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Christmas Is Around the Corner

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well everyone, Christmas is just two days away, bringing our time together to a close. It’s been a blast and I’ve really enjoyed sharing this holiday season with you. We all have. It’s truly been a phenomenal experience.

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Sugar Free Fudge for the Holidays

Guilt-free sugar free fudge makes the holiday sweeter.

With all of the calories that assault us during the holiday season, sometimes we can use a guilt-free pleasure that won’t pack on the extra pounds. Whether you’re diabetic and need something to indulge in or you just want a sweet without the extra sugar, this sugar free fudge recipe is sure to please.

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Top Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

This year’s top inexpensive stocking stuffers.

If you’re still looking for a few inexpensive stocking stuffers for the kids, look no further. Holiday Henry is here with some top stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank but will sure bring a smile to the little one’s faces.

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Holly’s Holiday Wreaths

These corn flake wreaths make great Christmas gifts.

Well, there are only a couple more days till Christmas and if you’re anything like me, you’re scrounging around in your Christmas recipes trying to find some gems that you can create to take with you to Christmas dinner. If you’d like something spectacular to take with you to the Christmas table, try these delicious holiday wreaths.

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The Secret To Making Christmas Wreaths

Create a holiday tradition with homemade Christmas wreaths

Christmas wreaths decorate front doors, shopping centers, and churches during the holiday season. And making Christmas wreaths has become somewhat of a novelty in these busy times. But if you want to start a beautiful holiday tradition, then learning to make Christmas wreaths can be a great way to begin.

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Three More Days to Bribe Your Kids with Santa

Santa will be here before you know it.

Okay, maybe it’s unethical, maybe it’s even cruel, but I tend to blackmail my kids with threats of Santa not coming and the way I look at it, I’ve only got three more days this year to get away with it. Not used to blackmailing your kids with Santa? Let me ease you into it.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

There’s only four days left to pick up the last of your Christmas gifts!

There’s only four more days till Christmas, and if you haven’t gotten all of your Christmas shopping done yet, you’d better get it underway. To help you with your Christmas shopping dilemma, I’ve got three Christmas gift ideas that are sure to be a hit.

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Christmas Carolers Etiquette

How to treat Christmas carolers when they come to your door.

It’s that time of year when Christmas carolers may very well be knocking on your door to treat you to their entertaining musical talents. But what exactly is the etiquette when it comes to Christmas carolers knocking on your door? What should you do and what shouldn’t you do?

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Don’t Forget a Gift for Teacher

This year gift your child’s teacher a great Christmas gift.

If you have kids and they’re not yet home for the holiday season, their Christmas break should be starting any day now. Before you pack them off for their last day of school before Christmas break, you’re going to want to make sure that they have a gift to give to teacher. Not sure what to get? Worry not. We’ve got three great gift ideas for your child’s favorite teacher.

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Fun Facts About Christmas Trees

How much do you really know about Christmas trees?

Christmas trees are a part of life when it comes to Christmastime, but how much do we really know about Christmas trees? Test your knowledge with the fun facts about Christmas trees.

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Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

Is Santa Clause visiting your house this year?

There’s just six more days till Christmas. Can you believe it? Santa clause is coming to my house this year. Is he coming to yours? If you’ve never had Santa Clause over to your house, here are some ideas to get you started.

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Who Else Needs Great Christmas Gift Ideas For The Step-kids?

Great Christmas gift ideas don't need to be blood-related

Christmas gift ideas are hard enough without throwing in the mess of divorce. When my wife and I got married, my new step-kids weren't all that thrilled with me around the holidays. But I've learned and we've really got Christmas down now.

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Scrapbooking Your Holiday Memories

Scrapbooking your holiday memories can make great holiday gifts for the future.

Scrapbooking is a great hobby, but did you know it could also create beautiful gifts for family members? Yes, that’s right. Scrapbooking isn’t just for preserving memories for yourself. You can create treasured presents for the people who are dear to you.

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Christmas Stories Make the Season Brighter

Have you read any good Christmas stories lately?

Now that Christmas is drawing near, I’ve been telling my children the traditional Christmas stories each night before they go to bed. After all, what kind of holiday would it be without tales of Rudolph and Frosty? Have you told your children any good Christmas stories lately?

