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What Is A “Self-Basting” Turkey?

As a life-long "foodie", I end up being the person a lot of my friends and co-workers come to with their food-related questions.  With the holidays just around the corner, I'm starting to get questions specifically about turkey.

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(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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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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nnc christmas city screen shot
nnc christmas city screen shot
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See Northland’s News Center Sing “Christmas City”, Post Your Own Version

This is the 55th year of the Christmas City of the North parade. That means for 55 years we've been hearing the "Christmas City" by Merv Griffin. Do you think you can do it better? Enter a special contest at Christmascityparade.com.

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(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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The Story Behind Merv Griffin’s “Christmas City”

Everyone is familiar with the song "Christmas City". Merv Griffin is a huge Icon and artist. There is a great story behind the parade but in the day, people were more accessable and so the story of Merv Griffin doing a song for a small town is so much better and historic

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Photo courtesy of Lundeen Productions
Photo courtesy of Lundeen Productions
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A Northland Christmas Tradition Continues With The Release of Christmas By The Lake Volume VI; CD Release Party Happens Thursday, November 15th

Local musicians!  A nationally-known recording act!  Twenty-seven holiday songs!  And two worthy charitable causes!

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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 Is a Candy Cane Shaped Like That?
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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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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite for Christmas Album

Some 35 years after 'Grease' hit theaters, stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are reuniting...for a Christmas album. With Kenny G. And Barbra Streisand. Yes, this is actually happening.

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The Top 15 Toys for the Upcoming Holiday Season: The New Wii, One Direction Dolls and … Furby Again?

We know, we know—it's only September. When it comes to toys, though, it's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season, especially for retailers. It is big business. Huge business. The buying frenzy of the holidays can comprise 40 percent of the total annual profit for a toy store. With this in mind, Toys R Us has released their 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List to get a head start on the hottest items this year.

So what's on it this year?

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10 Things You Don’t Want to Hear on Christmas Day

Ah, Christmas. It’s a relaxing time to spend with family and the last hurdle before you let your hair down on New Year’s Eve.

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20th Century Fox/Warner Bros.
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7 Christmas Movies That Have Nothing to Do With Christmas [VIDEOS]

The industry, er, holiday known as Christmas dominates not only the last two months of each year, but has also spawned its own genre of film. There are good holiday flicks (‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’), mediocre ones ('Jingle All the Way') and ones so awful, we'd rather drink expired egg nog than be forced to sit through them ('Christmas With the Kranks'). And then there are the films set during Chri

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