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Archive for November, 2011

Holiday TV specials to watch over Thanksgiving

There’s plenty of holiday TV specials to watch with the family over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving morning wouldn’t be complete without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. See which stars are scheduled to perform at this year’s Macy’s parade.

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‘Idol’ Scotty McCreery will perform at both the Macy’s Parade and at the Macy’s Great Tree lighting at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta. If you can’t make it down to Lenox Square, you can watch the local event on Channel 2 Action news beginning at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving night.

One of the more unusual offerings is “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” featuring none other than the eccentric pop star Lady Gaga.

Charlie Brown fans can rejoice, as two specials will run Thanksgiving night. The traditional, “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will air on ABC and FOX debuts a new special.

And don’t forget to support a local production. “Elf on the Shelf” will air on CBS Friday night.

Tell us which holiday TV specials you enjoy watching the most with your …

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Are you ready to shop?

Break out the plastic and put on your best walking shoes. The holiday shopping season is ready to get started in earnest.

Prepare for Black Friday and the entire holiday shopping season by checking out the holiday hours for your favorite metro Atlanta mall. Atlanta Bargain Hunter has a handy holiday mall hours list posted, broken down by day. Prefer a map? Click on the Holiday mall hours map to find the latest information on holiday shopping hours for that mall.

As always, remember, these times indicate when each mall will open; department stores within the mall may open at different times. Contact stores directly for their holiday hours.

Now to the deals. Atlanta Bargain Hunter has posted a handy list of top Black Friday deals. If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your home, consider these online shopping deals.

Remember to use #BlackFridayATL to join the Twitter conversation on deals, parking and traffic on Black Friday. Happy Shopping!

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Share your Thanksgiving tips

The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, and now is the time to prepare. Check out Bargain Hunter’s post on how to avoid overspending on the Thanksgiving meal. Do you have any other tips for fellow readers on how to create a Thanksgiving feast on a budget? Maybe some great recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers? Quirky family traditions? Share them below.

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If you are hosting the big Thanksgiving dinner this year, check out these quick and easy housekeeping tips. And don’t sweat the numbers, here’s a cheat sheet for Turkey Day math if you are in charge of cooking the meal this year. There’s even advice on how to keep Fido from jumping on guests.

Thanksgiving dinner veterans, we want to hear your tips on how to create a delicious, affordable Thanksgiving meal.

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Are the holidays hazardous to your health?

According to experts, the holiday season can lead to stress, sleep deprivation, illnesses and injuries. The good news is that most of these hazards are avoidable, especially if you follow our experts’ advice on staying healthy all the way into the new year.

The advice from the experts is mainly common sense, but sometimes it’s the simple things that get overlooked. Their tips includes washing your hands regularly, getting enough sleep (but not too much sleep), taking vitamins, staying properly hydrated and going for walks.

How do you cope with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Share tips you have with fellow readers on how to have a healthy and happy holiday season.

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