Christmas 2013

12 Stories • Available October 2013
Christmas Card Etiquette

Christmas Card Etiquette

When it comes to stationery and greeting cards, etiquette rules still lean toward handwritten correspondence as the most proper way to send any traditional or important salutations. Hand-writing ho

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Stocking Traditions

Stocking Traditions

In many countries around the world, the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings for children to find stuffed with toys, candy and other treats is a part of families' holiday celebrations, and ther

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Top Christmas Movies

Top Christmas Movies

Part of what makes the holiday season extra-fun are all of the Christmas movies that are played on television during the weeks before Christmas. For many families, it's a tradition to watch "It's

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Christmas Signals A Refreshing Of Your Faith

Christmas Signals A Refreshing Of Your Faith

You may have seen or heard the slogan "put Christ back into Christmas" during the holiday season, a clarion call by religious groups and believers who wish to encourage a return to the faith-based

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Spoiling Santa

Spoiling Santa

'Twas the dilemma before Christmas, when all through the house many adults were stirring, even an adult mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that children's innocent im

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Birthday Grinch

Birthday Grinch

That little bundle of joy you brought home, your personal Christmas present, might not feel so special about being overshadowed every year on his or her birthday. When everything is adorned in hol

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

As a child, there was always one day a year when I never needed an alarm clock. I would spring out of bed at the crack of dawn, ready to make sure that my brother and sister were up so we could pee

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Negotiating Christmas

Negotiating Christmas

Gina Kowalski knows it can be difficult for families to figure out where to spend Christmas. While her parents are divorced, Kowalski is grateful to have a happy family holiday with her 4-year-old

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Tips For Tipping During The Holiday

Tips For Tipping During The Holiday

Although many people look forward to the holidays, no one enjoys the stress and errands that precede them. Questions of how or what to tip the many service providers that make our lives better only

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The History Of 'jingle Bells'

The History Of 'jingle Bells'

If you ask me, the horse in "Jingle Bells" has the worst of it. One poor horse dragging frolicking merrymakers across the countryside, bells clanging around its sensitive ears with every footfall

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Pure White To Striped Delight

Pure White To Striped Delight

The holidays can send anyone into a frenzy! With meals to cook, gifts to buy, and decorations and lights to assemble, it's easy to overlook simple traditions like the candy cane. Packages of this p

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Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a celebration of ideology that is observed for seven days, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It honors universal African heritage and is a celebration of family, community and culture. The ho

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Christmas Info 1

Christmas Info 1

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Christmas Info 2

Christmas Info 2

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Christmas Info 3

Christmas Info 3

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