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2012 holiday season News

Five Christians killed in Nigeria

A report has come in that gunmen in the northern Nigerian state of Yobe have shot dead at least five Christians. The pastor of the church was among the dead.

Tips for an allergy-free Christmas

People affected by allergies to dust, nuts and other substances can often suffer worse at Christmas time compared to other times of the year. To help reduce the allergy impact the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has issued some tips.

Op-Ed: Photo essay ─ Old Town Alexandria is dressed up for the holidays Special

Alexandria - Alexandria, Va. is all dressed up for the holiday season. Walking through Old Town, visitors can see various festive decorations throughout this section of the city.

Top Christmas scams this 2012 holiday season

While the holiday season is full of cheer, it is also a time when scammers come out in droves. Several top holiday-related scam lists have been published this week.

Real Christmas trees are more 'environmentally friendly'

It may appear that an artificial Christmas tree, used year after year, is better for the environment than the use of a real tree, cut down each yuletide season. However, new research suggests that the real tree has a lower carbon footprint.

Review: 'A Very Furry Christmas' arrives at Sesame Place Special

Langhorne - Mid-November marked the official arrival of Christmas at Sesame Place. Many families came to visit as the holiday season kicked off at this popular park located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City Special

New York - As Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City. Walking through the streets of the Big Apple, holiday shopping is in full swing and the decorations can be seen inside and outside of many buildings.

NYC's Rockefeller Center prepares for 80th annual tree lighting Special

New York - Rockefeller Center is a popular sightseeing destination, and as the holiday season approaches, locals and tourists alike will head over to see the spectacular decorations. This week Rockefeller Center's 80th annual tree lighting will take place.

Retailers start 'Black Friday' sales earlier this 2012 season

Reports are surfacing many retailers have intended to start their "Black Friday" sales earlier this year. While some stores have not made any formal announcements yet, ad leaks are showing the start times retailers are offering for Black Friday.

FedEx to add 20,000 temporary workers for 2012 holiday season

FedEx announced yesterday the company plans to hire thousands of seasonal workers to help handle the large shipping volume anticipated during the 2012 holiday season.
 

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Decorations near Rockefeller Center
Decorations near Rockefeller Center
Christmas decorations located across the street from Radio City Music Hall
Christmas decorations located across the street from Radio City Music Hall
Shoppers checking out the merchandise in the princess displays in the Disney Store
Shoppers checking out the merchandise in the princess displays in the Disney Store
Nighttime parade at Sesame Place during  A Very Furry Christmas
Nighttime parade at Sesame Place during "A Very Furry Christmas"
Visitors walk by one of Macy s decorated windows.
Visitors walk by one of Macy's decorated windows.
Ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center
Ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center
On Thanksgiving weekend the tree at Rockefeller Center was not quite ready  but will be lit up with ...
On Thanksgiving weekend the tree at Rockefeller Center was not quite ready, but will be lit up with tens of thousands of lights on Nov. 28.
Elmo and the neighborhood mail carrier in  Elmo’s World Live! Happy Holidays Show
Elmo and the neighborhood mail carrier in "Elmo’s World Live! Happy Holidays Show"
This fire engine was a hit with the kids and  popular photo spot
This fire engine was a hit with the kids and popular photo spot
Abby looks for answers as she tries to understand what Christmas is in Sesame Place s  A Sesame Stre...
Abby looks for answers as she tries to understand what Christmas is in Sesame Place's "A Sesame Street Christmas Show"
One of the entrances into NYC s Macy store decorated for the holidays. You can see the Empire State ...
One of the entrances into NYC's Macy store decorated for the holidays. You can see the Empire State Building in the background.