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Seth Macfarlane on playing it straight for his new 'Holiday For Swing' album

Seth MacFarlane may be famous for creating irreverent comedies like Family Guy and Ted, but he takes crooning very seriously.

Tom Watson extends an olive branch to Andy Coulson

Summer may only just be coming to an end but — like the ever-earlier shop displays of Christmas lights and festive reindeer — the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all men has already come to Westminster. In an interview for this week’s Catholic Herald, the crusading Labour MP Tom Watson, who....

Shop opening hours decree extended

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension of shop opening hours until the end of November, which will bring the decree into the Christmas shopping period, and through to the end of the year. A decision was to be announced by the end of the week but the Cabinet authorised the labour minister to....

A cat’s not just for Christmas

Natasha Conlon believes that love is forever - not just for the here and now. The American lawyer who made India her home in 2001 with her Irish husband and two children, also plays mother to Haiku...

Santa and Rockettes Disrupt NYC Traffic

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

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Christmas Movie Stars Honored on Walk of Fame

22 DAYS AGO
Christmas Movie Stars Honored on Walk of Fame
Last year’s opening of Castle Noel in Medina, Ohi […]

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UPS Planning on Christmas Already

2 MONTHS AGO
UPS Planning on Christmas Already
The Christmas fiasco created by UPS won’t be repe […]

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Search for Church Online Jumps at Christmas and Easter

4 MONTHS AGO
Search for Church Online Jumps at Christmas and Easter
While society openly debates the value of religion a ne […]

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Great Christmas Light Fight to Return

4 MONTHS AGO
Great Christmas Light Fight to Return
The battle for lights and frights is on! ABC has announ […]

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Easter Bunny Surpasses Santa Claus

4 MONTHS AGO
Easter Bunny Surpasses Santa Claus
No, it’s not an April fool — it is a poll a […]

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Chicago Tickets on Sale Now for Mathis and Steamroller

5 MONTHS AGO
Chicago Tickets on Sale Now for Mathis and Steamroller
For some events associated with Christmas you have to a […]

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100 Days of Summertime eBook Now Available!

3 MONTHS AGO
100 Days of Summertime eBook Now Available!
This eBook, updated for 2014, is a journey that begins around Memorial Day, and leads you day-by-day through the best parts of summertime right up to Labor Day. Each day offers a task, activity, or reminder to help inspire and motivate you throughout...

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Seth Macfarlane on playing it straight for his new 'Holiday For Swing' album

9 MINS AGO

Seth MacFarlane may be famous for creating irreverent comedies like Family Guy and Ted, but he takes crooning very seriously.

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it May still be August, but Father Christmas has just started a recruitment drive.

4 HOURS AGO

Old Saint Nick is hunting for elves to help him out at Millets Farm Centre at Frilford Heath, near Abingdon, come Christmas.

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it'll be right up your street

8 HOURS AGO

Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best New Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, 42nd Street is the timeless, inspiring tale of small town Peggy Sawyer's rise from chorine to Broadway star.

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Grand Prairie officers won't be charged in fatal Christmas shooting

12 HOURS AGO

A Tarrant County grand jury has declined to indict three Grand Prairie police officers involved in a Christmas Day shootout that ended in the death of a teenager.

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Tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon's Holiday Extravaganza On Sale 9/8

15 HOURS AGO

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon producer Jo Schuman Silver announced today that tickets for the show's Holiday Extravaganza will go on sale Monday, September 8, at 10 a.m. Beach Blanket Babylon welcomes the season with special performances begin...

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Old Yeller, Matthew Beauchamp and a dog named Lad: Part I

19 HOURS AGO

Kentucky collie Lad was found with a gun shot in the jaw in February and eventually died during reconstructive surgery.

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New term to begin Sept. 8 at learning institute for seniors

21 HOURS AGO

Elena Cieslak instructs students in her artist's workshop class in February 2013 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV's Paradise campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave. Students take part in Mike Cutler's So What's New ? class in February 2013 at t...