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What You Need To Think About For Christmas Gift Baskets

Filling Christmas gift baskets with things they'll love

Christmas gift baskets aren't just for work parties and those that are difficult to buy for. In many cases, Christmas gift baskets are the perfect way to celebrate a person who is diverse in their tastes and wishes.

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Too Many Invitations to Christmas Dinner?

How to deal with Christmas Dinner overload.

Can you believe there are only nine more days till Christmas? That’s little more than a week! With Christmas sneaking up on us rather quickly, it got me to thinking about those people who struggle with having too many invitations to Christmas dinner. If you’re one of those people, you’re going to want to take my advice.

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Holly’s Holiday Fudge

Holiday fudge makes a great gift this holiday season.

The other night something sweet happened. My neighbor came over with baked goodies for our family. It was a wonderful holiday gift and boy did it taste good. While digesting homemade fudge and peppermint bark, I had a stunning revelation.

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Opening Presents on Christmas Morning

Unique ways to open presents on Christmas morning.

Some of our readers have asked us how they can lead their children to their Christmas presents without just having the presents under the tree. If the idea of putting presents under the tree is getting a bit boring for you too, try some of these unique ideas for Christmas morning.

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Remembering Christmas Gifts for Sunday School Teachers

Don’t forget the Christmas gifts for Sunday school teachers this year!

Every year my family shops for Christmas gifts for Sunday school teachers. We’ve been doing it for 12 years, so I guess that makes us pretty knowledgeable in the matter. If you need ideas for Christmas gifts for Sunday school teachers, look no further. I’m willing to share my advice with you.

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How To Pick Out Christmas Food Gifts

Getting Christmas food gifts there safely

Christmas food gifts are a delicious addition to any holiday celebration. With all of the cooking and parties, it can be nice to receive Christmas food gifts to lighten the load for a night. But you have to be careful that you're not sending sickness instead of joy.

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Christmas Gifts That Really Matter

Unique Christmas gifts from the heart are the best kind.

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the commercialization of Christmas, I think sometimes it’s best to take a step back and reflect on what really matters. Family, health, love, happiness. All of these things are important at Christmas time.

Instead of buying the traditional commercialized Christmas gifs this year, why not try some of these unique ideas?

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Christmas on a Budget

When hard times hit at Christmas.

Let’s face it, some of us aren’t able to go out and buy the gifts we’d like to buy for our families. But just because wallets are empty doesn’t mean that we can’t provide our families with thoughtful gifts from the heart.

If you’re having a hard time making ends meet this Christmas season, try some of these gift ideas.

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Robosapien’s Had A Price Drop

Robosapien is now more affordable than ever.

Now that Robosapien’s finally taken a price drop, I think it’s time that I finally get one for my son. He’s been asking for a Robosapien ever since they came out, but at one hundred bucks, I wasn’t going to buy one. Now that they’re down to less than $80 at some stores, I just may surprise him this Christmas.

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Who Else Wants To Find Cheap Christmas Gifts?

Putting away the credit card and finding cheap Christmas gifts

Cheap Christmas gifts are something to brag about, not hide from the world. In this society of credit card debt, we should be celebrating cheap Christmas gifts and sharing ways to find them.

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Video Now Makes A Comeback With Chat Now

Chat Now: The walkie talkie of the future

Each year there are one or two toys that make a huge splash with the kids. As a result they sell out in stores and can be almost impossible to find. This year is no exception.

Video Now was one of the hottest selling Christmas toys last year. This year, it looks like they’ve come up with another winner. Chat Now, from the same makers as Video now, is now one of the hottest selling Christmas toys of the year.

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Three Christmas Gifts You Don’t Want to Get a Girl

Christmas gifts to avoid at all costs.

Let’s face it guys, when it comes to getting gifts for the ladies, we can tend to get a little bit lost. What seems like a great Christmas gift to us seems like a total insult to the ones we love. It can be a real headache, can’t it?

Well let me tell you a few Christmas gifts that you definitely do not want to get for the ladies for Christmas.

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Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts

How gift certificates can make your Christmas shopping easier.

