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Postal employees working on 'Operation Santa.' (credit: United States Postal Service)

‘Operation Santa’ 2013: Help Make A Child’s Wish Come True This Christmas

Imagine a Christmas with no presents. Now imagine being a child at Christmas with no presents.

12/12/2013

12.10.13 Tree Decorating

Christmas Tree Trends: 3 Looks To Decorate Your Tree With Glamour

Decorating expert Nicole Gibbons transforms homes on OWN networks show, “Home Made Simple.” She joined us on The Couch with the latest trends and ideas for decorating your Christmas tree this year.

12/10/2013

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5 Offbeat Ways To Celebrate The Holidays

New York City offers practically as many ways to celebrate the holiday season as it does bodegas and taxis. Below are our favorite offbeat ways, perfect for after you’ve seen the tree at Rockefeller Center and watched the Rockettes kick.

12/09/2013

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Toni On! New York: This Week We’re Getting In The Spirit

This week WLNY’s Toni Senecal is getting in the holiday spirit. She hit DUMBO and Red Hook to take care of some shopping and did her part to help out Superstorm Sandy victims who were still working to rebuild.

12/07/2013

Toys on the shelves of "Where To Turn", a Staten Island non-profit designed to help Sandy victims find holiday gifts. (Credit Jim Smith WCBS 880)

Staten Island Non-Profit Provides Holiday Gifts For Sandy Victims

A non-profit organization has opened a charity store on Staten Island that will spend the season providing gifts to Superstorm Sandy victims.

12/07/2013

Christmas tree shopping in New Jersey. (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Head Out In Search Of The Perfect Christmas Tree

There are less than three weeks until Christmas and many families have started to head out in search of Christmas trees.

12/06/2013

Young Toys for Tots donor makes a cookie at  FAO Schwarz on Dec. 6, 2013 (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

FAO Schwarz Helps To Bring Magic Of Holidays To Children

The store is also hosting a special event Friday to help drum up as many cash and toy donations as possible.

12/06/2013

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Help Make A Child’s Christmas Merry

The red Schwinn’s fenders were so shiny they reflected the lights on our Christmas tree. I was 9 years old, and that bicycle represented freedom to me.

12/06/2013

Are the holiday decorations outside of your home sending a welcoming message to burglars? (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘Tis The Season For Brazen Break-Ins

It is the season for break-ins. Every year, hundreds of thousands of burglaries take place during the months of November and December.

12/05/2013

150 students from PS 197 in the Rockaways arrived at the "North Pole" to meet Santa Claus, Dec. 4, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Students Impacted By Sandy Get Trip To ‘North Pole’ To Meet Santa

About 150 students from PS 197 in the Rockaways were greeted by Santa’s elves as they arrived for the trip of a lifetime.

12/04/2013

The Radio City Rockettes, Santa Claus and a camel pose in front of an ice sculpture to kick off its annual "Christmas in August", to promote Radio City Christmas Spectacular show, in New York, August 13, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images)

The 5 Best Holiday Shows To See In NYC This Season

The lights of the Christmas season shine brightest in the Big Apple, where decorations adorn department store windows, holiday tunes fill the air and the city’s stages come to life with Christmas productions.

12/03/2013

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10 Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.

12/02/2013

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Easy Ways to Save On Holiday Travel

From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!

12/02/2013

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5 Reasons Being Solo During The Holidays Rocks

Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!

12/02/2013

The Couch

Mobile Couch: Gingerbread Lane At The NY Hall Of Science

The village includes an estimated 1,900 lbs. of icing, 400 lbs. of candy, and 500 lbs. of gingerbread dough. It is comprised of 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, four gingerbread cable cars, five gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, candy trees and sugar signage.

11/26/2013

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