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Do You Prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays’ [POLL]

Time for the annual media hype around the nonexistent WAR ON CHRISTMAS. A new Rasmussen Reports survey has found that 70% of Americans say they prefer signs that say "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays."

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The ‘Ugly Sweater’ Song [VIDEO]

If you've been to an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party, you know the deal. Find a heinous old-school Christmas sweater, and wear it with pride: Puff paint, embroidered reindeer, dangling snowballs made of cotton, maybe some ribbon.

And now there's a song in honor of the fashion emergency known as the Christmas sweater. You can find it on YouTube titled appropriately, "Ugly Sweater" by Mistletoe Conspiracy. It came out last year, but it's timeless.

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Salvation Army of Lubbock’s ‘Angel Tree’ Program Underway

This year, The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program will help to provide gifts to over 4,300 children in need making Christmas a joyful time for all.

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Check Out Some Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids [PHOTOS]

Struggling to decide what to buy for a child this holiday season? Then check out this collection of unique holiday gifts for kids of all ages courtesy of ‘The Early Show.’

Gift ideas include the Scruble Cube, a game that combines the Rubik’s Cube with Scrabble, dolls from the StinkyKids collection, chopsticks for kids with animal toppers and a device that makes rainbows.

Check out some neat holiday gift items for youngsters below. 

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32 Percent Have More to Be Thankful for This Year — Survey of the Day

Sometimes it gets lost in all the traveling and stuffing and football, but the point of Thanksgiving is to acknowledge the things you’re thankful for from the past year. According to a new poll from Harris Interactive of 2,463 adults, only 32 percent will have more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving than they have in the previous few Thanksgivings.

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Can Thanksgiving Actually Improve Your Self-Esteem? — Health Check

For many of us, Thanksgiving means gathering with family and enjoying time-tested recipes — Dad’s famous mashed potatoes, your brother’s homemade cranberry sauce, or Grandma’s pumpkin pie.

While the food itself may be wonderful, there’s a psychological component to eating the same things every year that benefits the human mind.

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Who Has the Best Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Coverage?

The annual 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' is going to be on CBS and NBC this Thanksgiving. The important question is: 'which network will have the best guests?' Well, you can find out on the next page!

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Black Friday Deals Every Pet Owner Should Know About

Planning to get a jump on your holiday shopping this week? Don’t forget man’s best friend — a variety of pet retailers are offering steals and deals for the dog and cat sets on Black Friday. Get out there early and get Fido what he really wants for the holidays this year!

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Occupy Small Business This Saturday!

With Black Friday coming up, all eyes are on the big retail chains, and who's going to open earliest. Your Walmarts, Best Buys, Targets...they're the ones who get a ton of press and a ton of sales.

If you're sick of it, maybe you can get behind a brilliant new Thanksgiving shopping holiday: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.

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Top 10 Christmas Songs

The top Christmas songs help make the holidays one of the most wonderful times of year to be a fan of classic rock. We're sure you're all aware that radio stations and retail outlets start overplaying the traditional songs of the season weeks before Thanksgiving. Thankfully,

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Did William Shatner Almost Die Deep-Frying a Thanksgiving Turkey? [VIDEO]

William Shatner has teamed up with State Farm Insurance to warn Americans to be careful when deep-frying turkeys this Thanksgiving. And as it turns out, he speaks from personal experience.

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Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods

 

If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”?

In order to answer these hard-hitting questions and maybe even give you some interesting small-talk for the table, here are the stories behind the traditional Thanksgiving foods.

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