holidays and observances

Humbug! Where does that word come from anyway?

"Bah Humbug!"The phrase, uttered by more than a century of Christmas scrooges across page and screen, has been popularized by almost endless adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol."But what does the word "humbug" really mean?It's Humbug Day, and…

What you probably didn't know about 'Jingle Bells'

Christmas is just around the corner. This year, instead of jumping into endless political conversations at the dinner table, try throwing some Christmas knowledge at your family. The surprising history of one of America's most beloved Christmas songs,

TSA expects 42 million holiday passengers

The Transportation Security Administration estimates 42 million passengers will go through security checkpoints across the country this holiday season -- and that means you need to plan ahead.