Holidays 2011 The Year's Best Books, Music And More
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Holidays 2011

The Year's Best Books, Music And More

Charity workers dressed as Santa Claus wave to pedestrians in New York. Professional Santas say it's not an easy job, and it's not just as simple as putting on a beard. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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Listen Now: A Jazz Piano Christmas 2011

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A Passion For The Past: 2011's Best Historical Fiction

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