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Mall Of America Will Host A Black Santa This Year For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.01.2016 | Black Voices

’Tis the season of joy and mall Santas. For Larry Jefferson-Gamble, that means leaving his home in Dallas and traveling to Minneapolis’ Mall of Am...

Now Santa's House In The North Pole Is Listed On Zillow

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 12.01.2016 | Weird News

Ho-ho-hold on to your hats because Santa’s digs are now listen on real estate site Zillow. The company just added an off-market listing that you j...

Here Are 3 Good Reasons To Stop Lying To Your Kids about Santa Claus

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Now that the holidays are upon us, many children around the world will stand in line for or write a letter to a jolly old man dressed in red, sharing ...

Here's How To Get A Letter From Santa With A North Pole Postmark

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.29.2016 | Parents

As everyone knows, this is Santa’s busiest time of year ― and it’s tough for the big guy to answer every Christmas letter himself. So if your k...

Santas Go Back To School To Learn Tricks Of The Christmas Trade

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN (Reuters) - Randy Schneider has considered himself a professional Santa since 1999 when he found himself at a JCPenney store buying ...

Creepy New 'Santa Cams' Turn Christmas Into An Orwellian Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.21.2016 | Weird News

He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. And if you don’t believe it, kid, just look at that camera up there. “Santa’s...

Photos Reveal The Secret Lives Of Off-Season Santas

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Good News

Santa Claus certainly has a presents at Christmas, but what does he do the rest of the year? This question intrigued Miami Beach-based photographer M...

I Regret Telling My Child The Truth About The Easter Bunny

Britta Eberle | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Britta Eberle

I strongly believe that lying to kids is wrong, but I let that get in the way of being a good mother. My little boy wanted to believe in magic. He wanted to be like the other kids and I didn't let him. Instead, I put myself first.

Searching for the One: An Easter Parable

Cate Montana | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

Harriett was the youngest of her warren (or perhaps I should say fluffle, for such is called a group of bunnies in her neck of the woods). As a membe...

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Santa Claus Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Weird News

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man legally named Santa Claus was arrested after police in Idaho said they saw him driving on the wrong side of the street. ...

Let's Help Heal Rudolph

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 12.29.2015 | Media
Mary Walker Baron

Both the story and the song of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" are ingrained in our Christmas holiday narrative. This seemingly innocent and harmless Christmas song, under closer examination, is neither innocent nor harmless. In fact, it contains an insidious message that legitimizes cruelty and stigmatizes diversity.

I'm With Stupid: The Dread Affliction of Elves on Your Shelves

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.28.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I realize this is going to sound like the Grinchiest thing ever, but I cannot wait for the holiday season to finally end so I can be rid of the infernal Elf on the Shelf that first darkened our home last yuletide.

These California Police Officers Acted As Real Life Santas

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents

Days before Christmas, a family's home was burglarized and a few police officers stepped in to help restore some holiday cheer. According to a Facebo...

A Syrian Christmas

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Zaher Sahloul

In Homs there are Orthodox, Armenian, Maronite, Catholic and Anglican Christians who lived happily together with their Muslim neighbors long before the birth of my adopted homeland. All preserved their rituals, culture and languages throughout the ages.

Can a Jew Love Christmas?

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.27.2015 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Jackie and Jay decided to visit New York and ask people on the street to convince Jackie to watch their favorite Christmas movie. Do you think it worked?

Skydiving Santa Dangles From Lamppost After Parachute Crash

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Weird News

A skydiving Kris Kringle crashed into a lamppost on Christmas Day in footage posted online. Santa Claus is seen parachuting into the Romanian capital ...

Stranded Santa Claus Saved By Firefighters After Car Blaze

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Good News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A stranded Santa Claus whose car caught fire Christmas morning is sure to put one northern Urah fire department on his nice li...

Secret Santa's Inflation Hedges for 2016

Phil Davis | Posted 12.25.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

I have something I can give you for the holidays -- a way to help insure some future prosperity with a few inflation-fighting stock picks that can brighten up your portfolio, which also can be used to help balance your home budget against unexpected cost increases.

Here's All The Polling You Need To Know About Santa Claus

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents

Back in 1985, The New York Times polled a bunch of kids on their belief in Santa and was relieved to find that "[i]n an age when children seem to grow...

Dear Santa: A Mother's Christmas List

Brooke Arellano | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

I tell my kids that in order to get what they want for Christmas, they need to write Santa a letter with all of their Christmas wishes. So, this year I've decided to heed my own advice in hopes of making all my Christmas wishes come true.

How To Explain Santa Claus To Your Kids Without Ruining The Magic

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.03.2016 | Comedy

If you've got nosey kids, they're probably going to have a lot of questions about Santa Claus. But you don't want to ruin the surprise just yet -- the...

Santa's Robot Reindeer Are The Literal Nightmare Before Christmas

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.24.2015 | Science

Ho-ho-no. Rudolph and the gang are in deep reindeer dung. BigDog robots have apparently taken the job of pulling Santa's sleigh. Enjoy the toy gig whi...

Knife-Wielding Santa Gets Naughty At KFC

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 12.23.2015 | Weird News

Santa's at the top of his own naughty list this year. Police in England are looking for a man who robbed a KFC dressed as Santa Claus in Alfreton, De...

In Defense of Jolly Old St. Nick

Courtney Byrne | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Courtney Byrne

Let them be incredibly excited about Santa. As the parents, do good that they can see: read them books about the first Christmas, help your friends, and donate your time or toys to the poor. Don't worry so much about the littlest ones in your house "turning out ok." As they grow, they'll see the good you do at the holidays; they'll recognize that you give so much more (all year) than you receive, and they'll pick up on it, I promise.