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And the Survey Says: Wine Beats Beer for Christmas

Much has been written about pairing wines with whatever you are serving up for dinner, or whether a stout or an IPA would best accompany that stew on your stove.

But when it comes to alcoholic beverage choices for American adults, how much does when factor into the type of drink one chooses?

Apparently, quite a bit, according to a recent Harris Poll.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings Holiday Spectacle to Grand Rapids on Sunday [Video]

If you've never seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform, don't even bother imagining what might unfold.

It is something seemingly beyond the realm of reality that is being brought to Grand Rapids for Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Van Andel Arena.

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These Are Not Your Dad’s Versions of ‘Jingle Bells’ [Video]

We've been playing Christmas music on Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's sister station, 100.5 The River, since Nov. 2.

In addition to my gig as mid-day host on 98.7 WFGR, I am also our operations manager. Part of my job is helping schedule the music for WFGR and 100.5 The River.

So, yes, I have gotten to know my Christmas songs well, very well. And I can tell you this: A couple of new videos of "Jingle Bells" renditions are definitely not your dad's version of the holiday classic.

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The Most Famous Reindeer of All Celebrates His 50th Anniversary [Video]

It's hard to believe that the animated classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" turns 50 this week. The holiday special has released a DVD to commemorate its golden anniversary.

Did you know that "Rudolph" is used to educate children how to handle bullying and accepting those who are different from them?

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It’s Christmas Parade Weekend In West Michigan

Santa Claus will be busy this weekend throughout the area, as he's scheduled to appear at eight different Christmas parades. Here's the schedule.

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Michigan Municipal League
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What’s in a Holiday Name? Just Ask Holly and Frankenmuth

Holiday-sounding names and locations.

They stick with us, especially this time of year.

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Family Christmas Photos … Awkward [Photos]

Are you that family that always takes a family photo to send to your friends for the holidays? Are you that family that now will be famous for one of the most awkward photos ever taken?

Here's your sign!

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100.5 The River’s December 2014 Top Songs Playlist

Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

Nat King Cole's 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)'

Josh Groban's 'O' Holy Night'

Courtesy "Elf: The Musical" and Broadway Grand Rapids
Courtesy "Elf: The Musical" and Broadway Grand Rapids
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‘Elf: The Musical’ Hits Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall This Weekend [Video]

Discover your inner elf with "Elf: The Musical."

The touring Broadway production is at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids today through Sunday through Broadway Grand Rapids.

Performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with tickets still available through Ticketmaster online and its ticket centers; DeVos Place convention center and Van Andel Arena box offices; or by telephone at (800) 982-2787.

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Jennifer Hudson and Earth, Wind & Fire Part of CBS’ ‘A Home For the Holidays’

Jennifer Hudson has landed a Christmas gig.

The Chicago singer has been tapped to perform for the CBS special "A Home for the Holidays."

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Meghan Trainor Does Title Track for Epic Records’ First Holiday EP ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’

Epic Records will unwrap its first holiday EP "I'll Be Home For Christmas" on Monday (Nov. 24) via Walmart, iTunes and other digital outlets.

Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid curated the track listing, which includes songs from Meghan Trainor, Fiona Apple, Fifth Harmony, Tamar Braxton, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson and A Great Big World.

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Little Girl Meets Santa Claus at a Diner [Video]

This one will make you warm and fuzzy all over.

While three-year-old Gracie Lynn Wilson was eating breakfast with her family at a Bob Evans restaurant in Evansville, Ind., she noticed someone she recognized sitting by themselves in a booth.

It was Santa Claus!

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