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Beat The Rush, See All The Black Friday Ads First And Print Coupons

My wife's family has a little group that heads out on Black Friday and buys deals and sales at stores in the area. I found this website that shows you ads early, and in some cases will let you print coupons.

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Take A Picture At Bentleyville, Win A Prize, Park Details

Have you been to Bentleyville? It opens up officially on Friday, Parade day. Do you have some great shots of the Tour Of Lights? Send it in and you could win a prize. I love taking pictures at Bentleyville because everyone is happy and the lights add and extra feature to the picture.

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The History Of The Christmas City Of The North Parade

As the Christmas City of the North Parade approaches this Friday, I got to wondering about the history

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Why We Call It Black Friday, Facts and Myths

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday right around the corner, I decided to find out how exactly Black Friday got it's name. The term "Black Friday" wasn't used heavily until the mid 1960's. Some say the the term originated because retailers finally moved out of the red and into the black. Most agree this is not true.

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10 Festive (and Brilliant) Christmas Tree Alternatives

The Christmas tree is a classic symbol of the holiday season and sometimes, maybe the best way to get in the holiday mood. You put an evergreen tree in the middle of your living room, decorate it with lights, ornaments and tinsel, and—boom—Christmas spirit!
But what if, for whatever reason, you can’t have one? What do you do when you can’t keep a pine tree in your living space, but you still need a little Christmas? Maybe you have a small living room, or live in an eighth-floor walk-up

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Holiday Shoppers Can Preview Black Friday Deals Right Now

Holiday shopping is right around the corner, and some are in dread of the event. With large crowds, impulse buying, and limited sale merchandise, many opt for internet shopping. For those who prefer to shop "in store," there are great deals to be had now because inventory is plentiful, the stores are less crowded and your stress level isn’t so high you’ll be making bad decisions.

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What Is the Origin of Santa Claus?

The Santa Claus the world knows—the “Coca Cola” Santa Claus decked out in red and white—is synonymous with Christmas, flying red-nosed reindeer, a big jolly laugh, and lots and lots of presents. Tales of old Saint Nick have spread across the planet and worked their way into numerous cultures. But do you know how the story of the fat man in the red suit first got started?

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Why Do Candy Canes Look Like That?

Candy canes have been around for hundreds of years, but they haven't always had that easily identifiable hooked shape. They also weren't red at all.

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Why Do People Kiss Under Mistletoe?
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Why Do People Kiss Under the Mistletoe?

Some people complain about the over-commercialization of the holiday season and how the need to buy and buy has drained all the charm out of Christmastime. Well, it’s not totally gone. Eager children still get wonderful toys, families still come together for great meals, and there’s always the off chance you’ll spot someone you like very much standing beneath the mistletoe, which means you have the right to give that person a Christmas kiss.

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5 Things You Should Never Say On Vacation

Back in the olden days (the 80's) when you traveled, you could depend on locals to give directions, help with the language and so on. Now, not so much. So, to be safe, here are some things not to say.

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Christmas in July is Giving You a Chance to get Your Share of Over $3,000 in Presents

KOOL 101.7 and Santa are teaming up to give you a chance to get on the 'Nice List" so you can join us for our Christmas Party at Grandma's Sports Garden on August 8th, once there you and a guest will have a chance to win over $3,000 in presents that will be under the tree.

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How to Fold the American Flag, Step by Step [VIDEO]

As we get set to celebrate another American birthday on July 4th, I ran across something to share with you. If you have a flag, I'm sure you'll put it up for the fourth, but how do you properly put it away?

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