Christmas

5 Favorite Christmas Cookies

So what's your favorite cookie for Christmas? I'm partial to snickerdoodles, but they're good any time of year. The business2community website published their top 5. So brew a cup of tea, pour a glass of milk, and enjoy. Gingerbread People Holiday Shortbread Sugar Cookies Thumbprint & Jam...
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Photos: Christmas Wish CT 2018

Christmas Wish CT took place at Nomad's Adventure Quest, and we got to grant wishes for a whole lot of kids and families. Check out ohotos courtesy of Allan Camp!
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Video: Christmas Wish CT 2018 Party

Christmas Wish CT took place at Nomad's Adventure Quest, and we got to grant wishes for a whole lot of kids and families. See a video of the highlights from this year's Christmas Wish event, courtesy of VBM Productions. 15 years ago Christmas Wish was one person. Today it’s 107 volunteers &...
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A Christmas Classic For The Farmers

I'll admit this song probably doesn't deserve the distinction of being called a classic. However, it's one that takes me back a couple of decades when I was playing Christmas songs in the northwest corner of Connecticut. A favorite of some of the dairy farmers that I used to be acquainted with. And...
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Where Was Your Christmas Tree Grown?

Unless you went out and cut it down yourself, there's a good chance your Christmas tree wasn't grown here in Connecticut . More than half of the trees sold in the United States were grown in one of two states; Oregon or North Carolina . That's according to data from the U.S. Department of...
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PillowTalk: Beautiful Gift Wrapping Is The Best

Presentation is part of the affect. There is nothing better than a gift that is beautifully wrapped. Doesn't matter if you are using newsprint paper or the finest colored paper with a nice bow. It's also an indication of the effort and time that you are giving along with what is inside the package...
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The 12 Days Of Christmas Are Expensive

If your true love were to give to you all the items mentioned in the 12 Days of Christmas, they'd be shelling out $39,094.93 ... an increase of $450 compared to last year. Here's the breakdown: 1 Partridge - $20.18 1 Pear Tree - $199.95 2 Turtle Doves - $375.00 3 French Hens - $181.50 4 Calling...
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Sunday Morning Smooth Jazz Brunch 8am-Noon

Welcome to the Companions and Homemakers Sunday Morning Smooth Jazz Brunch! The countdown is on, it's less than two weeks until Christmas. So after a busy Saturday of Christmas shopping and holiday parties we invite you to kick back and relax. Join us this Sunday from 8am-noon for a soothing...
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10 Best Selling Christmas Songs Of All Time

This list is based on Nielsen SoundScan tracking which began in 2003. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - Mariah Carey (1994) Columbia 3,200,000 "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" - Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn & Katie Lopez (2013) Walt Disney 1,600,000 "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" - Trans-...
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Tips To Relieve Holiday Stress

With less than two weeks until Christmas, you may be feeling some holiday stress. If you don't want to run the risk of ruining your holidays, try these tips. Take calm-down breaks. Shortly after you wake up, close your eyes, take several deep breaths and just relax. Get moving. Exercise can help...
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