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Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Crunch time is here for Christmas because it's Christmas week.

You've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.

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It’s Not Always the Thought That Counts with Gift Giving

'Tis the season to be gift giving.

Right?

Well, maybe not.

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Where Do Millennials Still Mostly Shop? Well, the Mall, Of Course

We constantly hear about how online shopping is making things simpler for everyone, and how shopping local is almost passe.

For those uber shoppers -- young women -- that is definitely not so.

How do I know this? Well, I only need to ask the experts at Teen Vogue.

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Up TV via City of Lowell
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Lowell Police Surprise Drivers with Christmas Gifts [Video]

We've all experienced that feeling in the pit of our stomach when we see a police car in the rearview mirror. The blue lights start flashing, and our good day just went bad.

Police in Lowell went on a mission to turn people's bad day into good.

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Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. So have Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

After all, you've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to visit as you continue your Christmas shopping.

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Jeffrey Smith
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Black Friday Primer

As the aromas of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie fill our homes, so too do thoughts of lining up in the dark and standing in the cold to get unbeatable deals on holiday gifts fill our minds.

Black Friday will soon be upon us. If this excites you (as opposed to filling you with dread), we have a list of some stores and restaurants and when they’ll be open and offering those crazy Black Friday discounts.

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Specialty Food Association Unveils Top Picks for Holiday Gifts for Foodies [Infographic]

The Specialty Food Association has released its top picks for the 2014 holiday shopping season of tempting selections of sweet and savory treats for the foodie on your list.

No. 1: Chocolate.

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What NOT To Buy Her For Christmas

We're being bombarded with ads and advice on what to buy our wives, girl friend, for Christmas this year.  It's mind boggling.  And, if she hasn't given you some idea on what she wants it's even more boggling.

Well, I'm here to help.  Over the course of the past couple of weeks I've offered suggestions.   Some were just a tad expensive, but, hey, it's the gift that counts, right?  Or, is it the thought?

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