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Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

Letter to Santa Travels Nearly 800 Miles by Balloon

Letter to Santa Travels Nearly 800 Miles by Balloon

Six-year-old Ke'ani Page of Lafayette, Louisiana, released a balloon into the air with a letter to Santa attached. Page was asking for a tablet, light-up shoes and a turtle. Four days later, Rachel Goffinet...

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

'Tonight Show' Thank You Notes: Santa Claus

'Tonight Show' Thank You Notes: Santa Claus

Jimmy pens thank you notes to menorahs, ugly Christmas sweaters and other things.

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

Hospice Nurse Brings Christmas to a Mother Fighting Brain Cancer

Hospice Nurse Brings Christmas to a Mother Fighting Brain Cancer

Unable to work as she fights cancer, Karla Vasquez wasn’t sure how she’d provide for her family this Christmas. But her hospice nurse and his colleagues stepped in to help.

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

White House Staff Pranks Obama With 'Creepy' Snowmen

White House Staff Pranks Obama With 'Creepy' Snowmen

For most, Frosty the Snowman is a jolly happy soul. But for President Barack Obama, the snow sculpture gives him the willies. “There’s a whole kind of Chucky element to them,” he said, referencing the killer...

Friday, Dec 23, 2016

Starbucks Offers Free Drinks for 10 Days at Certain Stores

Starbucks Offers Free Drinks for 10 Days at Certain Stores

Starbucks aims to drum up holiday sales with promises of free espresso drinks this season — as long as you're in the right store. Starting Friday, select Starbucks stores will host 1,000 Pop Up Cheer...

Friday, Dec 23, 2016

Mystery Donor Gifts Kids in Need With $20K Toy-Buying Spree

Mystery Donor Gifts Kids in Need With $20K Toy-Buying Spree

Wide-eyed and eager, young children from dozens of families browsed the aisles of a Long Island toy store just before Christmas, living a childhood dream: they got to pick anything they wanted. "It was just...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Santa and His Helpers Visit Children in Hospital

Santa and His Helpers Visit Children in Hospital

Children forced to spend their holidays in the hospital got some holiday cheer from Santa, Mrs. Claus and helpers. The visit to the Nassau University Medical Center was organized by the Nassau County Ambulance...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Soldier Surprises Brother at Long Island School

Soldier Surprises Brother at Long Island School

Leo Medina's Christmas wish came true when he saw his brother, Army Private Justin Purnell. Greg Cergol reports.

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Montreal's 'Rockefeller-Style' Christmas Tree Is Epic Fail

Montreal's 'Rockefeller-Style' Christmas Tree Is Epic Fail

The feeble fir has even drawn comparisons with the scrawny tree pictured in the popular children's holiday special "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

NYPD Officers Deliver Secret Santa Gifts to Brooklyn Kids

NYPD Officers Deliver Secret Santa Gifts to Brooklyn Kids

NYPD officers helped bring Christmas cheer to the families of kids at one school in Brooklyn.

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