Sunday, December 23, 2012
From ugly sweaters to charcoal—yes, charcoal!—Patch users told us on Facebook about their least favorite holiday gifts.
It may indeed prove better to give than to receive, particularly if you've received a horrible holiday present. On Dec. 20, Dearborn Patch, Grosse Pointe Patch, Macomb Patch, New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch, St. Clair Shores Patch, Shelby-Utica Patch, Trenton Patch and Wyandotte Patch used Facebook to ask people to share their worst Christmas presents. Using Storify, we've included some of the best of the worst. People responded with answers that ranged from funny to sad, and some even suggested that it's the thought that counts. After all, it's Christmas.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Holiday decorations, Christmas trees, kids pictures with Santa and more can be shared in our Pics & Clips gallery.
Monday, December 17, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas . 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from …
We've put together a list of our top 10, now we want to know what puts you in the spirit.
You're not a true superstar in the world of music until you've made it big with a holiday classic. Who can forget Bing Crosby and David Bowie's Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy. Dean Martin had a hit with Let it Snow. And more recently, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You seems like it's everywhere. We've put together a list of our Top 10 favorites this holiday season, but what we really want to know is what's your fave, New Baltimore and Chesterfield?
Friday, December 14, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Weigh in on where you're going for your Christmas tree this season.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The annual holiday run and walk took place Sunday in downtown New Baltimore
Runners from southeastern Michigan and beyond flocked to downtown New Baltimore Sunday for the annual Jingle Bell Run. The weekend race was expected to surpass previous pre-registrant totals, with more than 1,200 sign-ups and another 200-400 projected to register that day, according to organizers. "It's kind of jumping up every year," Race Director Ric Wellman said Sunday. The holiday-themed event meandering throughout the city lures athletes and Christmas-lovers alike and has become tradition for many participants, Wellman said. Event proceeds are to benefit the Anchor Bay High School DECA Chapter, student scholarships and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Money raised from last year's race also went to various community causes, …
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten ahold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Catch up on your latest headlines in Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore in this news recap.
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch recaps the headlines from around town this past week.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Chesterfield Township's annual tree-lighting ceremony is at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Municipal Offices.