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Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter Asking Santa To Find The Man Who Shot Him

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Crime

A young boy in England is begging Santa Claus to help cops track down the gunman who shot him and his mom outside their home. Seven-year-old Christian...

Toddler Has The Cutest Reaction To Seeing Santa Claus

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents

When U.K. mom Hollie Smith took her 17-month-old daughter Riley to see Father Christmas, aka Santa Claus, the toddler had an adorable reaction...

This 11-Year-Old Girl Shared A Selfless Wish In Her Letter To Santa

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents

When 11-year-old Bobbie-Mae Chalk wrote a letter to Santa Claus this year, she didn't ask for new toys or games. Instead, she wished that Santa would ...

Best Christmas List Ever? Kid Wants 'GTA 5,' Without The Hookers

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.17.2015 | Weird News

It's the holiday season, but at least one person wants you to know he can do without Holly, Tinsel and Poinsettia ... assuming those are all names of...

How To Get Children Through Santa Pictures (Without Scars)

Andrea Nair | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

If getting a picture with Santa is important to you, I'm going to put my psychotherapist hat on to give you these 10 suggestions for making your session go as smoothly as it can.

Antarctica -- Diplomats at the End of the World

ADST | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, stipulates that Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes and that "no new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force."

Are We Lying to Our Kids, or Keeping the Magic Alive?

Diana Whitney | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Diana Whitney

"Made in China?" A. asks dubiously. She fingers a white tag on Shelf Elf's rump. "I thought he was from the North Pole.

Mysterious Crop Circles Appear Over Mexico: Spawn Suspiciously Huge Attention From Authorities

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 03.07.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Like gifts left by Santa, the crops appeared to the eye on Christmas morning, while couple witnesses reported seeing bright lights around the area the night before.

A Christmas Miracle

Sarah Amento | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Sarah Amento

The understanding that they can lose me is very real. Belief is the only thing they have. If they only dealt with "reality," or what they see, imagine how defeating this would be.

Here's Why Ariana Grande Is 'Repulsed' By Santa | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment

Ariana Grande revealed she is “repulsed” by Santa Claus. The “Santa Tell Me” singer opened up about her hit holiday song on Friday and explain...

The Story of Young Santa

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.24.2015 | Books
Irene Monroe

The magic of Christmas lies in ritual. For me it's reading a Yuletide tale. As a child the ritual was my carefully handwritten letters to Santa, and...

Christmas in the Old Syrian City of Homs

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Zaher Sahloul

Some Christian families started to trickle back following the truce between the regime forces and the rebels but life will never go back the way it was. Most Muslim families were not allowed to return to their homes. This year, Christmas in Homs will have a big void, its Muslim merrymakers.

How a Santa Statue and a Disney Cartoon Helped Save Christmas

Tabatha Kammann | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Tabatha Kammann

Up until two days ago we kept up the facade that Santa is in fact real, even if we weren't sure what our son thought. I mean, the more we play it up, the more he'll want to believe it too, right?

Daily Meditation: The Night Before Christmas

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.24.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Sun, Sand, Seafood... and Santa: How to Do an Australian Christmas

Dominique Kane | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel
Dominique Kane

A white Christmas the Australian way is different to what you're used to. Instead of glistening white snow, you're more likely to see white sand baking in the sun. Rather than rugging up inside with family and friends to beat the cold, we're busy trying to cool off in mid-summer.

Why Santa Doesn't Come to Our House

Shari Medini | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

We talk about Santa, we read books about Santa, we watch movies about Santa. But Matteo (who is 4 this year) has always helped buy gifts for others, never received a present "From Santa" and has always been very appreciative of the people who actually gave him gifts.

Illinois elves have some gift ideas for your favorite politicians

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.21.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Still trying to check off your last gift-buying errands on your holiday list? Not sure what to get your favorite (or least favorite) politicians this ...

One Christmas Morning

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 02.21.2015 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

He was a large man, almost too big for the small velvet chair, dressed in a dark scarlet suit with a long, lustrous beard the color of a magician's dove. The bright white beard appeared to be studded in sequins and curled softly up against his temples.

'Twas the Default Magic Maker

M. Blazoned | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
M. Blazoned

'Twas the week before Christmas when all through the house, stuff was getting done, but not by a mouse. The stockings were hung, by the chimney with care, they have to be filled, insert a swear word here.

How 'Santa' Changed Two Children With $100

Dan Duffy | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

But every now and again, life, or karma, or God, or Santa shows us that as long as we keep our eyes and our hearts open, we may just find ourselves participating in an unfolding miracle. And to me, miracles are transforming events that never truly leave us the same way again.

Growing Up and Out of Santa

Kathy Radigan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I'm feeling a little wistful this year because I fear that it may be the last Christmas that we have a true believer in our family. Our youngest child is 9 and in the fourth grade. I was a year younger when I found out that there was no such thing as Santa. Or as I remember it, the day I took my first step into adulthood.

All My Son Wants For Hanukkah Is Christmas

Jen Simon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Jen Simon

Like most children, my 5-year-old is obsessed with Christmas. He loves the brightly colored lights. He is spellbound by Christmas trees. He gleefully sings about reindeers, Santa, and jingle bells. The only problem is that we're Jewish and we don't celebrate Christmas.

Santa Claus Look-A-Like Helps The Big Guy Out By Handing Out $100 Bills

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

Santa Claus has departed the North Pole a bit early this year. Several fast food chains in Hyannis, Massachusetts have reported getting special vis...

Alison Spiegel

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

The cookie is INSIDE the other cookie. Surprise!

Family Takes Photo With Santa For 60 Years In A Row | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents

Many kids will take their pictures with Santa Claus for a few winters, but four siblings in Seattle, Washington, have kept the family tradition alive ...