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Our View: Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night

The following are today’s contributions to The Eagle-Tribune Santa Fund. To give to the fund visit Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night, Anonymous, $50. In memory of my family and friends who have passed on, from William Despres, $50. In memory of Jack Bigelow, Bob Cody, $25. From Kevin Berry, MD, $200.

A Father's Christmas: Oxford's Alexander Armstrong talks Christmas, family and his festive TV special

Alexander Armstrong is ready for his next dose of all things Christmas. The Oxford comedian, singer and gameshow host admits to loving the festive season. “I’m sort of elf-like in my adoration of the Yule,” says the 48 year-old father of four and presenter of TV quiz show Pointlesss.

May to warn against second Brexit poll

Theresa May will condemn calls for a second Brexit referendum, as Cabinet tensions on EU withdrawal continue to break into the open. The Prime Minister will use an address to the Commons on Monday to say a new national poll would do “irreparable damage” to the integrity of British politics.

Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

Garry Mitchell gives Mirielle her favourite treat at his home where she is temporarily living until she finds her forever home. Mark Brett/Western News Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet. Mirielle was born with misshapen back legs and after a tough life on the streets, is looking for a forever home.

Should I be home for Christmas?

1 DAY AGO
I'm not sure if I want to go home for Christmas because I'm healing from a few years of disordered eating that my family is not aware of, and I kind of want to protect my healing space. My family is aware that I haven't gotten a period for a few year...

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Please hope me "forgotten cookie exchange in Japan" edition

1 DAY AGO
I kind of spaced on the fact that I have a cookie exchange tomorrow morning, but being where I am, I can't just pop out and get what I need. With what I have available in my pantry, can you help me make an awesome cookie? I ran out to our neighborhoo...

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Appropriate tip for family daycare owner and staff?

2 DAYS AGO
Our daughter attends a small family (in-home) daycare here on the SF Bay peninsula, and we'd like to give the owner and her (one) staff a Christmas gift/bonus. We've been thinking about giving cash because, frankly, we just don't have the energy for ...

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christmastreeonfire.jpg

2 DAYS AGO
I hate Christmas. How do I not ruin Christmas for my children? For reasons (childhood trauma, etc) I won't get into, I deeply and angrily hate Christmas. I loathe everything about it -- the presents, the enforced cultural expectations, the lights, th...

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What are some other weird holiday things?

3 DAYS AGO
I'm a fan of the Gavle Goat and I'm aware of the Yule Lads and Krampus. What other strange holiday things/creatures/what have you are out there to learn about? I'm primarily focusing on December holidays (doesn't have to be Christmas) but other holid...

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Christmas music for misanthropes and weirdos

4 DAYS AGO
I know we recently discussed "not especially joyful" Christmas music. Great! I want actively miserable or screwy Christmas music. Think Sufjan's "Christmas Unicorn" (the final third is a cover of "Love Will Tear Us Apart", the middle third is EDM, an...

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Starting own Xmas holiday with complicated feelings.

4 DAYS AGO
I moved out of an abusive parental household 3 years ago and have conflicting feelings and memories about Christmas time. I would like to find a way to celebrate the season (I'm not religious) and maybe bring some cheer into my life yet living alone ...

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The Mall to extend shopping hours in run up to Christmas

1 DAY AGO

THE Mall is extending its opening times and Santa workshop hours in preparation for the last full week before Christmas. Following last year's success of the workshop, its opening times will be extended until 7pm on Wednesday to Saturday and 4pm ...

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Chicago church saved from auction by last-minute anonymous donation

1 DAY AGO

Church officials in Chicago are praising the "Christmas miracle" - a last minute donation that saved the city's 120-year-old church from the auction block. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood was set to...

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Northern train services disrupted with 40th strike over plan to axe guards

1 DAY AGO

Christmas shoppers were hit by travel disruption on Saturday when rail workers staged their 40th strike in the bitter dispute over guards on trains. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Arriva Rail North were said to be solidly suppor...

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All I want for Christmas ... is to believe in Santa again - " study

1 DAY AGO

But the first international academic Santa survey claims many adults also wish they still believed in Father Christmas and some had felt betrayed when they discovered the truth. The study also shows the threat of being on Santa's naughty list doe...

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Make it a time for giving to Scottish charities this Christmas

1 DAY AGO

Making sure everyone has someone to spend Christmas with this year, the Salvation Army's officers and volunteers will be working on Christmas Day to bring some festive cheer to people who are homeless, vulnerable or isolated. 'Tis the season ...

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Royal family, including Meghan and Harry, share Christmas card photos

2 DAYS AGO

Prince William and Duchess Kate smiled with their children, as Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan held each other during their wedding party. As holiday cards begin to roll in, might we present the crown jewels of your mantels: the British royal family ...

