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Church Signs Roll the Dice Getting Hip with Quips

Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church’s marquee read: “Christmas — Easier to spell than Hanukkah.”


A woman monitorsthe progress of Santa Claus in Washington, D.C. The Santa tracker is set up by NORAD. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa’s Sleigh

For kids who can’t wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat. Visions of sugar plums can be augmented by a check on the fat man’s progress around the globe on Christmas Eve.


The Grinch, Played By Jim Carrey, Conspires With His Dog Max To Deprive The Who's Of Their Favorite Holiday In The Live-Action Adaptation Of The Famous Christmas Tale, 'Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas,' Directed By Ron Howard. (credit: Getty Images)

Lots of Christmas Movies, and All of Them Free!

‘Twas the week around Christmas, and all through D.C.; a full schedule of movies, all of them free!


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Choir Has Credit Cards Stolen While Singing To Raise Money For Homeless

While the Thomas Circle Singers performed Christmas carols to raise money for the homeless someone took off with members’ identification and credit cards.


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AAA: 40 Percent of D.C. Residents Traveling For Holidays

The facts and figures for mid-Atlantic travel during the Christmas season.



Bizarre Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Check out the most bizarre christmas traditions from around the world!


Volunteers help to decorate the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

Basilica of the National Shrine Decks the Halls

More than 120 volunteers spent Wednesday night decorating the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in preparation for next week’s Christmas masses.


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Man Fatally Shocked Hanging Christmas Lights in Md.

Anne Arundel County officials say a 34-year-old man died after he was shocked while putting up Christmas lights.


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Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.


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Study Backs Pets as Presents, But Holdouts Remain

Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are unfounded.





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