Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kids Say The Darndest Things About Santa

Kids weigh in on the inner workings of Christmas and Santa.


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What Our 9 Pro Sports Teams Want For Christmas

This year hasn’t been particularly kind to sports franchises in the Tri-State area. Every team has something (in certain cases, multiple things) they’d like from Santa.


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Time Is Running Out For Those Still Needing To Holiday Shop

As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, some still have a long list of gifts to buy.


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Santa Makes Early Appearance In Harlem Alongside Police Athletic League

Hundreds of kids got an early appearance from Santa Saturday, thanks to the Police Athletic League.


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

Help Make Christmas Dreams Come True: ‘Operation Santa’ Underway In New York City

Would you like to help make someone’s dreams come true this Christmas?


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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.


The Ortiz family delivers gifts to the Leake & Watts learning center (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Bronx Family Delivers Toys To 160 Children In The Bronx

Melissa Ortiz started the tradition four years ago to teach her own children about gratitude and appreciation.


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Experts Weigh In On How To Manage Your Child’s Expectations This Holiday Season

With the holiday season underway there are a lot of kids out there who are expecting a lot of presents. There are also a lot of parents who are wondering how they can avoid drama when their children don’t get everything that they want.


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Rockland County Teacher Accused Of Spoiling Santa For Young Students

As Christmas approaches and children look forward to the big day, there’s a teacher in Rockland County who took it upon herself to deal with the issue of Santa Claus. Now it’s become a controversy.


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B&C Morning Show: Boomer’s Ongoing Search For Santa

With the Giants and Jets scheduled to play on Christmas Eve, Craig invited the staff over to watch the game at his house. Surprisingly, no one took him up on the offer.


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‘Sidewalk Santa School’ In Session Thursday On The Upper West Side

A 109-year tradition, Volunteers of America’s Sidewalk Santas can be found stationed beside their signature chimneys throughout Manhattan every Friday in December. But not without some schooling first.


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Angie Carpenter Accuses Steve Bellone Of Playing Politics In ‘Santagate’

Babylon town supervisor and Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone stepped in last week to save Santa Claus from budget cuts.


A screenshot of NORAD's Santa Tracker - Dec 24, 2010

Where’s Santa? NORAD Tracks Jolly Old St. Nick

Tracking Santa’s travels is a celebrated tradition at the North American Aerospace Command, and it unfolds Friday for the 55th year.


New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is seen outside St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY - Apr 4, 2010 - Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Archbishop Promotes Self To Santa Claus For Kids

Looking ever so jolly, Archbishop Timothy Dolan played Santa Claus sitting in a corner handing out gifts wrapped in red paper to needy kids at St. Cecilia’s on 106th Street.


Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Voters: Governor More Scrooge Than Santa

Democrats and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly found the Republican governor to resemble Charles Dickens’ bah-humbugging character.