Christmas

Holiday Regifting 101

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — It’s the day after Christmas and if you’re lucky, you love every gift you received. More likely, though, there are few presents from well-meaning family and friends that you are not too fond off. Re-gifting can be a money-saver, but consider these tips if you plan on re-gifting: Keep the gift in the original box. Don’t switch out…

NORAD Santa Tracker

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Jolly Old St. Nicholas Santa has been spotted as he makes his way around the globe delivering gifts. By 11:30 a.m. EST, the man in the red suit and his trusty reindeer’s have already delivered nearly 4 million presents! With the help of Norad, ABC Columbia News is helping you can track Santa through the day….

Threat of Tornadoes Across the South 2 Days Before Christmas

Atlanta, Ga. (ABC News) — Southerners in large parts of Louisiana and Arkansas awoke to tornado watches on Wednesday, two days before Christmas. Forecasters warned that the pain could soon spread, with powerful tornadoes, thunderstorms and flooding possible across Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of Georgia. The biggest threat for tornadoes Wednesday will be in a region of 3.7 million…

Mystery Donor Drops Annual $1K into W. Va. Kettle

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Someone has slipped a $1,000 bill into a Salvation Army kettle in Morgantown, West Virginia, every year for nearly four decades. The long-running holiday mystery continued on Saturday when a $1,000 bill was found in a kettle at a supermarket. Salvation Army Lt. Allen Adkins told media outlets that the donation is a big help. He…

Fort Jackson Soldiers Leave for Holiday

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — As the clock strikes midnight, some 6,000 Army soldiers from Fort Jackson begin heading home for the holidays. In an annual tradition at the Army’s largest training installation, soldiers start to leave in the early morning hours Friday and continue leaving throughout the day. Fort Jackson spokesman Pat Jones says it takes organizers months to…

Solving the Bah Humbug Syndrome: Scientists Look for ‘Christmas Spirit’ With MRI

(ABC News) — This holiday season, researchers are using an MRI to find out where exactly the Christmas spirit resides. Danish researchers used an MRI to see if they could see “evidence” of the Christmas spirit in different people. The extremely small study was published today in the British Medical Journal’s annual Christmas issue, where researchers used tongue-in-cheek scientific methods as…