Yuletide time

Yuletide time

Old-school Christmas: A Snohomish woman is organizing an annual old- fashioned Christmas event, set for 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 (Page A1).

The event will emphasize the Christmas traditions of yesteryear, which revolve around family and friends instead of revolving debt.

The Aristocrats: “Downton Abbey” doesn’t return to PBS until January, but fans can get their Crawley family fix Sunday night with a special that recaps the period drama’s first four seasons (The Clicker, Page D4).

The Buzz hopes the special relives our favorite “Downton” moment: When, through a wacky mixup, Lord Grantham is forced to wear a black bow tie to dinner and the Dowager Countess mistakes him for the butler *.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1964, the U.S. Roman Catholic Church introduced the partial use of English instead of Latin in the liturgy (Today in History, Page D4).

Note to young readers: Believe it not, you actually know a little Latin. It’s what happens when you tell Word to fill the book report you need to write with “placeholder text.”

* Not making that up.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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