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November 29, 2011
The First United Methodist Church is offering its Blue Christmas remembrance service Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary at 424 Main St. With a more quiet, somber feel than the traditional Christmas worship service, the remembrance service is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, have suffered separation or divorce, have lost their job or unable to conceive a child. Scripture, music and meditation will focus on the comfort God offers during dark times. Becky Boeckman, director of pastoral care, 301-725-3093.
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December 6, 2013
Lonely? Holiday blues? Friendship United Methodist Church will host a "Blue Christmas" service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 22 West Friendship Road. Anyone who is having or has had a sad, dark or difficult Christmas is welcome. Come as you are. Information: 410-257-7133 or friendshipmethodistchurch.org. The church will hold Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas dinner and music The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer plans a Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 24, 1999
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Graceland is having a blue Christmas, a really blue Christmas.The blue lights Elvis Presley chose to outline his driveway have been joined by 2 million more lights, mostly blue, that twinkle like stars in the night.For the first Christmas since Presley died 22 years ago, something belonging to someone other than Elvis is on display at his home.That someone is Jennings Osborne, known as the king of lights in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark., a man with a serious affection for illumination.
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December 21, 2011
It's Christmas and the song of the season that first pops into my head shouldn't be Elvis Presley crooning "Blue Christmas. " But it is, even though I'm not blue at all. Far from it, but that's the only Christmas song I can think of whenever I drive through downtown Havre de Grace. The only other words that come to mind are: "Attention, Kmart shoppers, the Blue Light Special…" It's Christmas and the song of the season that first pops into my head shouldn't be Elvis Presley crooning "Blue Christmas.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | December 24, 2005
The flames of three dozen candles pierced the dark sanctuary like flickering stars. Almost everyone in the basement of Peace Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie had lost a loved one this year. They were gathering days before Christmas to honor the dead and muster strength to face the holiday. "St. John of the Cross calls these times `the dark night of the soul,'" Peggy Jaegly, a harpist, told the worshipers Wednesday evening. "But by dark, he doesn't mean sinister, but hidden. These times of darkness are hidden transformations to freedom and joy."
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December 6, 2013
Lonely? Holiday blues? Friendship United Methodist Church will host a "Blue Christmas" service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 22 West Friendship Road. Anyone who is having or has had a sad, dark or difficult Christmas is welcome. Come as you are. Information: 410-257-7133 or friendshipmethodistchurch.org. The church will hold Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas dinner and music The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer plans a Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie.
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December 21, 2011
It's Christmas and the song of the season that first pops into my head shouldn't be Elvis Presley crooning "Blue Christmas. " But it is, even though I'm not blue at all. Far from it, but that's the only Christmas song I can think of whenever I drive through downtown Havre de Grace. The only other words that come to mind are: "Attention, Kmart shoppers, the Blue Light Special…" It's Christmas and the song of the season that first pops into my head shouldn't be Elvis Presley crooning "Blue Christmas.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2010
Since the mid-19th century, a beloved carol about the Three Wise Men has celebrated a "King forever, ceasing never/over us all to reign. " That might not be exactly the way plenty of otherwise-normal human beings still feel about Elvis Aron Presley 33 years after his death, but it's within shouting distance. Especially at the time of year the singer known as the King of Rock loved most. "Elvis was a big Christmas freak," says Jed Duvall, a Presley impersonator who will share a Glen Burnie stage with two fellow professionals this weekend in a show titled, whimsically enough, "The 3 Kings of Christmas.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2001
Holiday retail sales growth was the worst in at least a decade because of a slowing economy, high energy prices and bad weather, industry experts said yesterday as retailers reported generally flat or lower December sales. The disappointing season prompted several big retail chains yesterday to cut fourth-quarter estimates after weeks of offering large discounts to lure last-minute shoppers. Hit hardest were department stores, specialty apparel retailers and discounters such as Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart, which reported lower sales than expected.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | August 13, 1997
After years of frittering away his talent in Hollywood and Las Vegas, Elvis had something to prove in 1968. And boy, did he.His throne threatened by the Beatles, his relevance barely registering, Elvis came back with a television special that rock and roll writers are still rhapsodizing over. You can see that special Friday night at 9 on VH1 (some of the best moments come during an unforced, bare-bones sit-down session -- Elvis knew about going "unplugged" decades before it became fashionable)
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November 29, 2011
The First United Methodist Church is offering its Blue Christmas remembrance service Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary at 424 Main St. With a more quiet, somber feel than the traditional Christmas worship service, the remembrance service is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, have suffered separation or divorce, have lost their job or unable to conceive a child. Scripture, music and meditation will focus on the comfort God offers during dark times. Becky Boeckman, director of pastoral care, 301-725-3093.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2010
Since the mid-19th century, a beloved carol about the Three Wise Men has celebrated a "King forever, ceasing never/over us all to reign. " That might not be exactly the way plenty of otherwise-normal human beings still feel about Elvis Aron Presley 33 years after his death, but it's within shouting distance. Especially at the time of year the singer known as the King of Rock loved most. "Elvis was a big Christmas freak," says Jed Duvall, a Presley impersonator who will share a Glen Burnie stage with two fellow professionals this weekend in a show titled, whimsically enough, "The 3 Kings of Christmas.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | December 24, 2005
The flames of three dozen candles pierced the dark sanctuary like flickering stars. Almost everyone in the basement of Peace Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie had lost a loved one this year. They were gathering days before Christmas to honor the dead and muster strength to face the holiday. "St. John of the Cross calls these times `the dark night of the soul,'" Peggy Jaegly, a harpist, told the worshipers Wednesday evening. "But by dark, he doesn't mean sinister, but hidden. These times of darkness are hidden transformations to freedom and joy."
BUSINESS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2001
Holiday retail sales growth was the worst in at least a decade because of a slowing economy, high energy prices and bad weather, industry experts said yesterday as retailers reported generally flat or lower December sales. The disappointing season prompted several big retail chains yesterday to cut fourth-quarter estimates after weeks of offering large discounts to lure last-minute shoppers. Hit hardest were department stores, specialty apparel retailers and discounters such as Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart, which reported lower sales than expected.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 24, 1999
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Graceland is having a blue Christmas, a really blue Christmas.The blue lights Elvis Presley chose to outline his driveway have been joined by 2 million more lights, mostly blue, that twinkle like stars in the night.For the first Christmas since Presley died 22 years ago, something belonging to someone other than Elvis is on display at his home.That someone is Jennings Osborne, known as the king of lights in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark., a man with a serious affection for illumination.
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December 24, 2005
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