Christmas
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January 20, 2023, 8:43 PM

Girl asks police to test cookie for DNA proof of Santa

A young Rhode Island girl has finally figured out how to determine if Santa Claus is real — DNA
January 20, 2023, 8:43 PM
Girl asks police to test cookie for DNA proof of Santa
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2 arrested for alleged attack on power substations on Christmas

The two men were arrested on Dec. 31 and charged with conspiracy to damage energy facilities.
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2 arrested for alleged attack on power substations on Christmas
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Jennifer Lopez shares glimpse into ‘hummingbird Christmas’ with Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez talks about her first Christmas with Ben Affleck in her On the JLo newsletter.
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Jennifer Lopez shares glimpse into Christmas with Ben Affleck, blended family
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Jennifer Lopez talks 1st Christmas with Ben Affleck and their kids

Jennifer Lopez opens up about celebrating a blended family holiday with her husband’s family.
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Jennifer Lopez talks 1st Christmas with Ben Affleck and their kids
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Officials investigating house fires sparked by Christmas trees

ABC News’ Matt Gutman shares what you need to know to prevent a fire in your home.
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Officials investigating house fires sparked by Christmas trees
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Wisconsin waitress gets $1,000 tip from Christmas customer

The customer was the president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County
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How celebrities are spending Christmas 2022

Reese Witherspoon and Chrissy Teigen are among the celebrities sharing snaps of their families' Christmas celebrations so far.
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How celebrities are spending Christmas 2022
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Bob Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, reflects on their final Christmas together

Bob Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, is reflecting on the special Christmas memories the two shared last year, just weeks before the comedian's death.
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Bob Saget's widow reflects on their final Christmas together
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Behind the scenes at the annual Christmas show in Epcot

The "Candlelight Processional" has been a tradition since 1971 and tells the Christmas story with the help of celebrity narrators, a mass choir and a live orchestra.
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Behind the scenes at the annual Christmas show in Epcot
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Iconic television shows to enjoy on Christmas

Chris "Kringle" Connelly shares television episodes from iconic shows to celebrate the holidays.
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Iconic television shows to enjoy on Christmas
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Christmas traditions from around the world

ABC News' Ines De La Cuertara presents unique and special celebrations of Christmas traditions from around the globe.
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Christmas traditions from around the world
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The travel story of the Christmas tree

Will Ganss of "GMA" explains the travel story of the Christmas tree from seedling to decorating your home.
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The travel story of the Christmas tree
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Christmas in war-torn Ukraine

Ukraine President Zelenskyy condemns Russia's bombing of a busy market on Christmas Eve, calling it "killing for pleasure."
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Christmas in war-torn Ukraine
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Emergency service dispatcher holds annual Santa sighting announcements

“The North Pole Update” has become a Christmas tradition for first responders and residents in Washington County in upstate New York.
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Emergency service dispatcher holds annual Santa sighting announcements
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Christmas prayers for an end to war

Despite continued deadly air strikes, Ukrainians keep the Christmas spirit alive, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a defiant holiday address.
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Christmas prayers for an end to war
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Frigid weather doesn't stop Santas surfing off Florida coast

For the surfing Santas off Florida’s central coast, the Atlantic Ocean felt more like the North Pole than the Sunshine State as temperatures plunged to around freezing, while freeze warnings were in place for at least half of the state
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Frigid weather can't stop Santas surfing off Florida coast

Scores of surfing Santas turned out along Florida’s Space Coast to ride some waves on Christmas Eve despite the freezing cold weather—and raised more than $300,000 for local non-profits.
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Frigid weather can't stop Santas surfing off Florida coast
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Guinness World Record breaker fits 110 candy canes in his beard

Joel Strasser is known as a “serial record-breaker” and has multiple Guinness World Records titles for putting various items in his beard, including chopsticks, golf tees and paper straws.
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Guinness World Record breaker fits 110 candy canes in his beard
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Pope on Christmas: Jesus was poor, so don't be power-hungry

In the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis was presiding over Christmas Eve Mass
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Budget-friendly tips for Christmas dinner

Learn some ideas from a group of seasoned chefs to prepare a delicious meal that won’t break the bank.
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Budget-friendly tips for Christmas dinner
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Gift wrapping hacks for the holidays

Learn some great tips to make wrapping gifts fun and easy.
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Gift wrapping hacks for the holidays
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'GMA' tracks Santa as he leaves the North Pole

General Glen VanHerck, a four-star general and commander of NORAD joins us to give GMA details on where Santa is right now.
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'GMA' tracks Santa as he leaves the North Pole
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A behind the scenes look at the real-life Polar Express

The new enchanting Christmas tradition is delighting children of all ages.
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A behind the scenes look at the real-life Polar Express
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Philadelphia Eagle's linemen raise $250K with Christmas album

A few players from the Philadelphia Eagles recorded a Christmas album for charity which has since become a huge hit.
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Philadelphia Eagle's linemen raise $250K with Christmas album
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In Mexico, posadas bring early Christmas spirit, community

Since Dec. 16, a joyful parade of people has wound its way through the streets of the Mexico City borough of Xochimilco
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A Christmas season without its traditional glow in Ukraine

