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How To Earn The Right To Buy Ferrari's Most Exclusive Hypercar

Herjavec Group Like a kid on Christmas morning, Herjavec looks like the happiest man in the world the day he picked up his LaFerrari.

Crazier than christmas: Theatre's magic wand

There are a few times in one’s life when something really momentous occurs. It could be a birth, a wedding or even a divorce especially here in Denmark where divorce is almost a national sport! A crazily magical moment I enjoyed an occasion of this kind last week at the opening of the exhibition....

Philippines intensifies defense against Ebola

HEALTH authorities have strengthened mechanisms to stop the Ebola virus from entering the Philippines, especially with the expected influx of Filipinos returning to the country for Christmas. Malacañang on Saturday said the government continues to reinforce measures to keep the … Read more » The....

Greens oppose free Christmas parking plan

The Green party has accused opposition councillors of “making it up as they go along” in a row over free Christmas parking.

Utah Town Brings Halloween and Christmas to Sick Little Boy

3 HOURS AGO
Utah Town Brings Halloween and Christmas to Sick Little Boy
In a close-knit Utah town where time has become a precious commodity for one family, the Christmas lights are already up and Halloween is in full swing 10 days early. The town of West Jordan has come together to ensure that a 4-year-old boy with only...

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Eggnog Sticker Shock Awaits Americans

6 DAYS AGO
Eggnog Sticker Shock Awaits Americans
A recent poll found food prices overall putting the pinch on American spending plans for Christmas but grocers are bracing for the coming backlash for one of the priciest increases in holiday food costs: eggnog. Common pricing in stores early in the ...

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National Christmas Tree Lighting Event Details Announced

17 DAYS AGO
National Christmas Tree Lighting Event Details Announced
The National Park Service and National Park Foundation have announced that the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting on the White House Ellipse will be held on December 4th. The event is traditionally hosted by the President and First Family and usua...

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Gifts for the Shamelessly Rich by Neiman Marcus

17 DAYS AGO
Gifts for the Shamelessly Rich by Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus is out with their annual catalog of absurd Christmas gift ideas. They’ve been doing this a long time and it makes for great Christmas fun every October. The Dallas-based retailer’s top gift this year is The House of Creed Bespoke ...

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Retailers Optimistic for Strong Christmas Sales

18 DAYS AGO
Retailers Optimistic for Strong Christmas Sales
The National Retail Federation is predicting a robust 4 percent increase in Christmas sales for 2014. That would be an improvement over the disappointing 3 percent return reported for last year. “Retailers could see a welcome boost in holiday s...

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Legacy Christmas Classic Albums Announced

25 DAYS AGO
Legacy Christmas Classic Albums Announced
Legacy Recordings’ Classic Christmas Album series rings in this year’s holiday season with new collections by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Il Divo, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, plus compilations of hard rock, country and pop Christmas c...

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Santa and Rockettes Disrupt NYC Traffic

2 MONTHS AGO
Santa and Rockettes Disrupt NYC Traffic
Santa and the Rockettes stopped traffic in New York Cit […]

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I Believe in the Great Pumpkin

1 DAY AGO
Day 62 – For many people, holiday movies are a part of childhood memories. Many of us enjoy sharing those traditions with our own children.  Tell us about your favorite Halloween movies as a kid &/or as an adult. Visit the 100 Days to Chris...

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Don’t Forget Your Furry Friends

2 DAYS AGO
Day 63 – Pay tribute to the pet in your life this Christmas. Maybe you could buy them a new bone or a new play toy or even have your children make something that shows how much your family values that pet. Give your pet a little extra attention...

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Stock Up on Stocking Stuffers

3 DAYS AGO
Day 64 – Go through your gift closet and stash of trinkets and goodies. Inventory what you have and consider what might be good to keep your eye out for to add to your collection. Keep in mind the size of your stockings and do not go overboard....

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

4 DAYS AGO
Day 65 – Think of ways that you can do your part to reduce, reuse, or recycle this holiday season. Skip the paper plates and enlist help to wash the dishes. Use reusable gift bags instead of wrapping paper. Store your cookies in reusable contai...

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Wrap Roll Call

5 DAYS AGO
Day 66 – We’re now one-third of the way to Christmas!  Inventory your holiday giftwrap and supplies. Do you have enough of what you need? What are your favorite gift wrap tips and techniques? ___ Paper rolls ___ Gift bags (paper or fabric...

