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When the New York Philharmonic Fought Over Santa Claus

In the 19th century, a Christmas symphony became a flash point in the battle over the orchestra’s commitment to new American music.

The ‘Festivus Miracle’ Lives On

The anti-holiday holiday, made famous by Jerry Stiller in his role as Frank Costanza, is still celebrated by fans who also find tinsel distracting.

8 Months Until Christmas



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The Heavy Price of Holiday Magic

When you’re struggling to pay the bills, a child’s wish list can feel like an additional burden.

Comics _ DC _ Christmas _ Short ... help!

4 MONTHS AGO
I am seeking a comic book that includes a short tale of a woman in a car that won't start getting increasingly panicky as a shadowy figure approaches. It turns out to be a policeman who gives the car a push and gets her on her way. I am pretty certai...

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What are your tips for not reacting to family members that annoy you?

5 MONTHS AGO
I was rude to a relatively new family member and don’t want it to happen again. Apologies for the long explanation to follow. We planned a large family lunch Christmas Eve several weeks ago and everyone had accepted the invitation. Four of the fiftee...

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You're not my doctor OR my therapist

5 MONTHS AGO
A straightforward health risk assessment question is being clouded by some family history, and I'd like some help thinking it through. Here's the immediate question: I have a bunch of small, not particularly deep cuts all over my hands from my cat ri...

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Oh, I didn't know we gave gifts in this friend group

5 MONTHS AGO
Have a new friend group this year. Didn't think they did gifts. Surprise, they did! Now I feel really bad because I didn't! Now what? So I made new friends through a hobby this year. This group of people have been hanging around for a few years toget...

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To Salt or not To Salt...

5 MONTHS AGO
I'm making this Sweet Potato Casserole for Christmas dinner next week. The recipe doesn't specify whether to use salted or unsalted butter. (I'm able to buy either). What do you think?

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Christmas Dinner Ideas

5 MONTHS AGO
I’m planning to roast a lamb leg for Christmas dinner but I need to decide what to make as sides and appetizers. I was thinking roasted potatoes. There will be eight people and I have a very small kitchen. No known dietary allergies except one perso...

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I am the Grinch of office Christmas. How do I recover?

5 MONTHS AGO
I've accidentally committed a faux pas of under paying for a Christmas exchange and I feel awful. How do I make it up to this person? At our office Christmas party there was a gift exchange of the minimum of $10. We played a version of white elephant...

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When the New York Philharmonic Fought Over Santa Claus

17 DAYS AGO
In the 19th century, a Christmas symphony became a flash point in the battle over the orchestra’s commitment to new American music.

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The ‘Festivus Miracle’ Lives On

19 DAYS AGO
The anti-holiday holiday, made famous by Jerry Stiller in his role as Frank Costanza, is still celebrated by fans who also find tinsel distracting.

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The Heavy Price of Holiday Magic

1 MONTHS AGO
When you’re struggling to pay the bills, a child’s wish list can feel like an additional burden.

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Brightening Up Coronavirus Quarantine With Christmas Spirit

2 MONTHS AGO
Families are decking the halls to bring light in a dark time.

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A Grinch Steals a Bank and Fires an Angel

3 MONTHS AGO
U.S. Bank shows what it means when it says its employees should “do the right thing.”

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She Helped a Customer in Need. Then U.S. Bank Fired Her.

3 MONTHS AGO
This from a company that says employees should “do the right thing.”

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The Bloody Fourth Day of Christmas

5 MONTHS AGO
According to the Christian calendar, the birth of Jesus is followed by the state-mandated murder of children. But somehow, hope breaks through.

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7 Months Until Christmas

7 DAYS AGO


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8 Months Until Christmas

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250 Days Until Santa Launches

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Santa Returns to the North Pole

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9 Months Until Christmas

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Santa Learns the Flute

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Santa the School Teacher

3 MONTHS AGO


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