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Why Blake Shelton Spent Last Christmas Eve Alone With His Dad

“It ended up being dad and I on Christmas Eve, sitting in his hospital room and watching ‘Dumbest Stuff on Wheels’ for about four hours.”


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Carrie Underwood Talks Holiday Plans And What Her Husband Wants For Christmas

What does a megastar like Carrie Underwood get her famous hockey husband, Mike Fisher, for Christmas?


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Emergency Party Prep Items & Fashion Fixes

The holiday party season is in full swing — and you never know when the next invite might come your way. Kris Schoels, founder of, is here with a few read-to-go ideas for an evening of fun.


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10 Tips For Holiday Travel With Your Pet

A recent survey showed 63 percent of pet owners plan to travel during the holiday with their dog or cat. But before you and your four-legged friend hit the road, learn what to do — and what to not do — of taking your animal with you on the road.


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Mobile Couch: Top 10 Christmas Tree Care Tips

If you’re heading out to get a Christmas tree this weekend, we sent Alex Denis out on the Mobile Couch to get some expert advice on picking the right one and keeping it in tip top shape for the holidays.


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6 Fun Holiday Events & Staycations In NYC

Staying in New York City to celebrate the holidays this year? Spend your time relaxing, shopping and site seeing a like a tourist the only way New Yorkers know how – the local way.


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12 Best Holiday Gifts For New York City Foodies

These cooking classes, tasting tours and specialty food items will satisfy your hungry loved this holiday season.


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Mobile Couch: John Legend In Bryant Park For ‘Giving Tuesday’

Holiday traditions like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are about what you can get, but Tuesday kicks off a new tradition — about what you can give.


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5 Other Great Holiday Light Displays In NYC

These holiday light displays might not be as big as those at Rockefeller Center or Dyker Heights, but they’re bright enough to say “Happy Holidays” to all who pass near their glow.


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Exclusive: Cyber Monday Panel With Gifts For Everyone On Your List

The Couch wants to help you save money, so we invited two shopping experts to help us figure out where the best deals are.


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Put An End To Toxic Friendships Before The Holidays

Do you have someone in your life who you realize is actually not a good friend to you? Sometimes the best thing to do is to move on – but how do you do that?


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NYC’s 9 Best Holiday Cocktails

From boozy pumpkin milkshakes to spiked ciders, these New York City restaurants and bars are offering the best cocktails to get you into the Thanksgiving spirit.



Tell Us: What Are You Grateful For This Thanksgiving?

At, we want to know: What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?


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Agency Brings Toys, Hope For Families Hit By Superstorm Sandy

The holiday season is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year, but for Jonelle Redmond, of Long Island, the wrath of Superstorm Sandy has dampened any holiday hopes. But one organization has a mission to help.


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Stress-Free Tricks For Hosting Thanksgiving At Your House

Entertaining expert Shawn Rabideau hit The Couch to put Carolina, John and Lisa to the test. Do ‘The Couch’ hosts know how to set the table correctly? Do you?