Christmas Christmas

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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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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