Nasty weather, including a chance of strong tornadoes and howling thunderstorms, is forecast on Christmas Day along the Gulf Coast from east Texas to north Florida. But officials say it will hold off long enough for Christmas Eve bonfires to light the way for Pere Noel along the Mississippi River northwest of New Orleans.
The National Weather Service says people should prepare their yards for high winds Monday, securing lawn furniture or anything that might be blown into a home or car.
As the Jewish community approaches the final nights of Chanukah, I am reminded of a recent conversation I had with Domenica‚Äôs Alon Shaya. Of course, his interpretation of traditional Jewish holiday meals is now legendary.
The Israeli-born Alon was browsing market stalls for root crops. He described to me how he had recently catered a kosher wedding, and then stepped forward to say, ‚ÄúThe way I see it, Kosher is not only among the original health codes (pre-dating our Health Department by a few thousand years) but it‚Äôs also a code for sustainability.‚ÄĚ
Do you believe in Black Santa? Sadly, people are probably more religious about what type of Santa they have in their homes than about going to church on Christmas Day. If you have children around, this is probably the time when you should turn down your radio. No, let them listen. We must tell the truth about Santa‚Äôs background. Santa Claus is a transgendered Latina who‚Äôs on dangerously high doses of testosterone.
Join WWNO as we present a month of holiday programming! This week we celebrate¬†Hanukkah¬†with¬†Candles Burning Brightly¬†(airing Tuesday at 8 p.m.), where hosts¬†Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock offer a program which explores the customs and music of the holiday, and¬†Hanukkah Lights¬†(airing Friday at 8 p.m.),¬†hosted by Murray Horwitz and Susan Stamberg, where five authors¬†explore Hanukkah traditions in original stories.
The holiday spirit continues through December with these other great shows:
Twenty tons of manufactured snow will blanket the Marquette Horseshoe lawn at Loyola University next month, creating a winter wonderland open to Loyola faculty, staff and students, as well as the public. The annual Sneaux@Loyno event, will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m.