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By Robert Medley, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 25, 2014
A large donation of toys just before Christmas ended any worries there would not be enough to go around for children at the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner in Oklahoma City. About 7,500 people were served by the end of the dinner Thursday.
Christmas is here, everyone! That means spending time with family and friends, perhaps attending a church service or two, and being grateful for what we all have. In the event you’re surfing NewsOK today, here are 10 Christmas-related Oklahoma photos you just have to see.
By Clytie Bunyan, Staff Writers | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014
Clytie Bunyan, a native of Trinidad & Tobago, in the Caribbean, and Paul Monies, a native of Scotland at the northern part of the United Kingdom in Europe, share memories of the holidays in their homelands.
By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014
Waiting in line to see Santa earlier this week, Aubrey Smith, 7, jumped up and down in anticipation.
“She’s come to see Santa here since she was just a baby,” said her mother, Jana Smith, of Oklahoma City. “He is the most wonderful Santa around. He’s so sweet and really connects with the kids...
By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014
Before it was donated nearly 20 years ago, the massive Santa Claus collection amassed by longtime Oklahoma City resident Tom Brittain was displayed every December for the public to see. Today, the collection is boxed up and hidden away in a climate-controlled storage unit owned by the University...
By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014
A northwest Oklahoma City woman who once was on the receiving end of Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree ministry now serves as a volunteer for the group, sharing the gift of faith and hope to children whose parents are incarcerated.
Samantha Gattsek's family has never made a big deal out of holiday celebrations. But this year, she feels especially disconnected from the seasonal cheer surrounding her.
"The holidays can feel like a lonely time of year, and it's hard to hear about everyone else's fun plans," the 29-year-old...