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You Can Eat a Christmas Feast and Attend the Yule Ball at the Real-life Hogwarts

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Christmas Assistance registration begins

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Our Lady of the Snows shrine pushing to get Christmas display ready for Holiday Season

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Buying a fresh Christmas tree in Boise? Supplies could be low | Idaho Statesman

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Prison for drunk driver who killed grandmother out Christmas shopping

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13 Nights Of Halloween 2017 Schedule: Full List Of Movies, ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Nightmare Before Christmas,’ More
The year is moving rather quickly, but there is still time left in the Halloween season to enjoy some ghosts, ghouls, witches, and your favorite spooky movies. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 19, the 2017 schedule for the 13 Days of Halloween officially begins on Freeform, and that means a lot of your favorite movies are coming your way. If you wanted to watch and many others for 13 days straight, this would be your chance   Read More ...
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You Can Eat a Christmas Feast and Attend the Yule Ball at the Real-life Hogwarts
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Guthrie to present its first female Scrooge in 'Christmas Carol'
Charity Jones played the Ghost of Christmas Past opposite Peter Michael Goetz as Scrooge in the Guthrie's 2003 production of "A Christmas Carol." For the first time in Guthrie Theater history, a woman will play Scrooge in the company’s venerable production of “A Christmas Carol.” But veteran Twin Cities actor Charity Jones will go on for only four performances as the uber-miser (Nov   Read More ...
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USA: Festive Trump tells stores to say ‘Merry Christmas’
US President Donald Trump got into the festive spirit on Tuesday by calling on stores to use the words ‘Merry Christmas’ again. Video ID: 20171018-002 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly.   Read More ...
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Christmas tree donated to City of New Haven
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What's the most outrageous item in the 2017 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book?
The holiday shopping guide, which started out as a catalog in 1926, offers an array of gift ideas from classic to unusual — but what it's best known for are its "Fantasy Gifts," which include some pretty outrageous items (and price tags!). Here are some gifts from the 91st edition of the book: New Year's Eve at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Times Square, $1,600,000 "Imagine experiencing New Year’s Eve on a rooftop above New York’s Time Square with 299 of your nearest and dearest   Read More ...
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The origins of holiday traditions
Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came from? Or why we light a menorah for Hanukkah? Find out about the interesting origins of many holiday traditions right here. Christmas tree: Christmas trees have a long history. During the pre-Christian era, trees symbolized a connection between heaven and Earth, according to AllThingsChristmas.com. Similar ideas are found in the Old Testament – trees symbolized wisdom and life   Read More ...
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Christmas Assistance registration begins
Starting in mid-October families can register for Christmas assistance. Poverty effects thousands of Eastern Iowans and the Salvation Army established Christmas Assistance to give a little help to those in need of toys or meals this holiday season. Both families and individuals are encouraged to register for Christmas Assistance. The Salvation Army will accept donations for toys in the coming weeks once registration is complete   Read More ...
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How Trump botches the politics of ‘Merry Christmas’
President Trump has once again turned a holiday greeting into a political football. At the Values Voter Summit on Friday, as evidence of his defense of “Judeo-Christian values,” the president promised to roaring cheers from the crowd that “we will be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” The onslaught of politically correct secularism will be stemmed, he suggested, and those wishing people “Happy Holidays” will be rebuffed as the godless elites they really are   Read More ...
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‘Where’s Kylie?’: Why Kylie Jenner Was Absent from Mom Kris’ KUWTK On-Set Christmas Special Photo
‘Tis the season! The KarJenners were joined by a very special guest when the family began filming their Keeping Up with the Kardashians Christmas special on Monday: now-retired Olympic medal-winning figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Joined by Santa Claus and his Christmas elves, matriarch Kris Jenner shared a photo to Twitter of the family posing at her home with Kerrigan, who sported pink ice skates   Read More ...
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Walt Disney World Reveals The ‘Ultimate Disney Christmas Package’ For Holiday Vacations
Even though a number of discounts were released just a few weeks ago, Walt Disney World wasn’t finished rolling out the specials and this one has to do with the upcoming holiday season. Just like waking up to find a present under the tree on Christmas morning, Disney surprised everyone on Monday with the “Ultimate Disney Christmas Package.” This new special mixes together a host of holiday events for one magical celebration in 2017   Read More ...
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'SNL': Merry Christmas, here's your next culture war
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Billings truck company tapped to haul national Christmas tree from Montana to Washington, D.C
Whitewood Transport, a Billings-based trucking company, will haul the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Kootenai National Forest in the northwest corner of the state to Washington, D.C., next month. "It means so much," said Mike Wilson, Whitewood's owner and president. "It's cool for Montana." The truck, a Kentworth T680 Advantage, will depart from Kootenai with the tree on Nov   Read More ...
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Gwen Stefani Says Blake Shelton’s Ranch Is Like Jurassic Park, Explains How It Inspired Her Christmas Album
