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    EDITORIAL: Christmas is over, now what? 

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    Ah, Christmas.   This writer has never seen the community of Cullman pull together so tightly until wreaths are strung amid streetlights, the Warehouse District is...

    Surprising origins of America’s Christmas tradition

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    The celebration of Christmas as we know it today has a surprisingly storied history, with the first recorded instance of the church celebrating Christmas...

    Baileyton seniors see massive turnout at annual community Christmas celebration

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – With a line wrapped around the building and seemingly every child in Baileyton in attendance, excitement and anticipation built as the...

    Christmases past: Basch family tree lives on   

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For 44 years, the sight of a giant, spinning tree glowing in a window greeted motorists as they entered Cullman from...

    Upcoming Cullman Christmas events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After successful Christmas parades, tree lightings, concerts and celebrations over the past several days, Cullman’s holiday schedule is still full of...

    Cullman Christmas was quiet says local law enforcement

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department and Cullman County Sheriff’s Office both agree this holiday season was a quieter one for crime and...

    Christmas wishes: Community leaders share Christmas messages

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County’s mayors and commissioners share their Christmas wishes for their communities. Baileyton Mayor Windell Calloway “We would like to thank everyone who...

    Q & A with Mrs. Claus!

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    Despite a very hectic week of helping her husband prepare for Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus has taken time to schedule some visits to Cullman...

    Join ‘Mama Duke’ tonight on Facebook!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Christmas Eve, we hope everyone will join The Cullman Tribune as an incredibly special guest reads “The Christmas Story” about...

    Keep your body moving during the holidays

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Schools are out for the Christmas holidays and the kids are likely happy to be home and relax. It’s easy for...

    Holiday safety: Tips to keep thieves at bay

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When gifts and presents abound, so do burglars and thieves looking for easy targets. As people make last-minute shopping trips in...

    Cullman Police surprise safe drivers with Christmas goodies

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department (CPD) spent some time Tuesday prowling the city streets in search of . . . good drivers!...

    LIST: Christmas church services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With less than a week left until Christmas, many churches are preparing worship services while keeping in mind the COVID-19 guidelines....

    Christmas gifts with local flavor, part 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s local merchants are full of popular and unique Christmas gift ideas. Thursday, The Tribune stopped by a few more of...

    ‘Come and enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit’

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As part of its annual Christmas celebration, the Town of Holly Pond lit up Governors Park the week after Thanksgiving....

    Christmas gifts with local flavor

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Christmas is almost here and last-minute shoppers are out and about or online looking for the perfect gifts for family and...

    ‘That’s the whole joy of the holidays’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - For the second year, students at Hanceville High School will be able to experience one of Christmas’ greatest joys- giving. For...

    Senior Days at Winter Wonderland Dec. 18-20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With senior centers remaining closed across the state, the Cullman County Commission and Cullman County Commission on Aging have been busy...

    St. Paul’s announces Advent, Christmas services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As in years past, the Advent Season will be highlighted at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church during weekly evening prayer services held...

    Wallace State, Cullman Band hosting virtual Christmas concerts Dec. 10

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. — Those wanting a boost of Christmas cheer will have at least two opportunities this Thursday evening, as both the Wallace...

    Hanceville’s Tinsel Trail, Tree Lighting, Open House Dec. 4

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The fourth annual Civitan Tinsel Trail and Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hanceville’s Veterans Memorial Park are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4...

    ‘What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?’

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    The Tribune asked several people out and about, “What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?” Here are their responses. Copyright 2019 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights...

    Hanceville Elementary spreads Christmas joy

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hundreds of parents packed into the Hanceville High School gymnasium Tuesday morning to watch the elementary classes perform their Christmas show. Led...

    Anonymous Cullman County students box up Christmas blessings for CDC students,...

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - How do you write a story about people who don’t want to be the subject of a story, but their story...

    A heart for Christmas: Walmart brings Santa, cheer to Child Development...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Representatives of the Walmart Heart program on Tuesday visited the Cullman County Child Development Center (CDC), bringing dozens of bicycles, scores...

    Fairview bands, theatre wow with 2nd annual Scenes & Songs Christmas...

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - After the success of the program's debut last year, Fairview High School Theatre and the beginner, middle school and high school...

    Mr. Harwood goes to Washington: ‘I really appreciated more than ever...

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    ARAB, Ala. - When we first met Arab resident Randy Harwood, he had just learned that one of his dreams would be coming true....

    Senior Spotlight, Christmas: ‘Spend as much time with them as you...

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    Have you ever asked your parents or grandparents what they want for Christmas and heard, “I don’t need anything; as long as you are...