Just a year ago, Sophia Square in Kyiv was all about the big Christmas tree and thousands of lights spreading over the plaza
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A Christmas season without its traditional glow in Ukraine
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By the Numbers: Artificial vs. real Christmas trees

A look at the numbers behind Christmas trees that are artificial and real this holiday season.
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By the Numbers: Artificial vs. real Christmas trees
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Bad Bunny holiday display helps Houston dad go viral

Frankie To-ong puts on musical light sequences every year. This year's Bad Bunny display went viral.
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Bad Bunny holiday display helps Houston dad go viral
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Santa Larry is coming to town to spread diversity, cheer

ABC News Live’s Kyra Phillips chats with Santa Larry Jefferson about preparations for his big sleigh ride – and how he is working to make the yearly Santa visit more inclusive.
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Santa Larry is coming to town to spread diversity, cheer
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US officials: COVID, bomb cyclone won't slow Santa's travels

The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the “bomb cyclone” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s Christmas Eve deliveries
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These pictures of this baby sleeping on Santa will melt your heart
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How to wrap a gift for someone who struggles opening presents

Jennifer Pettican, a content creator raising awareness for life with chronic illness, provided this helpful holiday hack wrap.
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How to wrap a gift for someone who struggles opening presents
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By the Numbers: Elf on the Shelf

A look at the numbers behind the holiday tradition “Elf on the Shelf.”
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By the Numbers: Elf on the Shelf
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Signing Santa comes to town

ABC News Live’s Kyra Phillips chats with Charles Graves, a Santa Claus who is deaf, to talk about his visits with hard-of-hearing kids.
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Signing Santa comes to town
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‘GMA’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Search: Adoptable dogs spread holiday cheer

ABC News’ Will Ganss has traveled all over the country to find the gnarliest knits and returns to New York to meet adoptable dogs spreading holiday cheer.
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‘GMA’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Search: Adoptable dogs spread holiday cheer
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There is nothing cuter than these 3 rescue dogs sound asleep in their elf costumes

Anna Schwab caught her three rescue dogs, known as "The Rescue Boys," asleep in between scenes while filming an "Elf on the Shelf" video.
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There is nothing cuter than these 3 rescue dogs sound asleep in their elf costumes
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Decorate your cupcakes with this pretzel Christmas tree tutorial

This simple ingredient pretzel Christmas is the perfect topper for any holiday treat.
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Decorate your cupcakes with this pretzel Christmas tree tutorial
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Ugly sweater bargains

ABC News’ Will Ganss went to a thrift store for a crash course in scoring some exceptionally ugly Christmas sweaters.
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Ugly sweater bargains
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Santa uses sign language to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing children

Santa used sign language to spread Christmas cheer to these deaf and hard of hearing children.
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Santa uses sign language to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing children
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12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Make this cappuccino biscotti

Move over milk and cookies, try this cappuccino biscotti dipped in white chocolate from cookbook author and baker Renato Poliafito.
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12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Make this cappuccino biscotti
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Boy Scout buys Christmas gifts for kids in foster care and shelters

12-year-old Jonathan Werner bought $11,300 in Christmas presents for kids living in foster care and domestic violence shelters.
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Boy Scout buys Christmas gifts for kids in foster care and shelters
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Woman wins $175,000 lottery jackpot in her office's holiday white elephant gift exchange

Lori Janes "stole" $25 in scratch-off tickets from someone else and won $175,000.
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Woman wins $175K after ending up with lottery ticket in white elephant gift exchange
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Thrifting for fabulous finds in pursuit of ugly Christmas sweater glory

ABC News’ Will Ganss is crisscrossing the country to find the “GMA” ultimate ugly Christmas sweater.
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Thrifting for fabulous finds in pursuit of ugly Christmas sweater glory
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The story behind viral video of boy crushing 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

You may have seen this video of 10-year-old Knox singing to Mariah Carey's Christmas bop. It shows how his parents never tried to silence his joy for life.
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The story behind viral video of boy crushing 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'
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Santa ditches reindeer for helicopter to visit pediatric patients

Santa’s visit to UPMC Children’s Harrisburg really lifted spirits!
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Santa ditches reindeer for helicopter to visit pediatric patients
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Here’s how to do a Christmas tree napkin fold

Lifestyle expert Julie Eigenmann shows how to fold a napkin to add some holiday cheer to your dining room table.
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Here’s how to do a Christmas tree napkin fold
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Behold, the world’s biggest ugly Christmas sweater

“GMA” visits San Diego to find the ugliest holiday sweater this season.
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Behold, the world’s biggest ugly Christmas sweater
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America’s Christmas capital

For the last century, volunteers in Santa Claus, Indiana, have helped respond to letters sent to Saint Nick from kids around the world. ABC News’ Will Ganss takes us on a visit.
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America’s Christmas capital
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You have to watch this boy crush 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

Jennifer White-Johnson and her husband Kevin Johnson Jr. knew their son Knox had a solo at his school's winter concert. They didn't know it would get even Mariah Carey's attention.
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You have to watch this boy crush 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'
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This home's 25,000 light Christmas display is straight out of National Lampoons

For the 10th year, homeowner Greg Osterland held the Christmas lighting of his home, nicknamed ‘Griswold House.’
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This home's 25,000 light Christmas display is straight out of National Lampoons