Weird traditions from around the world

Christmas is all about the traditions.

Wednesday - 12/25/2013, 03:05am EST

Man in Santa suit shot at D.C. toy giveaway (Video)

A man in a Santa suit was shot with a pellet gun during a gift drive in Southeast D.C. Tuesday morning.

Wednesday - 12/25/2013, 12:37am EST

Fruitcakes vs. WTOP (Video)

WTOP has many hard and fast traditions: journalistic integrity, a commitment to our listeners and readers, destroying Christmas baked goods.

Wednesday - 12/25/2013, 12:14am EST
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100 shelter pets come home for the holidays in D.C.

"Home for the holidays" -- it's a phrase that carries a lot of emotional weight. And that's no different at the Washington Humane Society.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 10:28pm EST

Have Americans lost sight of Christmas?

People do a lot of running around during the Christmas season.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 01:17pm EST

WTOP performs holiday classics

On this Christmas Eve, the staff of WTOP brings you history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 12:06pm EST

Va. center decorates tree with taxidermy animals

Danville Science Center uses taxidermy animals as ornaments for Christmas tree

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 11:55am EST

A guide to the best neighborhood holiday displays in Washington

It's the Christmas season and many homes across the Washington, D.C. area are adorned with twinkling lights and holiday decorations.

If you know where to look, these sometimes-elaborate festive displays can offer a fun, free holiday activity

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 11:40am EST

Last minute gift? These stores are open

Yep, you read that right. The doors won't lock. Click the links to be taken to store locators.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 10:18am EST

Who works on Christmas Eve and Christmas?

Christmas is a time for family bonding, traditions and gifts. But, for many, it's a time for work.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 08:53am EST

Last-minute and local: Gifts for pets, pet lovers

Need a last-minute gift for a pet or pet lover in your life? Dr. Katy Nelson, local veterinarian and host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" has some ideas from local Virginia, Maryland and D.C. pet shops.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 07:03am EST
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Holidays are a prime time for home injuries

Those twinkling lights on homes are beautiful, but the holiday season is the time in the year where people are most likely to injure themselves in the home.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 05:12am EST

'Silent Night' chainsaw style

And you thought you'd heard it all.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 10:06pm EST

The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts

Shopping for the techie who has everything? Check out these offbeat gift ideas

Monday - 12/23/2013, 04:04pm EST

Study backs pets as presents, but holdouts remain

Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are unfounded.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 02:53pm EST
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Dead woman's wish granted to husband, family (Video)

A woman dying of ovarian cancer planned and left a gift for her loving husband and children that they received two years after she died.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 12:41pm EST

Ornament marks Barter Theatre's 80th anniversary

Washington County chamber's fundraiser ornament marks Barter Theatre's 80th anniversary

Monday - 12/23/2013, 10:45am EST

Overstocked Toys for Tots giving away toys in Montgomery County

Montgomery County's Toys for Tots is so overstocked, the organization is offering free toys for families in need for a few hours Monday morning.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 10:34am EST

Best and worst return policies this gift-giving season

Tis the season...for returning.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 10:29am EST
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