holidays and observances

Al Roker misses Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but is on the mend

CNN — Al Roker missed his first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years as he recovers from a health scare. The famed “Today” meteorologist recently shared that he had been hospitalized after a blood clot in his leg traveled to his lungs. “After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific …

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What’s open and closed on Thanksgiving

new York CNN Business — Stores and businesses across the United States will be closed Thursday as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving — but it can be confusing to figure out what will remain open. Many stores that were once open on Thanksgiving have changed policy since the pandemic, shuttering for the day before Black Friday sales. …

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Get ready for the most expensive holiday travel season ever

new York CNN Business — For travelers getting ready to make their first holiday trips since before the pandemic: prepare for sticker shock. Airfares are way up. US gas prices are higher than they’ve ever been at this time of year. Rates for hotel rooms and rental cars have jumped 12% and 46% respectively from …

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Target warns of a weak holiday season. Shares are tumbling

new York CNN Business — Target’s profit plunged 52% in the third quarter and the retailer Warning of a sluggish holiday. Target blamed inflation and a deteriorating economic outlook for its miserable quarter — and also lowered its outlook for the rest of the year. That sent shares down more than 12% in premarket trading. …

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Candace Cameron Bure working on putting Christ back in Christmas movies

CNN — Candace Cameron Bure has moved on from being Hallmark Channel’s queen of holiday movies. In a recently published interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actress talked about leaving that cable channel to work with another, the faith based Great American Family. “My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and …

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Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Falling for Christmas’ isn’t what you hoped it’d be — it’s so much more

CNN — Imagine, for a moment, a lush, snowy mountainscape. As you gaze upon it, dreamy music plays (from who knows where – but it doesn’t matter) and you feel like you’re descending into a magical land, one where actress Lindsay Lohan is actively working again just as “The Parent Trap ” gods intended, the …

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How to have an affordable Thanksgiving meal

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our seven-part guide helps you minimize your personal role in the climate crisis — and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — If you’re feeling ruffled by recent reports that turkey prices are on the rise, don’t panic. There’s no need to start hoarding turkeys. “We’re not …

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Miller Lite is selling a Christmas tree stand that doubles as a beer keg

new York CNN Business — Miller Lite has quite a gift waiting under the tree for beer lovers this year: a new Christmas Tree Keg Stand. The tree stand – basically a small table used to support the tree – can fit around a quarter-barrel keg beneath it. The design “makes it seem as if …

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Thanksgiving dinner will be a lot more expensive this year, report finds

new York CNN Business — Looks like Thanksgiving will be a lot pricier this year. Market research firm IRI predicts that your Thanksgiving meal will cost about 13.5% more compared to last year, based on how retail prices in the four weeks through October 16 compared to the same period in 2021. IRI measures items …

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Stocks: Dow on track for best month in more than 45 years

new York CNN Business — The Dow fell about 80 points in mid-afternoon trading Monday, but it’s still up 14% this month — putting it on track for its best monthly gain since January 1976. The blue chips remain off by nearly 10% this year, though. Meanwhile, The S&P 500, which was down about 0.6% …

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