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10 Unusual Historical Events That Happened During Christmas

Everyone knows Christmas Day is all about tearing open presents, spending time with loved ones, gorging on lots of good food and celebrating the holiday spirit in general. Even though most of us have got the holiday thing down by now, some folks out there might not be aware of some of the unusual and history-making events marking Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in the past.

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Massive Christmas Light Display Impresses Internet, Annoys Neighbors

Last year the 56,000 light Christmas display which adorned Jan Stewart's Fountain Valley, California home went viral, with a YouTube video of the lights in action garnering close to 500,000 views.

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10 Easy and Creative Last Minute Christmas Tree Decorations

Christmas is almost upon us, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some fun with your holiday decorations. Maybe you’re the kind of person who waits until the last minute to set up your tree, or perhaps you’ve noticed some bare spots on the limbs just crying out for a few more ornaments. Or maybe you need a last minute activity to keep the kids busy while they wait for the impending arrival of Santa Claus. Nothing is more maddening for a child than the last few days leading up to Christmas, before all of their holiday loot arrives.

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Young Boy Inspires With Random Act Of Kindness At Woodland Mall In Kentwood

A random act of kindness, that took place at Woodland Mall in Kentwood on December 18, is inspiring many.

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Volunteers Lay Wreaths On Graves Of Veterans In Grand Rapids

On December 15, volunteers gathered to honor and remember veterans in Grand Rapids.

Over 100 wreaths were laid on the graves of veterans in Grand Rapids.

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America’s Favorite Families The Kardashians and the ‘Honey Boo Boo Clan’ Offer Up Ridiculous Christmas Cards

We're hard pressed to think of a better way to showcase the two main genres of reality television than this side-by-side comparison of the Thompson (of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' fame) and the Kardashian families' Christmas cards.

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Volunteers Ensure Over 1,000 Grand Rapids Kids Will Get Bikes For Christmas [Video]

Over 350 volunteers gathered in Grand Rapids to assemble over 1,000 bikes for Grand Rapids children.

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A White Christmas For West Michigan In 2012?

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas for West Michigan?

History is on your side, but this year could be different.

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Hundreds Of Volunteers Bring Christmas Gifts To Thousands Of West Michigan Families

After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, it's easy to lose faith in the good of society.

But the terrible actions of one remain greatly outnumbered by the generosity of many.

Listen and follow online all week as we focus on the amazing people and events we are so lucky to have right here in West Michigan.

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2012 Christmas TV Show And Movie Schedule

With all of the shopping and travel that Christmas season brings, it's nice to have a little downtime.

It's fun to relax with classic Christmas movies and TV shows.

We have the list of when and where to see all of your Christmas favorites!

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Do You Reuse Christmas Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags, Gift Boxes, Or Tissue Paper? [Poll]

Christmas presents can create a lot of Christmas waste, but they don't have to.

Do you reuse Christmas wrapping paper, gift bags, gift boxes, or tissue paper?

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There Really is a lot of Good That Happens Around Christmas

I love "feel-good" news.  Too often, the news we do hear is a real downer.  You know, the news anchor on TV will open with "Good Evening," and proceed to tell us why it's not.  (You're supposed to laugh here :))

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