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The Newest Dangers to Watch Out for This Season Are Christmas Decorations?

They may look like innocent reflections of the festive holiday season but if you’re not careful, you’ll be seeing a lot more red than green at Christmas.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) issued an alarming study that found that accidents caused by holiday decorations went from 10,000 cases in 2007 to more than 13,000 in 2010.

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‘A Christmas Story’ Is America’s Favorite Christmas Movie…What Else Is There? — Survey of the Day

It wouldn’t be Christmas time without Christmas movies, and even though the same half-dozen or so holiday classics tend to be played again and again during December two Christmas films folks are still not sick of are ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

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The Hot Holiday Toy This Year Is…

Holiday sales may be up this year, but some retailers have still managed to find the cloud in the silver lining: unlike years past when hot commodities like Tickle Me Elmo or Zhu Zhu Pets pushed parents into buying frenzies, no single toy has broken away from the pack as a runaway hit.

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Are You Like Most Who Think We Celebrate Christmas Too Early? — Survey of the Day

These days, the Christmas season kicks into full swing right after Thanksgiving ends, but it looks like the majority of Americans aren’t particularly thrilled with spending an entire month celebrating the holiday.

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A Holiday Music Spotlight: The Carpenters “Christmas Portrait”

Released in time for the holiday season in 1978, "Christmas Portrait" by The Carpenters is the album that reinvigorated the market for Christmas albums.

Although Christmas albums had been around since the beginning of recorded music, they started to fall out of favor after peaking in the 195

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Source: Bill Barber via flickr
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Restaurant Owner Surprises Black Friday Shoppers With Cash

Maybe there IS Christmas Spirit - somewhere.  A Tim Horton's restaurant franchise owner in New England surprised Black Friday shoppers with gift cards.
Jamie Myers owns several tim hortons restaurants in Bangor

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New Christmas By The Lake CD To Be Released On Thursday November 17th.

Tracy Lundeen appeared on the KOOL morning show today and talked about the CD release party for the new "Christmas By The Lake vol V".

This Thursday, November 17th, Sounds of Strings Ensemble, Ripple Effect, Hermantown High School, Mark Rubin, Doug Greenwood, Les Hazelton, Mary Lou Williams, Rose Hoene, Just Friends and All About Music will play a live show to celebrate the new release

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