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Neil Diamond At Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
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One Of My Favorite Christmas Albums – Neil Diamond [VIDEO]

We all have ou favorite holiday songs and albums, and one of mine is a 2009 Christmas album by Neil Diamond, entitled: "A Cherry, Cherry Christmas". Even the title tune is a fun holiday treat, where Neil ties in many of his song titles into the lyrics.

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Christmas trees with people
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How To Prolong The Life Of Your Real Christmas Tree

We always get a real Christmas tree in the McShea household, and we always hope it will stay fresh through New Year's Day. If you have a real tree, we discovered some helpful tips to make that evergreen tree last longer.

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Pillow Fights With Santa Claus Bring Joy to the World

If you think Santa preps for his big day by sitting around the mall letting kids hop on his lap telling him what they want, think again. It turns out he needs to blow off some steam just like the rest of us.

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Watch the Most Absolutely Perfect Way to Wrap a Gift

If there's one thing harder than finding the perfect holiday gift, it's wrapping the perfect holiday gift once you do manage to find it.

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Homeowners Decorate Their Houses For Christmas
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Coordinated Christmas Lights Light Up Entire Neighborhood [VIDEO]

Now THIS is a Christmas lights display. An entire neighborhood in California coordinated their holiday lights to light up to the same music. What's more impression than the display is the fact a whole neighborhood of people actually worked together. Everyone must really like their neighbors, because this had to take HOURS to complete.

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Greg McShea hanging wreath 2014
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Hanging The Holiday Wreath With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

Every year, hanging the McShea family Christmas wreath on the side of our home is a tradition. Over the years, it's been an adventure. One year, I fell off the ladder and luckily landed in the snow-covered bushes in front of our house. My then five year old son ran over to me and asked, "Are you OK dad?", which I was.

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Santa with Christmas ball
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Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $10

At 96.1 WODZ, many of us participate in a "Secret Santa" gift exchange with co-workers during the holidays. In many cases, when you you join in a workplace gift exchange, there's a $10 or $15 limit so you don't go broke. Need gift ideas for that colleague? (Re-gifting may be a bit tacky on this, especially if you recycle that fruit cake your Aunt Jenny gave you).

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Dad Mows His Son’s Video Games Over So He’ll Get A Job

This Christmas season you may be buying your children video games. If they aren't working, and you want them to work, take a lesson out of this Dad's book.

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Old Toys That Are Worth A Small Fortune This Christmas

Tis the season for toy shopping, and of course Santa Claus bringing the best gifts on Christmas. Some of those gifts from Yesteryear, are worth a fortune nowadays. Here's a list of some of those toys you probably played with a ton, and now you can cash in.

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Photo: Zachary Ostroff / Bassmint Photo Inc
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Watch Noah Kellman Team Up With Nick Frenay For ‘Bells Are Ringing’

They say you need to go where the action is and here's another Syracuse musician whose career is benefiting from his move to the Great City. Meet Noah Kellman

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Watch One Of My Favorite Christmas TV Commercials [VIDEO]

Often a commercial can present a powerful positive message, and at Christmastime many advertisers want to do just that...send out a meaningful message. This Coca-Cola commercial ranks #2 of the Greg McShea all-time favorite holiday TV commercials, with a message I think we could all use today.

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Utica Police Make A Difference With Their ‘Shop With A Cop’ Event [PHOTOS]

Every year the Utica Police Department takes part in an awesome event to help children in need in our community. It's called "Shop With A Cop" and it is funded by the Thomas Lindsey foundation. This past weekend is when they did the shopping and it was a great success.

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