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Autism-friendly Santas A Hit At Malls, Parties

AP | By STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Visiting the mall to share Christmas wishes with Santa has never been part of Ben Borre's childhood, a sad but necessary concession...

PHOTOS: Festival Of Lights At Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Garden

Sandra Thomas | Posted 02.19.2012 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

What most visitors don't know is that behind the glittering winter wonderland is a small team of dedicated bulb testers, who this year hand tested 1.4 million lights in the 12 weeks leading up to the festival's opening Dec. 9.

Santa Does Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 02.18.2012 | Comedy
Aaron Hurst

This weekend I had the honor to sit down with Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, CEO of the North Pole. Perhaps the world's most well-loved philanthrop...

WATCH: Who Will Be Elected Santa In 2012?

Posted 02.18.2012 | Comedy

We still have almost a full year left to go before the 2012 election. Sure, political satire seems fun and energetic now, but imagine 11 more months o...

Season's Meetings

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

With over seven billion people now alive, the 2011 Christmas season will be our busiest -- and best! -- ever!

79-Year-Old Man Plays Santa For 62 Years

The Courier News | Posted 12.15.2011 | Impact

Friends and family members say Gene Murtas is truly a jolly old soul as he’s volunteered his time to many organizations and groups for the past 62 y...

10 Exciting Holiday Experiences In 5 American Cities

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

A wealth of yuletide experiences around the country are just waiting to be discovered.

Laura Schocker

12 Health Lessons Santa Should Learn

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 12.15.2011 | Healthy Living

After 30 days of the harried holiday shopping season, for many of us, even those who don't celebrate Christmas, December 25 is a welcome reprieve from...

Leesburg's Crucified Skeleton Santa Is Now Decapitated

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Loudoun County Courthouse's inflammatory Santa Claus, a Christmas display of a skeleton St. Nick hanging on a cross that was torn do...

Yes, Virginia (And Maryland), Santa Is An Abolitionist

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC

If you thought that Santa only cared about making children happy everywhere, there's one facet of Santa's personal history you might not know: During ...

Let's Talk About Suicide (and the Coming of the Light)

Julia Moulden | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Julia Moulden

Were you mesmerized by the images of the newly-discovered black holes -- two "supermassive" holes were just announced in Nature, each 30% larger than ...

Make a List, Check It Twice and Have a Debt-Free Christmas

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Here are 5 ways to add a dash of organization to your holiday shopping to help you avoid the credit agencies' "Naughty" list.

Santa's Special Fireplace

Randi Miller | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

It was difficult to explain to my 5-year-old nephew how Santa Claus accessed our house when we had a roaring fire burning in the fireplace on Christmas Eve. It was a legitimate question.

Should We Feed Our Kids The Marriage Fantasy?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 01.30.2012 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

I question the fantasy we hand our kids of a "once-upon-a-time" journey to a romance culminating in a beautiful, very special wedding day full of royal trappings and gifts.

Mall Santas Curb Children's Expectations To Reflect Faltering Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

With so much economic uncertainty weighing on Americans this holiday season, even Santa Claus has to hedge a bit. Prospective Santas at the Charles...

WATCH: Spontaneous Mall Santa Musical

Posted 12.03.2011 | Comedy

It's safe to say that holiday shopping season is officially in full swing now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, which means that your ...

Santa FAIL: St. Nick Gets Stuck On Rope

Posted 12.01.2011 | Comedy

Santa's stuck on a rope, and he can't get down. What was meant to be St. Nick's grand entrance into a mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., fell short...

WATCH: 20,000 Pot Plants Destroyed In South Bay Park Raid

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco

State Authorities launched a seek-and-destroy mission this month, and on Wednesday, they found what they were looking for. In a raid at Mount Madon...

A Post-Christmas Exclusive!

Posted 06.28.2011 | Women

If Santa didn't slide down your chimney this year, there's an explanation--at least according to this funny spoof starring my favorite Irish St. Ni...

Santa's Reindeer Names: List From 'Night Before Christmas' Poem

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

We all know Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but he actually wasn't in the original list of Santa's reindeer names in "Twas The Night Before Christmas....

Kids Talking To Santa In 1947: Rare Pictures From Life.com (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Back in 1947, New York's famed toy store FAO Schwarz instructed children to dial MU8-2205 for a one-on-one chat with Santa Claus himself. Needless ...

Fox Slams "Rudolph/Reindeer" Song for Promoting Social Justice

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Abrams

In an emergency Christmas Eve memo, a Fox News executive producer instructed his anchors not to include "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" among the victims in the war on Christmas.

Santa and the Cartoonist

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Santa and Bin Ladin -- Lots in Common

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Hani Almadhoun

I never thought Santa Claus had much common with the world's number one terrorist. But there are commonalities. For one, the scope of their work and its effectiveness is debated.

9 Unintentionally Hilarious Movie Santas

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

For every "It's A Wonderful Life," there are probably a dozen "Jingle All the Way"s. But it takes a special kind of failure to transcend the genre of ...