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In Defense of Santa Claus

In Defense of Santa Claus

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20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Galaxy Quest'

Kate Erbland

The Origins of 10 Popular Christmas Carols

Kristy Puchko

You've sung them while clutching cups of hot cocoa, cozying up around a fire, or stomping through snowdrifts. You've heard them played in shopping malls, churches, and holiday parties.

2014's Top Moments in Play-Doh Form

Alvin Ward

Listen to Neil Gaiman Read Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

Hannah Keyser

Everyday Objects Dancing on Speakers

Alvin Ward

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is 'Culture'

Arika Okrent

There were a number of attention-getting words this year, from bae, to normcore, to vape. But a word need not be shiny and new to get special attention.

15 Fascinating Facts About 'Spirited Away'

Rebecca OConnell

15 Crazy World Records Set In 2014

Nick Greene

15 Fun Facts for Young Frankenstein's 40th Anniversary

Mark Mancini

15 Vintage Photos of Nuns Doing Normal Things

Erin McCarthy

They're just like us!

15 Harsh Things Critics Said About 'The Nutcracker' After Its 1892 Premiere

Arika Okrent

The road from its Saint Petersburg premiere in 1892 to annual must-see was neither direct nor easy.

15 Animals With Misleading Names

Michael Arbeiter

20 Fun Facts About 'Mean Girls'

Erika Wolf

Netflix just announced that Mean Girls will be available for streaming on January 1, 2015.

15 Quirky Winter Sports to Try This Season

The Amazing Origins of 15 Etiquette Rules

Nowadays, they’re just considered good manners, but some of our most familiar etiquette rules have long and surprising histories.

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