1.||In Santa's Bag: Great Gifts for Mommy|
As Christmas nears and little Johnny or Susie wants to get mommy a gift, the first reaction often is a
simple one: "Let's go to the mall and get her a gift certificate so that she can
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One foggy Christmas Eve, Santa Claus made Rudolph the most popular reindeer
of all-time. Once chastised for his red nose, Rudolph's name went down in
history when his guiding light saved Christmas for kids the world over.
Folklore aside, and much to the delight of kids in every ...
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3.||Christmas Cookies: Santa's Midnight Snack|
Cookies. Who doesn't love them? We dip them in milk. We cover them with icing
and sprinkles. We make them in various shapes and sizes and devour them with
abandon, not giving a second thought to their caloric content.
Why? Because they're delicious!
We eat cookies ...
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4.||Sleigh Bells Ring...|
Sleighs are intertwined with Christmas traditions and have been for ages. Our favorite Christmas songs include the use of sleighs. Jingle Bells romanticizes the one-horse open sleigh, while several songs about Jolly Ol' St. Nick make mention of Santa's favored mode of transportation - yep, ...
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5.||Yuletide Gifts for the Religious Adult|
As Christmas approaches and we begin procuring gifts for family and friends,
it's sometimes difficult to know exactly what to give certain individuals.
Spiritually inclined adults are often a challenge because you want to evoke in
them their spirited passion for the true meaning of Christmas ...
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6.||Underneath the Mistletoe|
Each and every Christmas season we deck the halls with boughs of holly. We
put up and decorate Christmas trees. We sing Christmas carols and make eggnog.
We bake Christmas cookies and make peanut butter fudge. We buy, wrap ...
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7.||Avoid Dangerous Toys for Toddlers|
Santa's elves make all kinds of toys at the North Pole. From lavish
electronic devices to simple board games, those in St. Nick's employ are a
versatile group. Unfortunately, however, not all toys are safe for all age
groups. In fact, children under three ...
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8.||A Family Christmas After Divorce|
The popular saying goes like this: "Breaking up is hard to do." Yet, when it
comes to marriage in the U.S., a large percentage of us do it. Divorce, however
unpleasant, is commonplace in today's society, and dealing with it during the
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9.||Great Christmas Tales Your Kids Will Love|
If you teach your children to love books at an early age you're doing them a
lifelong favor. And there's no better place to start than at Christmas. Not only do books make
great holiday gifts, but there are hundreds of wonderful children's books that
deal with Christmas themes. ...
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10.||Favorite Christmas Songs for Kids|
What do kids love most about Christmas? The gifts, of course! When Santa and
the elves dream big, children explode with delight. But the holiday season is
about more than gift giving, and kids celebrate Christmas in a variety of ways.
Chief among them are Christmas ...
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11.||Take Care When Choosing a Christmas Tree|
Selecting and decorating the Christmas tree is one of our most valued
Yuletide traditions. Of all the symbols we associate with the holiday season,
few are more recognizable than the Christmas tree. We take great care in
selecting a beautiful, fragrant evergreen to place ...
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12.||Christmas in Another World: Romania|
While much of the civilized world celebrate ancient Christmas traditions, it
wasn't always so in Romania, a country once shackled to the now-defunct Soviet
Union. Prior to the country's break from the communist-led Soviet bloc, Romanian
residents were forced to abandon - or at least submerge - many of ...
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13.||Have Yourself a Merry (and Safe!) Little Christmas|
If you've ever had a real tree in your home for the holidays, you know
there's nothing quite like it. Sure, artificial Christmas trees are great and
are no-brainers for convenience and safety, but a ...
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14.||Yummy Yuletide Recipes You'll Love|
Of all the traditions you'll embrace this Christmas season, few are as
resplendent and revered as a bounteous holiday feast. A table full of family and
friends with cups that runneth over truly brings joy to the occasion. ...
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15.||Timeless Toys of Christmas|
There's an old adage we're all familiar with: the more things change, the
more they stay the same. There certainly is some element of truth to that when
discussing the Christmas holiday. The season of yuletide greetings is laden with
tradition, but that hasn't kept us ...
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