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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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Dreaming of a White Christmas? YouTube Lets It Snow!

If you haven’t been on YouTube recently, you may not have seen the site’s contribution to the holidays: snow!

Not only does the white stuff fall on search pages, but many videos have a little red snowflake on the right-hand side of the bottom bar.

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10 Things You Don’t Want to Hear on Christmas Day

Ah, Christmas. It’s a relaxing time to spend with family and the last hurdle before you let your hair down on New Year’s Eve.

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25 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

The big day is here and we thought you should know a few things about Christmas that isn't at the top of everyone's minds.

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Last Minute Shopping? Our Top Five Places

If you are last minute shopping, we've come up with our top five places to hit so you can get affordable gifts just in the nick of time!

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10 Great Holiday Moments With ‘The Simpsons’ [IMAGES, VIDEOS]

America’s First Dysfunctional Family has the biggest affection for Halloween, since it happens during sweeps. But it also has taken on the most wonderful time of the year more than once, so we thought we’d present a few fun ‘Simpsons’ GIFs and videos to celebrate the season. Or at least be honest about it. (WARNING: Animated holiday merriment below.)

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Reba McEntire’s Christmas Tradition Remembers the Reason for the Season

This year, Christmas in the McEntire household will begin as it does every year. Reba McEntire and her family have a quirky but refreshing tradition to kick off the celebration: They sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jesus.

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Lady Antebellum Show Their Christmas Spirit in Funny New Video

Lady Antebellum couldn’t let 2011 fade into 2012 without wishing their fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In their latest webisode, which wraps up the first leg of their Own the Night Tour, Hillary Scott gives viewers some insight into what, exactly, the boys do on the bus while they’re on the road — and it may surprise you.

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Naughty Kids? Threaten to Tell Santa [VIDEO]

If the kids are getting a little stir crazy with the knowledge that Santa Clause will be coming to town in a matter of days, here is a great way to keep them in line - threaten to tell Santa that they are being naughty. Worked like a charm on this kid.

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Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus to Make Movie Debut in ‘Saving Santa’ With Trace Adkins

Rascal Flatts‘ Jay DeMarcus is slated to make his film debut next year along with Trace Adkins in the holiday film ‘Saving Santa.’ With Kix Brooks sitting in the executive director chair, it’s no surprise that this upcoming release has so many country ties. Touted as “a sweet, funny, holiday story about the belief in love, goodness and the spirit of Christmas,” ‘Saving Santa’ is set to debut next year.

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‘Send a Call from Santa’ to Keep Kids in Line… or to Have a Little Holiday Fun

Parents have been using the threat of Santa’s “naughty or nice” list for so long now that it may be losing its strength, so the nice folks at Google stepped in to help.

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8 Holiday Pet-Proofing Tips

Here’s a question that Vetstreet’s Dr. Patty Khuly gets asked often this time of the year: How do you keep all those pets of yours out of trouble?

It’s a great question when you’ve got tinsel, glittery ornaments and all manner of holiday trappings decking your halls, walls and — most menacingly of all — your holiday tree (if you happen to have one). Find out what tips Dr. Khuly has for you after the jump.

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