Proving there's no place quite like Connecticut to spend the Christmas season, we have an in-depth look at some of our historic (and newer) holiday traditions, plus a calendar chock full of holiday stage, musical and other events to celebrate the season, and, of course, our annual Holiday Gift Guide. In between stops allow us to suggest some tasty and creative hot cocoa options to warm you up and keep you going, and when you get home we've got decorating tips and a time-tested whoopie pie recipe to try.
Also this month: As deportations of undocumented immigrants have ramped up in recent years, more have been turning to the ancient tradition of seeking sanctuary at houses of worship. If you're not sure what goes in your recycling bin, you're not alone, but the state is working to clean up some of the confusion. And we chat with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer-songwriter Jewel, and with director Thomas Kail about his role in helping to shape Broadway's Hamilton.