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July Yuletide festivities at Sovereign Hill

CHRISTMAS FUN: As part of the Christmas in July activities at Sovereign Hill these school holidays is the production of Snow White, featuring Mark Burnett, Ben Marshall, Hayley Beacham and Natasha Fridey. Picture: Jeremy Bannister Sovereign Hill visitors will be treated with a winter delight this July as the tourist museum embraces the Ballarat cold for their Christmas in July celebrations.

John Lewis will charge for click-and-collect

Grave news for middle England: John Lewis is about to start charging for click-and-collect orders. The department store's managing director Andy Street revealed the plans – to charge £2 for orders worth less than £30 from the end of July – during last night's Christmas in July preview.

Employers now wary of serving alcohol at Christmas parties

The work Christmas party may become an alcohol-free zone after a Fair Work Commission decision in which a worker was unfairly sacked for sexual harassment and telling his bosses to "f--- off" after he was served unlimited drinks. Leading employer groups have warned businesses of the new risks they....

How Did I Get Home Last Night? My Bizarre, Panicked Life as a Blackout Drinker

That party was such a blast. Three years later, I can still remember so much about it: How her cozy Park Slope apartment was strung up with Christmas lights. How I planned to stop by for a quick drink, maybe three, before heading to another party across town.

Richard Marx and Everyone Else Has the Christmas Spirit

4 HOURS AGO
Trying to get a little Christmas spirit going? This video, on the recommendation of many, is good medicine. From his largely under-appreciated Christmas album of 2012 this video features the selfie videos of celebrities in music new and old sharing a...

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Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas to Debut on BluRay

4 DAYS AGO
In mid-December 2014 NBC aired a stop motion animated special called Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, based on the 2003 hit movie titled Elf. The television special was well received by critics and seen by millions. The holiday musical movie com...

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Leon Day

6 DAYS AGO
Today is a day long anticipated by those who countdown to Christmas: it’s Leon Day. Leon Day marks the exact half way mark to Christmas. It’s all down hill from here. Why is it called Leon Day? Leon is Noel spelled backwards. The history ...

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Merry Podcast #44 — Christmas Destinations

19 DAYS AGO
It is summer, the kids are out of school and folks are thinking vacation. It is about as far away from Christmas as you can get. But for many who cannot celebrate Christmas at Christmas this is the time of year to go find it and in this episode of......

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Mariah Carey Bets on Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Mariah Carey wants to be back on top — and she is looking to Christmas to get her there. The now unmarried mother of two is in the middle of a revitalization phase of her career and recently started a run in Las Vegas that has already run into ...

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We Need a Little Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Today is the 24th of May and there remains only 215 days in our countdown to Christmas. On this date of May 24th in 1966 the Broadway musical Mame made it’s debut starring Angela Lansbury in the title role, bringing the song (and many others) We Need...

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Mr. Krueger’s Christmas Day

1 MONTHS AGO
Today is May 22nd, 2015 and there are only 217 days until Christmas. This week has been an epic celebration in the countdown to Christmas. It kicked off with Frank Capra’s birthday and featured as well the birthday of James Stewart. On this day...

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3 Postal Workers Accused of Posing as Children to Steal From Operation Santa

13 DAYS AGO
A monthslong investigation found that the workers wrote letters posing as children and received gifts including laptops and iPads.

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A Human Catapult Launches People Off A Bridge

2 MONTHS AGO
DIY engineer Jason Bell created a sweet human catapult in the comfort of his garage. After initial testing, he decided it was time to start launching people off a bridge in West Virginia — a natural conclusion.

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How South Park Was Born: An Oral History of 'The Spirit of Christmas '

3 MONTHS AGO
It’s the video that went viral before going viral was a thing: Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s "The Spirit of Christmas ," two raunchy animated shorts created with construction-paper cutouts that led to Comedy Central’s "South Park." Here’s the story of...

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Christmas Makes Strange Bedfellows

28 DAYS AGO
Recommend Christmas carol recordings by unusual pairings of singers? OK, so I'm kind of a fool to be thinking about my Christmas mix CD in June, but this comment just triggered something for me. I love the combination of Colbert, Stipe and Patinkin ...

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Ding Dong! Merrily On High

3 MONTHS AGO
I need straightforward, unadorned recordings of English Christmas carolers. No crowd noise, no ambience, no accompaniment, no perfect professional chorales. Just ordinary folks singing in an otherwise quiet room ... or even outdoors if it's recorded ...

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Arduino/Christmas lights projects for beginners

5 MONTHS AGO
What are some good Arduino projects involving Christmas lights for someone new to microcontrollers? I've wanted to get into Arduino for a while, and thought a project programming Christmas lights would be fun. I don't have any specific plans for the ...

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John Lewis will charge for click-and-collect

5 HOURS AGO
Grave news for middle England: John Lewis is about to start charging for click-and-collect orders. The department store's managing director Andy Street revealed the plans – to charge £2 for orders worth less than £30 from the end of July – during l...

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Employers now wary of serving alcohol at Christmas parties

6 HOURS AGO
The work Christmas party may become an alcohol-free zone after a Fair Work Commission decision in which a worker was unfairly sacked for sexual harassment and telling his bosses to "f--- off" after he was served unlimited drinks. Leading employer gro...

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How Did I Get Home Last Night? My Bizarre, Panicked Life as a Blackout Drinker

7 HOURS AGO
That party was such a blast. Three years later, I can still remember so much about it: How her cozy Park Slope apartment was strung up with Christmas lights. How I planned to stop by for a quick drink, maybe three, before heading to another party acr...

