Christmas Christmas

Retired American photographer Tom Haley, 66, portrays Santa during a pageant in Normandy. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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How An American Became Santa In A Little Town In France

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Step back in time: This is what 100 million years ago looked like, in a galaxy far, far away. ESO hide caption

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The Christmas Of Now: A Convergence Of Pasts

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Leandro Teixeira and Richard Dubielzig of the University of Wisconsin - Madison open the whale eye package. Richard Dubielzig and Leandro Teixeira/University of Wisconsin-Madison hide caption

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Giant Whale Eye

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Jim Carrey stars as the title character the 2000 version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Heart 2 Sizes Too Small? Mr. Grinch, See Your Cardiologist

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William Lynn Weaver with his younger brother, Wayne, in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1963. Courtesy of the Weaver family hide caption

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On Christmas Eve, A Stolen Bicycle And A Lesson In Giving

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Chorizo and egg, papas rancheras and country guisado tacos on handmade flour tortillas from Mendez Cafe in San Antonio. Mike Sutter/San Antonio Express-News hide caption

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This Food Critic's Quest To Eat A Taco A Day For A Year Is Almost A Wrap

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The Gingerbread Demolition lets people destroy gingerbread houses for charity. Kim Lajoie/Courtesy of The Gingerbread Demolition Crew hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace on Dec. 24, 2016 in London, England. Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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First lady Nancy Reagan sits on the knee of Mr. T, dressed as Santa Claus, and gives him a peck on the head, as he joined her for a preview of the White House Christmas decor in 1983. Ira Schwarz/AP hide caption

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No Matter The Menu, Wertheimer's New Mexico Family Comes To The Table

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