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The Real Story Behind Santa Claus

The Santa Claus that my little boy is learning about- the one decked out in red and white-is synonymous with Christmas, flying reindeer, a hearty laugh, and presents galore. But do you know what is believed to be the real story of how Santa got his start?

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

5 Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts

Every year we tell ourselves the same thing, “This year I’m going to do all of my Christmas shopping really early!” Let’s not kid ourselves- chances are, you're going to wait until the last minute and then frantically panic just before festivities begin.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Robots Programmed to Write out Christmas Cards

 

I know a lot of people have stopped sending Christmas cards, but not me. I'm not saying that I love writing out what feels like a million cards every year, but it's a nice tradition that makes people smile and I don't want to see it lost.

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Scott Barbour-Getty Image

‘Shop with a Sheriff’ – Touching Little Lives in Norwich

As a kid who grew up pretty poor, this makes my heart swell with happiness. I remember the few times that someone slipped me a couple dollars so I could pick out a Christmas present for my mom. Sometimes it was a scarf, sometimes it was a bar of nice soap. Small gifts, really but it meant the world to be able to give something to her.

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Matt Cardy-Getty Images

Five Surprising Facts About Christmas Songs

I absolutely love this time of year. I love the weather, the time with family and singing along to Christmas songs.

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Cocktails Made From Tears

This definitely falls into the category of things that make you scrunch up your face and scratch your head.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Letters From Santa Postmarked From the North Pole

The United States Postal Service is doing their part once again to keep the magic of Santa Claus alive with its “Letters from Santa” program.

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Maury Phillips/Getty Images

Breakfast with Santa in Oxford

If you've got little ones in your life who love the jolly big man in red, you won't want to miss the chance for them to sit down and enjoy breakfast with Santa himself.

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Stockbyte

How Many Employees Would Santa Need on Christmas Eve?

Everyone knows that Santa relies on the magic of Christmas to deliver presents to every kid in the world in one night.  But...what if he didn't? 

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iStock

Holiday Tipping Guide

‘Tis the season to tip. But who should you tip and how much should you give them? This is a question that I wrestle with every holiday season and if you’re in the same boat, here’s some info that might help.

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Istock

Secrets Of The Mall Santa [GLENN REACTS]

It's hard to believe that Christmas is almost here. If you've been to the mall then you've seen the 'mall Santa'.

I tell Tara that the 'mall Santas' are helpers of the big guy in the red suit. It's kinda like the 'Elf on the Shelf', except mall Santas don't lose their magic if you touch them.

Here are some secrets of the 'Mall Santa'.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Home for the Holidays at the Roberson Museum [WATCH]

Along the bank of the Susquehanna in Binghamton sits a stately mansion, steeped in history and an engaging atmosphere which lures in people of all ages. This breathtaking place is called the Roberson Mansion and Museum.

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Glenn

What Your ‘Elf’ Is Trying to Tell You [GLENN REACTS]

The Elf on the Shelf has been catching some flack lately. Some parents and psychologists don’t like it and claim that it’s “creepy."  I'd like to quote Aaron Rogers from last year and say "RELAX."

It's for fun and if the kids behave a little better during the holiday season, then the Elf has done it's job. So they can't talk, but what if they could? What would Suzie and the other elves tell us if they could talk. 

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Andrew Burton-Getty Images

Free Christmas Dinner For Southern Tier Community

On Christmas, I love sitting down at my family’s large table, surrounded with all my favorite foods but even more so, I love being able to share all that incredible food with the people I love. However, not everyone in our community is able to do this.

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