In this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium, in December 1914.

In 1914, World War I soldiers took a real Christmas break

Men who for months had been trying to kill each other traded gifts, drank and even played soccer on the no man’s land between the trenches.

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 Artist Martin D. Leisser’s “A March Snow Storm: Sixth Avenue in 1902” belongs to the Duquesne Club’s art collection. The urban scene was likely inspired by a foot of snow that fell on the city in early March of that year. We bring this to you, in the ninth year of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tradition, to mark the blessings of the season and to wish our readers every happiness.

Artist captured Sixth Avenue in 1902 Pittsburgh snowstorm

The painting shows a Downtown street as it was a century ago, before construction of the current City Hall and Oliver Building.

about 19 hours ago

Can you find Xante in this Pittsburgh holiday scene?

Xante, the four-legged friend of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom, is missing. Can you help us find him among the Pittsburgh luminaries?

1 day ago

 Plantronics’ BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth earbud headphones feature a sweat-proof design for runners.

Shop Holiday: Last-minute gift ideas

If you have a little anxiety this Christmas Eve, stay calm: A trove of gift suggestions awaits, starting with “cocktail kits.“

1 day ago

 The pilgrimage presentation at Salem Crossroads begins in a 19th century log cabin.

Quiet reflection of the season: Delmont transforms into 'Christmas in Salem Crossroads'

Many communities and churches produce Nativity scenes as a remembrance of what it may have been like on that first Silent Night.

1 day ago

 Girl Talk will play a sold out New Year's Eve show at Stage AE.

An early look at New Year's Eve

Swon Brothers, Girl Talk, Harlan Twins all party on New Year’s Eve.

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Portfolio | Holiday Herald: Childless aunts symbolized spirit of Goodfellows

Aunts showed the true meaning of being “goodfellows.”

1 day ago

 Pilot Maxime Tran Quan Tien guides his Parrot Bebop drone during a presentation to the press in Paris.

Drones become popular holiday gifts

Drones, flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or controllers, have “taken off” as gifts.

1 day ago

 Santa Claus

Santa Claus: A newsmaker you should know

Santa, that bearer of gifts and magic, has had many names, nationalities and shapes.

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 Visitors light candles Tuesday in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered by Christians as Jesus' birthplace, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

Jesus' birthplace grapples with modern traffic challenges

Bethlehem, jammed with traffic, mulls digging a tunnel under Manger Square.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Popcorn’s 2.5 gallon holiday tin.

Shop Holiday: Gifts made in Pittsburgh

Try Pittsburgh Popcorn Co., Simple Sugars Scrub, Boyd & Blair Vodka, cookies from Merante’s, Hip Modern Soap and Reg Henry’s “Wry World.”

2 days ago

 The Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 4 million drivers to take to the toll road system between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, with a possible record-topping 600,000 vehicles the day after Christmas.

Milder weather, falling gas prices greet holiday travelers this week

A record-breaking 98.6 million travelers are expected to hit the road starting today, and for the most part the weather will be cooperating.

2 days ago

Toys for Tots Foundation addresses Pittsburgh-area problems

The national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation sent a truckload of toys to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

2 days ago

 William Gay, left, his friend Carlos Rolle, center with hat, and Mr. Gay's brother Unrikay Hall chat with a community member as they hand out turkeys in November in Tallahassee, Fla.

With the loss of his mother, Steelers' William Gay steps up against domestic abuse

The Steeler has been helping a Pittsburgh shelter and groups in his Florida hometown years before domestic abuse was in the NFL spotlight.

2 days ago

 These Steelers slippers are available for less than $15 at Target.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans

Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.

3 days ago

 A long exposure captures the standing stones in darkness during the evening of the Winter Solstice at the Castlerigg Stone circle on Sunday in Keswick, England.

Christmas Day: bikes in the morning, sleds at night

The winter solstice brings unexpected warm temperatures and not much chance for a white Christmas, at least in the morning.

3 days ago

Goodfellows: Dad wants daughter to smile at Christmas

John Davis is a volunteer at the Hill District Center for Nurturing Families. He could use a hand this Christmas.

3 days ago

Holidays a good time to evaluate first-time donations

Forty-seven percent of Americans give to charities during the holidays they generally didn’t support at other times.

4 days ago

 The Dramm Touch ’N Flow Pro Rain Wand

Shop Holiday: Gift ideas for gardeners

If you know an adventurous gardener who likes to cook, let them try growing mushrooms indoors.

4 days ago

Shop Holiday: Cook up these gifts for chefs

These suggestions may make life a little sweeter for the cooks in your life.

5 days ago

 Cheswick vendor Denise Gasper of Uncommon Recyclables sells unique, unisex belts made from recycled materials.

Shop Holiday: Fair-trade, eco-friendly and organic gifts

A belt made from recycled materials or a reusable lunch bag are a couple of suggestions.

6 days ago

U.S. holiday sales may recover with help of deep discounts

Spending strongest in consumer electronics and home improvement retailers.

6 days ago

 Chanukah Juggling balls.

Shop Holiday: Religion-themed gift suggestions

If music is your thing, you can pick up the 15-track CD “Chanukah Is Tops!” by Jewish recording artist Paul Zim.

1 week ago

 Stem Ginger Loaf with Vanilla Frosting

Gingerbread and cookies: A spicy holiday tradition

Celebrating the rich, beloved flavor of gingerbread. Share photos of your holiday sweets with the PG.

