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Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

NORAD Santa Tracker Celebrates 60 Years

NORAD Santa Tracker Celebrates 60 Years

Sixty years ago, a misprinted phone number directed Santa-seeking children to dial an Air Force base in Colorado. Now, decades later, what was once a mistake has become a tradition.

Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Fake Packages Left on Doorsteps for Thieves

Fake Packages Left on Doorsteps for Thieves

A man in one Utah community says his neighbors have begun placing decoy packages on front porches in an effort to thwart holiday delivery thieves.

Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Brooklyn Flea Market Offers 'Morbid' Holiday Gift Ideas

Brooklyn Flea Market Offers 'Morbid' Holiday Gift Ideas

What to get the loved one who has everything? Steven Rabinowitz wracked his brain before settling on (spoiler alert, relatives!) a raccoon skull.

Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Caroling Students Serenade With 'Dial-a-Carol' Hotline

Caroling Students Serenade With 'Dial-a-Carol' Hotline

If you call up the "Dial-a-Carol" hotline any time of day or night, someone will pick up and spread holiday cheer by singing you a carol. Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have...

Monday, Dec 14, 2015

SoCal Artist Creates Real-Life Gingerbread House

SoCal Artist Creates Real-Life Gingerbread House

Many children join their parents in the building of a gingerbread house as Christmas draws near. The gumdrops have to be placed along the cookie roof, the icing has to mimic snow along the front path, and...

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015

'It's a Blessing': Charity Pays Off Layaway Bills for Connecticut Families

'It's a Blessing': Charity Pays Off Layaway Bills for Connecticut Families

Burlington Coat Factory customers in East Hartford, Connecticut, who were enrolled in the store's layaway program received an early Christmas present Saturday morning. “Your layaways have been paid away,”...

Friday, Dec 11, 2015

Reindeer Sprinkles on Live Television

Reindeer Sprinkles on Live Television

Oh, deer. When a reindeer visited NBC 7 News Midday Friday, he surprised the station's anchors on live television as only an animal can. As soon as Megan Tevrizian and Jason Austell introduced Rudy and...

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015
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By Danielle Abreu

Holiday 2015: Tech & Gadget Gifts Under $100

Shopping for a gadget-obsessed friend or family member? Discover the coolest...View gallery

  • Virtual Reality Headset
  • Touch Tonic Gloves
  • Zackeese Turn Signal Gloves
Friday, Dec 11, 2015

How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate for the Holidays

How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate for the Holidays

Learn how to prepare champurrado, a chocolate-based drink that is popular during the Christmas season. The recipe comes from Enriqueta Lemoine, a food blogger in Miami.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

Christmas Stocking Weighs in as World's Largest

Christmas Stocking Weighs in as World's Largest

Santa may need more reindeer to haul the gifts required to fill what's been designated as the world's largest Christmas stocking.

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