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Stocking Stuffers: The Yule Log

For many lovers of holiday sweets, the Yule log is known as a tasty treat. But for others, it’s a reminder of an old custom gone by.

As far back as the 12th century, many Europeans would mark the holidays with the lighting of the Yule log.

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Stocking Stuffers: Christmas Foods

Holidays can be a wonderful time of feasting, and Christmas is certainly no exception.

No doubt you and your family have a favorite holiday meal, drink or treat you enjoy every year.

For some folks, it’s the Christmas goose, or turkey or ham

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Opie’s Angel Wish – Furnace [AUDIO]

Opie's Angels continues to grant wishes to people in our area that just need a helping hand through the holiday season.

Here's another Opie's Angel Wish.

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Flickr User: Joe Bielawa
Flickr User: Joe Bielawa
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Go to Holidazzle in Minneapolis for FREE

98 Country and Northstar Link have teamed up to get you to the Holidazzle parade and back free of charge! This is the perfect chance to enjoy the best light parade around for free!

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Does ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Promote Bullying? [VIDEO]

A Long Island University doctoral professor claims that Rankin/Bass’ Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” inspires children to bully their peers. And here we thought it just raised awareness for misfit toys.

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Jef Nickerson, Flickr / Koichi Kamoshida, Getty Images / Cindy Funk, Flickr / Stephen Chernin, Getty Images
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7 Wacky Worldly December Holidays You Probably Didn’t Know About

Here are some December festivities worth some hype that don’t get quite as much attention as Christmas and Hanukkah.

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Stocking Stuffers: Giving Gifts and Christmas

The Christmas spirit takes shape in many different ways. And for a lot of folks, both young and old, it’s a time to give and receive gifts.

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Autistic Kids Get a Special Meeting with ‘Sensitive Santa’ [VIDEO]

The bright lights, loud music and long lines can often keep autistic kids from engaging in a holiday ritual many children enjoy: an annual visit with Santa.

So one mall opened early last Sunday morning for some low-key “sensitive Santa” time.

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Opie’s Angels Wish – Monster Trucks [AUDIO]

Each year we team up with Opie's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning to give back to the local community. Individuals are nominated for the program and Opie's Angels grants selected wishes.

Here's another Opie's Angel Wish.

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Bake Puppy Cookies!

Not cookies FOR your puppy and not puppies IN your cookies (Goodness! We're not talking horses here!) but cookies that LOOK like puppies. Just the cutest little puppies you've ever seen and (bonus!) the mess they make is entirely edible.

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guy schmidt, Flickr
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Stocking Stuffers: Christmas in the United States

UNDATED – Christmas in America has become a mixture of both secular and religious themes, a time of joy, gratitude and celebration.

But in Colonial times, it was a different story.

Surprisingly little is known about how early Americans celebrated Christmas

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Stocking Stuffers: The Tradition of the Tree

Each year, we buy millions of Christmas trees at lots and tree farms across the country. As with many Christmas customs, this one has its roots in many times and places.

Most historians believe the first decorated Christmas trees in the United States appeared in the mid 19th century

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