Stories tagged: "Christmas"


Lilliana, 9, (L, upper) and her little sister Zarah, 7, (R, lower) pose in front of the Christmas tree they've dedicated to the memory of their late mother, Jamie.
She Died Weeks After Giving Birth. Her Daughters Keep Her Memory Alive Through Their Christmas Tree.

Michigan mom Jamie Burda passed away too soon, but her family is working to keep her memory alive.

Carmyn Kivel and her new friend, Wes, the mail carrier.
2020 Left This Michigander So Sad She Wanted to Skip the Holidays. Then She Got 1,200 Christmas Cards.

Hundreds of cards from around the world made Christmas worthwhile for Camryn Kivel, who is living with cognitive impairment, albinism, and the isolation of 2020.

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Everything We Know About the Christmas Bombing of Nashville So Far

An explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning set the city ablaze and crippled communication in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Christy Hester of Twin Lake turned her late husband's glasses into a snowman ornament.
How This Michigander’s Ornament Encapsulates All the Grief of 2020

A teacher from Twin Lake lost her husband in January, and a pandemic upended her mourning. But she’s found beauty in this dark year, and commemorated it in a touching way.

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Bright Lights—in the Skies, in Our Hearts, and on Homes: Michigan’s Weekly News Quiz

If Christmas isn't your thing, prepare to get the last question wrong.

Photo courtesy Mari Copeny
Little Miss Flint Wants to Give Back to the Children of Flint—And You Can Help

Little Miss Flint says that, despite a water crisis and a pandemic, the children of the mid-Michigan city still deserve a Christmas. And she wants you to help.