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2011 holiday season News

Jingle Bells Christmas goats at play video goes viral

A video of young goats at play, running, jumping and butting heads to the tune of 'Jingle Bells' has gone viral on YouTube, making these kids one of the most popular animals acts on the Internet this holiday season.

Statue of baby Jesus stolen, thief caught via Facebook

Fredericksburg - A statue of baby Jesus that was stolen from a Nativity scene display in Virginia has been recovered thanks to a concerned citizen who spotted it on Facebook and notified authorities.

Soldier's Silent Night video becomes holiday hit

As Christmastime approaches a video circulating on the Internet wants us to remember the soldiers spending Christmas alone in foreign lands while we are home enjoying our family, friends and freedom.

Video: Senior citizens stage Christmas flash mob at Target

Lawrence - A senior citizen flash mob, that could warm the heart of even the Grinch, was staged at a Target by residents of a retirement home. The video has become become a viral hit as web users rock with the old folks to the Glee cast singing "Last Christmas."

Op-Ed: Feel free not to celebrate Christmas

If you are a non-Christian and have no relationship or belief in the birth of Jesus Christ, feel free not to celebrate Christmas. No one is forcing you to.

Church billboard shows Virgin Mary with pregnancy test

Auckland - St Matthews-in-the-City Church of New Zealand has continued its controversial approach to Christmas advertising with a billboard that shows the Virgin Mary with a horrified look on her face when a pregnancy test she is holding reveals she is with-child.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel pranks kids with terrible Christmas presents

Jimmy Kimmel is at it again. This time Kimmel sent parents on a mission to prank their kids with 'terrible Christmas presents.' The hilarious compilation that resulted aired on the "Kimmel Live" show and were posted on YouTube taking a viral surge upward.

Chrift finds holiday gifts with social networking Special

Recently launched website Chrift helps by finding those perfect gifts when someone might have everything or is just hard to shop. It does so with a helping hand from Facebook.

Diamonds, Krugerrands found in Salvation Army red kettles

Shawnee - A sure sign of Christmas approaching is the sight of the Salvation Army bell ringers and red kettles. And while some see the kettles as a place to drop spare change or a few dollars others see them as an opportunity to deposit more valuable goods .

Soldiers 'All I Want for Christmas' video becomes viral hit

British sailors returning from deployment showed their Christmas spirit in a video posted on YouTube where, and with the help of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas," the men and women aboard the HMS Ocean spread their holiday cheer around the world.

Video: Two families find live snakes hiding in Christmas trees

Zebulon - Two families, one living in North Carolina and the other from Idaho, were in for a fright when they spotted snakes slithering through the branches of their newly decorated Christmas trees.

Video: Calgary Teddy Bear Toss nets 25k stuffed toys for charity

Calgary - The Calgary Hitmen continued their annual Teddy Bear Toss Sunday night netting over 25,000 stuffed animals for charity. The 17-year tradition calls for fans to toss the donated toys onto the ice when the Hitmen score their first goal.

Controversial holiday light show begins despite neighbor protest

El Paso - An extravagant, annual holiday light show has begun in an El Paso, Texas, community despite complaints by residents who say traffic congestion in the residential neighborhood disrupts their lives, causing them to find alternative routes home.

Secret Santa spreads hope, cheer, gives away $100 bills

Reading - A elderly gentleman dressed in red and wearing a cap with "Elf" embroidered on the back brightened up the holiday season for residents of Reading, Pa, when he visited the Salvation Army thrift shop, laundromats and bus terminals passing out $100 bills.

Old Town Alexandria kicks off the holiday season, Santa arrives Special

Alexandria - The day after Thanksgiving some people run off to the stores in hopes of snagging some good Black Friday deals, however others look ahead to Christmas festivities.

FedEx to hire 20,000 extra workers for 2011 holiday season

Memphis - FedEx said this week the company plans to hire an additional 20,000 seasonal employees for the holidays. The new hires will help handle the anticipated increased volume the shipping company expects to see during the 2011 holiday season.

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