Christmas is getting closer and closer and if you don’t have your Christmas shopping done yet, you might want to look to gift certificates for the answer to your Christmas shopping blues.

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You Don't Have To Be Rich To Buy Great Toys

Toys for all ages and all budgets

Toys during Christmas are as decorative as the lights and the candy canes. And choosing toys that will fit into your budget as well as your child's heart can seem rather daunting at first.

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Shopping After Christmas

Christmas shopping the weekend after Christmas.

Pretty soon Christmas is going to be over. Thinking that the fun of Christmas shopping will be over too? It doesn’t have to be!

If you thought there were deals to be had during Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving, think about the deals you’ll find the weekend after Christmas. After all, stores will be wanting to clear what’s left on their shelves and they’ll be marking items down in order to do that.

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Five Signs of Christmas Burnout

Don’t ignore these five signs of Christmas burnout.

If you’re anything like me, it’s easy for you to ignore the signs that you’re burning out on holiday cheer. After all, how much hustle and bustle of the holiday season can one take before getting into the phase of Christmas burnout?

If you’re worried that Christmas burnout may be getting to you, check for these signs.

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Christmas Crafts Galore

Christmas crafts for the season.

If you’re counting down the days till Christmas, you can probably use some fun things to do while the days pass. That’s assuming of course that all of your Christmas shopping is done and that you’re all ready for the holidays. :-)

Christmas crafts always seem to make the season more enjoyable for me. I love creating ornaments, napkin rings and other adorable treasures at this time of year. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy making Christmas crafts too.

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15 More Days of Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping made easy.

It’s the countdown till Christmas. Just 16 more days to go till the big day. Have you gotten all of your Christmas shopping done yet? If not, now’s the time to do it. There’s just two more weekends of Christmas shopping left, and that’s including this one!

If you’re looking for great gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. As usual, I’ve got some last-minute gift giving ideas to throw at you.

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Are You Making Any Of These Toy Gift Mistakes?

Finding a toy gift they'll remember the day after Christmas

Finding a toy gift isn't the problem for most families. It's finding a toy gift that doesn't get tossed aside in favor of a box that's the real issue. After years of seeing my children and then stepchildren do the same, here are some basic rules for toy buying.

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17 More Days for Christmas Shopping

You don’t have much time left for Christmas shopping.

Christmas is just 17 days away. Just 17 days! Do you believe it? Well, I’m going to say it one more time. If you haven’t done it yet, you’d better get your Christmas shopping done quickly. Seventeen days doesn’t give you much time to get everything in order, now does it?

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A VCamNow for Christmas

VCamNow makes a great gift for directors in training.

If your kids are anything like mine, they’re absolutely fascinated with cameras and if that’s the case a VCamNow might make the perfect Christmas gift.

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The Reason for the Holiday Season

Taking a minute to remember the true reason for the holiday season.

With all of us getting so frazzled by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I just wanted to take a moment to make sure that we all sit back and remember the true reason for the holiday season.

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Holiday Henry’s Top 5 Santa Sites

Great Santa sites of 2005.

It’s the time of year again when that jolly old fellow Santa brings smiles to the faces of children all over the globe. I figured there was no better way to ring in the season than to present you with a top five list of my favorite Santa sites.

Here’s my top 5 list of great Santa sites that you absolutely must visit this holiday season:

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Who Else Needs Stocking Stuffers For The Kids?

Stocking stuffers that will please any kid, young or old

Stocking stuffers are not only a great way to balance out the numbers of gifts for the ever-counting kids, but they also are a great way to complement other presents that will be given. Stocking stuffers can finish off presents that haven't been unwrapped yet and build the excitement of the day.

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Christmas Songs on My Mind

Christmas songs make the season seem brighter.

Hi everyone. Faith here. Christmas is fast approaching and that’s got me humming Christmas music round the clock. I wake up with Christmas music on my mind and I sing Christmas songs to my kids at night. Nothing gets me quite in the holiday spirit like Christmas songs at Christmastime.

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Gift Baskets Make Christmas Shopping Easy

Everyone loves getting great gift baskets for Christmas.

