Gift Guides, Events and Holiday Cheer

Dec 16, 2014

Postal Service Braces for Busiest Mailing Day

Postal Service Braces for Busiest Mailing Day

The U.S. Postal Service is preparing for its yearly rush. The agency said Monday, Dec. 15, will be the busiest mailing day of the year, with over 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed....

Dec 12, 2014

"Layaway Angel" Spends $20K on Toys "R" Us Accounts

"Layaway Angel" Spends $20K on Toys "R" Us Accounts

An anonymous person paid the layaway accounts of about 150 people at a Toys "R" Us store in Bellingham, Massachusetts, in an act of holiday cheer that covered $20,000 in merchandise.

Dec 14, 2014

New York's SantaCon Stresses Nice Over Naughty

New York's SantaCon Stresses Nice Over Naughty

New York kicked off its annual SantaCon pub crawl Saturday with a brief lecture by a prominent civil rights lawyer on the costumed participants' First Amendment rights

Dec 12, 2014

NYC SantaCon Bars Revealed

NYC SantaCon Bars Revealed

Jolly, red-suited revelers will take to bars and restaurants in midtown Saturday as the festive but controversial SantaCon bar crawl winds through the Manhattan neighborhood.

Dec 11, 2014
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By Gabriella Iannetta

Best Gifts for Foodies

From a sriracha key chain to an on-the-go barware set, this gallery has the... See Full Gallery

Dec 11, 2014

Haunted Christmas House Disturbs Some Parents

Haunted Christmas House Disturbs Some Parents

Christmas is a special time for many families, especially those with children. It's a time of innocence, when kids can let their imaginations run wild, immersing themselves in the magical journey of Santa Claus....

Dec 11, 2014

SantaCon Retains Civil Rights Lawyer

SantaCon Retains Civil Rights Lawyer

Organizers of the SantaCon bar crawl say they have retained a famous civil rights lawyer and are looking to transform the festive bar crawl's image amid growing opposition from New York City neighborhoods.

Dec 1, 2014
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By Caroline Aghajanian

Holiday 2014: Gifts That Give Back

A better feeling than getting presents during the holidays is the feeling of... See Full Gallery

Dec 10, 2014

Santa Brings 3-Year-Old Girl's Dad Home From Afghanistan

Santa Brings 3-Year-Old Girl's Dad Home From Afghanistan

When a 3-year-old girl asked Santa to bring her daddy home from Afghanistan for Christmas, he delivered. Elizabeth Matthews reports.

Dec 12, 2014
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By Jason Kandel

#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters

It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family... See Full Gallery

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