december 

KB Toys Files for Bankruptcy

A toy store declaring bankruptcy just two weeks before Christmas? I only wish it was a sign that Santa was assigning the elves too much overtime. Instead, when KB Toys declared bankruptcy last Thursday, it was a clear signal that people just aren't ...

Which is the Best Christmas Carol?

Ah, Christmas carols. These days they start the sun-up after Halloween and carry is through most if not all of December. Some radio stations play nothing but Christmas carols throughout the holiday season. We get a kick out them, find them nostalgic...

Top Holiday Cocktails

At some point it seems the holidays have gotten away from the adults. Now that I am an adult with children, holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah have become synonymous with what presents we can get for the kids. Most parents forego giving presents t...

Have You Heard of the Christmas Countdown?

Ah, the World Wide Web. It brings people, information and cultures together like nothing else ever has, and probably ever will. The mysteries and magic of the unknown cease to be, replaced by the infinite possibilities of knowledge. The Internet can...

Fax, email to replace letters to Santa Claus?

According to a recent report I read, the post office receives and distributes more mail on December 17th than any other day of the year. The reason? For one, folks are sending off all their Christmas presents--the 17th is a week before Christmas E...

Rebecca Romijn's twins most likely will be early

Here's a newsflash--a celebrity who will have her child, or in this case, children, early! Most celebrities never make it through the ninth month or pregnancy, opting for c-sections at the eighth month in order to avoid getting ginormous during the ...

Is Usher going to be a dad again?

A source close to R&B star Usher and his wife Tameka Foster let the cat out of the bag recently, announcing that the couple is expecting baby number two sometime in December. If the rumor is true -- Tameka was spotted at a recent even wearing a "...

Traveling for the holidays

Ah, December. It's a month I look forward to in a way, one that should be filled with evenings of hot chocolate by the fireside and sugarplum fairies. It should be filled with snow-covered trees and wrapping up in warm blankets with the rest of the...

Lining up for Santa

The other day my husband asked me the strangest question. Barely had we let go of Halloween, let alone thought about that holiday near the end of December, when he sidled up to me and very quietly asked the quintessential question: Would we be taki...

Favorite Christmas holiday movies

It's that time of year again--"the most wonderful time of the year!" Holiday season is upon us whether we like it or not. Once we get all the, "gee, where did the time go?" business out of our heads we can start preparing for the holidays. well, ex...

Does your family celebrate Advent?

While I'm sure that somewhere, deep in my brain, I knew about Advent, I hadn't put much thought into it until I was reading Kiddley. For those of you who put your Advent knowledge in that special place where memories go to hide, Advent is the days of...

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