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Hitch a Hayride, Build a Bonfire

6 DAYS AGO
Day 67 – Find a local farm that has a tractor or team of horses pulling a trailer full of hay. Get outside and soak in the cool, crisp fall air and the smells of an open fire. Experience the season and build memories! Visit us on the 100 Days t...

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The Family that Plays Together. . .

8 DAYS AGO
Day 69 – Fall is a good time to begin or renew a tradition of family game night because the days are getting shorter, the evenings cooler, and kids and parents are busy all day and need a chance to reconnect.  Do you have a regular family game ...

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Utah Shakespeare Partners with Frontier Homestead Museum for Christmas at the Homestead, 12/8-13

11 HOURS AGO

This December, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is partnering with the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum to present Christmas at the Homestead from December 8th through the 13th. The weeklong holiday celebration will feature local entertainment, pion...

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8 Halloween hacks for throwing ghoulishly memorable parties

15 HOURS AGO

The costumes, the candy, the creative pumpkin carvings Halloween has been steadily increasing in popularity, with the spooky holiday spend being second only to Christmas. The National Retail Federation says the number of people buying sweet treats fo...

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Utah Town Is Celebrating Halloween and Christmas Early for a Little Boy With Terminal Cancer

19 HOURS AGO

Ethan Van Leuven , an adorable four-year-old boy who lives in West Jordan, Utah, has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since he was two years old. Recently, doctors told him that his condition is no longer treatable, and he is now terminal.

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Christmas in Ledbury - the lights go on, and the town celebrates/

23 HOURS AGO

For the first time this year, there are Ledbury Christmas lights collection boxes in town centre shops, so that in future years the A 11,000 cost of the festive spectacular will not fall entirely on the shoulders of council-tax payers. Cllr Phill Bet...

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Melksham theft man given a chance

1 DAY AGO

Daniel Coleman, who was involved in handling items stolen from a family on Christmas Day, has been given a chance by a judge. Coleman, 24, of Kingsbury Square, Melksham, was put on a suspended sentence after being caught with the proceeds of the unfe...

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Alone for Christmas 2013 BDRip x264-STRATOS

1 DAY AGO

Plot: STARRING CHRIS KATTAN ! When a family visits Grandma's house on Christmas Eve, they leave their dog at home alone. And when burglars try to take the presents from under the tree, the dog must use every trick it knows to stop them.

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Give every child a Christmas by supporting charity toy appeal

1 DAY AGO

CHRISTMAS APPEAL: Major Colin Bradshaw and Katie Blundell from Darlington Cares who are launching the Darlington Christmas Toy Appeal. Picture: ANDY LAMB CHRISTMAS APPEAL: Major Colin Bradshaw and Katie Blundell from Darlington Cares who are launchin...

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Two Months Until Christmas Eve

1 DAY AGO
Two Months Until Christmas Eve
Hi all, The clock is ticking and the calendar says there are just two months until Christmas Eve…it is amazing at how fast this year has flown! Things are really hopping here at the North Pole. Several elves from the Tracking Department are away from...

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Massive Halloween Party Planned for the North Pole

3 DAYS AGO
Massive Halloween Party Planned for the North Pole
Greetings! The biggest party of the year is the Annual North Pole Christmas Eve party. But the Halloween party is quite nearly as big of a deal. This year’s Halloween shindig is going to be massive. Of course, you already know it ends up being about ...

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Top Secret Airlift Begins

5 DAYS AGO
Top Secret Airlift Begins
Hi everyone! Breaking news for you! It isn’t even Halloween but already there are reindeer in the skies here at the North Pole. We noticed it this morning. Way out behind the massive Building with No Name a sleigh launch pad has been set up and sever...

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Winter Arrives at the North Pole

7 DAYS AGO
Winter Arrives at the North Pole
Hi everyone! That giant hole in the ground they have been working on must be really important. We have just been hit with our first really big winter storm at the North Pole and crews are working out behind the Big Building with No Name keeping the e...

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Santa Travels to Dubai for Secret Meetings

11 DAYS AGO
Santa Travels to Dubai for Secret Meetings
Well this is unusual. Santa is headed to Dubai today for top level secret meetings of some sort. We told you yesterday about Santa’s being in Canada to celebrate Thanksgiving there. I don’t think they are celebrating Thanksgiving in Dubai...

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

11 DAYS AGO
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, it is Thanksgiving in Canada and Santa likes to celebrate it. In fact, Santa celebrates Thanksgiving several times a year because it is his favorite holiday. Some say that is because of the food. But Mrs. Claus says that is a...

