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Gasoline Prices Down for Holiday Travelers

Texas motorists are getting a small break in gasoline prices heading into Christmas and New Year's. Triple A Texas says gasoline prices are down an average of four cents across the state, and even more in some areas.

So it's not costing quite as much to travel over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house -- and back.

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Top 5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday

Between all the pies, cookies, Christmas hams and latkes – it is easy to gorge on food during the holiday season. But you shouldn’t let the holiday season be a time to overindulge. Here are some tips so you can have a healthier holiday season.

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Fewer Grinches This Year as Most People Want Family Time — Survey of the Day

Where has all the commercialism gone? This year, the majority of Americans “don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” as Mariah Carey sings. Their favorite aspect of the holiday season is the time they get to spend with loved ones.

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National Christmas Tree Ignores Jesus and Christmas, but Praises Obama

For reasons no one seems able to explain, the brightly decorated and lighted  Christmas tree outside the United States capitol has nothing on it that would connect it with Christmas -- the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The tree does however have at least one decoration on it praising President Barack Obama.

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Longview Thieves Steal Christmas From Foster Kids

About 20 thousand dollars worth of Christmas gifts have been stolen from the Gregg County Child Welfare Board in Longview. The presents were stored in a rented storage unit and were nearly ready to go to several hundred children in foster care in the Gregg County Area.

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Now You Can Rent Toys for Christmas

Most parents know all about the stress and strain of trying to find the "right" toys for their kids every Christmas.  A company in Boston feels their pain, and has come up with an entirely new take on giving toys - generally - not just at Christmas time.

It's an Internet website the creators say is the ‘Netflix’ of toys.

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Coke Pulls White Holiday Cans After Customer Outcry and Confusion

Coca-Cola has once again learned that its customers don’t like change. Only unlike the New Coke debacle of the 1980s, this time it had nothing to do with the beverage itself, but rather the cans that hold the famous soda.

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Survey Says — Holidays Are No Longer the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Seems “holiday cheer” may be a misnomer, at least according to a new survey. Consumer Reports polled 1,013 adults, revealing that 90 percent of us have at least one thing to complain about the holidays, and 15 percent hate that they’re expected to be nice.

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