Read more...

Employers now wary of serving alcohol at Christmas parties

7 HOURS AGO
The work Christmas party may become an alcohol-free zone after a Fair Work Commission decision in which a worker was unfairly sacked for sexual harassment and telling his bosses to "f--- off" after he was served unlimited drinks. Leading employer gro...

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Students may face longer school days next year

8 HOURS AGO
A law that prevents makeup days on scheduled Christmas and Easter Breaks could affect next year's school calendar, especially as the Festival of Pacific Arts will already cut the school year short. Superintendent Jon Fernandez said in order to meet t...

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DC Sports Bog: Nats to introduce Calvin Coolidge as latest Racing President

10 HOURS AGO
The White House Historical Association’s annual Christmas ornament this year is dedicated to Calvin Coolidge, among the presidents most closely associated with baseball. This led to the inclusion of a baseball on the ornament design, which in turn le...

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National Briefing | New England: Maine: Budget Veto Overridden

11 HOURS AGO
Lawmakers approved a $6.7 billion two-year budget on Tuesday, overriding the veto of the combative Republican governor, Paul LePage, and narrowly averting a government shutdown. He called the budget proposal a “Christmas tree adorned with piggy proje...

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6 Months Until Christmas Eve

7 DAYS AGO
6 Months Until Christmas Eve
Hi Everyone! Santa did something really unusual the other day – he sent every reindeer — even Blitzen — away from the North Pole. There isn’t a reindeer to be found here right now. That’s really unusual. In fact, I cannot remember a time ...

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7 Months Until Christmas Eve

1 MONTHS AGO
7 Months Until Christmas Eve
Greetings, friends! Santa sure is spending a lot of time working on his sleigh. He has been over in the sleigh barn night and day working on building a new sleigh himself. Elf Quinton and the boys over there are a little bored, to tell you the truth,...

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8 Months Until Christmas Eve

2 MONTHS AGO
8 Months Until Christmas Eve
Happy Spring, everyone! The snow here at the North Pole is finally starting to melt. We’re seeing some flowers starting to pop up here and there and pretty soon we will be able to count on more sunlight so we can plant in our greenhouses. It sn...

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9 Months Until Christmas Eve

3 MONTHS AGO
9 Months Until Christmas Eve
Merry Greetings, kids! It has been a bitter winter month here at the North Pole. Lots of snow. Of course, that’s normal for March. We cannot believe the number of letters we are receiving here at the North Pole right now. A lot of kids take a b...

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10 Months Until Christmas Eve

4 MONTHS AGO
10 Months Until Christmas Eve
You think that YOU have a lot of snow? You should see it at the North Pole right now! Of course, we’re used to a lot of snow. But today we’re celebrating 10 months until Christmas Eve by taking a snow day. Can you believe it? Only ten mon...

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11 Months until Christmas Eve

5 MONTHS AGO
11 Months until Christmas Eve
Merry New Year greetings to one and all! An all new countdown has begun here at the North Pole and while Christmas might seem like miles away to you it feels just around the corner to us. Last year was an exciting year and Christmas was EPIC. We̵...

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Halfway to Christmas!

6 DAYS AGO
Halfway to Christmas!
I know it seems hard to believe, but today we are officially halfway to Christmas! Yay!! 100 Days to Christmas will be gearing up soon with a brand new 100 Days to Christmas 2015 eBook to be released at the end of August and beginning the countdown o...

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July Yuletide festivities at Sovereign Hill

5 HOURS AGO

CHRISTMAS FUN: As part of the Christmas in July activities at Sovereign Hill these school holidays is the production of Snow White, featuring Mark Burnett, Ben Marshall, Hayley Beacham and Natasha Fridey. Picture: Jeremy Bannister Sovereign Hill visi...

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Studio 10 host Sarah Harris pregnant with first child

11 HOURS AGO

The journalist has made the announcement on air that she and her husband, Tom Ward, are set to become first-time parents on Christmas Day. "I'm 15 weeks and I've been trying to hide it, very unsuccessfully because the audience keep picking up on it s...

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Photo Flash: Carol Channing Leads 'HALF-CHRISTMAS' Fundraiser at the Magic Castle

13 HOURS AGO

"Hello Magic Castle! And a happy half season's greetings to you!" declared stage legend, Carol Channing , as she took her seat center stage, where she belongs, at the world famous Magic Castle. The Magic Castle was honored and proud to present the ic...

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Holiday Edition Candy Rings - This Christmas Ring Pop Pack Makes a...

15 HOURS AGO

Ring Pop is a storied brand that is linked to any millennials childhood. The Christmas edition Ring Pops pack features four pops in three flavors; watermelon, strawberry and Christmas cherry swirl.

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Miley: Pride isn't like Christmas

16 HOURS AGO

The 22-year-old singer launched the #InstaPride social drive earlier this month, encouraging people to be more accepting of others on Instagram by featuring portraits of transgender individuals on the photo sharing site. The campaign was conducted in...

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When is Southport Christmas Lights Switch On 2015?

20 HOURS AGO

Plans are well under way for this year's Southport Christmas Lights Switch-on - with just under six months to go until Christmas! You may not have started preparation for the festive period, but one date you need to put in your diary is Sunday, Novem...

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Pupils launch 'space balloon' after competition win

21 HOURS AGO

During the Christmas term, Year 9 media students at the Dorcan Academy entered a competition to win a state-of-the-art space balloon, with the help of teacher Ruth Farrow. The students were required to make a 60-second video outlining why they would ...

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