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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 11:02 AM CST

Blame Wages & Turtle Doves: '12 Days' Cost Goes Up Slightly to $34,363

The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" — from spiraling out of control. The price of two turtle doves... »

Santa's North Pole Home Listed on Zillow

Santa's North Pole Home Listed on Zillow

Popular real estate marketplace company Zillow added a new property listing to their website just in time for the holidays -- Santa Claus' North Pole house. Maison Krin is described as a... »

Gold Bud Light Cans Could Win You Super Bowl Tix for Life

Gold Bud Light Cans Could Win You Super Bowl Tix for Life

The rush is on for football fans around the country to strike Super Bowl gold. Bud Light is offering beer drinkers who find special gold cans a chance to win tickets to the Super Bowl for the rest of... »

Classic Oreo Cookies Are Now a Candy Bar

Classic Oreo Cookies Are Now a Candy Bar

Oreo, the chocolate cookie with white icing, is taking its classic taste to candy shelves. The brand's first candy bar, a Milka Oreo Big Crunch Chocolate Bar, was released yesterday and is available at... »

Election Day Freebies and Deals

Election Day Freebies and Deals

Americans head to the polls on Tuesday and can come away with more than an "I Voted" sticker. National brands will offer Election Day freebies and deals. Check out some of the specials. »

Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro Reunite for Burger King Ad

Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro Reunite for Burger King Ad

Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro are back…for Burger King, that is. Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez reunited for a commercial for Burger King’s new cheesy tots. »

4 Trends for the 2016 Holiday Shopping Season

As the 2016 holiday shopping season kicks off, the trends to watch for include some that are a bit wacky, like sweaters that bring "comic relief" and this year's "it" toy, an egg that hatches into a bird-like... »

2016 Rock Center Tree Cut Down for NYC Journey

This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has started its journey from upstate New York to Manhattan. The 94-foot Norway spruce, owned by Angie and Graig Eichler, was cut down Thursday morning in Oneonta. »

Starbucks Releases New Red Holiday Cups

Starbucks is unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year and appears to be bringing back snowflakes, candy canes and other holiday symbols, after last year's more subdued red cups caused an uproar from... »

Taco Bell Giving Out Free Tacos Wednesday Thanks to World Series

If you’re in the mood for a free taco this afternoon, you’re in luck. And you have the Cleveland Indians to thank for it. As part of their “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” campaign during the World Series,... »

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