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25th Annual Holiday Artists Market at UICA

Next weekend,  Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7, will be exciting shopping days in Grand Rapids.

Shop for beautifully crafted gifts and goods from dozens of regional artists, including jewelry, home goods, fine art, holiday cards, accessories, and toys during the annual Holiday Artists' Market at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, UICA, downtown Grand Rapids

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10-Year-Old Texas Girl Finds Christmas Present Early, Raffles it Off for Thousands for Troops Overseas [VIDEO]

A 10-year-old north Texas girl named Jordyn Self accidentally found her Christmas present recently, which is a collectible American Girl doll called 'Saige.' What she decided to do with it is pretty incredible for a young kid.

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Rockford’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony [Photos]

Discover a Rockford Christmas with the kick off to their holiday festivities tonight!  Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Rockford Choirs and the RHS Brass Ensemble while the City of Rockford starts the holiday season with lighting the thousands of lights around the downtown shopping district.  The mayor always delivers a message of peace to kick off the festivities.

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Grand Rapids Santa Parade Is November 23

The Art Van Santa Parade is Saturday, November 23, in Grand Rapids!

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Surprising Study Reveals That, Yes, People Still Go Holiday Shopping in Stores

Despite the growth of online shopping, many people plan to go the old-fashioned route this holiday season and head into stores.

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Category: Christmas, News
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Win A $500 Meijer Christmas Shopping Spree!

100.5 The River and Meijer want you to win a $500 Meijer Christmas Shopping Spree, just for listening! Seriously!

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The Top Toys For Christmas 2013

Nothing wrong with waiting to start your Christmas shopping, but getting a head start could help you avoid missing out on some of the hottest toys for Christmas 2013.

Get a first look at some of the hottest toys of 2013!

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Sad Day…The Christmas Tree and Decorations Came Down

It was a sad day in the Rent household yesterday, Sunday.  We took the Christmas Tree and all the decorations down.

I'm really sentimental and absolutely love the holidays, putting the lights up outside, decorating the tree, I spend a lot of time on that, and decorating the whole house.  It looks great when we finish, and has a feeling of real joy.

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Watch This Kid’s Priceless Reaction to His Christmas Present

The holiday season is usually a momentous time for laughs, cheers and smiles, but this kid's reaction, while still happy, was a little different. He might not have been too psyched over that initial gift, appearing a bit apathetic, but the second one surely got to him, resulting in a response no one expected -- especially the parents.

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People in Japan Pre-Order KFC so They Can Eat it on Christmas

Christmas culinary traditions differ from nation to nation, but you'd probably be hard-pressed to find one more surprising than the one in Japan. On December 25th, residents of the island nation line up to buy buckets of KFC for their yuletide celebrations.

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Category: Christmas, Weird News
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Skateboarding Santa Dog Is Here to Save Christmas

Does it seem like no matter how much cognac you put in your eggnog, you just can't seem to get into the Christmas spirit? Maybe you should try watching this video. It's significantly more cute, with and causes zero

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Giving A Gift Card For Christmas: Lazy Or Practical? [Poll]

As last minute shoppers race to stores many are taking the easy way out...gift cards.

Purchasing gift cards can make Christmas shopping easier.  But is it lazy?

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