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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

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The best Halloween Candy bargain – how to get more candy for your buck


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Halloween is known for three things:

  • children asking strangers for candy
  • women getting free reign to wear the sluttiest costumes ever
  • people gorging themselves on post-Halloween candy sales

Look, it’s the beginning of the “let’s get happy and fat holiday season”, so why not start it off with a handful of your favorite candy snacks?

World's Largest PEZ Dispenser
The World’s Largest PEZ Dispenser

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Is today a Jewish holiday?


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One of the more confusing things about the school year is figuring out vacation calendars.

Teachers, faculty, and other school officials need to take into consideration many factors, including religious holidays, into their plans.  But it can be so confusing — when’s Hanukah? High Holidays? Arbor Day?

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Do you believe in magic? REAL magic? Maybe you should…


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Web Watch readers know that Web Watch appreciates a good magic show.

The key for us in watching a good magic show is being able to escape from the practical, logical mind and stop wondering about how David Copperfield or Penn & Teller do their acts and enjoy the illusions for what they are.  As the old saying goes, don’t ruin the magic.

The illusions aren’t the same once you know how they’re done, or at least have thought of a plausible way for the trick to be accomplished.  You spend all your time looking for the hook and not appreciating the trick for the trick.

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Name the worst Mother’s Day gift ever


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With Mothers Day fast approaching, families (dads, kids primarily) are rushing around trying to find the ULTIMATE MOTHERS DAY GIFT for the women in their lives

Maybe, they’re trying just a little bit too hard.  Maybe, the best mother’s day gift is something that’s right in front of their noses.

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Today’s obligatory PI DAY posting


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Presenting, today’s obligatory PI DAY posting.

Pie
Pie

Today is March 14th, or 3.14 (“pi”, if you haven’t already figured this out).

Catch up on all your PI DAY-related posts here on Web Watch:

It’s Official: Valentine’s Day is for fakers


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Remember when you were growing up and you played with your “invisible friend”?

Guess what, Web Watch readers?  Some of you haven’t bothered to grow out of that phase of your lives.

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Japan doesn’t just celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here’s what they do instead…


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Did you know that Japan doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Web Watch was shocked to hear this, just as you were we can imagine.  Despite all the marketing that Hallmark and other greeting card companies have done thus far, could you believe that Japan has withstood that barrage of marketing and decided to do their own thing instead?

Continue reading JAPAN DOESN’T JUST CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY. HERE’S WHAT THEY DO INSTEAD…

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.

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What do Men want for Christmas?


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WHAT DO MEN WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?

It’s a commonly-asked question.  If you believe retailers, all men want during major gift-giving season are the following:

  • Desk toys
  • Remote controls
  • Toys with remote controls
  • Other stuff that requires batteries
  • Underwear

These are the types of things that get stacked up in the Men’s departments of various stores, and women are expected to buy these crappy-plastic items in the hopes of pleasing their needy, child-minded partners.

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