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Maine Christmas Lights Law Is An Internet Rumor

January 14, 2015, I woke up with the thermometer at my house reading 20 below zero, it sure is cold out today. But, January 14th is the deadline for Maine homeowners to take down their Christmas decorations by law, or is it?.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Farm Recycling Christmas Trees With Goats

Are you wondering what to do with the Christmas tree you are taking down? If you’re near Westbook, Maine, or you don’t mind the drive, they will take your tree.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

How Was Your Christmas?

As much as the anticipation built for Christmas 2014, it sure seemed to be over in a blink of an eye. My only immediate family that are left are my niece and her Dad. He lives in Dunstable, Massachusetts, which is just over the state line from Nashua, New Hampshire. Last year and this year, I boarded the Amtrak Downeaster in Brunswick and they pick me up in Haverill, Massachusetts.

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Chaloner Woods, Hulton Archive
Chaloner Woods, Hulton Archive

Maine Ranks In The Top Ten As ‘Most Dedicated’ In Holiday Meal Prep

The countdown to Christmas is down to three days and many families are defrosting the turkey as I write this post. A recent study from Del Monte Holiday Meal Census says Mainers are very dedicated when it comes to making the holiday meal.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

History of Christmas in the United States

Christmas as we know it today hasn’t always been Christmas as we know it. It was only about 150 years ago Christmas in the United States started to take shape and become the holiday we have today.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Do You Have Any Christmas Shopping Left To Do?

It's two days until Christmas and this is the first year that I haven't finished my Christmas shopping yet. I have a reason, even though it's totally my fault. On December 9th, I was at Hannaford and I wrote a check for my groceries and I saw that it was the last check in my book. I got home to discover that was the last check I had!

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Christmas Tree Candles to Lights

Until the Christmas of 1880 Christmas trees when decorated with candles. As you can imagine that would be quite dangerous having lighted candles on a dry tree. Thomas Edison, who invented the incandescent bulb in 1879, hung a string of electric lights outside his lab in New Jersey and that was the beginning of electric lights at Christmas.

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Chaloner Woods, Hulton Archive
Chaloner Woods, Hulton Archive

Maine Ranks In The Top Ten As ‘Most Dedicated’ In Holiday Meal Prep

The countdown to Christmas is down to three days and many families are defrosting the turkey as I write this post. A recent study from Del Monte Holiday Meal Census says Mainers are very dedicated when it comes to making the holiday meal.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Christmas Around the World

We have our Christmas traditions in the United States like Christmas cards, Christmas trees, stuffing stockings and many more. Not everyone around the world has the same traditions. Most countries celebrate Christmas but they do it in their own way.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Holiday Tipping Guide

This time of year, a lot of people are wondering what type of gift or tip should they give service workers. People like babysitters, day care providers, sanitation workers or mail delivers. Whatever you give, you should always put it in a card. Here’s a guild line to follow for tipping.

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