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Giant Hole Being Dug at the North Pole

17 DAYS AGO
Giant Hole Being Dug at the North Pole
More Breaking News from the North Pole! There is lots of activity way out north of Santa’s Workshop by that huge mystery building we have been telling you about since last summer. From what we can tell, a giant hole in the ground is being dug. The pr...

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Red Berries

1 MONTHS AGO
Red Berries
Red Berries Ornament
Rosewood Manor
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, December 2006
36 ct Edinburgh Linen, DMC Floss, Unknown Beads from my stash
Stitched by Carol S.

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Noel 2008

3 MONTHS AGO
Noel 2008
Noel 2008 Ornament (adapted to 2014)
Ravenelle - chart found here
32 ct Steel Gray Belfast Linen, DMC B5200 Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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A Tech Twist on Home for the Holidays

1 DAY AGO
A Tech Twist on Home for the Holidays
The growth of marketing efforts for connected-home items is fueled by consumers’ appetite for new technology.

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South Korea Tears Down Christmas Tower on Border

2 DAYS AGO
South Korea Tears Down Christmas Tower on Border
North Korea had threatened to attack the steel structure, which used to be lit around the holiday as part of the nations’ psychological warfare.

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Autumn Is in the Air, but for Marketers, Christmas Has Already Begun

9 DAYS AGO
Autumn Is in the Air, but for Marketers, Christmas Has Already Begun
In the last few years, Christmas campaigns have started earlier as retailers and marketers, worried about an uncertain economy, seek to gather their rosebuds — and holiday shopping dollars — while they may.

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Amsterdam Officials Plan Makeover of ‘Black Pete’ Holiday Character

2 MONTHS AGO
Amsterdam Officials Plan Makeover of ‘Black Pete’ Holiday Character
Black Pete, featured prominently in holiday celebrations as the Moorish servant of St. Nicholas and portrayed in blackface, will change appearance to become Sooty Pete.

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How To Earn The Right To Buy Ferrari's Most Exclusive Hypercar

-1 DAYS AGO
Herjavec Group Like a kid on Christmas morning, Herjavec looks like the happiest man in the world the day he picked up his LaFerrari.

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'The Book Of Life' Director Jorge R. Gutierrez's Award-Winning Student Film

4 DAYS AGO
Jorge R. Gutierrez's spooky and colorful style makes it easy to see why he was picked to direct "The Book Of Life."

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The Origins Of My Pyromania

5 DAYS AGO
Unsupervised, I was drawn to my mother’s candle-powered Christmas pyramid, a three-tiered Nativity scene made of wood.

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Bias In The Box

5 DAYS AGO
With Christmas just a week away and an unusual weather pattern sweeping across the East Coast, it

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Yak Hair, It's Everywhere

7 DAYS AGO
Plop onto Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas . Those coarse white locks that scratch up against the side of your face just might have come from a yak.

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Photographing The Guillotine

10 DAYS AGO
—Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida Pierre Vaillat celebrated Christmas

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Snowboarding Was Almost Called 'Snurfing'

11 DAYS AGO
Poppen had two daughters, and on this Christmas Day, they were antsy and wanted to play outside.

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I need to turn a phrase into a fabulous, resplendent holiday party

4 DAYS AGO
I just became the person to put together a 125 person holiday party (I have the caterer, location and liquor confirmed as of today) for our top-level donors. How do I execute on the phrase "looking forward towards the future" which is the somewhat v...

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Christmas pudding tips!

1 MONTHS AGO
Just received a pudding mold, anything I should keep in mind about using it? I've heard one should make an Xmas pudding months in advance - do I start now? Other questions as well! I just received this from our wedding registry - http://amzn.com/B009...

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Warm-weather Christmas vacation ideas for the family with special needs?

1 MONTHS AGO
I'd like some ideas for warm-weather Christmas vacations for a family with special needs. * For our purposes, assume that reasonable costs are OK. No four-star hotels, but a resort isn't out of the question.
* No Hawaii / Caribbean suggestions (unles...

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two-week solo christmas adventure, 2014

3 MONTHS AGO
flying solo, two-week christmas adventure, 2014... but where? i have two weeks at christmas this year to take a solo adventure and would love your suggestions for ideas of where to go! i haven't traveled a lot, so whatever you suggest will probably b...

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Help me unpack some of my weirdness around giving gifts.

3 MONTHS AGO
So I love giving gifts and, if I've committed to 'Giving Someone A Gift' instead of just 'Checking off the Box' I tend to put a lot of time and energy into them. However I've noticed that my pleasure in giving gifts is directly tied to how the recipi...

