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December 16, 2010
  Silver bells Submitted by Holly Hall of Glendale "Our family has been rolling out and decorating silver bells for 40 years. " Total time: 1 hour, plus decorating time Servings: About 4 dozen cookies Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted and divided 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups flour, sifted 1 to 2 teaspoons water Food coloring, optional 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
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December 12, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Holly Hall of Glendale was one of the 10 winners of our first Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off with these silver bells. Of the rich and buttery cookies, she says simply: "Our family has been rolling out and decorating silver bells for 40 years. " These festive cookies are one of the favorite holiday cookie recipes we've collected in our updated "Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookies" e-book. The cookbook now includes 65 recipes from a wide range of sources, including world-famous pastry chefs, favorite bakeries and home cooks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Carol Richards, a singer best known for the Christmas classic "Silver Bells," which she recorded with Bing Crosby, has died. She was 84. Richards died of heart disease March 16 at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla., her family announced. After winning a singing contest in 1946 promoted by Bob Hope, she started appearing with him on television and met Crosby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Carol Richards, a singer best known for the Christmas classic "Silver Bells," which she recorded with Bing Crosby, has died. She was 84. Richards died of heart disease March 16 at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla., her family announced. After winning a singing contest in 1946 promoted by Bob Hope, she started appearing with him on television and met Crosby.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Warm and comfy, cozy and nice. There's no other way to describe Andy Williams' annual Christmas show at the Celebrity Theatre on Wednesday. Looking trim and fit, dressed in a familiar white sweater adorned with a shimmering Christmas tree, the veteran singer left few seasonal images untouched in a program as sweetly idealized as a letter to Santa Claus. Williams started out by announcing that he was going to perform some "chestnuts," and he wasn't kidding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jay Livingston, who with songwriting partner Ray Evans wrote some of America's most popular songs and shared Academy Awards for "Buttons and Bows," "Mona Lisa" and "Que Sera, Sera," has died. He was 86. Livingston died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of pneumonia, said publicist Frank Liberman. In a collaboration that began in the late 1930s, Livingston--who provided the melodies--and the surviving Evans--who wrote the lyrics--wrote 26 songs that sold more than a million records each.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2004 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
On one of those brilliant winter days in Beverly Hills, the kind that obliterates the very idea of winter, let alone the familiar images of Christmastime in the city, it's almost a leap of faith that December is upon us. And yet, along Rodeo Drive, the crystal chandeliers have been hung near the palm trees with care. The lobby of the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel is ablaze with the deep red of poinsettias. In the air, there's a feeling of ... well, not exactly Christmas. But opulence, for sure.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2005
I must assume that Robin Abcarian's Christmas Day story on the composition of the sappy holiday classic "Silver Bells" was in reality intended more as an indictment of a ridiculously flawed economic system than as a tribute to the song and its creators ["Still They Ring," Dec. 25]. Lyricist Ray Evans, by his own account, spent two days grudgingly writing lyrics for "Silver Bells" over 50 years ago and since has enjoyed huge royalties, now around $600,000 a year, which will continue to be received by Evans and his heirs for another 45 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM
*** 1/2 DAN CRARY "Holiday Guitar" Sugar Hill If you like traditional folk guitar instrumentals, and you like traditional Christmas songs, not adding this gleaming ornament to your collection would be tantamount to self-deprivation--and Christmas is hardly the season for that. Crary comes highly credentialed for this, his seventh solo album.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it is, of course, now Christmas. You can feel it in the air or through the cable -- however you get your television: The holiday movies are a-coming. You will know them by their trimmings, the tinsel and holly, the seasonally tuned soundtracks, rife with flutes and bells.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Ray Evans, whose long collaboration with songwriting partner Jay Livingston produced a string of hits that included the Oscar-winning "Buttons and Bows," "Mona Lisa" and "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," has died. He was 92. Evans, who teamed with Livingston in the late 1930s, died Thursday evening at UCLA Medical Center of an apparent heart attack, Frederick Nicholas, Evans' lawyer and the trustee of his estate, said Friday.
NATIONAL
December 2, 2006 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
It was just 17 days ago that Sean Bell told the preacher he wanted to get married. Bishop Lester Williams was mildly surprised to see Bell in the first place, but he was flabbergasted by the younger man's sense of urgency. There seemed to be plenty of time: Bell had been with Nicole Paultre since high school, and fathered two children with her. But if Bell could have gotten married then and there -- never mind that the bride was not with him -- he would have done it, Williams said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it is, of course, now Christmas. You can feel it in the air or through the cable -- however you get your television: The holiday movies are a-coming. You will know them by their trimmings, the tinsel and holly, the seasonally tuned soundtracks, rife with flutes and bells.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2005
I must assume that Robin Abcarian's Christmas Day story on the composition of the sappy holiday classic "Silver Bells" was in reality intended more as an indictment of a ridiculously flawed economic system than as a tribute to the song and its creators ["Still They Ring," Dec. 25]. Lyricist Ray Evans, by his own account, spent two days grudgingly writing lyrics for "Silver Bells" over 50 years ago and since has enjoyed huge royalties, now around $600,000 a year, which will continue to be received by Evans and his heirs for another 45 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2004 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
On one of those brilliant winter days in Beverly Hills, the kind that obliterates the very idea of winter, let alone the familiar images of Christmastime in the city, it's almost a leap of faith that December is upon us. And yet, along Rodeo Drive, the crystal chandeliers have been hung near the palm trees with care. The lobby of the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel is ablaze with the deep red of poinsettias. In the air, there's a feeling of ... well, not exactly Christmas. But opulence, for sure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jay Livingston, who with songwriting partner Ray Evans wrote some of America's most popular songs and shared Academy Awards for "Buttons and Bows," "Mona Lisa" and "Que Sera, Sera," has died. He was 86. Livingston died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of pneumonia, said publicist Frank Liberman. In a collaboration that began in the late 1930s, Livingston--who provided the melodies--and the surviving Evans--who wrote the lyrics--wrote 26 songs that sold more than a million records each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1987 | PATT MORRISON, From staff and wire reports
On the same day the self-styled "Santa of the Rich and Famous" was having his beard curled in a Beverly Hills salon before sauntering out to hear the "I wants" of the well-to-do, the mysterious man known as the "Cadillac Santa" visited Skid Row for the fifth year, distributing $10 bills to down-and-outers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM
*** 1/2 DAN CRARY "Holiday Guitar" Sugar Hill If you like traditional folk guitar instrumentals, and you like traditional Christmas songs, not adding this gleaming ornament to your collection would be tantamount to self-deprivation--and Christmas is hardly the season for that. Crary comes highly credentialed for this, his seventh solo album.
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