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When Is The Right Time To Take Down Your Christmas Tree?

It's always fun getting and decorating the Greg McShea family Christmas tree. But when do you take it down? We have a real tree and put it up early, so we keep it up depending on how dry it gets. When there's more Christmas tree needles on the carpet than on the tree, it's time. Here's more on when to take down the tree.

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special: Watch Peter Capaldi’s Debut, Plus Deleted Scenes!

And lo, it has come to pass that 'Doctor Who' has regenerated itself once again, placing Peter Capaldi in the role previously occupied by Matt Smith with Wednesday's 2013 Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor." We've had our time to adjust, but relive the experience by watching Matt Smith's tearful regeneration once more, as well as a look at scenes deleted from the special!

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Santa Claus Gets Shot With Pellet Gun While Giving Out Presents In D.C.

It doesn't look like every neighborhood in the world is a safe place for Santa. Someone decided to shoot Santa Claus with a pellet gun in a neighborhood in Washington D.C. 

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New Hampshire Volunteer Firefighter Steve Whitcomb Pulls Dying Daughter Out Of SUV

New Hampshire Volunteer Firefighter Steve Whitcomb had to pull his own dying daughter out of a fatal SUV accident. The worst part, he didn't know it was her.

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It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Drunk Santa’s

I guess it truly wouldn't be Christmas without some sort of drunk Santa Claus. Of course Christmas of 2013 was the perfect place to find one. 

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A Look at How the Rest of the World Celebrates Christmas

Christmas traditions around the world can be quite different from what we’re used to at home.

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10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank

This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either working at or patronizing food banks offered their thoughts on the best items to donate—and it's not just food, either.

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Hear Classic Rock’s $1,000,000 Christmas Song

Slade's seasonal classic 'Merry Xmas Everybody' has been a perennial favorite in England since its release in December of 1973. Believe it or not, after four decades, the song stands to make an estimated £800,000 in royalties this year. That's a little over $1.3 million in U.S. dollars!

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Family’s ‘Xmas Jammies’ Video Christmas Card Will Make You Feel Completely Inferior [VIDEO]

Once the holidays roll around, you can expect to see an influx of updates from loved ones in your mailbox. This year, instead of taking the traditional approach (and kill a bunch of trees in the process), one family decided to take advantage of a little thing called the Internet and shoot a video recap of its 2013. 

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Gene Simmons and Family Star in Funny Christmas Video (NSFW)

Gene Simmons dresses up as a demonic version of Santa Claus in a new 'Funny or Die' video that's sure to create a little Yuletide controversy. You can watch it above.

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special 2013 Sneak Peek: Whose Goose Is Cooked?

We're but five days away from 'Doctor Who''s epic Christmas Special, "The Time of the Doctor," (also Christmas itself, if you want to split hairs), meaning we've got to soak up all the time left with series star Matt Smith before Peter Capaldi takes over in the lead role. To that end, check out the first clip of the special with Smith and Jenna Louise-Coleman's Clara, along with a tease of Peter Capaldi's newest regeneration!

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Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience -- or so the members of Kiss apparently thought when they performed the holiday classic on Dec. 19, 1987 in New Haven, Conn.

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