Christmas is a time for giving. For one man that means decorating his house with over-the-top Christmas displays to warm people's hearts. It's a family tradition that Kurt Farmer took over from his father. VOA's Deborah Block takes us to the home full of Christmas spirit in Alexandria, Virginia.
Imagine a magical place where lights are designed in the shape of the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and dragons. It's a place where children can enjoy a maze made of Chinese lanterns or see death-defying acts by gymnasts. VOA's Carolyn Presutti takes us to Light-Up, a Christmas festival near Washington designed, built and managed by Chinese workers visiting the U.S.
Seemingly untouched by decades of conflict, a Christian winery near Bethlehem has been making wine since 1885. Owned by Salesian monks, the profits go to charity including for Syrian refugees. Linda Gradstein reports from the West Bank town of Beit Jala.
American actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall, known for the television comedy "Laverne & Shirley," is fondly remembered by friends and fans. She died late Monday at the age of 75. A spokesperson for the family announced her death Tuesday, citing complications from diabetes as the cause. Zlatica Hoke has the story.