    ‘This night is a community effort’: Arley enjoys Christmas parade, soup...

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    ARLEY, Ala. – It was a perfect night for a parade Wednesday as the town of Arley came together to celebrate the kickoff of...

    Hanceville decked out for the holidays

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hanceville. A nice crowd came out Friday evening to Veterans Park for...

    Reserve your Christmas wagon rides at the Shrine

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A Christmas tradition, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is again offering free wagon rides in December.  See the tranquil...

    Hanceville council talks Christmas plans

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - It will soon look a lot more like Christmas in the city of Hanceville. The city council gave the go-ahead for...

    Arab’s Randy Harwood to help decorate White House for Christmas

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    ARAB, Ala. - Randy Harwood has always loved Christmas, and decorating for Christmas has always been one of his passions. This November, he will...

    Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament holds Christmas Open House

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    Guests enjoy a wagon ride at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Christmas Open House on Saturday. (Heather Mann for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE...

    Baileyton seniors celebrate the season

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    Bobby Martin, Booty Hyatt, Tom Goen, Burt Gilley and Gene Sumner gathered around a table to play Rook at this year’s Baileyton Senior Christmas...

    Santa Claus came to town

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    Willow Kilpatrick, 6, whispers in Santa’s ear Thursday at the Cullman County Courthouse. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman County Courthouse...

    See Santa at the Cullman County Courthouse today, Thursday, Dec. 20

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    2017 Cullman Tribune file photo CULLMAN - Santa Claus will be in the Cullman County Courthouse lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Thursday,...

    Cullman Fire Rescue bringing Santa Claus to Cullman!

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    "SANTA RIDE" coming to Cullman Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22, 4-9 p.m. Here's a special Christmas message from Cullman Fire Rescue! Cullman Fire and Rescue has...

    Christmas in Baileyton: ‘This is what it’s all about’

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    Liam Pepper, age 3, poses with the giant teddy bear he won Saturday night at the 2018 Baileyton Christmas Celebration. (Christy Perry for The...

    Fairview High’s ‘Scenes, Sweets, and Songs’ Sunday at 2, Monday at...

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    Photo courtesy of Fairview High School/Playbill FAIRVIEW - Fairview High School will present "Scenes, Sweets, and Songs" on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and...

    Good Hope enjoys Christmas festivities

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    Santa Claus rides in style in Saturday’s Good Hope Christmas Parade. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) GOOD HOPE - Postponed from last week due...

    Community joy: Local kids ‘shop with a cop’

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    The Cullman Police Department’s annual Shop with a Cop event took place Saturday morning. Pictured is Chief Kenny Culpepper. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman...

    Seniors enjoy annual Christmas party

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    Cullman County Commission on Aging Director Dusty Baker, right, points to a winner at Friday’s annual Christmas party for seniors at the Cullman Civic...

    Festive weekend fun: Cullman-area events

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    CULLMAN - There are several fun holiday events scheduled to take place this weekend in and around Cullman. Here are a few to enjoy: Photos...

    Wreaths Across America: Organization brings veterans’ memorial program to Wal-Mart Distribution...

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    Both military veterans, Wal-Mart drivers Homer “Junior” Twilley and brother Allen Twilley wait to start their leg of the wreaths’ journey to the National...

    Makers Market returns to Festhalle this Saturday

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    Photo courtesy of Makers Market on Facebook CULLMAN - The second annual Makers Market is coming to Cullman’s Festhalle this Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9...

    (VIDEO) Welti Elementary School Christmas Program

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    Video and photos from Tuesday night's Welti Elementary School Christmas Program CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO. Copyright 2018 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    Holly Pond celebrates season with luminaries, Christmas cards

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    Luminaries and U.S. flags line the walkway to the water at Holly Pond’s Governor's Park Tuesday night. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) HOLLY POND...

    Elks share Christmas cheer with area kids

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    Santa Claus and Cullman Elks Exalted Ruler Dale Ball pose for a photo Sunday at the Elks Lodge’s annual Christmas party. (Christy Perry for...

    Enjoy the holiday season with fire safety in mind

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    QUINCY, Mass. – Festive meals, flickering lights and holiday decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations and...

    Cullman Regional to host Photos with Santa Dec. 15

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    CULLMAN -  Cullman Regional is excited to host a free Photos with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8-11 a.m. Children can visit...

    Christmas helpers: Good Hope’s Nexan Building Products plays Santa for area...

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    Left to right: Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope;  James Bates, Jacob Bailey, Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett; Nexan Office Manager Crystal Carpenter; Christy Gowens;...

