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Dillon Smith gets popcorn for customers in the concession stand at the TK/Starlite Drive-In Theater in Nebraska. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait In Line

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The Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, conspires with his dog Max to deprive the Whos of their favorite holiday in the live-action adaptation Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Yom Kippur break fasts are notoriously epic — all manner of smoked fishes and delicate pastries are piled high on the best china (or, if you're feeding dozens, paper plates). For many of those gathered around a table heaped with traditional Eastern European delicacies, engaging in the holiday meal is a way to connect with their Jewish roots. Courtesy of Russ & Daughters hide caption

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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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Eat, Don't Drink And Still Be Merry: Staying Sober Through The Holidays

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This year's White House Gingerbread House is made with 150 pounds of gingerbread, 100 pounds of bread dough, 20 pounds of gum paste, 20 pounds of icing and 20 pounds of sculpted sugar pieces. It also features both the East and West Wings. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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For The Holidays, The Obamas Open Up The White House One Last Time

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