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Christmas City Of The North Parade Information, Including Where To Park For Free

Christmas City of the North Parade gets under way on Friday. It will be Broadcast Live on KBJR 6 and Range 11 or online at: NorthlandsNewsCenter.com. So when I tell people KOOL 101.7 will be a part of it, I get a thousand questions. So here's the answers:

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(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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The Story Behind Merv Griffin’s “Christmas City”

Everyone is familiar with the song "Christmas City". Merv Griffin is a huge Icon and artist. How did he do a song for Duluth, and a "Small" parade? I found the story.

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Courtesy of Universal Music Group
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Scotty McCreery to Release ‘Christmas With Scotty McCreery’ on October 16

Breakout country star Scotty McCreery is preparing to release his first Christmas album. The aptly-titled ‘Christmas With Scotty McCreery’ is set to drop on Oct. 16, and the young singer says he is excited about the project, which mixes holiday classics with two new tracks.

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FOX
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10 Great Holiday Moments With ‘The Simpsons’ [IMAGES, VIDEOS]

America’s First Dysfunctional Family has the biggest affection for Halloween, since it happens during sweeps. But it also has taken on the most wonderful time of the year more than once, so we thought we’d present a few fun ‘Simpsons’ GIFs and videos to celebrate the season. Or at least be honest about it. (WARNING: Animated holiday merriment below.)

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10 Things You Don’t Want to Hear on Christmas Day

Ah, Christmas. It’s a relaxing time to spend with family and the last hurdle before you let your hair down on New Year’s Eve.

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20th Century Fox/Warner Bros.
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7 Christmas Movies That Have Nothing to Do With Christmas [VIDEOS]

The industry, er, holiday known as Christmas dominates not only the last two months of each year, but has also spawned its own genre of film. There are good holiday flicks (‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’), mediocre ones ('Jingle All the Way') and ones so awful, we'd rather drink expired egg nog than be forced to sit through them ('Christmas With the Kranks'). And then there are the films set during Chri

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wolfsavard, Flickr
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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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Jerrod Niemann’s One More Drinkin’ Song Mistletoe Remix

Have you heard the new version of Jerrod Niemann's One More Drinkin' Song.  It's the Mistletoe Remix where he pokes fun of the stress of the holidays!

MSNBC
MSNBC
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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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‘Send a Call from Santa’ to Keep Kids in Line… or to Have a Little Holiday Fun

Parents have been using the threat of Santa’s “naughty or nice” list for so long now that it may be losing its strength, so the nice folks at Google stepped in to help.

Enter a little information at Send a Call from Santa and your little one will get a from the North Pole denizen himself. You can customize it to be as personal as you like, including details like the child’s name, gender and what’s on his or her holiday wish list.

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts' characters have become timeless classics, thanks to their long-lasting presence in newspapers and their many animated TV specials. (“It's Arbor Day Again, Charlie Brown!”) A big part of the characters' success is thanks to the classic 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' TV special.

Since it first aired in 1965, the beloved special has practically become required viewing for families celebrating the holiday season. It’s message of anti-commercialism and good will towards man mixed with Schulz’s trademark humor of caustic kids in a cynical world is a perfect remedy for the holidays that can get sappier than your aunt’s homemade egg nog.

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Is This the Most Inappropriate Christmas Card of all Time? [IMAGE]

As far as Jorge Santini, the major of San Juan, Puerto Rico is concerned, nothing says Christmas like one animal crushing the windpipe of another. Wait, what???

The mayor and his family posed for an incredibly macabre Christmas photo this year, which shows a taxidermied leopard going to town on the jugular of an unfortunate antelope. Thank you, Santini family. You’ve just given us Christmas nightmares. Check it out after the jump.

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