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Beware of Cyber Santas Who Take More Than They Give

Santa doesn't need you to whisper your address to him. He just knows. Credit: Getty
How can you tell if you're dealing with the real Santa Claus?
Twinkly eyes? Check. Merry dimples? Check. Rosy cheeks? Check. Nose like a cherry? C...
The real Santa doesn't ask for your street address.

Please Don't Stop Believin' In Santa - Not Yet

A couple of weeks ago, my husband told me he thought our son was starting to question the existence of Santa Claus. I didn't believe him. My boy is a 9-year-old who loves the magic of Christmas, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy ... there was just no...I knew we were getting close to non-believer status, but I was sure there was still time.

Product Recall: Macy's Three-Piece Santa Sets for Boys

First Impressions boy's three-piece Santa sets have been recalled. Credit: CPSC
Christmas may be the farthest thing from your mind right now, but if your baby boy has a Santa suit from Macy's, you may want to get back in the spirit for a moment. ...

Some Kids Are Asking Santa For Socks

Some kids are asking Santa for socks this year. Credit: Matti Mattila, Flickr
With the economy recovering somewhat, but not enough, it seems that some kids are asking Santa for socks this year. The Wall Street Journal is not usually the plac...

The Art of Writing Santa Letters

'Tis the season when Cabin Fever begins receiving frantic phone calls from grandparents. "What do the kids want for gifts this year?" In fact, the unspoken question is: "What gifts do you want us to get the kids this year?" Or more specifically, "W...

Don't Kiss Santa, He Might Have H1N1

Santa could spread more than good will and cheer during the holiday season. Credit: Matti Mattila, Flickr
Swine flu is definitely not on Santa's Christmas list this year, and actors who play the jolly old elf in malls across the country are askin...

Tim Allen to Be a Daddy Again

Tim Allen, of Home Improvement and the Santa Clause movie franchise, is set to be a daddy again. Tim, who is now 55 years old, and wife Jane Hajduk are expecting their first child together sometime this spring. The couple have been married since 2006...

Newborn Babies Wrapped In Christmas Stockings

Just when you think it's safe to say you don't want anymore babies, someone goes and does something adorable with a newborn. When it comes to cute, not much tops a cuddly newborn baby ... except maybe cuddly newborn babies in Christmas stockings. ...

The Santa Issue - How Will You Deal With It?

Last night, we went to look at Christmas lights with a friend and her 11-year-old son. At one point, he blurted out, "Yeah, and I don't believe in Santa!" We all held our collective breath before my friend quietly reminded her son that he was in the ...

GPS Prevents Thefts of Baby Jesus

Sure, it sounds hysterical, but leave it to modern technology to solve a long-standing problem around the holidays. No, I'm not talking about how Santa's sleigh makes it to the houses of good boys and girls the world over in one night. Rather, I'm...

How Santa Travels the Whole World in One Night

When you were a kid, did you ever ask your parents how it was possible to visit every house in every country all in one night (you know, except for the homes of those who were naughty)? Perhaps they came up with something clever to tell you, like tha...

Girl Asks Santa to Make the Abuse Stop

When most kids write to Santa, they ask for things like baby dolls, Legos, or even a shiny new bike. But a nine-year-old girl in Texas had a much more important request. She asked Santa to please stop a male relative from touching her and her older s...

Favorite Holiday Toys of Yore

They just don't make toys like they used to. I'm all for advances in technology and whatnot, but I really appreciate--and miss--the quality and craftsmanship of the toys that were around when I was a kid. They seemed to be built better, last lo...

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 ...

In Defense of the Fake Christmas Tree

Growing up, if you'd ever asked me if I'd have a fake Christmas tree, I'd have laughed in your face. The fake trees I encountered as a child were tacky, cheap and, frankly, highly flammable. In fact, my grandparents had an artificial tree that nearl...

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