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The Newest Dangers to Watch Out for This Season Are Christmas Decorations?

They may look like innocent reflections of the festive holiday season but if you’re not careful, you’ll be seeing a lot more red than green at Christmas.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) issued an alarming study that found that accidents caused by holiday decorations went from 10,000 cases in 2007 to more than 13,000 in 2010.

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Gift-Givers Be Warned – Nobody But You Cares About the Price Tag

Traditionally, people think the perfect gift is the one you’ve spent months thinking about and searching for, or the one you spent a month’s salary on, but new research shows that gift recipients are just as happy, if not more, with less expensive gifts, or the ones they picked out themselves.

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‘National Chocolate Covered Anything Day’ Is the Best Excuse to Pig Out [VIDEOS]

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Get out your fondue pot and anything you can impale on a toothpick, because this is a random national day of celebration worth getting into. Friday, December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anythin

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‘A Christmas Story’ Is America’s Favorite Christmas Movie…What Else Is There? — Survey of the Day

It wouldn’t be Christmas time without Christmas movies, and even though the same half-dozen or so holiday classics tend to be played again and again during December two Christmas films folks are still not sick of are ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

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Finally, Parents Take the Heat for Spoiling Their Children During the Holidays — Survey of the Day

It’s usually everyone else’s kids who are spoiled (never our own), but a new Parents.com survey reveals that moms and dads are admitting they have a problem when it comes to spoiling their kids during the holidays.

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10 Tasty Homemade Christmas Cookies to Keep Kids and Santa Happy [VIDEO]

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Cookies are a must for Christmas festivities, although they’re mainly for jolly St. Nick. In light of the fact that we must appease this Santa of ours, why would we default to plain old sugar cookies when you can truly wow holiday revelers with more unusual choices? Don’t worry, making awesome cookies doesn’t mean it takes a lot of work.

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Forget the Holiday Parties, Employees Just Want the Bonuses — Survey of the Day

While holiday parties are thought to bring on the holiday cheer in employees, a new survey indicates they’d be a lot happier skipping the revelries and pocketing the cash equivalent instead.

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Say Goodbye to Holiday Spirit, Most Aren’t Fazed by It This Year — Survey of the Day

Despite all the glitz and glam, all the lights, tinsel and gifts, the holiday season doesn’t bring cheer to the majority of Americans. According to a new survey from Poll Position, only 37 percent of 1,072 adults surveyed answered that the holidays make them happier.

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