Christmas 2018

12 Stories • Available October 2018
The Ugly Christmas Sweater: Who Started It?

The Ugly Christmas Sweater: Who Started It?

As the holiday season approaches, many festive folk, young and old, break out their "ugly Christmas sweaters." A throwback to the once-popular, relentlessly colorful sweaters from the 1980s, this

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Have A Merry Birthday

Have A Merry Birthday

Around the holidays, Burl Ives wishes us a "holly, jolly Christmas" and says it's the best time of the year -- but is it really the best time to celebrate a birthday? If your child's or loved on

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Believing In Santa Claus

Believing In Santa Claus

Approximately 85 percent of 5-year-old children believe in Santa Claus. That's according to researcher Jacqueline Woolley, whose research was published in The Journal of Cognition and Developmen

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All Of The Other Reindeer

All Of The Other Reindeer

We know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. We also know Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. And most of us can recall Rudolph, too. But do we know why these reindeer are so well-known

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It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas

It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas

When the holidays come around, there are a number of very important decisions to make, such as what family you're going to see, what food you'll eat and, perhaps most importantly, what music you'

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Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

As our days become chillier, we start to look forward to the festivities that the holidays bring -- not only cheerful spirits and time with family but also our most treasured holiday traditions.

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Counting Down The Days

Counting Down The Days

Dustin Thomas says his two young children look forward to Thanksgiving each year, not so much for the turkey and stuffing, but rather because that's when his mother hands out their Advent calend

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Getting Thrifty

Getting Thrifty

Each year when Christmas time rolls around, we all feel the pressure that comes along with finding the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. Hundreds of dollars are typically spent to

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Healthy Holiday Hostess Gifts

Healthy Holiday Hostess Gifts

What if your indoor holiday tree, instead of the scent of inedible pine, had the aroma of delicious rosemary? In fact, rosemary, sage and thyme -- let alone a multitude of other flavorful sensati

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The Christmas Table

The Christmas Table

Gathering around the Christmas table is a moment I cherish each year. It is an opportunity for me to rummage through the cellar for special bottles of wine I've been saving for the right occasion

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas Carol:

We Wish You A Merry Christmas Carol:

Need some Xmas cheer? Start singing! What's That Big Lump Under the Tree? (to the tune of "I'll Be Home for Christmas") I'll say "om" on Christmas. Yoga is for me. I'll lie flat Upon m

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Divided December

Divided December

Ever have one of those moments when you hear a song and it sums up exactly how you're feeling? It's as if someone, somewhere out there, heard the call of your heart and set it to music. Maybe f

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Christmas Info 1

Christmas Info 1

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