Crossing the Tundra with Russia’s Reindeer Herders. Their animals are semi-domesticated and delicious.
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Santa Claus: The Story Behind the Man. A delightful illustrated explanation of anonymous Christmas gifts for children.  
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Why 2003 Was the Last Great Year For Christmas (Movies). We have holiday movies every year, but few are still watched a decade later.
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Cats Dressed Up For Christmas Are The Greatest Gift This Holiday Season. Enjoy 24 of the most festive cats of Instagram.
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Oberlin Dining Hall-Gate Gives Media Another Excuse to Mock and Misunderstand Student Activists. Dining hall protests are often more than they seem, and lead to bigger things.
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10 Historically Pivotal Murders. The ones that made everyone mad led to changes in both law and culture.
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Almost every language has a word for 'Christmas.' Most came from earlier winter festivals and have nothing to do with Christ.  
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Jewish Christmas Traditions. If you’re not celebrating the holiday, you can take advantage of uncrowded places.