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The Best Rankin/Bass TV Christmas Specials


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Remember flipping through TV Guide each week as Christmas approached, looking for the replay of your beloved Christmas specials?

Today’s kids will never know what it’s like to be disappointed, as on-demand streaming and DVDs have turned today’s children into media devouring monsters.

Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
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The Ultimate (and inexpensive!) Christmas Gift for your Dog


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If you’re one of those people who like to give your dog Christmas presents, but are concerned that you might be spoiling them just a little bit, here’s a brilliant way to handle both your love for your dog and your love of recycling: Continue reading THE ULTIMATE (AND INEXPENSIVE!) CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOUR DOG

The real reason why Santa’s reindeer stink


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Everyone knows the song RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.

But have you taken a really good listen to what the song’s actually about?  It’s very telling — not about Rudolph, but a better description of what the OTHER reindeer are actually like.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Stuffed
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Stuffed

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Why NORAD Tracks Santa


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Every year we receive the same news reports from NORAD about Santa’s progress around the world.

Have you ever wondered how NORAD got into the Santa tracking business?

The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas
The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas

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Santa is NOT “a bit creepy”


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Raise your hand if you believe in Santa Claus.

Note that Web Watch didn’t write “if you still believe”, as the word “still” implies that there’s a time when you naturally stop believing in what Santa’s all about.

Santa Costume
Santa Costume

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Video Fun: The WestJet Christmas Miracle


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If you haven’t already seen or heard about this, Canadian airline WestJet decided to be a little giving for some of their lucky passengers on recent flights. Continue reading VIDEO FUN: THE WESTJET CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

How to make a Christmas Budget


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Do you make a holiday shopping budget every year?

You know, how you carefully decide that you’re not going to spend any more than, say, $200 total over the course of the holidays… and then end up spending $1300 instead because you just end up going crazy at the mall?  Everything’s on sale!  Gotta get it now, now, now!

Christmas Rush - A Soundtrack For Your Holiday Shopping Experience
Christmas Rush – A Soundtrack For Your Holiday Shopping Experience

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How much weight does the average person gain at Christmas?


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What did you have to eat for Thanksgiving?

If you were anything like the average American family, your Thanksgiving meal likely looked something like this:

  • Turkey (of course).  And eaten with the skin
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Dressing, lots of bread
  • Rolls, even more bread
  • Sweet potatoes.  With or without marshmallows
  • Pie.  Lots of pie.
  • Don’t forget the gravy

And that’s all just the appetizer course.  Remember all the cheese, shrimp, crackers, beef stick, and other snacks you also ate during the game?

Thanksgiving to Christmas Diet: A Simple Stress Free Way to Lose Weight During the Holidays
Thanksgiving to Christmas Diet:
A Simple Stress Free Way to Lose Weight During the Holidays

Continue reading HOW MUCH WEIGHT DOES THE AVERAGE PERSON GAIN AT CHRISTMAS?

Some kids are spoiled rotten. For them, Christmas Sucks


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Web Watch loves to participate in any gift-receiving holiday.  Christmas, Easter, Hanukah, Arbor Day – you name it, if we’re pretty much guaranteed of getting a gift, we’ll embrace whatever holiday traditions we need to.

Yeah, getting too much stuff is never boring.   And as we’ve said previously, we had all our holiday shopping done in just a few hours, but we may have missed getting the Ultimate Christmas Gift for those we were handing out presents to.

Of course, if you followed the OFFICIAL WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE RULES, then you know that sometimes you may be the one who brought The Most Coveted Gift Of The Year, or have been left with a zonk.

Continue reading SOME KIDS ARE SPOILED ROTTEN. FOR THEM, CHRISTMAS SUCKS

Christmas in July: How to Create a Synchronized Light Show


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Web Watch knows it’s hot out there.

You’re hot. We’re hot. It’s walking on the sun, hot.

So what better way to cool off than to start planning your Christmas holiday light display?

Continue reading CHRISTMAS IN JULY: HOW TO CREATE A SYNCHRONIZED LIGHT SHOW

What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever received while dating?


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We’ve all gone through the dating thing, right?

And while you’re dating that special someone – whether it be for just a few weeks, a few months, or a year or two – you’ve probably found yourself wanting to buy them a gift of some sort.

Maybe it’s a traditional gift-giving holiday, like Christmas.  Or it’s a birthday.  You’re celebrating an anniversary of the first time you met or some other special moment.  A job promotion, new house, new puppy.

It doesn’t matter what the reason is — the point is, it was time to select a present for your Significant Other.

Which brings up the question:  WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GIFT YOU’VE EVER GIVEN YOUR DATE , or conversely – WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED WHILE DATING SOMEONE?

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Santa Responds: Why didn’t he bring that gift you asked for?


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Autobiography of Santa Claus
Autobiography of Santa Claus

Santa Responds to all of those letters that he has received over the years.

Here are some of the takeaways that we can all learn from the Big Man in the Red Suit: Continue reading SANTA RESPONDS: WHY DIDN’T HE BRING THAT GIFT YOU ASKED FOR?

Funny letters to Santa.


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Santa Responds: He's Had Enough...and He's Writing Back!
Santa Responds: He’s Had Enough…and He’s Writing Back!

Have you written your letter to Santa yet? Continue reading FUNNY LETTERS TO SANTA.

Official Rules for your Holiday/Christmas/White Elephant Gift Exchange


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Blue raffle tickets
Roll of Blue Raffle Tickets: Keep This Ticket

Every year, the question comes up regarding how to properly do a gift exchange at holiday time.

Whether you call it a DIRTY SANTA, WHITE ELEPHANT, YANKEE SWAP, CHINESE AUCTION or something else, the basic concept is the same: everyone brings a gift, throws it into the pile, and then they get distributed out in some random manner, with stealing gifts from other people allowed to some degree.

Web Watch is here to present the OFFICIAL RULES FOR GIFT EXCHANGING that we’ve perfected over the years at our own shindigs. These rules work for us — they should work for you, too. Continue reading OFFICIAL RULES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS/WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE

2010 Christmas Trends – name your favorite holiday activities, music, and movies


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A Christmas Story Leg Lamp (Fragile)
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp (Fragile)

A recent survey of over 2000 adults asked what the respondents’ FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT THE  HOLIDAYS WERE.  Here is what they found: Continue reading 2010 CHRISTMAS TRENDS — NAME YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES, MUSIC, AND MOVIES