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Why Do the Holidays Make Us So Nostalgic?

There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.

Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New York, says nostalgia helps us feel connected to one another and can even ease pain during a crisis.

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5 Things That Make Christmas in South Louisiana Unique

Sure, we celebrate at the drop of the hat here. But it's not just the party that makes us unique, it's how we celebrate and the way we describe things, and the pride we take in our culture. How much do you know about what make Christmas in South Louisiana so special?

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5 Christmas Things I Loved As A Kid

Christmas traditions in the Falcon household included the rotating colored light, putting your slippers under the tree (Santa would put your slippers on top of your gifts so that you wouldn't get your presents confused with your brother's), leaving cookies and milk for Santa, and a big pot of gumbo on Christmas Eve!!

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Phone Santa Tonight in Lafayette on AOC

Area kids can phone Santa tonight during his live appearance on Acadiana Open Channel. He will be taking calls and talking to children from 9pm-10pm tonight. You can watch Cox Channel 15 or LUS Channel 3 at 9pm for the telephone number to call. Santa will be waiting to hear from

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The Hottest Holiday Gift? Reindeer Rentals! [VIDEO]

A husband and wife couple in the U.K. have found a unique way to make a buck off Christmas — by renting live reindeer for public appearances. Wonder what Santa thinks about this?

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Donate Blood During the ’10 Days of Giving’ and Win

99.9 KTDY, United Blood Services, and Sterling Automotive Group invite you to join us for 'Ten days of Giving,' NOW through December 30th.  Give blood and you’ll have a chance to win an Apple ipad2 OR a $500 Visa Gift Card EACH DAY during the Blood Drive.

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Weekend in Acadiana – December 16 – 18, 2011

There's lots to do this weekend, despite the gloomy weather, even if you aren't going to watch the Ragin Cajuns play in the New Orleans Bowl! Take a look at some of the things going on around Acadiana...

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‘A Christmas Story’ Is America’s Favorite Christmas Movie…What Else Is There? — Survey of the Day

It wouldn’t be Christmas time without Christmas movies, and even though the same half-dozen or so holiday classics tend to be played again and again during December two Christmas films folks are still not sick of are ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

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Acadiana’s Most Beautiful Christmas Tree Winner

A few weeks ago we asked you to submit your photos in order to crown Acadiana's Most Beautiful Christmas Tree. After narrowing the entries down to our top nine, we asked you to vote for your favorite tree. Well the time has come to crown a winner and we are proud to congratulate...

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Taste Of The Town 2011 ‘Manhattan’ Drink Recipe

Republic Beverage and Townsquare Media have teamed up to bring you some great holiday drink recipes for the parties you'll be hosting this year. Here's a video demonstration of how to make a Perfect Manhattan (and I'll demonstrate how to SAMPLE a Perfect Manhattan!!).

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‘Where’s the Line to See Jesus’ Inspires CJ

This is the video that Sister Rosanne referred to in her message to CJ this morning. The song is called 'Where's the Line to See Jesus' and it's by Becky Kelley, whose nephew inspired it.

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Oskar the Blind Cat Setting Up a Christmas Tree Is a Holiday Miracle [VIDEO]

Oskar the blind cat, who seems to have grown substantially since we last saw him, helps his owner set up a Christmas tree in this adorable video.

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