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Top Five Christmas Hoaxes

For every round of Jingle Bells filling the frosty air this Christmas there is a growing chorus of “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch” as the trend of Christmas tomfoolery known as Christmas hoaxes, pranks and scams seems to be picking up steam. Don’t be fooled this festive season. Here is a list of famous and some not-so-nice tricks of Christmas to look out for as you celebrate Christmas online …
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Christmas Stress: A Man’s Perspective

I take nothing away from the women in my life when it comes to the holidays. From coordinating all the family activities to preparing food, parties and gifts there is little that doesn’t get done by them and left untouched by me. But men too have plenty to stress over at Christmastime. I go back to that first Christmas Eve as an example of what men can have to handle. …
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The Connection Between Halloween and Christmas

By B. Francis Morlan Imagine this: holiday celebrants by the hundreds take to the streets wearing all manner of costumes and masks, going door to door seeking treats in a yearly ritual of fun and frivolity. Halloween, right? Nope — it’s Christmas. The ancient art of “mumming” dates back to before Christ and is eerily described these days in the fashion of Halloween: bands of neighbors and friends going door …
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Christmas at the White House

Christmas of 1924 in the White House was a sad and glum affair. The new tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree, started just a year earlier, was the last thing President Calvin Coolidge wanted to do. Though the event had enjoyed widespread publicity he simply lacked the heart to participate. It was only a last minute change of heart that made it come to pass. That Christmas President Coolidge …