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Humbug! Where does that word come from anyway?

"Bah Humbug!"The phrase, uttered by more than a century of Christmas scrooges across page and screen, has been popularized by almost endless adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol."But what does the word "humbug" really mean?It's Humbug Day, and…

How to help homeless students year-round

Come Christmas time, most children put together lengthy wish lists for toys and goodies for Santa to deliver.

What you probably didn't know about 'Jingle Bells'

Christmas is just around the corner. This year, instead of jumping into endless political conversations at the dinner table, try throwing some Christmas knowledge at your family. The surprising history of one of America's most beloved Christmas songs,

Man steals fake presents from Pullman police lobby

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) --  Pullman Police say a man just released from jail helped himself to presents under the department's Christmas tree -- only to find out the presents were fake.

'Santa's finger bone' given to English monastery

Santa Claus' finger bone and a piece of the manger that served as Christ's crib were among the relics gifted to an English monastery, a new analysis of a medieval manuscript has revealed.

Hacker accesses family's Ring camera, poses as Santa to child

Someone gained access to the Ring security camera of a Mississippi family and used the speaker feature to harass their 8-year-old daughter, telling her he was Santa Claus and encouraging her to destroy the room.

Best places to celebrate Christmas

As the song goes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. But which cities are more wonderful than others when it comes to celebrating the holidays?