The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:37:55 EDTSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:37:55 EDT Matters: Christmas trees have been holiday tradition for centuries holiday is more steeped in tradition and nostalgia than Christmas. Beyond commemorating a 2,000-year-old holy event, many Christmas traditions go back centurie.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTTrinkets for the tree: Turn your child's old toys into ornaments tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son's evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tree.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT'Saving Private Ryan' among films preserved - "Saving Private Ryan" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTSharing music way to stay connected to friends Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTTasty Words: Throw a healthy, hassle-free holiday appetizer party I love the most about the holiday season is the opportunity to share food with family and friends. Instead of stressing over a large meal, I usually host get-togethers where appetizers are the main event.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT