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TheFW’s Offbeat Holiday Gift Guide

Even though we're huge fans of Christmas, the holiday season can be super stressful at times. This is particularly true when it comes to buying presents. Most people are difficult to shop for, which puts tons of pressure on us to try and decode their present preference. Will our friend like that potpourri centerpiece we're re-gifting from grandma? Probably not. What about the awful Christmas sweater in the back of our closet that still has the tag on it? We'll give that a big N-O.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

Most children today have grown up watching the classic Christmas special 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' that was filmed using stop-motion animation. As the winter holiday season fast approaches and you settle down to watch 'Rudolph' on television, check out these ten cool facts that you didn't know about one of themost famous Christmas specials of all time.

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15 Kids Who’d Do Anything To Get Off Santa’s Lap

One of the best parts about the holiday season is when Santa comes to town for a visit. Every single year, he makes his rounds to American shopping malls so little kids (and adults-- we’re guilty) can have an up-close-and-personal gift-begging session with the guy. The whole thing is pretty impressive if you think abo

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10 Adorably Bratty Christmas Kids

Little kids are the best. They're pro photobombers and make super weird raps about McDonald's, and that's just scratching the surface. But munchkins can also be the worst. Don't get us wrong-- their adorableness usually overrides any of those 'tudes they try and pull, and you know how we're suckers for anything remotely adorable. But sometimes that awful side emerges in those rare moments of brattiness, and we're left sort of dumbfounded.

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See the Cast of ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ Then and Now

'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' was the third, and considered by many to be the best, installment in the 'Vacation' franchise.

Like its predecessors, it was written by John Hughes and starred Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Unlike the other movies in the series, the "vacation" took place at the Griswold's home during the holiday season. 

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15 Black Friday Crowds We’d Like to Avoid

If you're out there pushing, punching, and overspending, you might be pictured in our nightmarish roundup of Black Friday crowd shots.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alfred Hitchcock

Just try to imagine what the modern movie would be like if the world had never seen the work of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. Murders would take place off-camera to spare audiences who have yet to be desensitized by the sight of blood puddles. Seemingly tranquil animals would always live together with humans in peace and harmony. Shower scenes would be tacked on and gratuitous.

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Odd Jobs Celebrities Had Before They Were Famous

Some celebrities pop up overnight, helped along by a star-making performance that makes it seem as if they came out of nowhere. But before all that fame and glamour and easy money, plenty of celebs had to actually workto make ends meet -- and a lot of them had some pretty bizarre occupations along the way.

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15 Awesome Paper Thanksgiving Turkeys

Sure, the food at Thanksgiving is great. But in our opinion, the real star of this holiday is the terrifying artwork brought home from elementary school art class.

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10 Turkey Facts You Might Not Know

These days, most of the turkeys people gobble down are fattened up on farms. They’re only pale (under their feathers) imitations of the lean, mean turkeys roaming through the woods of North America

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Celebrate Election Day with 14 Patriotic Puppies

We're huge fans of campaigning season, because America always comes together to create political memes, poke fun at candidates and make boring debates a little more interesting. It's country bonding at its finest! We're a little bummed though, because that season has finally come to an end.

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10 Hilarious Examples of ‘Kid Logic’

There are tons of things we don't know, like why Evil Baby is so terrifying or how Honey Boo Boo landed a hit TV show. Sure, we could use the old Google Machine or Siri, but sometimes we like hearing answers from an actual person.

But did you know there's an even better, adorably entertaining way to get answers to life's toughest questions?

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