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Fewer Grinches This Year as Most People Want Family Time — Survey of the Day

Where has all the commercialism gone? This year, the majority of Americans “don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” as Mariah Carey sings. Their favorite aspect of the holiday season is the time they get to spend with loved ones.

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Why Do the Holidays Make Us So Nostalgic?

There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.

Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New York, says nostalgia helps us feel connected to one another and can even ease pain during a crisis.

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Why Is Christmas the Perfect Time for Telling People They’re Overweight? — Health Check

Who says the holidays have to be all warm and fuzzy? According to some health groups in the UK, Christmas can be the perfect time to tell a loved one he or she is overweight.

It may sound rude, but experts insist the health risks involved with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke, make it worth the uncomfortable conversation.

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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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Category: Christmas, News, Weird News
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Limbaugh Announces His Extensive Holiday Schedule

Rush will be taking some time off for the holidays soon.

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Say Goodbye to Holiday Spirit, Most Aren’t Fazed by It This Year — Survey of the Day

Despite all the glitz and glam, all the lights, tinsel and gifts, the holiday season doesn’t bring cheer to the majority of Americans. According to a new survey from Poll Position, only 37 percent of 1,072 adults surveyed answered that the holidays make them happier.

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Santa Hat Brownies Make Adorable Christmas Treat [PHOTO]

Looking for a simple holiday treat recipe? Then consider these Santa Hat Brownies, which are made from ready-to-bake brownie mix, vanilla-mascarpone buttercream and strawberries. Ingenious! (And probably very yummy.)

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911 Gives Hope for the Holidays – A HUGE Success [Photos]

For the past three days, area police, firefighters, businesses, media personnel, DJs and even Santa himself forged the rain and cold to bring a merry Christmas to children residing at surrounding hospitals during the 911 gives Hope for the Holidays toy drive. The tri-state community filled a 53-foot truck with toys and Christmas gifts for the third year in a row and w

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Kristen Stewart Stammers Through the Story of Christmas [VIDEO]

Okay, so this isn’t really Kristen Stewart, star of the ‘Twilight’ series. But the fake Kristen Stewart in this funny sketch from the folks at Barely Political reminds us not to let the hustle and bustle of consumerism distract us from remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

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Stolen Santa Returned with a Cash Prize, But Penguins Are Still Missing

Disney may not be making the case of the stolen, inflatable Santa into a Christmas Special any time soon, but this holiday story does have a happy ending.

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