    ‘What Christmas is really about’: Don and Lynelle Wilbanks say their...

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    For 43 years, Don and Lynelle Wilbanks have created a beautiful Christmas light display as a gift for the community. The display features a...

    Fairview students use Christmas program to give back to community

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    Fairview Elementary School’s second-grade class performed its Christmas program, “Christmas Shoes,” on Tuesday, collecting almost 500 pairs of shoes for those in need. (Christy...

    Holly Market continues Saturday at civic center

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    This year’s Holly Market Christmas Arts and Crafts Show has the Cullman Civic Center packed with loads of holiday vendors. The show continues Saturday...

    Get Christmas crafty: annual Holly Market Christmas Arts and Crafts Show...

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    More than 80 vendors sold their wares at the 2017 Holly Market Christmas Arts and Crafts Show at the Cullman Civic Center. This year’s...

    Vinemont family shares Christmas spirit, lights with community

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    Members of the Parker family in Vinemont pose for a photo. The family will put on The Parker Christmas Light Show for the fourth...

    Annual Christmas Tour of Homes this weekend

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    The Share Club of Cullman’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes will take place this Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-5 p.m. Shown is a mantle...

    City of Cullman to turn on Christmas lights downtown at 5...

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    Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs and the Cullman City Council are ready to turn on the new Christmas lights that have been placed on the...

    Nick’s Picks: 10 best Christmas movies

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    Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" / Warner Brothers CULLMAN - It's that time of year again for families all over the...

    Holiday closings and sanitation schedules

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    Edited 12-27-17 Cullman County Cullman County offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26, for the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 for New...

    From the mouths of babes

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    CULLMAN - First United Methodist Church Cullman (FUMC) hosted a Christmas program put on by its Mom’s Day Out and Sonshine Preschool students this...

    ALEA preparing for greater Christmas presence on Alabama roadways

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    MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will have a greater Christmas presence this holiday season by assigning all available Alabama State Troopers...

    Yutaka delivers Christmas joy to foster kids

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    Yutaka representatives (at each end of the line) Aleese Horton, April Weaver, Summer Breskow Perry, and Courtney Brown present the Cullman County Department of...

    Cullman Community Band rings in the season

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    Neal McLeod plays solo trombone in “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - The 50-plus member Cullman Community Band delighted the crowd...

    Baileyton enjoys annual Christmas celebration

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    Children look over tables full of gifts at the Town of Baileyton's Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. / Heather Mann BAILEYTON - Christmas...

    ‘Shop with a Cop’ brings smiles to kids, officers

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      Lt. Jeff Warnke shares a moment with the 6-year-old boy he was paired with for this year's Shop with a Cop event. / W.C....

    Cullman Co. Museum’s 2017 Christmas ornament available; features East Elementary

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    CULLMAN - Drew Green of the Cullman County Museum announced the issuance of the Museum’s 2017 Christmas ornament featuring East Elementary School, which has...

    Peinhardt Homesteaders celebrate Christmas, reflect on first year

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    Mountain Melodies dulcimer band provided live homespun entertainment. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Saturday, the Peinhardt Homesteaders celebrated Christmas at Peinhardt Farm.  Homemade Christmas...

    Garden City First Baptist hosts 3rd annual Christmas carnival

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    A young guest gets a hug at Sunday’s Christmas carnival at Garden City First Baptist Church. / Nick Griffin GARDEN CITY - Garden City First...

    Shrine offering free horse-drawn wagon rides for Christmas

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    Shrine staff participated in this year’s county Christmas parade in Hanceville. / W.C. Mann HANCEVILLE - In our promised search for non-commercial Christmas doings this...

    Community, holiday spirit on full display in Good Hope

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    Girl Scouts from Troop 10438 walk in the Good Hope Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. / Nick Griffin GOOD HOPE - Saturday was...

    Weekend Christmas events

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    CULLMAN - Below is a list of Christmas events happening around the community this weekend. For more details, visit www.CullmanTribune.com/calendar.   (Some text provided by individual...

    Holly Pond choir and band celebrate the season

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    Director Evan Curtis and the Holly Pond High School Band wait for the choir to take the stage. / W.C. Mann HOLLY POND - On...

    Annual Lights of Love event sets Cullman Regional aglow

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    Multiple trees were lit on the campus of Cullman Regional at the conclusion of the 2017 Dr. Herman C. Ensor Lights of Love Christmas...

    Cullman area Christmas events (Dec. 7-10)

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    CULLMAN - Below is a list of Christmas events happening around the community from Thursday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 10. For more details,...

