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Christmas 2014

Grandmother's Ornaments

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

After all the festivities and hullabaloo are over, packing the decorations is a bittersweet experience best fortified with a glass of Cabernet, a plate of leftover fudge and one last round of nostalgic Christmas music.

Pranksters Tell Boss They Blew The Budget, Actually Donated It To People In Need

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

Considering he runs a popular prank call app, Fahim Saleh should’ve known his employees would pull a fast one on him when the opportunity presented ...

Christmas Is a Holiday Cracker on the Beach!

Tristan Welch | Posted 02.24.2015 | Taste
Tristan Welch

Once the goose is fully cooked, take the bird out of the oven and let rest for 20 minutes in a warm place in the kitchen. Be sure to reserve the juices in the oven tray to use as a rich sauce.

How Some Peruvians Celebrate Christmas

Posted 12.29.2014 | World

BY LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY Christmas should be a time for peace and joy, but, as we all know, “quality time” with family and friends can drive...

Is Your Christmas Present Spying on You?

Adam Levin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

The fact is that few of us know much about the Internet of Things, but that doesn't stop us from wanting it in our homes and on our bodies. But as we snatch up connectable products this Christmas season, the number one issue we face is the protection of our privacy.

Merry Christmas!

Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion

People from around the world are celebrating Christmas in ways that range from the sacred to the silly. Check out these photos of Pope Francis in th...

Alexander C. Kaufman

9 Restaurants Open On Christmas 2014 | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business

Chinese food is the classic Christmas-Day fallback for anyone who's not cooking. But if you're looking for more options, you've got them. A slew of...

Eleanor Goldberg

Homeless Single Mom's Christmas Wish Is For $2,800 To Become A Hospice Nurse | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact

Tara Walker, 31, kept her three kids outside of the grimy homeless shelter where they were staying in Albany, Oregon, for as many hours as she could d...

Use NORAD's Tracker To Follow Santa All Around The World

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents

Now that Christmas Eve is here and Santa's arrival is fast approaching, it's time to track the where the jolly old man is right now! The North Amer...

Celebrating Christmas In Iraq Under The Shadow Of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.24.2014 | Religion

In a Christian refugee camp in northern Iraq, a special tent stands out as a reminder of those keeping the faith alive in the midst of persecution. ...

Zombie Nativity Must Be Removed, Town Declares

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News

Officials in Sycamore Township, Ohio, are pulling the plug on a zombie-themed nativity in a front yard. Earlier this month, Jasen Dixon set up a v...

19 Funny Christmas Tweets To Get You Through The Holiday

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy

"Christmas break is like going to visit your Facebook feed in person." Truer words have never been spoken. Between being forced to watch every ...

Your Last Minute Christmas Shopping As Told By 'Supermarket Sweep'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy

What day is it?! It can't be... Christmas already?! If you're celebrating the holiday and haven't bought any presents yet (and you're familiar wit...

In Defense of Santa Claus

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

We give him because even though they do not understand about sacrifice now, children almost always grow up to know it, keenly. Through the way we gave, through the way we tried, through the small window of time we let them believe. In Santa Claus. In possibility.

Officials Order Ohio Man To Take Down Zombie Nativity Scene

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A suburban Cincinnati man's zombie-themed Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, ...

The Best Christmas Movies

Culturalist | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

The stockings are hung by the TV with care, in hopes that great Christmas movies soon will be there. When you're nestled snug on your couch, looking for a spot of yuletide cheer, here are some of the Best Christmas Movies of All Time to get you into the spirit of the season:

Christmas Gifts For Spoiled Rich Kids

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News

How do you Christmas shop for the kid who has everything -- or enough cash to buy someone who can get them everything? Turns out that there are lot...

Rand Paul Airs His Grievances On Festivus

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

With Hanukkah coming to a close and Christmas around the corner, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is making sure one other important holiday is not forgotten: F...

Katla McGlynn

9 Uses For That Sad Fruitcake You're Never Going To Eat | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy

Here's how to turn the gift that no one wants into the gift that keeps on giving: Use it as a door stop. Turn it into a beer coozie. Fix that wob...

A Look At The Tiny, Magical Depictions Of Jesus' Birth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion

Mary, Joseph and a host of shepherds and magi gather around the infant Jesus where he lies in a manger. They are figures in a critical moment of relig...

Meet The Mother-Daughter Duo Who Brought Elf On The Shelf To Life In A Big Way

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents

Looking for a creative way to display your Elf on the Shelf? This little girl just blew any of those bright ideas out of the water. Photographer G...

Displaced Christians In Iraq Prepare For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

Iraq's Christians and other religious minorities had a horrific year as the Islamic State swept through the country with its reign of terror. One bish...

17 Kids' Books From 2014 That Make Great Holiday Gifts

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

It’s that time of year again -- and you’re frantically trying to finish your holiday shopping. You’ve got the toys, but now you want something m...

Alison Spiegel

We Call Them... Secret Santa Cookies | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Taste

The cookie is INSIDE the other cookie. Surprise!

Brilliant Light Show Riffs 'All That Bass' And Moves Passersby In Huge Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact

It may have been dubbed "Quiet Corner Christmas," but this Brooklyn, Connecticut home is anything but demure. Chris Lambert decked his festive abod...