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December 22, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 23-29, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Signs of the Times Alexios Gerakis, 37, a candle- maker in Thessaloniki, Greece, has updated his Santa Claus candles for 2020 with blue surgical masks cov- ering the big elf's beard. "Because of the times, we are trying to convey a message that health comes first, then everything else," Gerakis told Reuters Television. His snowmen candles also sport masks. And in Lajosmizse, Hungary, con- fectioner Laszlo Rimoczi can't keep up with the orders after he added tiny marzipan surgical masks to his chocolate Santas. He has simplified the design, Reuters reported, and has increased production to about 100 Santas a day in his rural workshop. Sounds Like a Fairy Tale Police in Kansas City, Kansas, responded to a call on Nov. 27 from a man who said he returned home around 4 p.m. that day to find a stranger in his house. The unnamed suspect was wearing the victim's clothing, had made a sandwich and cooked and ate ramen noodles, and when police arrived, was fast asleep in the victim's bed, Fox4 reported. The man was arrested and booked into the Wyandotte County Jail, where the beds surely were too hard. A Koala, Not a Partridge An animal rescue worker in Ad- elaide, Australia, thought she was being pranked when Amanda Mc- Cormick called on Dec. 2 to report she had discovered a koala in her Christmas tree. The little marsu- pial didn't come with the tree; it wandered in the house and found a cozy new home among the orna- ments, 9News reported. The female koala was safely removed to its more natural habitat. "Koalas are very curious creatures, and if the opportunity presents itself, they will investigate," the rescue team said. Tis the Season Socially distanced visitors to To- kyo's Sunshine Aquarium on Dec. 4 were delighted to see Santa Claus, complete with a mask and flippers and holding a Christmas wreath, gliding among banana fish and a stingray in a huge tank, according to Reuters. The swimming Santa, who also used a bazooka-like feeder to shoot treats to the fish, is a 20- year tradition at the aquarium. Question: A few months ago, TV Guide Magazine had a nice article about uplifting shows to consider watching in these hard times. e top mention was "e Love Boat." I've been watching it for years on MeTV every Sunday night at 6 p.m. is week it's not there, and when I speak into my remote, it says no results found. Is this another show that has gone away? — Marianne Matt Roush: Vintage syndicated shows have a way of falling on and off the schedule, but "e Love Boat" sails on, eternally. Just not during holiday season. While the "A Very Merry MeTV" stunt con- tinues through November and December, "e Love Boat" will be bumped from most Sundays for classic-TV holiday specials. e show returns to its regular time period in January. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to to "Dash & Lily" for making our spirits bright. Like the YA version of a Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan romance, Netflix's delightful series about lovelorn strangers (Austin Abrams and Midori Francis) who spend the holidays trading a notebook full of dares sparkles like a million Christmas lights. e show gener- ates enough warmth to melt even the chilliest of hearts. Cheers to "e Pack" for spread- ing so much pawsitivity. Prime Video's Amazing Race for dogs and their humans (hosted by Lindsey Vonn) is a rollicking trib- ute to the fur-ever bond our four- legged friends provide. e only bone to pick? We wish every ca- nine could have stayed the course! Jeers to "e Blacklist" for pulling a romantic double-cross. For sev- en seasons, we've wanted rogue FBI special agent Liz (Megan Boone) to go "undercover" with colleague Ressler (Diego Klatten- hoff ) on the NBC drama — and when she finally makes a move, it's a con to stop him from busting her? at's cold! AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Aquarius, try to be artistic this week. You don't have to create a masterpiece. Working on creative projects can be a form of medita- tion and help alleviate stress. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 You are open to change more so than other people you know, Pisces. It's a good thing, because last-minute changes are coming. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Someone could be extremely generous to you soon, Aries. It may be out of the goodness of his or her heart, or it may be because of a guilty conscience. You may never know. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Avoid power struggles at work or even among your circle of friends, Taurus. ings will calm down soon. Keep your distance. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Gemini, this week may be well suited to con - templation about decisions that have been on your mind. Find a quiet place and put all of the puzzle pieces together. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, if you feel like you are ready to make a difference in someone's life, then be honest about what you can take on. You may need a little help along the way. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 If you need someone to motivate you, seek out a trustworthy friend. A qualified mentor might be the way to go. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Sometimes a routine can land you in a rut. Change things up a bit, Virgo. Mix up your schedule by trying a new activity or taking a trip. LIBR A - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Rough patches will quickly smooth over if you don't fret about them, Libra. Just have a little patience and everything will work out for the best. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Right now stability means much more to you than taking risks. Stick with those people who support you, and don't worry about sit- ting on the sidelines for a bit. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 You may not realize it, but you have been slowly pulling back from those around you for some time now. Make a concerted effort to focus on important relationships. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 A healthy hobby like exercise can be just what you need at the moment, Capricorn. Slowly increase your workout frequency and take a friend along for the ride. Kidsville News! Kidsville News! is online!

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