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Elf on The Shelf returns for Christmas 2013

Last December 3rd, I talked about "The Elf of the Shelf" making his debut in our home. Tonight, Chocolate Chip (as named by our 4 year old - 3 at the time) will be back for Christmas 2013.

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Chicago Police Host Thanksgiving Feast For Seniors
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Thanksgiving Dinner Is The Same As 9 Large Orders of Fries

Experts say 'portion control' is the key to avoiding weight gain during the holidays, which they also claim, most people never lose afterwards.

With that in mind, controlling portions might be a little difficult if, as Time M

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5 Busted Myths About the Pilgrims — They Ate Venison Not Turkey, and More

Thanksgiving is on record as being America’s second-favorite holiday (Christmas wins first prize, of course), so it makes sense that Thanksgiving lore is a part of our shared cultural history and something we start learning early in our lives. But it turns out a lot of what we think we know about Turkey Day is wrong.

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Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole – A Thanksgiving Staple

I wasn't introduced to green bean casserole until about 7 years ago. My mother-n-law made it one Sunday after church. Now it's one of my favorite dishes. Yesterday on Madison and Shepherd, one of our 'Darn Near Impossible' trivia questions was "When was Campbell's Soup Company's Green Bean Casserole "invented".

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What Alabama Fans Should Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is finally here, and soon we all can begin eating turkey until we burst. To Alabamians, Thanksgiving is always followed by the Iron Bowl. So, naturally, we all should be thankful to have great families and friends to spend Saturday with, even though the family room will be divided with Bama fans sitting on one side and Auburn fans on the other

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New Survey Reveals What Americans Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, of course, is a time to pause and reflect about all the good in our lives, but what exactly are we thankful for this year?

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When Do You Put Up Your Christmas Tree? [POLL]

Thanksgiving is next week, and I am already driving my husband crazy about putting up our Christmas tree. He thinks it's too soon, but I don't think I can wait another minute. When do you put up your Christmas tree? 

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Santa Claus and Rudolph
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Top 20 Country Christmas Songs

I went shopping with the family this weekend and 2 or 3 of the stores we went into were already playing Christmas music! Crazy to think about but the merriest time of year is just a month away!

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Category: Holidays, Lists, Local News
It's a Wonderful Life
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‘It’s a Wonderful Life 2′ Is in the Works Because We Need ‘The Rest of the Story’

Seems there is no moratorium on sequels as, just in time for the holidays, comes news that the Jimmy Stewart classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' is getting a sequel. Nope, not a remake, but a sequel, since apparently we didn't get the full story the first time around. The new film, titled 'It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story' (original!) will follow the grandson of Stewart's character. 

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Santa Arrived At University Mall Friday Night

 

Santa made his way into University Mall Friday night. He's ready for pics and the countless kids that will be whispering what they want for Christmas.

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