Christmas tunes are on the airwaves: tell us which songs get you into the holiday spirit.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Whether you love it, hate it or merely accept it as an unavoidable component of the holiday season, we at Patch want to hear your thoughts on Christmas music. What's on your Christmas playlist? Does Wham's, "Last Christmas," make you break out and dance? Do you serenade your special someone with Mariah Carey's, "All I Want for Christmas is You?" Does The Pretenders', "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" get you into the holiday spirit? Artists have been releasing Christmas albums in recent months: Blake Shelton's Cheers, It's Christmas, has been on my iPod this week. Last year, we offered readers a poll to weigh in on their favorite songs, and no one tune was the clear winner. This year, we're simply asking: What's your favorite …
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is hosting a 'holiday tree' lighting next week, despite objections.
Holiday tree or Christmas tree? Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is calling the 17-foot spruce tree that will be lit inside the Statehouse rotunda a "holiday tree," even though the General Assembly passed a resolution calling it a "Christmas tree" earlier this year. According to The Providence Journal, the governor is defending his use of the term, saying it honors Rhode Island's heritage as a refuge for religious tolerance three centuries ago. Some state lawmakers criticize his position, and an Associated Press story on the issue has been picked up across the country. News outlets such as The Washington Post, MSNBC and the Huffington Post have all run with the story. The governor is inviting all Rhode Islanders to join him and his wife …