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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns
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Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns

Consumer Reports checks out the five best and the five worst major retailers for returns. Among the best are Nordstrom and L.L. Bean, which both allow returns with no receipts and no time limit. Sears and Barnes and Noble are listed as among the worst retailers to return items to for their more restrictive policies. »

Vanity Plate Lands Santa on Naughty List
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Vanity Plate Lands Santa on Naughty List

A custom license plate has landed an Alabama Santa on the naughty list. Dave Reid, also known as Santa, was baffled when the license plate he'd displayed on his SUV for six years was suddenly deemed offensive when he tried to renew it this year. The tag read "HO HO" and was on a specialty wildlife plate featuring a deer. »

Grasshoppers a Tasty, Nutritious Holiday Treat in Uganda

Grasshoppers a Tasty, Nutritious Holiday Treat in Uganda

Children scamper in the bush, jumping here and there to catch grasshoppers before they fly away. On a good day, many will walk away with plastic bags filled with the insects to fry and eat as a snack. »

This New England Santa Stays St. Nick All Year Round
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This New England Santa Stays St. Nick All Year Round

In case you haven’t been told, Santa is real and he lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. Dan Greenleaf is the founder of the New England Santa Society and has been working professionally for decades. »

An Ice Castle Rises in Wisconsin
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An Ice Castle Rises in Wisconsin

An ice castle winter wonderland is taking shape in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. What started as a small idea for Brent Christensen and his family has turned into a family activity for all. »

McCartney, Johansson and More Sing 'Wonderful Christmastime'
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McCartney, Johansson and More Sing 'Wonderful Christmastime'

Host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots join Paul McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly for an a cappella rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime." »

Tens of Thousands Brave Cold to Lay Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

Tens of Thousands Brave Cold to Lay Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

The Wreaths Across America project has become an annual tradition at Arlington National Cemetery. It began in 1992 when a Maine wreath-maker donated 5,000 surplus wreaths to the cemetery. »

Cancer Patient, 4, Collects 3K Toys for Hospital Pals
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Cancer Patient, 4, Collects 3K Toys for Hospital Pals

A 4-year-old cancer patient from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley who was sent home for the holidays wanted to get gifts for the friends she left behind at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Now, Jillian... »

Reddi-Wip Shortage Hits Right Before Holidays

Reddi-Wip Shortage Hits Right Before Holidays

You may need to make whipped cream the old fashioned way for your holiday dishes this year. The Chicago-based food manufacturer that makes the popular Reddi-wip, Conagra Brands, confirmed Monday they have only... »

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