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10 Festive (and Brilliant) Christmas Tree Alternatives

The Christmas tree is a classic symbol of the holiday season and sometimes, maybe the best way to get in the holiday mood. You put an evergreen tree in the middle of your living room, decorate it with lights, ornaments and tinsel, and—boom—Christmas spirit!
But what if, for whatever reason, you can’t have one? What do you do when you can’t keep a pine tree in your living space, but you still need a little Christmas? Maybe you have a small living room, or live in an eighth-floor walk-up

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Downtown Fort Collins Santa
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Santa Claus Is Coming to Old Town Fort Collins

Santa Claus is setting up shop in Downtown Fort Collins this month. Santa will arrive in in Old Town Square by horse drawn carriage at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th. he will be listening to children’s holiday wishes at his workshop until 6:00 p.m. that evening.

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When Should Christmas Start
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When is the Right Time to Get Your Christmas On? [POLL]

Christmas shopping starts in July for some... August for a few... year round for the incurably jolly and Christmas eve for the procrastinator-What are you?

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Why Is a Candy Cane Shaped Like That?
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Why Do Candy Canes Look Like That?

Candy canes have been around for hundreds of years, but they haven't always had that easily identifiable hooked shape. They also weren't red at all.

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Snow Wednesday Night
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Gusty Winds Getting Ready to Blow Snow into Fort Collins Area! [Video]

Old man winter has been sleeping on the job this fall, but something tells me he has decided to come out and play.

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Old Town Fort Collins Christmas Lights
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When Are They Putting Up The Christmas Lights in Old Town Fort Collins?

I love living in Fort Collins.  I love going going downtown, especially during the holidays.  That's when the Christmas lights are all lit and it really does look spectacular.  Those lights will be lit for the season very soon.

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Colorado Kids to Decorate Capital Christmas Tree

MEEKER, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is looking for help decorating this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. Over 5,000 handmade ornaments are needed to decorate the tree, which will come from Colorado's White River National Forest.

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The Promenade Shops at Centerra
The Promenade Shops at Centerra
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Voting Now Open in Our Ice Skating Photo Contest

We are pleased to announce that voting for our ice skating photo contest is now open. We received some great pictures of kids and adults alike ice skating at the Promenade Shops at Centerra's rink, and have posted the best ones here for the final voting process.

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Crazy Christmas
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Could the Best Part of the Holiday Really be that it’s Over?

Some years I have a really great Christmas and some years it blows. I love the sentiment of the season and how happy people seem, but behind closed doors when hunger and anticipation sets in, well... it can be a bit much.

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Photo by Kay Hanley
Photo by Kay Hanley
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My Favorite ‘Personal’ Christmas Stories

I was thinking this morning of a few fond childhood Christmas stories {not like the rest are horror stories mind you} that made me actually LOL and I thought they might be fun to write down and share.  I plead the 5th right now and hope not to incriminate myself but I may feel better in the long run.  It is Christmas after all and we all have those great stories.  Since I am 99.1% sure my kids will never read this here are 3 of mine.

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bacon and sausage
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Breakfast Meat; What’s on Your Plate? [POLL]

I love most breakfast meats but will always have bacon on my plate. I love bacon, I even have a system. I eat three of the four pieces typically served with my eggs and the last piece gets wrapped into on toast triangle-yum!

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Puppy Christmas 2011 via Youtube
Puppy Christmas 2011 via Youtube
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An Irresistible Puppy Christmas!

Oh, boy, now I'm in trouble!

You see, for the past few years, I've successfully resisted the urge to own a dog.  We always had a dog when I was a kid growing-up and I sure do miss him.  Nowadays, I tell myself that my life is too hectic

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