwen Stefani and Sia, according to a news release. It was also the best performing holiday album on Pandora with more than 40 million spins and had the biggest debut for a holiday release last season. The new Deluxe Edition will feature last year’s renditions of holiday favorites such as “Carol of the Bells,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” featuring Sabrina Carpenter, as well three holiday originals featuring critically acclaimed and chart-topping artists Trombone Shorty, Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, and Becky G., whom Stirling collaborated with on last year’s hit single "Christmas C'mon."“Warmer In The Winter: Deluxe Edition” Tracking Listing:1. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy2. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch featuring Sabrina Carpenter (Story … [Read more...] about Violinist Lindsey Stirling bringing holiday tour to OKC
Allison Langer, The Washington Post Published 10:38 am PDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 Allison Langer with her three children in 2011. Allison Langer with her three children in 2011. Photo: Photo Courtesy Of Allison Langer. For Use Only With The Slug: PARENTING-COMMENT. Photo: Photo Courtesy Of Allison Langer. For Use Only With The Slug: PARENTING-COMMENT. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Allison Langer with her three children in 2011. Allison Langer with her three children in 2011. Photo: Photo Courtesy Of Allison Langer. For Use Only With The Slug: PARENTING-COMMENT. She hoped for marriage. When that didn't happen, she chose to have babies on her own. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When I turned 36, my best friend, … [Read more...] about She hoped for marriage. When that didn’t happen, she chose to have babies on her own.
George Stoia Detroit Free Press Published 11:07 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 The Pistons made it official on Wednesday. Dwane Casey was formally introduced as the Detroit Pistons' 36th head coach at Little Caesars Arena. Casey is replacing Stan Van Gundy, who went 152-176 with one playoff appearance in four seasons. Despite the franchise's recent lack of success, Casey spoke confidently and optimistically about his new team's future. "The most important thing is the talent level you have with the three guys, Blake (Griffin), Andre (Drummond) and Reggie (Jackson)," Casey said. "The talent level on the roster is there... The No. 1 nemesis is health. We have to make sure we stay healthy." Casey, who was named Coach of the Year by his fellow NBA coaches and is a finalist for the NBA's award of the same name, turned the Raptors into a contender during his seven-year stint in Toronto. He posted a 320-238 record with the Raptors and has won four Atlantic Division … [Read more...] about Pistons introduce Dwane Casey as head coach: ‘We have to win’