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Get Your Songbook Out — It’s “Go Caroling Day”

Heading into the Buffalo Sabres hockey game last night, there was a group of high school students singing Christmas songs, and it was appropriate because today is considered Go Caroling Day.

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NHL First Began Play On This Date

Today is the day in 1917 that what we know today as the National Hockey League began play with two games.

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All Those Tree Ornaments Have A Meaning

So many of the Christmas traditions we observe in this country were brought to this country by European immigrants – the idea of the Christmas tree itself even, and originally they were decorated with candles.

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They Can Remember Every Day Of Their Life — Gift Or Curse?

It’s a condition called Hyperthymesia. It’s a combination of two Ancient Greek words: Hyper meaning “excessive” and thymesis meaning “remembering.” Technically it’s someone who has an extremely detailed autobiographical memory. Basically they can remember every day of their life in almost perfect detail. They can also tell you about public events they may have read about or experienced that day.

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Many People Insist On A Real Christmas Tree Each Year

Even with the bad weather over the weekend, there were a lot of people shopping for Christmas trees. The National Christmas Tree Association says 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold each year.

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Gore Defeated By Hanging Chads

It was one of the closest and most disputed presidential elections in U.S. history. It’s when George W. Bush defeated Al Gore back in 2000 when the Supreme Court ruled that Electoral College votes in Florida would be awarded to Bush. For weeks before that, the winner of the election was in doubt as legal battles dragged on over the recounting of votes.

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The Legend of Poinsettias

Today is known as Poinsettia Day, officially declared by an Act of Congress. It’s always on December 12. It’s in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett – the first American ambassador to Mexico appointed by President John Quincy Adams in the 1820s.

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Familiar Name Involved In Controversy Decades Ago

Pretty interesting note in history. On this date in 1962, officials in New York City voted against a plan for an elevated expressway across the bottom of Manhattan. It was supposed connect the Holland Tunnel on the West Side with the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges on the East side, but it would cut through neighborhoods known as TriBeCa and SoHo.

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Gift Buying Tips

I’ve always stressed myself over Christmas shopping. I’m always way too concerned over whether the person I’m giving a gift to will actually like it.

The better you know someone, the easier it is to buy them a gift, or just be a careful listener. They’ll give you clues and they won’t even know it.

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Today Is Christmas Card Day

Today is known as Christmas Card Day, honoring Sir Henry Cole of England who created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843. It showed three generations of a family toasting the holiday in the middle, with scenes of charity on either side, with food and clothing being given to the poor.

Christmas Card Day is always on December 9th.

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The Growing Role of the Food Bank

We’re always looking to help the Food Bank of Western New York keep its shelves stocked, and one of the ways it does is through various food drives, including the Food 2 Families campaign along with Tops markets and Channel 2.

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Is It Really Stealing? You Make The Call

Police in the Atlanta area charged a man with theft after they say he stole 5 cents worth of electricity to power up his electric car. While he was watching his son’s tennis game at the boy’s school, he plugged his Nissan Leaf into one of the school’s outdoor outlets. After about 20 minutes the police arrived and told him he was stealing.

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