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Zürich | Zurich | Zurigo/flickr
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Really “Nifty” Christmas Products This Year

Are you ready for some really nifty gift ideas for Christmas?   If there's a buck to be made, someone will do it.  And, if you're stuck in trying to find that "perfect gift,"  boy do I have some ideas for you.  

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Fairfax County Public Library/Flickr
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Lot’s Of Movies Out On DVD For The Holidays

This is a good time of the year to look for movies to give as gifts at Christmas.  Lot's of good ones are out today.

You can always buy the classics, but these are the new ones just out.

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youtube.com/KimCarsonNOW
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Rockford Santa Parade 2011[video]

100.5 The River has been coming to hometown parades all over West Michigan.  I'm sure you saw one of your favorite DJ's riding around in that beautiful 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible (imported from Detroit) from our friends at Harold Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Grandville and Rev Business Systems!  Without a doubt this is the most beautiful vehicle we have ever had the pleasure of driving in in a Hometown parade

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Willamor Media/Flickr
Willamor Media/Flickr
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New Movie To Shoot In Grand Rapids

Hollywood is not dead in GR!  Another movie is on the way.

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The 68th Annual Rockford Santa Claus Parade [Gallery]

The River's Kim Carson and Tom Cook braved the rain Saturday morning to take part in the 68th Annual Rockford Santa Claus Parade. Of course, the big man in red was there, as well as tons of other awesome entries, including  The River’s special Christmas 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible, imported from Detroit by Harold Zeigler Chryler Dodge Jeep in Grandville and Rev Business Solutions!

Families were out in full force to catch their first glance of jolly old St. Nick. Check out the photo gallery below!

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flickr.com/marytsao
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Catherine Behrendt Talks Toys For Tots With Me…It’s Touching! [audio]

For as long as I lived in Grand Rapids Toys For Tots and Catherine Behrendt are synonymous.   They go together, as Forrest Gump would say, like "peas and carrots." 

There's no better feeling than giving!  There just isn't!  I know we all live such busy lives but sometimes it's just so good to get outside of yourself, and get outside of your own little world especially for a child

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Flickr/basykes
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Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Lynne Ike, Director of Marketing for SMG, VanAndel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall, and a regular guest every Friday morning on "Morning's with Andy,"  suggests some great gifts/stocking stuffers. 

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Flickr/The Real Estreya's photostream
Flickr/The Real Estreya's photostream
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Shop Till You Drop For One-Of-A-Kind Gifts

It's the holidays and you're rushing about buying gifts for family and loved ones.  Or, at least you're going to begin shopping any minute now, right?

If you're like me, I like to find the unusual, if possible

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YouTube
YouTube
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Mariah Carey + Justin Bieber Celebrate Christmas at Macy’s in ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Video

It’s a holiday wonderland and shopper’s paradise in the video for the Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber redo of her 1990s neo-classic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You.’ The clip for this upbeat holiday anthem is bright and sparkly, and there appears to be a hint of crushing going on in this May-December collaboration.

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Category: Christmas, Videos
WZZM13
WZZM13
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Toys For Tots, Many Who Have Donated Are Now In Need

It's happening all over the country and sadly Grand Rapids is no exception.  In many years past, there were so many who donated toys for "Toys For Tots" and now those same people are on the other side.

Catherine Behrendt from WZZM 13 and Take Five & C

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dongkwan, Flickr
dongkwan, Flickr
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Survey Says — Holidays Are No Longer the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Seems “holiday cheer” may be a misnomer, at least according to a new survey. Consumer Reports polled 1,013 adults, revealing that 90 percent of us have at least one thing to complain about the holidays, and 15 percent hate that they’re expected to be nice.

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Category: Christmas
digitpedia/Flickr
digitpedia/Flickr
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Shopping On Your Smart Phone Could Be Dangerous

Watch out this Christmas if you're shopping on-line.  Hackers are everywhere and they're not only trying to scam you out of your personal information, but trying to break into retail sites you shop.

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