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Filipinos pose for souvenir shots at the "Christmas House" owned by businessman Alexander Cruz in suburban Cainta, Rizal province, Philippines, on Dec. 12, 2017. The whole house, decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights, has attracted local and foreign tourists. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Love The Holidays? The Philippines Celebrates 4 Months Of Christmas Mania

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For this year's grand prize winner, the judges were impressed by the intricate, working gingerbread gears of the clock inside Santa's workshop. Kristen Hartke/NPR hide caption

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Bruce Auster's mother, Sylvia, holds him and his brother, Gordon, in an old family photograph. Her sons have only a few photographs of her from the years before she got sick with cancer; the audiotape helped bring back memories of her. Beth Rooney for NPR hide caption

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Is Santa Real? A Doubting Brother And The Gift Of A Mother's Voice

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People dressed as Santa Claus compete in a run to mark Christmas at Xiannu Mountain in Chongqing, China. Even though only about 5 percent of the population is Christian, many people celebrate during the holiday. VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Adam Roseman, 52, and Rick Rosenthal, 66, pose after their StoryCorps interview in Atlanta. Brenda Ford/StoryCorps hide caption

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He Is Jewish, But Being Santa Is His Calling

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The South Carolina Education Lottery says a programming error in its computer system vendor is to blame for a profusion of winning tickets on Christmas. Two of the state's lottery tickets are pictured here in 2005. Nell Redmond/Associated Press hide caption

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U.S. Northern Command Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey joins volunteers taking phone calls from children during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Photo taken on Christmas Eve, 2014. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Miosotis Castro, her husband Francisco Alvarado and their three children lost their home when Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico in September. Eventually they made their way to Providence, Rhode Island, where they've been living with relatives for the last month. John Bender hide caption

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For Puerto Ricans Displaced By Maria, A First Christmas Away From Home

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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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