Hi everyone. Holly here. If you’re anything like me, you may have realized you have a few more people on your Christmas shopping list this Christmas. Just when I had thought my Christmas shopping was done, I realized that I wasn’t exactly there yet.

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Flying with the Fly Pentop

The Fly Pentop is hot on this year’s list of top Christmas gifts.

Hi everyone. Angie here. Well Christmas is literally right around the corner so if you don’t have all of your shopping done, you’d better get a move on it. As usual, if you’re stuck as to what to get, I have an idea for you. If there’s someone special you’re trying to buy for and you just haven’t got a clue as to what to get them, you might want to check out the Fly Pentop.

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Decorating for Christmas Day

Setting the right ambiance for Christmas day.

Hi everyone. Noel here. Now that Christmas day is fast approaching, it’s time to start making your entertaining plans. If you’re not holding the holiday at your house, then you can just sit back and relax, but if you’re one of the lucky ones who gets to host this holiday season, you’d better be prepared.

If you’re hosting the holidays at your home this year, I have some great decorating and serving tips for you.

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Who Else Needs Romantic Christmas Gift Ideas?

Romantic Christmas gift ideas that don't come with lace

Romantic Christmas gift ideas aren't just for newlyweds or young couples. As my wife and I have been married, I have continued to find romantic Christmas gift ideas to keep the spark alive.

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The Awe of Christmas Trees

Where did Christmas trees originate?

Hi everyone. Larry here. I was just looking at our Christmas tree and got to thinking about how beautiful and amazing Christmas trees really are. I mean, at what other time of year can we bring an actual tree in our house. What would your neighbors think if you brought a tree in your home in the middle of July? Yes, Christmas is definitely a special time and the Christmas trees make this time of year even more special.

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How Much is That iDog in the Window?

iDog is the hottest new holiday pet.

Hi everyone. Noel here. I’m almost done with Christmas shopping. There’s just one more thing on my list -- an iDog for my niece. No, not a real, live dog -- an iDog. I guess my sister should be thankful that my niece isn’t asking for a real dog. :-)

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Here's A Quick Guide To Pool Toys

Pool toys make great gifts, even if you can't use them until the summer

Pool toys make great Christmas gifts for an upcoming vacation or for a surprise present of a backyard pool. And pool toys can even be used throughout the year as a fun way to remind the family of warmer days to come.

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An Elmo Under the Tree

Elmo Knows Your Name is Coming Home for Christmas

Hi everyone. Henry here. Well, my four year old daughter came up to me today demanding an Elmo doll for Christmas. But not just any Elmo doll. This Elmo doll has to know her name. Thank God they actually make the darned thing or I’d be in a mess since my four year old doesn’t understand the concept that she can’t always get what she wants, especially when Santa’s supposed to bring it.

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Christmas Shopping the Easy Way

The Lazy Woman’s Way to Doing Your Christmas Shopping

Hi everyone. Holly here. Let’s face it, we can all be lazy sometimes and when the weather gets cold and there’s tons of Christmas shopping to do, it seems to just bring out the laziness in all of us.

I know that at this time of year, I want to relax. There’s a ton to do, but I just really want to take it easy. If you’re anything like me, you could probably use a few tips on how to get your Christmas shopping done with minimal effort. :-)

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Christmas Flowers at Christmastime

Send Christmas flowers this year!

Hi everyone, Angie here. From poinsettias to mistletoe and everything in between, Christmas flowers definitely help ring in the Christmas season.

Well everyone, it’s the first day of December and that means Christmas is right around the corner. Before you know it everyone will be opening their gifts underneath the good ole Christmas tree. But what about those that aren’t celebrating the holidays with you? Why not send them a beautiful bouquet of Christmas flowers this holiday season?

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Countdown to Christmas with Advent Calendars

Advent calendars help kids countdown to Christmas.

Hi everyone. Faith here. This year, rather than buying them, why not make your own advent calendars with your family!

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See How Easily You Can Find Personalized Gifts

Why putting their name on it makes personalized gifts so special

Personalized gifts are a way to take ordinary presents and make them special. Everyone likes to see their name engraved on something, so personalized gifts can be a great way to show loved ones that you care.

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