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Pros and Cons of Thanksgiving

Jimmy Fallon looks at the pros and cons of Thanksgiving: Courtesy of RealThanksgiving.com

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Cool Whip 1969

Here’s a look back at Thanksgiving from 1969 — and the advent of Cool Whip: Courtesy of RealThanksgiving.com

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Kenny Rogers and James Brown Thanksgiving

Rude, irreverent…and incredibly funny: Courtesy of RealThanksgiving.com

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Federal Workers Want the Day After Christmas Off

Most people do not know that Christmas as a national holiday in the United States came about because of a labor dispute with federal workers. Society at large hardly worked on Christmas in 1870 and federal workers were jealous that they didn’t get the day off with pay like their…

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Massive Piles of Coal at the North Pole

Breaking News! A week ago we told you about sleighs leaving North Pole. Today they are starting to come back and they are loaded with COAL! Elf Ed Zachary says this isn’t what you think it is. Santa does not give kids coal. It is being piled up in a…

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Butter Basting Your Turkey

Thanksgiving advice from 1956: Courtesy of RealThanksgiving.com

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Utah Town Brings Halloween and Christmas to Sick Little Boy

m4s0n501 In a close-knit Utah town where time has become a precious commodity for one family, the Christmas lights are already up and Halloween is in full swing 10 days early. The town of West Jordan has come together to ensure that a 4-year-old boy with only a short time…

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Dude, There’s Christmas Creep in California

The CBS affiliate in Southern California cannot believe it. Christmas is everywhere and, dude, customers are, like, baffled, confused and angry. Check out this incredible local report about how bad Christmas creep is in SoCal. Then check out the facts. South Coast Plaza is a mall in Costa Mesa that…

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Merry Podcast #42 — Christmas from Italy

The Christmas music contributions of Italian-American crooner Perry Como is explored from a career that spanned 60 years. The timeless classics such as There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas are just the beginning of what there is to know…

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1938 Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Connecticut Governor Wilbur L. Cross reading his 1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation to his cabinet. This was the first sound film ever made featuring a Governor of Connecticut: Courtesy of RealThanksgiving.com

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The Greatest Thanksgiving Scene on TV

While there are a lot of great Thanksgiving clips from TV history this has to be the greatest: Courtesy of RealThanksgiving.com

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Legend of La Befana

By Jeff Westover Of the many images of Halloween none can be scarier for a child than that of a witch — an ugly, stern, mean old woman with a broom. It is an element of Halloween that defies explanation, a betrayal of both history and tradition. The image of…

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