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Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Crunch time is here for Christmas because it's Christmas week.

You've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.

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Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dates to 1843 [Video]

One of the most familiar and cherished Christmas stories has been around a long time — 171 years in fact.

English author Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843.

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Amazing Gifts Under $20 Will Make You a Holiday Hero

So, you barely know Larry from accounting, but you drew his name for your office's secret Santa. What do you do? Let us help.

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Unusual Christmas Dinners Around the World Are a Shock to the Taste Buds

Ham may be the gold standard for Christmas dinner in the States, but step outside the border and you're bound to find a whole other kind of meal for the big day.

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‘Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration’ Airs Christmas Day on ABC [Video]

In ABC's “Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration,” celebrities share their holiday wishes and discuss what it means to be a part of what is now a 31-year-old Disney holiday tradition.

In addition, Disney has added a "Frozen" twist tied to the blockbuster movie for the annual Christmas Day special, which airs for two hours starting at 10 a.m. EST Thursday.

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How Are Candy Canes Made? [Video]

Forget about watching elves make toys this Christmas. Why not watch how some beloved holiday treats are made?

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Track Santa’s Worldwide Journey on Christmas Eve

Years ago you had to listen for reindeer bells to know when Santa was near.

Today, you can track Santa's entire trip around the globe with video, apps, and other technology.

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‘Progressive’ Christmas Carols Are Honest Holiday Songs We Need

Carols are as much a part of Christmas as egg nog and ugly sweaters, but they're a little outdated, aren't they?

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See Santa and His Reindeer Online [Video]

Santa and has reindeer--Rudolph included--have set up shop in the 21st Century. On the internet. From the North Pole. Ahh, technology!

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Meijer Surprises More Than 200 Customers By Paying For Their Christmas Purchases [Video]

Saturday was a lucky day for some folks who visited their local Meijer to do their Christmas shopping.

The retailer gave 213 unsuspecting customers a HUGE surprise at the checkout: their entire shopping carts filled with gifts and groceries were given to them free!

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Great Lakes Winter Trail Adventures Await in Northern Michigan

There are wintry adventures aplenty to be found in northern Michigan, according to the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council.

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Screengrab courtesy MSU athletics, via Vine
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Michigan State’sTom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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