Christmas

Meet Santa at the North Pole

by Tess Purvis

So, what’s it like to celebrate Christmas in a town where it’s Christmas every day? In a word, magical. Welcome to the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. For 60 years, the Miller family has been celebrating Christmas every day of the year. More […]

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The Secret of Joyful Winter Holidays

by Sandra Foyt

Close your eyes and visualize how you want to spend the winter holidays. Do you see a magical tableaux out of a Norman Rockwell painting, or a mad scene of frenzied efforts to complete a list of self-imposed tasks? This year, consider taking a break […]

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Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

by Tess Purvis

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread […]

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On The Night Before Christmas…

by Sandra Foyt

As we settle into a quiet night at home, I would like to share with you one of my favorite holiday traditions – a reading of Clement C. Moore’s poem, “The Night Before Christmas.” Wishing you a most joyous holiday from our family to yours!

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Holiday Lights In The Capital Region 2012

by Sandra Foyt

In the past week, the burning question on Capital Region forums is – where to find holiday lights? My family loves seeing holiday lights displays, such as the one in Washington Park in Albany. Does anyone know where there are any others? It could either […]

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Christmas Gifts For Kids That Stand The Test of Time

by Sandra Foyt

Unless you’re one of those parents – you know, the kind that have all their gifts wrapped before Halloween – you may still be in the throes of the holiday gift shopping season. And you may be tempted to pick up one of the hottest […]

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