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Traditional Christmas Bonfire
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Bonfires Light The Way

There is so much to love about Louisiana, most beloved are our unique traditions that come from the gumbo pot of cultures that have blended together to form the backbone of our beloved state. Around Christmas time we all know how Papa Noel will find his way down the bayou.

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Darius Rucker
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15 Best Country Christmas Albums

One of my internet friends has made her choices for the best Country Christmas Albums you can buy. If you are looking for some new holiday music you might want to use her suggestions as a guide to help you find exactly what is perfect for your tastes.

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A Mall Santa in New York
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The Big Christmas Payoff, Jean Shepherd Style

 
Some of you guys out here in the amazing land of tubes might be familiar with the movie A Christmas Story, the classic 1983 flick based stories found in Jean Shepherd’s book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. If you have never seen the movie, I urge you to watch it and then return to read this passage. If you are familiar with the movie, you will appreciate the following tale of how I killed a half-hour in a Lafayette, Louisiana, shopping mall on the second Saturday of Advent in 2008.

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Skunk In Sink
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Christmas Stinks For Charity

From the " I know who is on Santa's naughty list" department comes this heart breaking story of Operation Christmas.

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Robot Warrior For Christmas

Well it's time for another trip down memory lane and sneak a peak into why so many guys my age still love to get toys for Christmas. In this commercial you can see a young Dick Cheney rehearsing his strategy for world domination, or maybe it's just a kid playing with a really cool robot toy. Okay it was cool back in the day junior, we didn't have video games.

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HumBonus Or Humbug

'Tis the season so they say, the season of office parties and Christmas bonuses. What no bonus where you work? Well you're not alone, a lot of companies have had to cut back. One company bucks that tradition of giving "bucks" as a bonus.

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Crooks Cook Christmas Tree

If it was the Grinch then he must not be as smart as I thought he was, but then again this did happen in Alabama.

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Holiday Scrooge Comes Clean

There is something about this time of year which seems to bring out the best and worst in people. Maybe it's the pressure of the season but for some reason people seem to go off the deep end a lot more often around Christmas. Such is the case of a gentleman who faked a burglary in his own home in order to solicit more presents from a sympathetic public.

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Ten Dangerous Toys For 2010

Do you remember the movie " A Christmas Story"? You know the  movie where young Ralph Parker wants a Red Ryder BB gun and everyone keeps telling him he will shoot his eye out? Well believe it or not they still make toys that kids can hurt themselves with and we've got a list of some you might want to keep from under your tree this year.

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UPS Expands Security

It is a different world than the one we grew up in huh? I still get excited when I hear the "granny gears" of a brown package truck rumbling down my street. I wonder what surprises the brown box brought by the men and women in brown will bring. If you do plan on shipping this holiday season make sure you know the changes and let the professionals help you out.

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