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Santa Shares Poignant Moment With Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.10.2015 | Good News

“It’s OK to be you.” Those five words may seem extraordinarily simple, but for one Michigan boy and his family, that short phrase -- uttered by ...

War on Christmas Takes Tragic Turn

Brian Caldirola | Posted 12.09.2015 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola

War on Christmas Takes Tragic Turn

Christmas Truthers, Santa Is Watching

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.09.2015 | Parents

Is Santa real, mom and dad? Nowadays, it’s all too easy for kids to learn the answer to this burning question. With little more than an easy click o...

Don't Forget the Reason

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Mitch Rosenzweig

It seems he's everywhere, although he really isn't. Many people only notice him when it gets closer to the end of the year, but he's still around the ...

Warning: Santa Claus Email Scam

Spencer Green | Posted 12.08.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

You maybe surprise to receive this message from me. Its contents may sound strange but every word is all true. I am KRISS KRINGEL or THE SANTA CLAUS. Hohoho! I know when you sleeping and when your awakened and my belly shakes like jelly bowl.

Police Label This Elf On The Shelf A 'Wanted Person'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Weird News

Don't trust his angelic smile. This Elf on the Shelf has been a very bad boy, police say. He's been so naughty in the run up to Christmas that cops in...

32 Santa Photos That Did NOT Go As Planned

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents

While many kids look forward to their one-on-one time with Santa, some would just rather not. So instead of a nice photo with Kris Kringle, many paren...

Santa Claus: To Believe or Not to Believe

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 12.06.2015 | Parents
Lisa Pullen Kent

I am not ready to have this conversation, though I'm not surprised it's come up now. Discussions of this magnitude frequently begin in the car, shouted over the top of Taylor Swift while I'm negotiating traffic, trying to make it to cheer practice on time.

To the Unsung Hero of Christmas: A Letter To Mrs. Claus

Sonya Spillmann | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Sonya Spillmann

Dear Mrs. Claus, With all the letters coming in for the Big Guy, I wanted to send you a quick note --- on behalf of all the mothers in the universe w...

The Faithful Shopper: Department Stores Dressed for the Season

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.02.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

New York's 2015 holiday windows are as festive and fantastical as ever! People come from far and wide to witness the spectacular scene and the ornate window displays carefully curated to show off holiday spirit and the latest merchandise.

Man Mistaken For Santa Keeps The Christmas Magic Alive For Little Boy

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents

Sometimes even Santa Claus needs a coffee run. At least, that's what it seemed like to one little boy. According to a Facebook post from Nov. 16 that ...

A College President's Christmas List, 2015

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I am submitting my annual Christmas list with the hope that you will recognize how good my fellow college presidents and I have tried to be during the past year. We have strived to remain student-centered, faculty-friendly, alumni-attentive, constituent-conscious, and donor-diligent.

Baby's Sleepy Photo Shoot With Santa Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.30.2015 | Parents

A young Indiana couple’s hope of getting their baby's first photo with Santa was nearly dashed when they say their little tyke nodded off while wait...

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 to seei...

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.