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Fresh Christmas Trees Will Cost More

A real Christmas tree this year is going to cost more thanks to a new “fee” imposed by the Obama administration to fund marketing of real Christmas trees. Just as the government pushes milk and meat the new program proposes to push real Christmas trees in support of the real Christmas tree industry in the United States. The average cost of a tree will rise 15 cents thanks to the …
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Do They Know It’s Christmas Gets Reworked for Ebola

The words to ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ has been reworked to address the Ebola virus. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure who organized the original hit thirty years ago, were present at a Notting Hill recording studio earlier to oversee the production of the remake. Stars like Rita Ora, One Direction’s, Harry Styles and a host of other musicians have been in the West London studio putting the final touches …
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U.S. Postal Service Announces Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas. It’s also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards. To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early. Taking advantage of the Postal Service’s online postage and free package pick-up may help …
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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 private sector counterparts. So they started a petition and eventually it was made law. Christmas is on the federal calendar …
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Utah Town Brings Halloween and Christmas to Sick Little Boy

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 to live gets to make the most of it. Ethan Van Leuven has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for more than …
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Eggnog Sticker Shock Awaits Americans

A recent poll found food prices overall putting the pinch on American spending plans for Christmas but grocers are bracing for the coming backlash for one of the priciest increases in holiday food costs: eggnog. Common pricing in stores early in the holiday season show eggnog topping $6 in some markets for just a half gallon of the sweet stuff. Specialty nogs will be priced anywhere from $5 to $18 …
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National Christmas Tree Lighting Event Details Announced

The National Park Service and National Park Foundation have announced that the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting on the White House Ellipse will be held on December 4th. The event is traditionally hosted by the President and First Family and usually features a celebrity or two that provides holiday entertainment. A lottery for free tickets to the annual holiday event opens on October 17th. According to the National Park Service, …
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Gifts for the Shamelessly Rich by Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus is out with their annual catalog of absurd Christmas gift ideas. They’ve been doing this a long time and it makes for great Christmas fun every October. The Dallas-based retailer’s top gift this year is The House of Creed Bespoke fragrance journey, priced at $475,000. For that amount of money you and a guest can travel to France to meet with the fragrance designer who will come up …
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Retailers Optimistic for Strong Christmas Sales

The National Retail Federation is predicting a robust 4 percent increase in Christmas sales for 2014. That would be an improvement over the disappointing 3 percent return reported for last year. “Retailers could see a welcome boost in holiday shopping, giving some companies the shot in the arm they need after a volatile first half of the year and an uneventful summer,” said NRF President-CEO Matthew Shay in a statement. …
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Legacy Christmas Classic Albums Announced

Legacy Recordings’ Classic Christmas Album series rings in this year’s holiday season with new collections by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Il Divo, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, plus compilations of hard rock, country and pop Christmas classics. The eight new titles will be available everywhere October 7, 2014 through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. This year not only introduces genre-specific, various artist compilations to the series but also …
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Santa and Rockettes Disrupt NYC Traffic

Santa and the Rockettes stopped traffic in New York City today — literally. With the traditional high leg kicks of the Rockettes and Santa’s unflappable jolliness the event was all a promotion for Radio City Music Hall’s annual “Christmas in August” event. Santa along with 15 Rockettes costumed as rag dolls, stood on a Radio City Music Hall porch on Thursday as 12 Rockettes dressed as toy soldiers marched on …
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Christmas Movie Stars Honored on Walk of Fame

Last year’s opening of Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio promised to make that spot a Christmas movie wonderland with the opening of a museum dedicated to Christmas movie memorabilia. Now they have taken that concept a bit further by establishing the Christmas movie star “Walk of Fame”. Four actors — Drew Hocevar and Patty Johnson, the angry elves from A Christmas Story; Ian Petrella, who played Randy in A Christmas …