Christmas

Ryan Heinsius

If you’re one of the many people dragging your feet to take down your holiday lights, here’s a little advice from 97-year-old Ethel Thomas, the grandmother of KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius:

“There’s nothing as over as Christmas.”

And that’s why a growing number of professionals have found a lucrative niche putting up and taking down lights and decorations. While you might not have the time and energy to do it, they certainly do for the right price. Ryan has this report. 


City of Prescott

Prescott's 34th annual Christmas parade is set for Saturday afternoon, followed by the 62nd annual lighting of the old courthouse in the downtown plaza.

Justin Regan

December is the time where hundreds of thousands of seasonal jobs open up; from extra cashiers, to Christmas tree sellers to Santa Clauses. Especially real-bearded Santas. Their numbers and popularity have been increasing over the years. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, for many real-bearded Santas it’s more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle.


Melissa Sevigny

Almost 10,000 Christmas tree permits have been issued this season on national forest lands in northern Arizona. Getting into the holiday spirit can also help restore health to overstocked forests.


Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

The Public Interest Research Group is warning parents shopping for Christmas that Dora the Explorer can be hazardous.