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Four Months Until Christmas Eve

3 DAYS AGO
Four Months Until Christmas Eve
Greetings! Last month we talked a lot about mail Santa receives. Let’s talk this time about mail we receive as elves. We all get mail. I think kids really like elves and in their heart most kids want to grow up to be an elf and work for Santa. We und...

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SantaUpdate.com to Participate in the World’s Largest Christmas Party

8 DAYS AGO
SantaUpdate.com to Participate in the World’s Largest Christmas Party
Exciting news! We have made arrangements to participate in the World’s Largest Christmas Party 2014, scheduled this year for December 14th. Our plan is to schedule Santa Claus for live chats in different time zones to accommodate kids from arou...

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Santa is Busy with a Big Project

18 DAYS AGO
Hi all! I know it is a little weird to be reporting news in the middle of the month like this. But we have something a bit unusual going on I think you should know about. Santa is REALLY busy. I mean, like Christmas Eve kind of busy. It has to do wit...

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Replay Highlights from Santa’s Christmas Flight

1 MONTHS AGO
By popular request we are proud to provide a recap of Santa’s flight last Christmas Eve. These highlights are from the 50-hour radio broadcast of news updates provided from the North Pole and broadcast on Kringle Radio. Relive the excitement an...

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Five Months Until Christmas Eve

1 MONTHS AGO
Hi everyone! Christmas in July might be a fun time for some people of the world but for us it means we’ve gone into high gear. Christmas Eve is only five months from today! There is so much to do. Santa’s post office is getting ready for lots of new ...

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Six Months Until Christmas Eve

2 MONTHS AGO
Greetings everyone and Happy Summer! (Well, at least for some of you). Christmas Eve is just six months from today. Can you believe that? We’re half-way there! It is summer time here at the North Pole only in the respect that many elves have ch...

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Seven Months Until Christmas Eve

3 MONTHS AGO
Holy reindeer! It’s just seven months until Christmas Eve! We’re starting to feel the pressure here at the North Pole. Elf Bernard held his first production meetings for Operation Merry Christmas 2014 this week and the numbers he talked about are jus...

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Noel 2008

1 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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Joy Ornament

4 MONTHS AGO
Joy Ornament
Joy Ornament
Lizzie Kate Flora McSample 2011 Christmas Ornaments
Silkweaver 40 ct Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Linen, WDW Floss
Stitched by Carol

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Amsterdam Officials Plan Makeover of ‘Black Pete’ Holiday Character

12 DAYS 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 Ukraine And Russia Are Moving Toward War, Mapped

3 MONTHS AGO
Russia has been conducting military exercises with some 45,000 combat troops on the eastern border of Ukraine since March 13, destabilizing the eastern part of the country and stoking fears in Kiev of an imminent invasion.

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CDC Confirms First Case Of Deadly MERS Virus In U.S.

3 MONTHS AGO
Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the U.S. about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health care worker.

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10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

3 MONTHS AGO
Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor.

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Why Gaming Needs Its 'Game Of Thrones' Moment

3 MONTHS AGO
The creative force of video games is being diluted by formulaic fantasy and sci-fi narratives. Will things ever change?

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These Incredible Salt Mines Are Like Another World Beneath Our Feet

3 MONTHS AGO
Salt mines are special compared to other underground excavation sites: once they are closed for extraction purposes, they can be opened for visitors, or for storage purposes — all because of their unique microclimate with natural air-conditioning and...

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35 Sci-Fi Predictions That Have Come True

3 MONTHS AGO
Because humans have a negativity bias, we like to remember fantastical predictions that didn't pan out, like jetpacks, or hoverboards. But it's worth remembering all the times even the most ridiculous-seeming prognostications turn out to be right.

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Racing’s Doping Addiction

3 MONTHS AGO
Fifty years after the 1964 Kentucky Derby, revisiting the race and its implications for drugs in the Sport of Kings.

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two-week solo christmas adventure, 2014

1 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.