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International Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

3 MONTHS AGO
What is the best city in Western Europe in which to spend Christmas? My spouse and I have decided to spend Christmas and New Year's in Europe! We will be going to Athens for New Year's Eve, but we aren't sure where we should spend Christmas, and th...

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Christmas In July! DIY gifts for family & friends

3 MONTHS AGO
Due to family tragedy, last Christmas felt more like a never-ending marathon than a fun and meaningful holiday. I resolved that Christmas 2014 would be a more mellow, loving holiday that didn't involve hundreds of dollars flushed down the drain on di...

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Gov't prepares vs Ebola for Yuletide...

-1 DAYS AGO
PHILIPPINE health authorities have strengthened the mechanism to fight Ebola virus, especially with the expected arrival of Filipinos returning to the country for the Christmas season, a Palace official said Saturday. "Pinapalakas pa ng ating pamahal...

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Crazier than christmas: Theatre's magic wand

-1 DAYS AGO
There are a few times in one’s life when something really momentous occurs. It could be a birth, a wedding or even a divorce especially here in Denmark where divorce is almost a national sport! A crazily magical moment I enjoyed an occasion of this k...

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Philippines intensifies defense against Ebola

12 MINS AGO
HEALTH authorities have strengthened mechanisms to stop the Ebola virus from entering the Philippines, especially with the expected influx of Filipinos returning to the country for Christmas. Malacañang on Saturday said the government continues to re...

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Greens oppose free Christmas parking plan

22 MINS AGO
The Green party has accused opposition councillors of “making it up as they go along” in a row over free Christmas parking.

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Malacañang said on Saturday that health officials have strengthened the mechanism to fight Ebola virus especially with the expected influx of Filipinos...

28 MINS AGO
Malacañang said on Saturday that health officials have strengthened the mechanism to fight Ebola virus especially with the expected influx of Filipinos returning to the country for the Christmas season. Herminio Coloma Jr. It was reported that a heal...

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Drumlish

47 MINS AGO
Fundraiser. Fundraiser in aid of Senior citizens Christmas Party in the Olde Village Inn on Sunday the 26th of October. Music by Cajun Country. All welcome. Healthy Eating Programme. Due to the overwhelming response to the Free Healthy Eating Program...

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Book review: ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ by Lee Mendelson

1 HOUR AGO
IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN When it came time to create a Halloween special in 1966, producer Lee Mendelson and animator Bill Melendez weren’t under too much pressure: They just had to produce a blockbuster on the order of “A Charlie Brown ...

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Sara Evans Announces New Christmas Album

4 DAYS AGO
Country superstar Sara Evans has announced that her new album titled “At Christmas” will debut on November 17th. The CD features nine classic Christmas and one original work, including a song where she sings with her daughters. “I w...

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Dukes of Hazard Christmas

5 DAYS AGO
It has been 35 years since the debut of Dukes of Hazard. So it’s time to come out with a Christmas album, right? John Schneider and Tom Wopat — that 70s era duo who played Bo and Luke Duke — sing lead on a brassy, big-band backed al...

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LeAnn Rimes Releases Her First Chapter of Christmas

5 DAYS AGO
Pop star LeAnn Rimes is out with her “first chapter” of Christmas — which we assume to mean there is more. On this first one, she releases these six songs of Christmas: One Christmas: Chapter 1 1. Silent Night Holy Night 2. I Want A...

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Earth, Wind And Fire Releasing Christmas Album

19 DAYS AGO
Legendary band Earth, Wind and Fire has announced they are releasing a Christmas album later this month to be called “Holiday”. “Holiday” features seasonal standards like “Winter Wonderland,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Sleigh ...

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Paul McCartney Releasing Christmas Duet with Jennifer Hudson

25 DAYS AGO
Paul McCartney is to record a Christmas charity single with Jennifer Hudson. The ex-Beatle and the Oscar-winning singer will join a host of celebrities for a version of A Great Big World’s ‘Say Something’, according to The Sun. The ...

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Pentatonix Releasing a New Christmas Album

25 DAYS AGO
Last season’s viral Christmas music video belonged to Pentatonix with their groundbreaking taking on the classic, Little Drummer Boy. Building on the success and on an already strong offering of Christmas staples the group has announced a new C...

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Alan Jackson Getting Ready for Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
In a year soft on new Christmas music country superstar Alan Jackson will capitalize by re-releasing his Christmas album, Let It Be Christmas. Jackson is celebrating his 25th Anniversary and this album is just another part of that celebration. He’ll ...

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