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The Time Of Year For Public Celebrations In America
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The Time Of Year For Public Celebrations In America

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, consider heading to a ski resort. Colorado’s Vail Mountain is planning a winter full of events to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Daily holiday festivities start with a tree lighting on Dec. 16 and end with a torchlight parade and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Leavenworth, Washington, offers carols […]
Not Everything Has To Be The Latest, Shiniest – Sometimes Simpler Is Better
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Not Everything Has To Be The Latest, Shiniest – Sometimes Simpler Is Better

What can you give your tech-savvy nephew who lives for the bells and whistles, and was first in line for the latest gadget? How about a baseball glove — and an invitation to go to the park with you and throw the ball around? Or a kite. Set a date to go fly it together. […]
A Holiday Tradition For The Wealthy And Those Who Wish They Were
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A Holiday Tradition For The Wealthy And Those Who Wish They Were

These may be lean times, but you can still dream about splurging this holiday season. A Dallas-based department store offers that opportunity every year. The 86th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book offers a wide selection of extravagant gifts. The most expensive is a set of diamond-studded his-and-hers watches from Van Cleef & Arpels […]
Don’t Forget The Pets On Your Holiday Shopping List
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Don’t Forget The Pets On Your Holiday Shopping List

Pets are family, too, so it’s not surprising that many will find something just for them under the tree this Christmas. You’ll find lots of gift ideas at the local pet store, from holiday-themed squeaky toys to little Santa suits. But your pet might prefer a cozy new place to sleep. Or an ergonomic food […]
For Gift Ideas For Kids, Look To Their Interests
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For Gift Ideas For Kids, Look To Their Interests

It can be hard to figure what to give a child, especially one you don’t know well. You know they probably don’t want clothes. But what is it that will truly delight them? First tip: Ask the parents. Mom and dad probably have a plan for getting whatever the “it” gift is this year. But […]
Some Of The Top Toys For This Holiday Season
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Some Of The Top Toys For This Holiday Season

It can be hard to tell what toys will be hot until they’re already gone from store shelves. But this year, retailers’ beefed-up layaway and toy reservation services provided some early indicators. Wal-Mart, Kmart and Toys R Us say items that are proving popular include the kids’ tablet LeapPad2, the new and improved Furby and […]
Cool Toys For Techie Girls And Boys
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Cool Toys For Techie Girls And Boys

There’s no shortage of awesome smart phones for the holidays. Apple adds a taller, 4-inch screen to the iPhone 5. Samsung becomes the maker of some of the best Android phones with the Galaxy S III. And Nokia tries to stay in the game by embracing Windows Phone 8 with the Lumia 920. Also, the […]
Applying Technology And Common Sense To Holiday Shopping
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Applying Technology And Common Sense To Holiday Shopping

Smart phones, Facebook and social media are giving holiday shoppers new ways to find the best deals. But no matter how you shop, a smart and measured approach can keep the holidays from plunging you into debt. First, set a budget. Make a list of everyone you plan to shop for, and how much you […]
What Merchants Are Doing To Earn Your Holiday Business
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What Merchants Are Doing To Earn Your Holiday Business

Sure, you’d love to see a pile of presents under the Christmas tree. But if you don’t know whether you’ll have a job next year, you might have to dial back the expectations. Nobody knows that better than retailers, who count on holiday shoppers for up to 40 percent of their annual revenue. So they’re […]
Air Travel During The Holidays Can Be A Challenge
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Air Travel During The Holidays Can Be A Challenge

There was a time when flying was considered the easy way to get home for the holidays. But these days, it can be a real hassle. Along with the usual worries about crowds and delays, air travelers now have to contend with baggage fees and the challenge of getting through airport security. Which means, you […]