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A House with Holiday Decorations Stands Next to Many House Not Decorated
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Where is Central New York’s Holiday Spirit?

Maybe you haven't noticed it, but it seems like 'Christmas in the Mohawk Valley' is lacking something this year. What's going on?

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Child Picking Between a Gift for Herself, or Her Family
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Kids Pick Between Getting a Gift for Themselves or Giving a Gift to Their Family [VIDEO]

Probably the hardest decision for a child during the holidays - whether to take a gift for themselves, or give it to someone else. The younger generations may surprise you, though.

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The 'Bubble Tree' Holiday Trend
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The New Holiday Trend – Bizarre Colored Christmas Trees and Bubble Trees

Apparently a real Christmas tree, or a regular artificial tree is old news. The new holiday trend is getting an odd-colored Christmas tree or a 'Bubble Tree.'

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Gigantic Christmas Tree Light Display for Guinness World Records
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Man Sets Guinness World Record for Christmas Lights [VIDEO]

There's a new record-holder for the most Christmas lights on a tree, after David Richards created an amazing lighted display that smashed the old record.

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A House All Decorated for the Holiday Season
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Man Forced to Take Down His Christmas Lights and Decorations

After a neighbor complained, one man was forced by the city to take down his Christmas lights and decorations.

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From the Wonderland of Lights 2014
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Get in the Holiday Spirit with These Three Activities in Rome and Utica

The holiday season is here! Here's a few ideas of things to do in the Utica and Rome Area to help you and your family get into that holly, jolly, mindset.

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How To Save Money Over The Holidays

Holiday time shouldn't be stressful on your wallet. Unfortunately it can be at times. Here's some helpful tips and tricks on how to save money over the holiday time. 

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Hannuka Celebration
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Happy Hanukkah To Our Friends

This is the holiday season, and at sundown tonight, Hanukkah begins, for an eight-day celebration. We would like to wish our Jewish friends and neighbors in central New York a Happy Hanukkah. Here's more about the holiday.

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Rome Art And Community Center ‘Holiday House’ This Week [VIDEO]

'Tis the season for a number of holiday-themed events in central New York, and this week the Rome Art And Community Center presents "Holiday House." Here's what it's all about.

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Today Is Christopher Columbus Day Observance

Today is the observance of Columbus Day, meaning that schools, banks, financial institutions, post offices and many governmental offices are closed. In addition, our neighbors to the north are celebrating Thanksgiving Day in Canada today. Need a review on Christopher Columbus?

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Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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Groundhog’s Day And Traditions Like It

On February 2nd every year, people all across America wake up anxious to find out if Punxsutawney Phil in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has seen his shadow. This tradition is known as Groundhog's Day. If Phil sees his shadow that means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it will be an early Spring. Let's pray for a cloudy Groundhog's Day.

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What Holiday Jobs Offer the Best Opportunities and Benefits?

If you’ve been considering a seasonal job to bring in some extra cash during the holidays, it’s time to start going through the job listings. (Check sites like Indeed, GrooveJob and Snag a Job for opportunities in your area, or visit a company’s site or location directly.) There are numerous opportunities and possibilities that open up to you when you land that seasonal holiday position, beyond just having some extra dough in your pocket for festivities and holiday shopping.

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