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The 10 Best Decorations In Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Considered one of the last bastions of the old-school Brooklyn Italian neighborhoods, Dyker Heights is a quiet haven for families and elderly couples. However, for a little over 25 years, the neighborhood turns into a veritable Winter Wonderland every year around December 1st. Over 150,000 visitors from all over the world head into Brooklyn to see this unique Christmas spectacular.

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Christmas TV Specials
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See ABC Family’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ Full Schedule

If you're a Christmas fan, then you know that TV plays a large part in the Christmas experience. It's just a fact. Whether you're a Rankin-Bass traditionalist (hello, 'Rudolph's Shiny New Year') or a Grinch-head (you're a mean one!) or you just like generic sitcoms with Christmas subplots, Christmas TV is a holiday must.

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What Is a Garland and Why Do We Use It at Christmas?

Christmastime means garlands, garlands all over the place. When you see them hanging about shopping malls and your neighbors’ houses, you know the holiday season has arrived. As widespread as these decorative wreaths of flowers, leaves and twigs are, most people don’t really know why they’re associated with Christmas.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Original Sound Track Recording Of The CBS Television Special
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Remastered ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Soundtrack: Listen to 3 Bonus Tracks Here

Huge news for Christmas music fans. The multi-platinum-selling soundtrack to 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, has been remastered and expanded with three bonus tracks and additional digital material. It will be available in stores this holiday season.

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Happy Holidays
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Do You Prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays’? — Survey of the Day

The holiday season presents a bit of a greeting conundrum. Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy holidays"? This decision weighs particularly heavily on retailers, who want to use verbiage that encourages the widest swath of Americans to spend money at their stores.

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Source:  BMG/Legacy Recordings
Source: BMG/Legacy Recordings
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Johnny Cash’s Complete Columbia Recordings Leaves No Song Behind; Released Just In Time For The Holiday Gift-Giving Season

Music fan on your gift list?  No matter if they're fans of country or rock music, here's the ultimate gift for the audiophile on your list this year:  The 63-CD set called Johnny Cash:  The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

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Christmas By The Lake Volume VI
Christmas By The Lake Volume VI
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Christmas By The Lake Volume 6 Available Now With Local Musicians To Help Local Charities

A Christmas Tradition continues this year with the release of Christmas By The Lake Volume 6. This years CD proceeds will benefit two organizations; the Northern Lights Foundation and Flood Homes with Hope.

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See Liz Chan’s Video “A Christmas Song”, Debut This Morning On KOOL Morning Show

Thanks again to Liz Chan, my special guest on the radio. Being a song writer myself, I can appreciate the amount of work that goes in to making an album, let alone a video. This is a great idea, iconic town, and great performance.

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Meet Elizabeth Chan, Writer Of A Famous Christmas Song, World Debut on KOOL 101.7

Elizabeth Chan our guest on the KOOL Morning Show, spent a year doing "Failure Club", trying to fulfill her goal of a famous Christmas song. Read about her and hear the story as told on the KOOL morning show

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(Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)
(Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)
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Thanksgiving Is Biggest Food Waste Day In United States

Americans will get together this year to share stories, football, and eat a feast of food. Thanksgiving is the biggest waste of food day of any other day in America. We waste $282 million of uneaten turkey every year, and the problem is getting worse.

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Small Business Saturday Invites You To Be Local, Shop Local

Black Friday is always a rat race, you get pushed, you get shoved, and sometimes you get a deal that is hard to take back later because that item is closed out or was on a short special. Why not shop local, with local artists, businesspeople, and friends.

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Elizabeth Chan Fulfils A Dream, KOOL To Be First Radio Station In The World To Play Her Christmas Song

I have been watching a webcast called "Failure Club". It's about New Yorkers who set a goal and have to achieve it in a year. One of those people on the show was Elizabeth Chan. Her goal was to write a World Famous Christmas Song.

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