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Holiday gift ideas for teens

Get gift ideas for what to get the teens on your gift list this holiday season.

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Keep yourself sane for holiday drive

The long drive to see family and friends is just another part of the annual holiday ritual.


Non-traditional gifts work for holidays

One of the most difficult tasks in gift giving can be finding a gift for the person who has everything.

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Tips for stress-free travel with kids

With planning, realistic goals and a little bit of luck, stress-free travel with kids can be a reality for your family.

How to land good airplane seats

Getting the right seat on an airplane can make all the difference on a trip. Find out how to get the one you want.


5 tips for surviving family trips

The whole point of a road trip is to have fun getting to where you're going. But when kids are involved, it takes a little planning and some sanity-saving gadgets.

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Break these travel habits and save

When you travel there are probably some things that you've gotten used to doing. If you're looking to save on your next trip, here's some of those habits to drop.

When the airline damages your luggage

Everyone hates luggage problems after a flight. Here are some tips on how to avoid headaches if your luggage shows up at the airport carousel damaged.


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Stuffed cheese puffs

These are sure to be the hit of any party spread.


The origins of holiday traditions

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came from? Or why we light a menorah for Hanukkah? Find out about the interesting origins of many holiday traditions right here.


Greek green beans and tomatoes

Take an island trip with this taverna classic.


Chanukah candle salad

Make your party complete with this recipe.


Hanukkah: The Jewish festival of lights

Learn about the history and celebrations of the Jewish Festival of Lights.


Candy dreidels

Try this recipe for a holiday treat.

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5 New Year's resolutions you will break

Some resolutions are harder to keep than others, and which ones you choose will make all the difference in your chances of having to make the same promise to yourself next year.


Crisp fried potato latkes

Try this recipe during your holiday gatherings.

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Top holiday movie picks

Staying home for the holidays? Check out some recommendations of films you can watch while roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

Warm apples with vanilla cream sauce

Warm and decadent ... this is the perfect dessert!


Send us your Santa baby Hot Shots

There's just nothing sweeter than a beautiful baby dressed like Santa or an elf!

See and share your pet Hot Shots

It's that time of year again! Show us your cuddly cute kittens and adorable puppies all dressed up!

Chuck's Christmas Lights Hot Shots

It's our Local 4 holiday tradition! The biggest, best and brightest of Holiday Lights from neighborhoods all across metro Detroit are featured right here! See and share your holiday display photos in Chuck's Christmas Lights.

Holiday sweaters gone horribly wrong

Check out these photos sent in by viewers of not-so-favorite holiday sweaters. Share your own embarrassing pictures too!


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