1 week ago

 The Westmoreland County Live Nativity in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse, sponsored by Christian Leaders Mentoring Ministry.

Live Nativity scene at Greensburg courthouse draws praise

Volunteers brave chilly weather to present a live tableau of the birth of Christ in Greensburg’s Courthouse Square.

1 week ago

 The book cover of a new edition of "Hansel and Gretel."

Shop Holiday: Grab these gifts for your favorite book lover

“Hansel & Gretel,” a fairy tale for grown-ups, is one idea for the holidays.

1 week ago

Be a Goodfellow this holiday season

You can brighten the holidays for underprivileged children with a donation to Goodfellows.

1 week ago

Holiday Herald: Christmas with dozens of cousins fit her just right

Christmas felt right amid dozens of cousins and other relatives.

1 week ago

 Three rings, priced at $200-$350, display iconic images from 'Sons of Anarchy" and are available online at

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for TV lovers

From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.

1 week ago

Man pays for $50,000 worth of layaway at a Walmart in Pennsylvania

The store manager said the benefactor showed up at the Walmart in Mechanicsburg on Monday with a cashier's check that covered 100 accounts.

1 week ago

 Cheryl's cookies come in bakery assortments, as well as gift sets, at

Holiday Survival Guide: Gadgets and tips for streamlining stress

When hazards threaten to sabotage the holiday season, use these counter measures to ensure joy to your world.

1 week ago

Shop Holiday: Gifts for runners

Whether they’re training for a marathon or hoofing it to stay in shape, they can benefit from the latest gear and accessories.

1 week ago

Goodfellows: Bradley Center kids to get Christmas celebration

Christmas will be special for children at the Robinson center, thanks in part to the generosity of Post-Gazette readers.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh concert combines patriotic and Christmas selections

This marked the first time the free annual concert combined traditional patriotic music with Christmas and holiday music.

1 week ago

 Part of a sweater in the running for ugliest at the "merry-oke" ugly sweater party held by the Young Executive Council at the Rivers Club, Downtown.

Ugly holiday sweaters help people ring in the season

The demand for festively ugly fashions has resulted in unique parties devoted to them and more retailers that specialize in selling them.

1 week ago

 Williams Sonoma Popcorn Sampler

Shop Holiday: Gifts for movie lovers

Fresh popcorn, memorabilia, DVDs and gift cards are just a few options for the film buff on your gift list.

1 week ago

 Vondra Henderson with her son, Amaree Tyler,4.

Goodfellows: Family settling in after domestic violence

Vondra Henderson moved to the Pittsburgh area from Tennessee, and hers is the type of family helped by the Goodfellows Fund at Christmas.

1 week ago

Goodfellows: How to get toys

The Toys for Tots program will hold open houses this week to distribute toys to parents and guardians of needy children.

1 week ago

Shop Holiday: Gifts for hunters and anglers

Help the hunter or angler on your gift list to gear up right with something new under the tree since they can never have enough stuff.

1 week ago

 Tegra-Lite Max International Carry-On, $695.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for travelers

Find the perfect present for that person in your life who is always on the go.

1 week ago

 Fireworks at Downtown's Light Up Night fireworks last month.

Fox News takes back not-so-‘sparkling’ report on Pittsburgh

As evidence of the “War on Christmas,” Fox cited Pittsburgh’s “Sparkle Day,” an outdated reference to the 1994-97 “Sparkle Season” campaign.

1 week ago

 Sony's "Destiny" Bundle is available for $449.99.

Shop Holiday: Suggestions to boost any gamer's catalog

Sony’s $399.99 bundle is a great deal that may sell quickly.

2 weeks ago

Communitywide Hanukkah celebration set for Galleria of Mt. Lebanon

For the second year, Chabad of South Hills will mark the holiday with festivities that are open to the public.

2 weeks ago

 "My Daddy is a Pretzel" was written by best-selling author Baron Baptiste.

Shop Holiday: What to buy your favorite fitness buff

Everything old is new again, and the new wave in fitness is home workouts.

2 weeks ago

 The Nishiki Men’s Packable Cycling Jacket ($35.99) at Dick’s Sporting Goods makes a great gift for a cyclist.

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for cyclists

For those looking to get more involved, a Bike Pittsburgh membership may do the trick.

2 weeks ago

Goodfellows: Donors help needy families celebrate the holidays

The Goodfellows Fund has been a Pittsburgh holiday tradition since 1947.

2 weeks ago

 An in-store beacon in a retail store in Boston. Accessed through apps you download to your smartphone, beacon technology can do everything from guide you to the correct airport terminal to turn on your coffee maker.

Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

Beacons are popping up everywhere, are they a shopper’s best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?

2 weeks ago

 This Luxury Cat Dish holds everything from kibble to caviar.

Shop Holiday: A few gifts for your favorite pet

Americans will spend more than $58 billion on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Association.

2 weeks ago

Goodfellows: A family pulls together with the help of an agency in Rankin

Courtney Dutrieulle, 29, of Rankin struggles to make ends meet with five children under 8 years old.

2 weeks ago

 The Dream Light captures the sun's rays during the day and glows at bedtime.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for gadget lovers

Have someone on your list who just has to get the newest tech toy? We’ve got some ideas for you.

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