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Nearly Half of Americans Want to Skip the Holidays; Do You? — Survey of the Day

The holiday season has snuck up on the American consumer once again, and rather than feeling completely overwhelmed by travel plans and last-minute shopping and the millionth playing of 'Jingle Bell Rock,' almost half of the population simply wishes we could just skip Christmas altogether.

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Best Buy Will Try Not to Ruin Christmas Again This Year

Last year, Best Buy made a bunch of their customers angry when they were unable to fill the orders taken on Black Friday and Cyber Monday due to a lack of inventory. The company then failed to make its customers aware of this until just days before Christmas. Needless to say, Best Buy’s customer-service practices have not been held in very high regard ever since.

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Google Steals Christmas, Deletes Entire Month of December from App

Find yourself wishing the holidays were over already? Well, thanks to a bug in the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, the month of December has been canceled altogether. Is Google the new Grinch?

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Who Has Better Toy Prices: Amazon or Big Box Stores?

Trying to find the lowest prices on toys this holiday season? The latest industry report indicates that Amazon.com has better deals than retail giants Walmart, Target and everyone else.

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The Best Toys of 2012 (According to Good Housekeeping) Are …

Good Housekeeping won't reveal their Best Toys of 2012 list until the December issue hits newsstands on November 20, but we have a sneak peek of the list, which, interestingly enough, was compiled using some of the best toy testers in the world: kids.

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Fees Makes Some Gift Cards Better Than Others — Dollars and Sense

Gift cards: it’s what’s for the holidays this year. But even though those little, swipeable stocking stuffers are extremely popular gifts, it pays to understand some of the perils that go along with them.

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Top 5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday

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Between all the pies, cookies, Christmas hams and latkes – it is easy to gorge on food during the holiday season. But you shouldn’t let the holiday season be a time to overindulge. Here are some

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Tips for a Safe Holiday Journey

If you haven’t already gotten on the road to celebrate the holidays with friends and family – or run away from them – here are a few safety tips to make your holiday season a happy and secure one.

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Fewer Grinches This Year as Most People Want Family Time — Survey of the Day

Where has all the commercialism gone? This year, the majority of Americans “don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” as Mariah Carey sings. Their favorite aspect of the holiday season is the time they get to spend with loved ones.

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Why Do the Holidays Make Us So Nostalgic?

There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.

Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New York, says nostalgia helps us feel connected to one another and can even ease pain during a crisis.

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