Books about NC or from NC authors make good Christmas gifts. This year’s offering includes books on the state’s history, the Duke-UNC rivalry, trails and hikes. You can also get North Carolina literary figures featured on a map and calendar.
If you need last-minute gift ideas for the TV fans on your Christmas shopping list, check out our gift guide of some of the best DVD and Blu-ray releases (including full series, box sets and collectors editions) of 2018.
Vigils around the US are being held on the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. Students at Raleigh’s Sanderson High School have remembered the event with “26 Pebbles.” a play that documents the impact of the shootings.
Reverend Horton Heat brings Horton’s Holiday Hayride with Junior Brown, The Blasters and Big Sandy to the Cat’s Cradle. They’re showcasing tracks from the new album, “Whole New Life,” delivering holiday songs.
The Beach Boys will bring their Christmas tour supporting their latest album, “Reason for the Season” to the Durham Performing Arts Center. Mike Love talks about whether he would reunite with Brian Wilson.
Our 2018 guide to Christmas movies (the new ones from Hallmark and Lifetime plus the classics like “Elf”) and animated specials, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Grinch” and more.
The Netflix streaming site has “Springsteen on Broadway” landing Dec. 16. New Christmas movies from Hallmark, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Lifetime and ION. Also, the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball and the Miss Universe pageant.
Netflix premieres a six-part true-crime documentary series based on John Grisham’s best-selling non-fiction book, “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town.” Netflix also releases new seasons of “Fuller House” and “Travelers.”
ABC gives us the original “Disney’s Prep & Landing” and its followup “Naughty and Nice.” We get another airing of the “Saturday Night Live” special of Christmas sketches and a new episode of “Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition.”
Penn Holderness urges his date to “just go outside” in his video parody of the controversial Christmas season song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The Raleigh family is known for its “Christmas Jammies” and “Baby Got Class” videos.
Chatham County Line’s Electric Holiday Tour will continue its December tradition with a set Dec. 15, at downtown Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre, marking a homecoming show for the Raleigh-based entertainers.