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25 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

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Christmas is full of familiar traditions: carving the ham, leaving cookies out for Santa, listening to Uncle Morty talk about his gall bladder removal surgery while you’re trying to enjoy some egg nog. These

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Wreath Company Decorates Arlington National Cemetery for Christmas

I have been to Arlington National Cemetery twice in my lifetime--once when I was 4, and then again in 1994 when I was 28. By the way, on the day I went there in '94, there was kind of a light, misty rain and the skies were cloudy. It was very eerie. But after what I've recently learned, I'd now like to try to get there around Christmastime.

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The Case For Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas [VIDEO]

If you or your kids have never heard of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, look it up and go rent it immediately!

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Christmas Wish Says THANK YOU!

It seems like it should still be just our first official day of Christmas Wish. Well, actually, today is our last. It's been a roller coaster of a year, to say the least. But, as a community, we pulled together and CW was a great success.

With any charity, we have LOTS of people to thank. Take a look at this list of people and organizations that helped us grant Christmas for over 920 Tri-State families.

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As a Category, “Christmas Shopping” Creates Uncommon Bonds

Now, before you start to wonder why I'm enabling loved ones on my Christmas shopping list to discover what they are getting from me, let me explain: they've been forbidden to look at this website until December 25th.

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7 Intense Skiing and Snowboarding Destinations for Winter Thrill Seekers [VIDEOS]

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Are you one of those roller coaster fanatics? If yes, you're probably in ride withdrawal during the winter, so why not try flying off the side of a mountain instead. Some of the best spots for extreme skiing and snowboarding are in the Canadian Rockies. It do

Category: Holidays, Sports
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Historical Christmas Events

Christmas has been around a long time, a very long time! Did you know it became a federal holiday in the United States since 1870? Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive! Christmas is my favorite holiday, I love watching the smiles on kids faces as they open Christmas presents on Christmas morning.

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Kizzy’s 12 Days of Kizzmas – Day 10

Kizzy's hubby Clarence outdid himself on this 10th day of Kizzmas.

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Reckless Fed Ex Delivery Guy Caught on Camera

Geez, the holidays are harried enough without worrying about whether or not your Fed Ex delivery man is gonna treat a computer monitor or big screen TV you bought like a frisbee. I guess, in the interest of finishing his route early, this guy just really didn't care how the packages he was delivering got to their destination

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Who Really Likes the Taste of Eggnog, Anyway? — Survey of the Day

Eggnog is one of those drinks we all like to have around the holidays not because it’s our favorite drink, but just because of tradition. However, it turns out that more people actually like the drink than dislike it.

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Category: Christmas, Holidays, News
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8 Holiday Pet-Proofing Tips

Here’s a question that Vetstreet’s Dr. Patty Khuly gets asked often this time of the year: How do you keep all those pets of yours out of trouble?

It’s a great question when you’ve got tinsel, glittery ornaments and all manner of holiday trappings decking your halls, walls and — most menacingly of all — your holiday tree (if you happen to have one). Find out what tips Dr. Khuly has for you after the jump.

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Are You Traveling Anywhere Over The Holidays? [VIDEO]

I don't recall ever traveling far for the holidays, just to grandmas and my moms who live around here. I know alot of you have family or friends far away or in the military that you travel to see. Please if you DO drive,  DON'T drive like Clark Griswold, have a safe & happy holiday season!

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