Gwen Stefani recently revealed that her new holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, is partially inspired by some of the four-legged creatures that roam around Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma home. It’s no secret that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton love spending time together at Blake’s sprawling ranch in Oklahoma, but sometimes Gwen likes to go exploring alone. The secluded property is surrounded by trees, making it the perfect place for Gwen to get a workout in far from the prying camera lenses of the paparazzi   Read More ...
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‘This Is Halloween’ Cover Evokes Holiday Spirit With Girl Power [Video]
This is Halloween has now become a major holiday theme song that fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas have come to love and cherish. The song has been so widely used and covered that many fans just find it to be synonymous with the Halloween season, even though the movie took place during the Christmas holiday. At least, that is what director Tim Burton and song composer Danny Elfman originally intended it for   Read More ...
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After more than 60 years, no Christmas parade in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Springfield's Christmas won't include a parade. The event known as "The Oldest and Coldest Christmas Parade in Oregon," has been kicking off the city's Christmas season for nearly 65 years. But organizer Marilee Woodrow tells The Register-Guard there will be no parade this December, and it's because of a lack of volunteers. Woodrow says potential volunteers started to call when they learned of the cancellation, but it's too late   Read More ...
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‘A Christmas Story Live’: Fox Announces Who Will Play Ralphie In Live TV Musical Adaption Of Holiday Classic
A Christmas Story Live! is one step closer to making your holiday dreams come true. Fox has announced that child actor Andy Walken will star as Ralphie Parker, the bespeckled, BB-gun loving main character in the network’s live musical adaption of humorist Jean Shepherd’s 1983 Christmas classic. Walken is an 11-year-old actor who has several acting credits under his belt. including NCIS and Heartbeat   Read More ...
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Dates And Details Revealed For 2017 Christmas Day Parade Taping At Walt Disney World And Disneyland
It is one of the most wonderful times of the year and a great time to be at the Disney Parks, but when is the Christmas Day Parade taping in 2017? As has become the norm, the dates for this year’s parade taping have been released in October, and it looks as if last year’s trend is going to continue. Some of the dates and details for this year’s taping at Walt Disney World and Disneyland have now been revealed to help you make your travel plans   Read More ...
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Baby Ugly Christmas Sweaters Too Cute Not To Wear
The “ugly Christmas sweater” has become as ubiquitous to the holiday season as mistletoe, Christmas caroling and good ol’ shopping mall Santa Claus himself. While the tradition may have started in the early 2000s as a tongue-in-cheek homage to sappy Christmas sweaters past, it’s lingered for a reason: We’re suckers for nostalgia, for parties with a (silly) purpose and an excuse to wear something festive   Read More ...
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Our Lady of the Snows shrine pushing to get Christmas display ready for Holiday Season
BELLEVILLE, IL - It`s beginning to look a lot like a change in the seasons. “It is Christmas already at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows,” says Cheryl Hertfelder. “Yeah, we start in mid-September because you can`t get behind schedule,” says Kent Dintelmann, Grounds Supervisor. “If you have a couple of rainy days and you can`t get the machines on the ground on the turf we`re behind and trying to catch up   Read More ...
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Your Christmas tree could grace City Hall steps
The city of Providence is looking for two Christmas trees. It needs a 35-foot to 45-foot spruce or fir tree for the steps of City Hall, as well as a 15-foot to 20-foot tree for the Providence Rink. Residents can nominate their tree by sending an email with a description and a photo to Lizzie Araujo, who is the deputy director of the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, at laraujo@providenceri   Read More ...
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Providence puts out the call for Christmas trees
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Do you have a spruce or a fir that would look great as a Christmas tree? The city of Providence wants to hear from you. Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office announced Wednesday that residents can nominate their own trees to be displayed on the steps of Providence City Hall, or at the skating rink in Kennedy Plaza. The city needs at 35- to 45-foot spruce or fir tree for City Hall, and a 15- to 20-foot spruce or fir tree for Kennedy Plaza   Read More ...
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Boy whose town threw him an early Christmas dies
A 3-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September has died. Christian Risner of Lebo died Saturday in Emporia. Christian's family announced his death on a Facebook page they established after the boy was diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer in April 2016. Christian began hospice care in August. He loved Christmas, so Lebo - a town of about 940 people - put on a special celebration Sept   Read More ...
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Buying a fresh Christmas tree in Boise? Supplies could be low | Idaho Statesman
It might be a Christmas miracle if everyone who wants a real tree this year actually gets one — and that’s why at least one Treasure Valley business is encouraging customers to order and pay for them now. “Expect to see the price of trees around town inflate due to the shortage,” North End Organic Nursery told customers in a Facebook message on Oct   Read More ...
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Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland not returning to Upstate or Asheville this year
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland said its holiday light show will not be returning to the Upstate or the Mountains this year. The Bristol, TN-based company made the announcement on its website that it will not be returning to either Heritage Park in Simpsonville or the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center in Asheville for the 2017 Christmas season   Read More ...
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Why Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher aren’t giving their kids Christmas gifts 
It might sound like a Bad Moms Christmas on the surface, but Mila Kunis has her reasons for not giving her kids any gifts this holiday season. The actress and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, are parents to a 3-year-old daughter, Wyatt, and nearly 1-year-old son, Dmitri, and Kunis says the children are too young to truly comprehend getting a bevy of gifts on one day   Read More ...
