CHRISTMAS TREE

  • US: Barack Obama lights national Christmas tree December 7, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and his family have flipped the switch for the 90th annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Obama was joined at the ceremony by TV star Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the ceremony. Performers included singers Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Ledisi, Jason Mraz, James Taylor and...
  • Gold Christmas tree for a mere $4.2 mn in Tokyo November 25, 2012

    Tokyo: For those seeking a glow to their Christmas this year, a jewelry store in downtown Tokyo has just the answer: a pure gold revolving "tree" covered in Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell and Cinderella. The treelike ornament is made of 40 kg (88 pounds) of pure gold,...
  • Row over Christmas 'provoked' diplomat Verma January 19, 2011

    New Delhi/London: The Indian High Commission here has issued a blowbyblow account on the alleged wifebashing by its senior diplomat Anil Verma, who has been transferred back to India, saying the incident was "provoked" by a row over a Christmas tree gift. Taking a tough stand on domestic violence, the...
  • UAE hotel regrets $ 11M Christmas 'overload' December 20, 2010

    Abu Dhabi: An Abu Dhabi luxury hotel that boasted an $ 11 million Christmas tree decorated with gold and gems admitted Sunday it may have taken the holiday spirit a bit too far. A statement from the Emirates Palace hotel said it regretted "attempts to overload" the Christmas tree tradition by...
  • Watch: How to go green in Christmas December 22, 2008

    Every year many trees go waste in Christmas. ...
  • Now, Made in China Xmas tree contains lead warning November 30, 2007

    Texas: A Texas woman found a warning about cancer while putting up her new Christmas tree. Juanita Hirgas bought a prelit tree at Walmart. She was putting it together when she came across a tag that said there was lead in the tree. ...