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Kids anxious to learn when Santa would arrive got an update from a surprise guest this year when first lady Michelle Obama fielded their phone calls.
For Alabama fan Don Buckhannan the Christmas gift of a fedora just like the one the legendary Coach Bear Bryant used to wear was pretty great — and then he looked inside the hat to find tickets to the sold-out BCS national championship. He and his son Daniel talk about the thrilling surprise.
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KANEHOE, HAWAII – President Obama spent part of his last full day in Hawaii participating in an annual tradition for his wife Michelle and him: greeting Marines at the base near his vacation home here.
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Over a thousand volunteers at NORAD handle more than 100,000 thousand phone calls from children around the world every Christmas Eve as NORAD charts Santa’s progress around the globe.
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The Associated Press reports — From his toy-cluttered Brooklyn apartment, the man in the red suit was making his list and checking it twice. But he made no distinction between naughty or nice: Every child on it would receive a gift from this Santa Claus.
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Moms everywhere snap — and cherish — photos of their squishy, adorable babies. But sometimes, in the rarest of circumstances, a mother captures her own infant in an image so moving that it makes hundreds of thousands of people around the world gasp.
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People attend the Christmas lights in the Medellin river on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Medellin’s Christmas lights exhibition is one of the most impressive in Colombia.
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President Barack Obama lit a new National Christmas Tree at a traditional ceremony Thursday outside the White House that officially kicks off the holiday season in the nation’s capital.
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When thieves snatched the holiday lights off of a terminally-ill child’s home, Phoenix police officers made sure that no “Grinch” would steal Christmas from the 5-year-old.
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Instead of a traditional pine tree, a high-tech light installation vaguely shaped like a Christmas tree stands in the the city center of Brussels. And the 82-foot sculpture is causing quite a stir, with thousands of signatures appearing on an online petition against it.