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Where Do You Do Your Christmas Shopping? [Poll]

The Sunday paper seems to get heavier with more ads each week.

There is no shortage of options when it comes to Christmas shopping.

Where do you do your Christmas shopping?

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Need Help With Holiday Gift-Giving? Try an App!

Holiday gift shopping is a daunting task and can completely overwhelm you.  What to get?  How much to spend?  Where to find it?

Oh, my!

App's to the rescue!  Phone Apps!

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Elf’

The Will Ferrell holiday classic 'Elf' wasn’t supposed to be a hit. Despite being a heartwarming comedy released around the holiday season, it had several things going against it before the filmmakers had a chance to start shooting.

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Park Free At Grand Rapids Parking Ramps Through December 31, 2012

Eight downtown Grand Rapids parking ramps have joined with 24 Grand Rapids businesses to provide free parking through December 31, 2012.

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What Is Your Favorite West Michigan Christmas Tradition? [Poll]

Christmas is a special time of year filled with tradition.

West Michigan is home to many great Christmas traditions:  parades, tree lightings, The Nutcracker, ice skating, and more.

What is your favorite West Michigan Christmas tradition?

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17 Houses Decked Out for Christmas

No matter what the holiday, we always love getting extra festive. It's not like we need an excuse to wear awful Christmas sweaters or take part in a harmless snowman prank, but doing that stuff during the season makes us look a little less crazy. The season also provides the perfect excuse to go way overboard in the decorating department.

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Win Tickets To The Grand Rapids Symphony’s Cirque de Noel

100.5 The River is happy to be partnering with The Grand Rapids Symphony this year for their Christmas show, Cirque de Noel. Now, if you've ever seen a Cirque de Soleil, you have an idea of what you're in for, but this time, it involves the Symphony and a fun, Christmas twist! Want to win tickets? Find out how after the jump!

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It’s Secret Santa Week

It's Secret Santa week here at Townsquare Media.  Many of our staff at all 5 radio stations here in Grand Rapids, are participating.

You know what Secret Santa is, don't you?  You draw names from those who choose to be a Secret Santa, and then, for a week, you do something special each day for that person.  Of course they don't know who their Secret Santa is.  It's something fun to do around the office for the holidays.

I'm a Secret Santa so since the first day is decoration day, I came into the station over the weekend when I hoped no one was here, to decorate for the person I got.  I walked into my office, and BAM!  Was I surprised. 

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Gift Cards For Christmas? How Much did you Spend?

It becomes harder and harder to buy Christmas presents for family and loved ones.  Tastes change, they get older, and a Fruit Cake just won't cut it.

My wife and I actually resort to gift cards sometimes for their favorite store or shopping destination.  They're not exciting, but that way they get to shop for what they want and I don't have to supply exchange slips with every wrong gift I buy.

As for cost, well, if you're giving a $25, $50, $100 card, you pay full price, right?

Wrong!

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10 Heartwarming Holiday Soldier Homecomings

The Christmas season is the happiest time of year. We get to spend extra time with our family and friends, and there are endless supplies of cookies. While these few weeks are filled with tons of cheer, it's also the sappiest time of year, especially in the good ol' USA. It's the ideal time for overseas military men to surprise their loved ones, and of course, create tearjerker alert YouTube videos of it all.

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Watch Jason Mraz Bring a ‘Winter Wonderland’ to the Z100 Jingle Ball 2012

Jason Mraz, like Ed Sheeran, seemed a somewhat unlikely fit for the hyper poppy 2012 Z100 Jingle Ball lineup, but he fit in seamlessly at last night's (Dec. 7) Madison Square Garden super show.

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10 Great Michigan Christmas Gift Ideas

Don't spend all holiday season racking your brain on what to get your family and friends! Give the gift of local this season by buying a Michigan made product. Not only are you supporting our local economy, but you are also giving a unique gift to a loved one. In

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