    Holly Pond Christmas Parade Dec. 9; ‘Cards in the Park’ through...

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    Holly Pond’s annual Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9. / Tribune file photo, 2016 HOLLY POND - In cooperation with the merchants...

    Annual Good Hope Christmas Parade, Christmas in the Park Dec. 9

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      The annual Good Hope Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park will be held this Saturday, Dec. 9. / Tribune file photo, 2016 GOOD HOPE...

    Wallace State to host Christmas Spectacular Thursday, Dec. 7

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    The Wallace State Singers, backed up by the Wallace State Jazz and Concert bands, perform during the 2016 Christmas program, “In the Mood for...

    Cullman Co. Christmas Parade rolls through Hanceville

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    The 28th annual Cullman County Christmas Parade rolled through Hanceville on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. / W.C Mann HANCEVILLE - On Saturday afternoon, the city...

    Big tree, big crowd

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    The 41-foot-tall Christmas tree was a sight to behold, especially after the “snow” began to drift down from its top. / W.C. Mann Man, what...

    Saturday Christmas events

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    CULLMAN - Below is a list of Christmas events happening around town today, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. For more details, visit www.CullmanTribune.com/calendar. (Some text provided...

    Packed-out Holly Market opens Friday morning, continues Saturday

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    More than 80 vendors are selling their wares at this year’s Holly Market Christmas Arts and Crafts Show at the Cullman Civic Center. The...

    Weekend holiday happenings (starting Friday morning!)

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    CULLMAN - Below is a list of Christmas events for you to enjoy this weekend, beginning Friday morning at 9 a.m. For more details,...

    28th annual Cullman County Christmas Parade Saturday

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    The Hanceville Senior Center float was one of many in the 2016 Cullman County Christmas Parade. This year’s parade will take place on Saturday...

    Cullman enjoys peaceful start to Christmas shopping season

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    Christmas shopping is well underway in Cullman, and authorities say it’s been mostly peaceful. One of the city’s major retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, is...

    Good Hope council moves forward with sales tax plans; annual Christmas...

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    Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett, at the City's council meeting on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / Nick Griffin GOOD HOPE - The Good Hope City...

    Alabama Retail Assoc. tour kicks off Christmas in Cullman

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    Kids play in “snow” from one of two machines Shane Quick hopes will turn the Warehouse District into a winter wonderland for shoppers. /...

    Still time to reserve space on Antebellum Christmas tour of Natchez,...

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    HANCEVILLE - Anyone who has ever wanted to see Antebellum homes all decked out for the holidays can do that and more when the...

    Christmas eats: area restaurants open today

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    CULLMAN - If you’re looking for somewhere to dine on Christmas Day, or just want to get out of the house and not have...

    From the church on Christmas Eve…

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    CULLMAN - At Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in downtown Cullman, one of the most treasured and anticipated traditions of the season features its...

    Christmas through the eyes of a child: Children’s Christmas Mass at...

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    The cast at the dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon CULLMAN - Almost every church, be it high church or low church, traditional or contemporary, from the...

    Giant Christmas Sale lasts through tomorrow night at Ag Center

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    CULLMAN - As Christmas draws closer, many people are still out looking for last-minute gifts. For those who wish to avoid crowded stores, the...

    Cullman Lions present check for almost $19K to Cullman Caring for...

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      CULLMAN - The Cullman Lions Club presented Cullman Caring for Kids a very special gift Monday evening: a check for almost $19,000. The club’s meeting,...

    Winter Wonderland: 5 nights left!

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    CULLMAN - This holiday season marks the 14th annual Cullman Winter Wonderland light display at Sportsman Lake Park, and there are five nights remaining...

    Fairview starts new tradition with Christmas parade

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    FAIRVIEW - On Friday evening the Fairview Lions Club hosted its first Christmas parade, running from the elementary school down to Fairview Town Park,...

    Christmas in Baileyton

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    BAILEYTON - Hundreds turned out this weekend for Baileyton’s fifth annual Christmas celebration at the Baileyton Senior Center. Free food, drinks, fresh fruit, gifts...

    What do teenagers want for Christmas?

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    CULLMAN - The holidays are upon us, and yet again we do not know what to get. If you have a teenager that you...

    Local fire officials encourage fire safety at Christmas

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    Cullman Fire Marshal Chris Chaffin talks fire safety. CULLMAN - As we approach Christmas, Cullman County fire officials are encouraging citizens to be aware of...

    West Point Performing Arts celebrates the season with “All I Want...

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    WEST POINT - Ty Parker and the students of the West Point High School Performing Arts program are hard at work.  The band may...