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Grand Rapids Christmas Season 2013 [Photos]

Christmas of 2013 will be a memorable one for Grand Rapids.

Heavy snow and ice led to power outages for many.

The weather created opportunities for winter activities like skiing and sledding, plus a few less traditional activities, like dogs riding in motorcycle sidecars.

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Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Recycling Begins January 2

Christmas has come to an end. And, if you had a real Christmas tree this year, it's time for you to figure out how to get rid of it.

Luckily, if you live in the city of Grand Rapids, it is offering free Christmas tree recycling starting Jan. 2, 2014. 

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There’s No Use Crying Over Spilt Egg Nog; And Four Other Things I Learned This Christmas

Christmas 2013 will be remembered for snow, ice, power outages, and spilt egg nog?

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Celebs Share 2013 Christmas Celebration Photos

Your favorite celebs and pop stars celebrated both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and shared images from their festivities with families and friends via Instagram and Twitter.

Apparently, onesies were a thing this Christmas and shots of food remain ever-popular

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Fight Hunger: 10 Donation Ideas for Food Banks; Find and Give Help in Grand Rapids

This time of year, food banks and food pantries are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked.

For those in a charitable mood, you might wonder what these charities seeking for donations. Here are 10 ideas:

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Say ‘Merry Christmas’ in 24 Languages [Video]

Merry Christmas.

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Waitress Receives $1,100 in Tips After Returning Lost Money to Wrong Guy

The giving spirit is strong this time of year.

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Taylor Swift Shares Adorable Childhood Christmas Video

It's throwback Tuesday (Dec. 24) for Taylor Swift.

The singer shared a vintage video of herself from Christmas 1993, when she was just four years of age. Boy was she cute!

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A Look at How the Rest of the World Celebrates Christmas

Christmas traditions around the world can be quite different from what we’re used to at home here in the United States.

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Becky Weber
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Powerless Christmas for 37,000-plus in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

It’s going to be a powerless Christmas for many households in Grand Rapids and elsewhere across West Michigan because of a weekend ice storm and a continued wintry mix including snow, officials said Monday night.

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10 Things You Maybe Didn’t Know About ‘Home Alone’

If you tried to describe the violent holiday classic "Home Alone" to someone who had never seen it, they might wonder why it’s considered a must-watch at Christmas time.

Watching the precocious, sadistic Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin) find new and unique ways to commit assault and battery against two hapless burglars doesn’t sound like something that would teach an impressionable child about why the holidays are important.

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See the Cast of ‘Scrooged’ Then and Now

Released in 1988, 'Scrooged' was a darkly comedic take on Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol,' starring Bill Murray in the Ebenezer Scrooge role as Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive alienated from his family and unable to find real happiness. Struggling to put together a live production of 'A Christmas Carol' on Christmas Eve, Frank finds that his real life begins to resemble the story he's producing as three ghosts visit him throughout the evening to try and get him to change his ways before it's too late.

The film took Murray from battling ghosts in 'Ghostbusters' to learning lessons from them, and over time it's become a holiday comedy classic. 25 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see where they are now.

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