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What’s Your Favorite Holiday?

We get giddy when it comes to a holiday.  We have several we get to celebrate over the year.  So, which holiday do you think is the most favorite?  Is it Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, your birthday?  Take our poll and let us know your favorite.

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Amarillo Police Remind Citizens To Protect Themselves Over The Holidays

The holiday season always sees an uptick of criminal activity.  The Amarillo Police Department is reminding citizens to be proactive and take steps to protect themselves.

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5 Seasonal Holiday Jobs You Should Definitely Avoid

Not all seasonal jobs are created equal. Last week we took a look at some examples of holiday employment that offer good opportunities and benefits; now it's time to examine what kind of work you should actively avoid this season. 

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Easy Breakfast Dishes for Your Holiday Mornings

When it comes to holiday mornings things are hectic and crazy and no one wants to think about breakfast.  On Thanksgiving you are more worried about making sure the turkey is done, the side dishes and desserts are made, and the table is set.  On Christmas, heck you gotta see what Santa brought.  No one wants to really think about breakfast, but you will have a hungry family.  So here are some ideas for some easy breakfast you don't have to think to hard about.

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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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How To Cope With A Loss Over The Holidays

The holidays are usually associated with families and friends getting together, but there are many people out there that are also dealing with a loss of a loved one, some for the first time.

Let's be honest, no matter what, the holidays can be a very stressful time on any given good day. There's the prepping of food, coordinating family members who may be coming in from out of town, the hustle and bustle of fighting the crowds as you look for that perfect gift for a loved one.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Money People Plan to Spend on Holiday Shopping This Year

So, how much are you planning to spend on your holiday gifts?

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County Commissioners Say Too Many Holidays

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — Commissioners in East Texas' Harrison County are trimming the number of holidays the county takes annually after they found the 18 days off topped most counties in the state.

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Martin Luther King and 10 Other Famous ‘Juniors’

Today people will stop and reflect about the legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. — one of a number of famous people who made marks of their own despite having names that ended with "Junior." Dr. King's father was also a minister who inspired many followers, but obviously his son reached even greater heights. Here's a look back at ten other famous Juniors.

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Do You Prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays’? — Survey of the Day

The holiday season presents a bit of a greeting conundrum. Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy holidays"? This decision weighs particularly heavily on retailers, who want to use verbiage that encourages the widest swath of Americans to spend money at their stores.

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