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Santa Ripped Off Beard, Screamed Obscenities at Children During Christmas Festival Meltdown

2 DAYS AGO

ST. IVES, England - Organizers of a Christmas event have apologized to outraged parents after a fire alarm reportedly prompted Santa Claus to burst out of his grotto, rip off his beard and scream at children to "get the f**k out." The incident occurr...

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Internet Church Isn’t Really Church

1 DAY AGO
Showing up in person is exhausting, especially compared with live-streaming. But being together is the whole point.

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Which Holiday Light Display Are You?

1 DAY AGO
They have personalities, just like their owners.

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Where to Find a Ceramic Christmas Tree?

2 DAYS AGO
Yes, this shiny little piece of holiday happiness can be yours once again.

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Does This Look Right to You? HOLLAἸ4D TONNEL

3 DAYS AGO
More than 1,500 people signed a petition calling for a holiday display above the Holland Tunnel to be changed. Now the agency’s letting the public choose what to do.

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Christmas Is a Peak Time for Heart Attacks

4 DAYS AGO
In Sweden, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve were prime times for heart troubles.

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Sunday Devotional Features Elf Choir

21 HOURS AGO
Santa returned home briefly today to visit with Mrs. Claus and to attend the traditional North Pole Devotional. The event, as usual, was held at the North Pole Chapel and featured festive decorations...

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Santa Calls for a Day Off

1 DAY AGO
Hi ho! Greetings from the North Pole. The progress of Operation Merry Christmas this year is stunning. The workshop is way ahead, the wrapping department is all caught up, there’s no news of...

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Feeding Santa

2 DAYS AGO
Happy Friday, all! Mrs. Claus was on television today at the North Pole and what she had to say has everyone here at the North Pole talking. Mrs. Claus was talking about feeding Santa on Christmas...

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Stocking Mail Explained

3 DAYS AGO
Greetings, all! It is time once again to talk about a North Pole innovation few know about. It is called Stocking Mail. What is stocking mail? It is a way to communicate with Santa and the North Pole...

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Flu and Cold Season for Reindeer

4 DAYS AGO
Happy Wednesday all! It is flu and cold season at the North Pole — for reindeer. Reports out of Santa’s Stables say that Vixen has a little cold. For some that is a little worrisome....

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Sleigh Bells to Be Flight Tested

5 DAYS AGO
Greetings! Few people know or understand the art and science of the sleigh bells on Santa’s Sleigh. They just don’t go out and buy sleigh bells at the dollar store and slap them on the...

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Donner Wins the Reindeer Games

6 DAYS AGO
Happy Monday, all! It was an epic weekend at the Reindeer Games at the North Pole and in the end a familiar name took the top prize — Donner! Donner has long been Santa’s lead reindeer....

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Uproar as hotel 'cancels charity's Christmas booking for 28 homeless people'

-1 DAYS AGO
A charity has criticised a a luxury hotel after it allegedly cancelled a booking which would have given 28 homeless people a safe place to sleep for Christmas. Coming as part of the Raise the Roof Homeless project, Carl Simpson paid 1,092 for 14 twin...

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Our View: Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night

-1 DAYS AGO
The following are today’s contributions to The Eagle-Tribune Santa Fund. To give to the fund visit Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night, Anonymous, $50. In memory of my family and friends who have passed on, from William Despres, $50. In...

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AP Top News at 12:31 a.m. EST Source: AP

-1 DAYS AGO
White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand. Child's death highlights communication barriers on border. Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action. French city honors victims of Christmas market attack. Investors seeking...

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A Father's Christmas: Oxford's Alexander Armstrong talks Christmas, family and his festive TV special

1 HOUR AGO
Alexander Armstrong is ready for his next dose of all things Christmas. The Oxford comedian, singer and gameshow host admits to loving the festive season. “I’m sort of elf-like in my adoration of the Yule,” says the 48 year-old father of four and pre...

Read more...

May to warn against second Brexit poll

1 HOUR AGO
Theresa May will condemn calls for a second Brexit referendum, as Cabinet tensions on EU withdrawal continue to break into the open. The Prime Minister will use an address to the Commons on Monday to say a new national poll would do “irreparable dama...

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Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

1 HOUR AGO
Garry Mitchell gives Mirielle her favourite treat at his home where she is temporarily living until she finds her forever home. Mark Brett/Western News Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet. Mirielle was born wit...

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POLITICO Sunday Crunch: Second referendum talk — No deal warnings — Juncker’s hair tousling

1 HOUR AGO
, or was planning , a second referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European Union, while a Lidington “source” told the BBC he was not planning for or advocating a second referendum. He was meeting opposition MPs to try to “understand their vi...

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