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Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

White Christmas: Storms Expected to Leave Holiday Snow

White Christmas: Storms Expected to Leave Holiday Snow

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Be careful what you wish for. A "significant storm system" is expected to move through the northern Plains on Christmas Day, bringing whiteout conditions and driving winds...

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

Track Santa: NORAD's Santa Tracker

Track Santa: NORAD's Santa Tracker

Santa entered North American airspace half an hour before Christmas Eve, at 04:30 Zulu time, according to the mission team in Canada charged with tracking his trip around the world this weekend.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
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By Kirsten Kovats

7 Ways to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams This Season

Nothing says happy holidays quite like new ways to get scammed, overcharged,...View gallery

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Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Here's How to Stay Safe While Online Shopping

Here's How to Stay Safe While Online Shopping

'Tis the season to be jolly — but it's also the season for identity theft, phishing and credit card fraud. With Christmas just days away, people are using their smartphones and other devices to get...

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns

Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns

Consumer Reports checks out the five best and the five worst major retailers for returns. Among the best are Nordstrom and L.L. Bean, which both allow returns with no receipts and no time limit. Sears and Barnes and Noble are listed as among the worst retailers to return items to for their more restrictive policies.

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

An Ice Castle Rises in Wisconsin

An Ice Castle Rises in Wisconsin

An ice castle winter wonderland is taking shape in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. What started as a small idea for Brent Christensen and his family has turned into a family activity for all.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Wildest and Wacky Stories of 2016

Wildest and Wacky Stories of 2016

NBC's Raphael Seth takes a look back at the lighter side of 2016.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Vanity Plate Lands Santa on Naughty List

Vanity Plate Lands Santa on Naughty List

A custom license plate has landed an Alabama Santa on the naughty list. Dave Reid, also known as Santa, was baffled when the license plate he'd displayed on his SUV for six years was suddenly deemed offensive when he tried to renew it this year. The tag read "HO HO" and was on a specialty wildlife plate featuring a deer.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

McCartney, Johansson and More Sing 'Wonderful Christmastime'

McCartney, Johansson and More Sing 'Wonderful Christmastime'

Host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots join Paul McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly for an a cappella rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime."

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Neighbors Honor Md. Man Unable to Make Legendary Christmas Display

Neighbors Honor Md. Man Unable to Make Legendary Christmas Display

A Maryland man who has created an over-the-top Christmas light display for nearly 30 years is taking a break this year as he fights cancer, but his home won't be short on holiday cheer. Ted Adleman's neighbors...

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