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Christmas Already?

Many stores have decided that Christmas is coming extremely early this year. Stores usually start to put out decorations early, but not near as early as they have this year. Customers have mixed emotions about seeing Christmas decorations and hearing Christmas music already because Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet.…


Added by Caleigh Lentz on November 9, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

The traditional Hortman family Christmas

The Hortman family Christmas is very traditional and exudes the Christmas spirit of being with family and enjoying each other’s company. Izzy Hortman is a senior in public relations who is graduating in December 2011.

The Hortman family is made up of 25 people and with such a large crowd of people means a lot of great food. All holidays in the Hortman family are always accompanied with food.

On Christmas eve the entire clan goes to Bob and Susan Hortman’s house to eat…


Added by Elle Welch on December 4, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

New Family Tradition: Tacky Sweater Party

To many Americans, the holidays can be a stressful time. Between hanging the lights on the house, gift buying, traveling or even snow shoveling, it’s easy to lose sight of the joy in the season.


Laura, one of the McArthur grand daughters, loves Christmas but hates going through the motions for it.


“It’s so fun to decorate the tree and put little trinkets out all over the house,” Laura says. “But I just hate dragging everything out of the barn to do…


Added by Brittany Gibson on December 3, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

A New Way to Play Dirty Santa

When most people play the game, Dirty Santa, it involves each person bringing a gift, drawing a number and trying to steal the gift they want. The Holladay household in Opelika, Ala., however, has always played Dirty Santa a little different.

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Instead of each person drawing a number to determine the order in which they will participate in…


Added by Jordan Holladay on December 1, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Christmas Traditions, Different for Each Family

A tradition is a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, still maintained in the present, with origins in the past. The most common traditions occur during this time of year when we celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

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People throughout the world share many of the same traditions. This can include…


Added by Kate Matthews on November 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Season to Remember


Added by Frances Sullivan Mayhall on December 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Auburn Holiday

As this is our last year at Auburn University, it is no surprise that my roommate and I have started some traditions over the years. We always decorate the house, pretending like it will be a surprise, for each others’ birthdays. We always put out candy and decorations for Halloween. But, our favorite holiday to prepare for has to Christmas.

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We would…


Added by Sarah Funderburk on December 9, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Has Auburn ever had a white Christmas?


Added by Laura F Henry on December 9, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Merry Thanksmas from the Loveliest Village!

During the holiday season The Loveliest Village looks picture perfect. Lights adorn the trees downtown, the Christmas tree on Samford Lawn looks flawless with lights and red bows and everybody is bundled up adjusting to the ‘cold’ weather.

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The question is how is the picture so perfect without the students? Auburn graciously…


Added by Katelyn Ann Snyder on December 7, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

All I Want for Christmas is a National Championship

It's that time of year again folks. Time to deck the halls, decorate the tree and spread joy and happiness everywhere you go.

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It's also time to take pen to paper and compile your Christmas wish-list. I for one quit making a Christmas list a few years back when I asked for a My Size Barbie and didn't get one.…


Added by Rebecca Simon on December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Christmas Tradition Inspired by Leukemia

The stockings are hung, the tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and every channel on the television features a Christmas story. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Christmas is one day out of the year when families take time out of their busy schedules to spend quality time together.

Every family has their own personal spin on Christmas traditions. Every family has them and none are the same. Christmas traditions can be passed down from generation to…


Added by Whitney Hicks on December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Christmas in B.B. Brownstone

Between the ages of 0 and 18, Christmas is family time. Children grow up participating in their own family traditions. Every year, the same rituals are performed, and this sacred holiday time is

relished by families.

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But what happens when those children venture off to college? They do not…


Added by Kaitlyn Parsons on December 2, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

‘Happy Holidays’ From Your Pet

The Lee County Humane Society will hold their annual fund-raiser, Pet Portraits with Santa Claus, on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at For Paws Boutique. The boutique is sponsoring the fund-raiser, and all photos will be taken by Kelly Focht with Fotos by Focht.

This is the 11th year for Pet Portraits, and it is the oldest fund-raiser for LCHS. The event has raised as much as $1000 in the past, and averages about $500 to $700 a year. A portion of the proceeds from… Continue

Added by Patricia DeBow on November 30, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

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