Shoppers walk out of Uniqlo on Fifth Avenue in New York City on Black Friday, Nov. 27. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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Brick-And-Mortar Stores Go Further To Get You In The Door
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Octavius Humphries, 32, (left) Seth Smiley, 51, and Seth's mom, Carole Smiley, 81, visited StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Couple's Love Blooms At Christmas
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A child laughs as he receives presents from a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas party for children affected by Down Syndrome, organized by the Angels Down Friends association in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday, Dec. 18. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reflected in a Christmas tree ornament during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Mary Schwalm/AP hide caption

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Ron Elving reads, "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" - Politics Edition
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While the days of sharing mixed tapes and audio cassettes may be long gone, exchanging playlists doesn't have to be. Darren Johnson/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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When Mary asked Helen what she wants for Christmas, Helen said: "All I ask is to be in good spirits and in good health so I can come and show myself off when we have the party." Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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When Mom Has Alzheimer's, A Stranger Comes For Christmas
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"Figgy pudding" is a traditional Christmas dessert that normally contains no figs — and isn't what Americans usually mean by "pudding." Edward Shaw/iStockphoto hide caption

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'Oh, Bring Us Some ... ' Wait. What Is Figgy Pudding?
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A trade card from the 1880s depicts a Santa Claus figure in a bird-themed sleigh pulled by reindeer as they are about the land on a rooftop to deliver presents from the huge sack of gifts. Getty Images hide caption

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Twain's 'Letter From Santa Claus,' A Gift For All Ages
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Shoppers in Freeport, Maine, pass by store windows advertising Black Friday deals after the stores opened their doors at midnight. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Shoppers This Year May Need The Nudge Of Cold Air And Gift Cards
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