Christmas 2014

12 Stories • Available October 2014
Christmas Tales

Christmas Tales

When I was growing up, my family had a vast collection of Christmas stories, and bringing out the heavy box of books was the official start of the season. While we were curled up with some hot co

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Christmas In Warm Weather

Christmas In Warm Weather

For many people, the stereotypical "white Christmas" scene with snow on the ground and on trees, a cozy fire with smoke pouring out of the chimney, and people adorned in coats, scarves, gloves an

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Ho-ho-holiday Tunes

Ho-ho-holiday Tunes

The holiday season is coming, and so are all of the classic tunes that put us in the mood leading up to the actual holiday. Holiday music changes an entire environment, and so many of the best ho

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Don't Make Me Stop This Car!

Don't Make Me Stop This Car!

Holiday roads are filled with families heading to grandma's house, and those who aren't traveling by car are using planes, trains and whatever transportation mode has open seats. Traveling with c

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Christmas Cinemagic

Christmas Cinemagic

The most wonderful time of the year is on its way! Kick off the holiday season with 12 Christmas classics that are sure to turn your November frown into a yuletide grin. Get out your reindeer s

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Christmas Budgeting

Christmas Budgeting

How much money do you spend each year on Christmas gifts? According to a Gallup poll of over 1,000 adults, Americans spent just over $700 on holiday gifts last year. While some people will spend

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Thoughtful Gifts

Thoughtful Gifts

The atmosphere during Christmastime always seems to be overflowing with cheerfulness, holiday spirit and, well, a bunch of consumerism. It is a well-known fact that Christmas is one of the bigges

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Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafts

'Tis the season to deck the halls! And while you may have been perusing holiday decor at your local home goods store since August, you may want to consider eschewing the mass-market stuff and mak

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Clara And Her Holiday Magic

Clara And Her Holiday Magic

The stage was set. Many members of my family sat in the audience. I had a perfect bun on top of my head and a little rouge on my cheeks to make them look bright and merry. I was supposed to be on

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Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars

Although Advent calendars are named after a Christian holiday season and were historically used by religious families, they straddle the divide between religious and secular. Derived from the Lat

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Heart-happy Holiday Memorials

Heart-happy Holiday Memorials

If you're planning your family's holiday celebration and thinking about how you'd like to honor the memory of a departed loved one, you're likely concerned with how to pay tribute to a loved one

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Secret Santa

Secret Santa

You may know this gift-giving tradition by the names secret Santa, white elephant or Kriss Kringle; it's the fun and festive game of choosing one recipient from your family, circle of friends, bo

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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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