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Hindu Diwali festival without fireworks? The Supreme Court says Delhi needs to breathe.
NEW DELHI — Imagine Christmas without Christmas trees — that's how some in India are describing a Supreme Court order banning the sale of fireworks in New Delhi ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The ruling is an effort to prevent a repeat of last year’s post-Diwali toxic smog that plunged the Indian capital into an air pollution emergency, forcing authorities to temporarily shut down construction sites and a power plant and close schools for three days   Read More ...
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Kansas boy whose town gave him a special Christmas dies
LEBO, Kan. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September has died. Christian Risner of Lebo died Saturday in Emporia. Christian's family announced his death on a Facebook page they established after the boy was diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer in April 2016. Christian began hospice care in August   Read More ...
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'Christmas Card Lady' collection in need of a home
Just over 50 years ago, James Davis had a genius idea for the ultimate gift for his wife Helen. The World War II veteran from Gary wrote a letter to the Post-Tribune, asking its local readers to mail Christmas cards to his wife, who was deaf since she was 9. "What I am after is some way to get her a lot of Christmas cards, because she gets a bigger kick out of cards at Christmas than anything I can buy her," he wrote   Read More ...
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Christmas stamps unveiled
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The newest Christmas stamps are out. The United States Postal Service unveiled what they call the Christmas forever stamps Thursday. The four stamps celebrate the themes of four Christmas Carols: “Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” When you buy the stamps you will get a booklet of 20, five of each design   Read More ...
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7 ways to weatherproof your winter holiday travel
A White Christmas can quickly turn blue for unprepared travelers. Last year, storms created major headaches for people traveling through the West, Midwest and Northeast around the Christmas holiday, causing more than 620 flight cancellations across the U.S. That was nothing compared with 2010. A holiday blizzard in the Northeast caused nearly 10,000 flight cancellations, while a separate Christmas Day snowstorm in Atlanta contributed to 500 weather-related cancellations   Read More ...
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Giving Tree Charities Holiday Giveaway
Christmas may be over two months away but charities are already planning. The Giving Tree Charities have started receiving applications for their yearly holiday giveaway. In 2011 Eric Maher saw a friend post on Facebook that she wanted to get her son a video game for Christmas, but could not afford it, so Maher bought it himself. Fast forward a few years and now he has been able to receive hundreds of dollars in donations so he can help more children right here in Northern Nevada   Read More ...
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Mariah Carey caught off guard in live TV interview post-Las Vegas shooting
Mariah Carey's Christmas-themed interview on "Good Morning Britain" took a turn Monday as the singer was pressed for her thoughts on the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead. Carey, sprawled out on a couch in a red gown in front of a Christmas tree, was on with hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to promote her upcoming Christmas tour in the UK when Morgan asked for her reaction to the tragedy "on a human level   Read More ...
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Dec 15 - Dec 16, 2017 - A Christmas Carol
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Dec 02, 2017 - 4th Annual Lawrenceburg Christmas Craft Fair
The 4th annual Lawrenceburg Christmas Craft Fair will be held on: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, 126 N. Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. Join us for fun holiday shopping for unique handmade gifts and a few local retail vendors who offer great products. Vendors may contact Kim Brown at leanonjesus@yahoo   Read More ...
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Jingle Cruise Not Likely To Return To Disneyland This Christmas — Will It Come Back To Magic Kingdom?
Each and every Christmas season, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World bring about great activities, events, and decorations, but there may be one less bit of enjoyment this year. Rumors are flying around that the Jungle Cruise’s holiday transformation into the Jingle Cruise won’t take place out in California in 2017. Now, Disney fans are beginning to wonder if the version in Magic Kingdom in Florida is going to be without it too   Read More ...
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Prison for drunk driver who killed grandmother out Christmas shopping
GRAND RAPIDS — A man with a history of drunk driving is a “continuing threat’’ who deserves a lengthy prison term for a December crash that killed a grandmother out Christmas shopping, an assistant prosecutor said. James Michael Williams had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he drove through a flashing red light on the Northeast Side, killing 63-year-old Judith Besemer   Read More ...
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75 and sunny in Portland, but Christmas tree search is on
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Christmas might be in a little less than three months, but the search is on for the perfect tree in Maine’s largest city. Portland Downtown and the city of Portland say they have started the annual hunt for a Christmas tree to place in Monument Square. They say the tree will be lit up on Nov. 24 to kick off the holiday season   Read More ...
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5 teens in trouble for destroying Christmas trees at farm while reportedly 'bored and high'
PEARL RIVER, LA (WAFB) - Five teenagers are in hot water for reportedly destroying almost $6,000 worth of Christmas trees at farm in Pearl River. Officials with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) say the incident happened at Shady Pond Tree Farm in Pearl River. The teens involved reportedly admitted to "tree tackling," or wrestling the trees. "We received a complaint from the tree farm owner that damage was done to his property over the Labor Day weekend   Read More ...
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