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The Story of Young Santa

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.25.2014 | 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...

Dogs In Holiday Outfits Will Be The Merriest Thing You See All Day

The Huffington Post | Ethan Fedida | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weird News

'Tis the season to be jolly, so we got a bunch of adorable pups together and dressed them up in ugly Christmas sweaters, faux fur, a festive onesie an...

This Week in Science: Mars Methane, Feathery Weather Forecasters, and Philae's Wake-Up Call

World Science Festival | Posted 12.19.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

NASA's Curiosity rover detected a burp of methane on Mars lasting for several months--possibly stemming from a geologic process called serpentinization, or possibly the signature of microscopic Martian life.

Santa Claus, His Reindeer and Elves to Wear Body Cameras

Spencer Green | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Reports from the North Pole indicate that Santa Claus, his elves and his reindeer will begin to wear body cameras in the remaining days leading up to Christmas.

The Far North, Part 2 -- The World's Northernmost University: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The journey back is beautiful, the snow-white peaks, the dark black crags soaring in their tormented pinnacles, gentle table tops and massive boulders, all bathed in the light of the full moon. Make that two full moons.

The Far North, Part 1 -- The Glaciers of Svalbard: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It prides itself on being the world's most northerly city, albeit with only about 2,000 residents; it's way beyond the Arctic Circle, just 813 miles f...

WATCH: Herding Reindeer Looks LIke A Strange And Magical Dance From Above

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

With a hexacopter drone, Jan Helmer Olsen and Roald Solbakken were able to capture this unique view of reindeer being herded just two miles south of K...

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

GOP Congressman Eats Reindeer For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As Santa made his way around the globe to deliver presents, one GOP congressman introduced a Christmas special into his diet. Rep. Steve King (R-I...

If You Really Love Christmas That Much, Why Don't You Prove It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.24.2013 | Weird News

You may have seen your fair share of Nativity scenes and sipped your way through some grocery store eggnog, but we bet you still hum most of the words...

8 Great Ways To Prepare Reindeer Meat, Just In Time For Christmas Nightmares!

Thrillist | Posted 02.22.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen... but did you know that they're all absolutely delicious?

Ho! Ho! Ho! Do You Know Where Santa Really Comes From?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.21.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Saint Nicolas is always represented as wearing a long beard and the red and white hooded cloak of a bishop of his time. Do you see where I'm getting? During the festival, he travels from home to home to visit nice children and give them presents, while the naughty ones get the whip by a meany guy (where was child protection?).

Things You Didn't Know About Reindeer

AP | DAVID MAC DOUGALL | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

HELSINKI (AP) — Reindeer are featured on Christmas cards and in movies worldwide this time of year, galloping across the sky with Santa's sleigh in ...

50 Adorable Pets Dressed Up For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 12.12.2013 | Comedy

Everyone knows that dressing up in ugly sweaters and tacky Santa hats is one of the best parts of Christmas. So why should our pets be left out? O...

Reindeer Captured After Escaping Mall Santa

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

Dashing through the snow, one reindeer from Santa's sleigh, escaped a Colorado mall, prancing all the way. Well, reports of the prancing have not b...

Hunters Slaughter 3,500 Reindeer Near Antarctica

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green

OSLO, March 18 (Reuters) - Hunters have slaughtered 3,500 reindeer on a British island near Antarctica in a step to get rid of animals that were bro...

The Truth Behind Rudolph's Red Nose

Posted 12.25.2012 | Green

By Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries Assistant Editor: Most people know Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose — bu...

Reindeer Get Good News Just in Time

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced a management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) that balances wildlife conservation and energy development in the biggest public landscape in the nation.

Santa's Credit Score is 777

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Adrian Nazari

Ever wonder what Santa's credit score looked like?

Santa's Workshop Is All Out of Pink! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Lori Day | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

My workshop has just run out of the color pink. I know, I know, tell me about it. Now, I know what you're thinking, parents. You're thinking, there goes Christmas for my girls! There it just effing went! But hang on a minute. Santa's no quitter, no sir.

Why Won't The Feds Protect Rudolph Anymore?

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green

SALMON, Idaho, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The federal government on Wednesday unveiled its final habitat protection plan for the last U.S. woodland caribou,...

PHOTOS: Reindeer Population Plummeting

Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

If Santa is ever in need of some replacement reindeer, he will have considerably less to choose from than he would have 10 years ago. The world's ...

Rudolph

Benni Cinkle | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home
Benni Cinkle

So Rudolph is born special. He has a special gift and is super amazing. But not all the reindeer see that. So the reindeer choose that the only way to handle something like that is to reject it. They laugh at Rudolph and hurt his feelings.

Christmas and the Reindeer: What Is One to Do?

Ken White | Posted 02.21.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

A Miracle on 34th Street aside, most families develop their own holiday classics. Here's one of our favorites, back long ago when our daughter, now grown, struggled to keep her eyes open in hopes of catching a glimpse of Santa.

WATCH: Reindeer Spotted On Ohio Highway

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

NORTON, Ohio -- No one spotted Santa Claus, but several drivers say they encountered a reindeer as they drove along a northeast Ohio highway. Patrolm...