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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

From gift guides to local events, your one-stop shop for the holiday season

Elf on a Shelf Has Surgery, Doing Fine
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Elf on a Shelf Has Surgery, Doing Fine

Staff members at a children's hospital in Florida performed "surgery" on an elf on a shelf after a dog ripped off one of its arms. »

Legendary Toy Store FAO Schwarz to Get New Home in NYC

Legendary Toy Store FAO Schwarz to Get New Home in NYC

Two years after it closed its famed location on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is reopening a new store in the heart of Midtown, according to reports. The iconic toy store will be moving to a new space at 30... »

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB
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'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

Two holiday schemes have made their way back to social media and people are still falling for them. The "Secret Sister Gift Exchange" and the "Wine Exchange" programs are getting a lot of traction this time of... »

Obese Squirrel Steals Ghirardelli, Blistex From NJ Family
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Obese Squirrel Steals Ghirardelli, Blistex From NJ Family

A New Jersey family was stunned to find the holiday treat tray they put on their front stoop each year ransacked — until they caught an obese, thieving squirrel in the act. Michele Howley says her family places... »

4th Grader's Heartbreaking Christmas Wish: A 'Happier Life'

4th Grader's Heartbreaking Christmas Wish: A 'Happier Life'

A New Orleans City Council member was left stunned when he received a Christmas request from a fourth-grader who asked only for "new shoes" and a "happier life." Jay Banks, who was recently elected to represent... »

Events: Hanukkah Commemoration Begins Tuesday at Sundown
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Events: Hanukkah Commemoration Begins Tuesday at Sundown

Free public menorah lighting ceremonies are scheduled for the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica; the Battleship Iowa at the Port of Los Angeles; Westside Pavilion shopping center; and Royce Quad at UCLA, to... »

First Lady Wishes to Spend Holiday on Deserted Island
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First Lady Wishes to Spend Holiday on Deserted Island

If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she'd take her family to a deserted, tropical island. The first lady revealed her wish Thursday during a Christmastime visit with... »

Atheists Use Images of Santa, Reindeer to Promote Gathering

Atheists Use Images of Santa, Reindeer to Promote Gathering

Santa is helping deliver a national atheist group's message promoting its upcoming convention in Oklahoma City. The American Atheists organization says advertising with Christmas imagery on billboards in... »

79-Foot Montana Christmas Tree Lit Outside US Capitol

79-Foot Montana Christmas Tree Lit Outside US Capitol

A Christmas tree that was transported more than 3,600 miles (5,793 kilometers) from Montana's Kootenai National Forest has been lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Ridley Brandmayr, an 11-year-old Bozeman... »

Church Protests Gun Violence With Its Nativity Scene
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Church Protests Gun Violence With Its Nativity Scene

A church in Dedham, Mass., is drawing both praise and criticism for using its nativity scene to protest gun violence. The backdrop of the scene lists major mass shootings and the number of those... »

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