Canada Christmas

9 Reasons Quebec City Was Named Culture City Of 2016

Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living

Nine reasons Québec City is deserving of the title "Culture City Of The Year." From the AOL Partner Studio

Did Corporate Agribusiness Celebrate Christmas This Year?

Colin Todhunter | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

The ultimate irony (and hypocrisy) is that Christmas is now cheer-led and celebrated by a consumer capitalism whose corporations are destroying the environment through, for example, the genetic engineering of crops, the drenching of soil with agrotoxins and the eradication of indigenous cultures.

Getting Into The 'Holiday Spirit' 365 Days A Year

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

This time of year, we're told to be more loving. We're encouraged to get into the "holiday spirit." We're supposed to be more giving, more understanding. But what if we don't feel particularly connected to other people? It's hard to be loving when you don't feel much love.

Happy 2017: A Year To Celebrate And A Year To Be Visionary

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada
The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell

As we reflect on the past year, we think of what we have achieved and the challenges we have faced. We come together joyously, generously sharing with those in need. We optimistically explore what the future will bring. As Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, I too have been thinking about past and future.

How Two Artist Couples Have Changed The Family Holiday Card Forever

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

The holidays can be the most horrifying time. The pressure for everything to be perfect. That perfect moment. That perfect picture that seems like y...

Toy With Voice Message From Late Grandfather Is The Sweetest Surprise

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.26.2016 | Canada Parents

This is what Christmas is all about.

How Our Family Celebrates Chrismukkah

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 12.26.2016 | Canada Parents
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

The holiday season is a time that reminds us about the important things in life, like spending time with our loved ones, helping people and spreading that holiday cheer. Frank is Jewish, and I am Catholic, so growing up we had our own customs and traditions.

Who Knew Christmas Lights Were So Dangerous?

Royal Columbian Hospital Trauma Network | Posted 12.26.2016 | Canada Living
Royal Columbian Hospital Trauma Network

When I meet people and tell them what I do, they often ask what the most common accidents and injuries are. Those who watch a lot of American TV imagine it might be gunshot wounds. Many people assume, particularly at this festive time of year, that the majority of victims end up in emergency due to alcohol-related car accidents. But even traffic accidents pale in comparison to holiday falls.

Celebrate The Holidays With This Plaid Nail Art

Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty | Kaitlyn Delano | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Style

'Tis the season!

Coping With Cancer During The Holiday Season

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Going through cancer treatment during the holidays can completely change your perspective during what should be one of the happiest times of the year. Patients and families struggle with how they can celebrate when they or someone close to them is coping with cancer.

'Twas Days Before Christmas, In A Very Troubled World

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

Despite it not being "my" holiday, I've always enjoyed Christmas, or at least the "spirit" of it. But in December of 2014 -- much like this year -- I was having a really hard time getting into it.

Caught Short By A Cold Front

Colin & Justin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

The tale of two Toronto Christmas virgins discovering the true spirit of the season thanks to a minor crash in cottage country, a call to the CAA and a road trip to Canadian Tire to dress some last minute trees...

The Christmas-Hanukkah Overlap Gives Me Hope For A Better 2017

Natasha Koifman | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

In a rare occurrence, Christmas Eve and the first day of Hanukkah fall on the same day this year. Perhaps these two religious events coinciding is a signal that the world can be a more united place in 2017.

The World's Only Hope This Christmas

Robert D. Onley | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada
Robert D. Onley

News headlines throughout 2016 were unrelentingly mortifying, bleak and despairing. Just this week - a Russian ambassador assassinated live on camera ...

Give The Gift Of Friendship To Seniors In Solitude

Michael Gazer | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Gazer

Too often, we wrongly equate isolation with some remote location and therefore the lack of interaction is based on geography. But for a growing number of elderly living in this country's largest city, there is little escape from solitude.

Having The Courage To Hurt At Christmas

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Debbie Wolfe

The trouble is, darkness doesn't go away during the Holidays. If anything, it can feel deeper, more acute. Perhaps that's why we work so hard to brighten things up with lights and candles, and reach out to those who are in need. Sometimes, a little extra care can make all the difference to a friend or neighbor in need.

Quick Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

For most of us, the joy of giving is overshadowed by commercialism, the anxiety of braving the mall and the sheer terror of our credit card bills come January. Let's start some new holiday traditions! Here's how to give generously without spending a cent which will help you to get back into that festive spirit.

When All Isn't Merry And Bright

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Raimundo

The holidays can be great for some, but for me, and many people I know, they are more of a nightmare. So how do we move past this? I am going to share with you a couple ideas that I have had that have worked for me ( they may not work for everyone). I am sharing these things in the interest of conversation.

Let's Rethink The Pressure Of Cooking Family Meals During The Holidays

Merin Oleschuk | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Merin Oleschuk

While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.

Find Your Christmas Spirit

Ike Awgu | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada
Ike Awgu

In 2003 my mother died from Cancer. A nurse by profession, she had discovered a lump on her breast soon enough to treat the disease but not soon enoug...

Impress Your Guests With This Delicious Christmas Eve Menu

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

The countdown is on -- Christmas is just around the corner. And we all know the key to stress-free entertaining is being prepared. There's nothing like leaving things to the last minute to throw you into a festive frenzy! So if you haven't decided what you are serving up for you holiday dinner, we can help.

'Proteobiotics' May Keep Your Dog Healthy

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Research into the gastrointestinal health of dogs has revealed their microbial populations are quite different from ours. However, being mammals, their microbial populations develop in the same way as us. This also means they can benefit from a selection of bacterial species known to convey a health benefit otherwise known as probiotics.

Pretending To Be Santa Is A Privilege

James Di Fiore | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

The overriding idea behind dressing up as Santa Claus is not to provide children with hopes for gifts; it is to provide them with a vehicle to escape into an imaginative state, where wishes and secrets are tangled together, and a man in a red suit is the only arbitrator qualified to pull the right strings.

Have A Happy Dysfunctional Christmas

Monique Caissie | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

It was 1991 and my first Christmas in my new home after my emotionally draining divorce. We lived in a depressed area. My family was 400 km away. I was struggling financially with a small business, helping in the community where I could, while nurturing my four-year-old who had some health challenges.

Choose Joy By Choosing To Exercise

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.