Christmas

Injuries are limiting both rosters, giving viewers a chance to see Kevin Durant play top dog against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Injury-riddled Warriors-Cavs game is the gift you didn’t know you wanted

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet today in a woulda-coulda-shoulda…

 

Music director Valérie Sainte-Agathe conducts the San Francisco Girls Chorus’ “A Highland Holiday” on Dec. 19 in Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy photo)

Sing along to Christmas carols, winter songs

There is no shortage of holiday choral concerts in 2016; here are…

 

The huge tree at 555 California Street is being lit on Nov. 29 featuring a performance by the Doobie Brothers. (Courtesy photo)

Holiday events 2016

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and these are…

 

The "holiday" tree at the SFMTA is covered with torn copper wire and other broke train pieces. (Courtesy photo)

Muni’s tree trinkets serve as reminder

It is, perhaps, one of the strangest looking Christmas trees in San…

The "holiday" tree at the SFMTA is covered with torn copper wire and other broke train pieces. (Courtesy photo)
It can be kind of eerie walking around in San Francisco on Christmas with so many people away from The City. (Jeff Chiu/2011 AP)

Christmas in The City can be surreal

By the time you read this, I will already be gone. I’ll…

It can be kind of eerie walking around in San Francisco on Christmas with so many people away from The City. (Jeff Chiu/2011 AP)
Leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 23 wins to start a season, Stephen Curry says he’s “pretty motivated” to overtake Michael Jordan’s legacy as the greatest NBA player of all time. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Don’t cheapen streak: It’s 23, not 27

As a self-designated protector of The Streak, The Steph and All Things…

Leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 23 wins to start a season, Stephen Curry says he’s “pretty motivated” to overtake Michael Jordan’s legacy as the greatest NBA player of all time. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
San Francisco Symphony’s festive seasonal programming includes “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II.”  (Courtesy photo)

Holiday Classical 2015: Christmas carols, Messiahs fill concert halls

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II: George Daugherty conducts the orchestra in…

San Francisco Symphony’s festive seasonal programming includes “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II.”  (Courtesy photo)
Laura Dudnick/The S.f. ExaminerMelissa Moreno

Children send holiday wish lists to Santa at Pier 39 event

When Lacresha Whitfield brought her daughters to Pier 39 last year to…

Laura Dudnick/The S.f. ExaminerMelissa Moreno
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHomeless Youth Alliance executive director Mary Howe

Haight-Ashbury center serving homeless youths still set to close on Christmas

As it has on many Christmases, the Homeless Youth Alliance in the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHomeless Youth Alliance executive director Mary Howe
Getty Images file photo | Clip artA scene like this might not be allowed for Bay Area residents if Christmas is also declared a Spare the Air day.

Bay Area wood burning banned Tuesday, possibly Christmas Day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA scene like this might not be allowed for Bay Area residents if Christmas is also declared a Spare the Air day.
AP Photo/Julio CortezIn this Thursday

Holiday shopping season: a disappointment so far

Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap,…

AP Photo/Julio CortezIn this Thursday
Cindy Chew/Special to The S.F. ExaminerFrom left

San Francisco curbside Christmas tree collection kicks off next week

San Francisco’s annual Christmas tree recycling program will start next week, city…

Cindy Chew/Special to The S.F. ExaminerFrom left
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerFeeling the season: Saskia and Richard Drysdale purchase a tree at the Delancey Street lot in San Francisco. Saskia Drysdsale had lights picked out for the tree.

Holiday lights make San Francisco spirits bright

It takes Joffer Palmares three days to decorate his Christmas tree. The…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerFeeling the season: Saskia and Richard Drysdale purchase a tree at the Delancey Street lot in San Francisco. Saskia Drysdsale had lights picked out for the tree.
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerRetired U.S. Postal Service worker Barbara Duty

San Francisco post office intercepts heartfelt letters to the North Pole

With nine brothers and sisters, Barbara Duty’s parents sometimes needed a little…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerRetired U.S. Postal Service worker Barbara Duty
Courtesy photoSharon Ardiana

Sharon Ardiana has got a Christmas Eve dish for you

Holiday home cooking The SF Examiner asked notable Bay Area food professionals…

Courtesy photoSharon Ardiana
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSanta Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town

Just before Santa Claus boarded his Macy’s rock-star tour bus, the jolly…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSanta Claus

Tasteful, affordable gifts for true connoisseurs

’Tis the season to find the oenophile in your life the perfect…

COURTESY RANDEE ST. NICHOLASMiranda Lambert is touring to promote her sixth album “Platinum.”

X is already starting to feel X-mas cheer

Is it really that time again? Time for feigned festive holiday cheer?…

COURTESY RANDEE ST. NICHOLASMiranda Lambert is touring to promote her sixth album “Platinum.”

Businessman loses $400,000 in bet against white Christmas

A North Carolina jewelry store owner made a $400,000 bet against a…

Letters to Santa stop at the post office before the North Pole

A boy by the name of Jurel wants nothing more than a…