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How the Grinch Became a TV Star

When the much-loved television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas first aired on Dec. 18, 1966, optimists thought it might run for 10 years. Fifty-one years later, television networks still broadcast the Grinch during the holiday season. The show developed ...

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Currier & Ives ‘Cheap and Popular Prints’

Currier & Ives described their prints as ‘cheap and popular,’ and while they’re still popular, they are hardly cheap. Prints that once sold for 15 cents or a dollar can now command several thousand dollars from collectors. Currier & Ives was ...

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What New Englanders Say About Christmas

To celebrate Christmas, we bring you some New England sayings and superstitions about the holiday from What They Say in New England, by Clifton Johnson in 1896. Here goes: There is a saying that on the night before Christmas when ...

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