1 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

1 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

1 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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Innovations: The story behind Nike’s basketball court that lights up like a Christmas tree

-1 DAYS AGO
For years it’s been a given that basketball courts are made out of wood. While some have received odd paint jobs and garish logos that dominate the court, the surface always has remained the same. We’ve seen innovations to track and analyze players w...

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Tom Watson extends an olive branch to Andy Coulson

18 MINS AGO
Summer may only just be coming to an end but — like the ever-earlier shop displays of Christmas lights and festive reindeer — the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all men has already come to Westminster. In an interview for this week’s Cathol...

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Shop opening hours decree extended

49 MINS AGO
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension of shop opening hours until the end of November, which will bring the decree into the Christmas shopping period, and through to the end of the year. A decision was to be announced by the end of the week...

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A cat’s not just for Christmas

56 MINS AGO
Natasha Conlon believes that love is forever - not just for the here and now. The American lawyer who made India her home in 2001 with her Irish husband and two children, also plays mother to Haiku...

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Shop opening hours decree extended – reports

1 HOUR AGO
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension of shop opening hours until the end of November, which will bring the decree into the Christmas shopping period, and the end of the year. A decision was to be announced by the end of the week but report...

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A cat’s not just for Christmas

1 HOUR AGO
Natasha Conlon believes that love is forever - not just for the here and now. The American lawyer who made India her home in 2001 with her Irish husband and two children, also plays mother to Haiku...

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Daniel Morcombe's twin brother Bradley marries sweetheart Anna Martin

3 HOURS AGO
Bradley Morcombe, 24, married his sweetheart, Ann Martin, 25 at a private ceremony (pictured) on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It is ten years since Daniel disappeared from nearby Woombye on his way to Christmas shopping, and just months since his mur...

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Amy Grant Releasing New Christmas Album

2 DAYS AGO
Amy Grant readies to release yet another Christmas effort on September 30, 2014 entitled “Icon Christmas.” Over the course of Grant’s career, she has had released a total of 11 Christmas albums (including compilations). She has also...

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Merry Christmas Radio to Anchor the World’s Largest Christmas Party

6 DAYS AGO
Merry Christmas Radio to Anchor the World’s Largest Christmas Party

Merry Christmas Radio has signed on for their fourth ye […]

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Kristin Chenoweth Talks Up a New Christmas Album

1 MONTHS AGO
Kristin Chenoweth Talks Up a New Christmas Album
Participating in a social media Q&A with fans over the weekend Kristin Chenoweth confirmed work on a new Christmas album and hinted of a possible duet with Frozen vocalist Idina Menzel. If true, the album would quickly become one of the more ant...

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Michael W. Smith Records 2014 Christmas Album

1 MONTHS AGO
Michael W. Smith Records 2014 Christmas Album
Michael W. Smith took to social media and posted pictures of himself in the studio recording his upcoming Christmas album during the summer. The album follows an extensive catalog of Christmas albums from Smith. The legendary singer was excited to sh...

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Frozen Star Idina Menzel to Release Christmas Album

1 MONTHS AGO
Frozen Star Idina Menzel to Release Christmas Album
Christmas 2014 just got “cooler” as Idina Menzel has announced she’ll be releasing a Christmas album. The Broadway star, Menzel, who lent her voice to the animated hit “Frozen” explains her decision to record and release...

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LeAnn Rhimes Announces Christmas Album and Tour

1 MONTHS AGO
LeAnn Rhimes Announces Christmas Album and Tour
It may be July, but LeAnn Rimes already has the holiday season on her mind. The singer will embark on a Christmas tour in conjunction with a festive album in 2014. Rimes used an interesting YouTube video to make the announcement to her fans. In the v...

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Mariah Carey Working on Christmas Remake

2 MONTHS AGO
Mariah Carey Working on Christmas Remake
Fading Christmas star Mariah Carey is jumping on the Frozen bandwagon. She is supposedly considering creating a new edition of her enduring modern day Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” byway of a duet with one of the bre...

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