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5 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

By Bob on November 28, 2016 2:22 AM | Read More

I don't know what it is about the 1940's, but some of the brightest and best films ever made were produced during America's darkest days. I'm not talking exclusively about saccharine-sweet sentimentality (finger wag at you, It's a Wonderful Life).

Once Sally used Bubble-Lites (patent pending) she saw Santa in an entirely different way

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No, there were plenty of witty, insightful, inspiring and laugh-out-loud films that stand up seven decades after they were made. I'm betting there are several here you've never seen.

When Shirley got off the Good Ship Lollypop she had plenty of stories...this is only one 

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During the holiday season I urge you to search Turner Classic Movies, Netflix streaming, Hulu or Apple TV for these gems. Trust me, they'll put you in the Christmas spirit and won't leave you with a sugar hangover.  


She plays a food writer who's lied about being the perfect housewife

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The List

15 WOW-Worthy Gifts under $200

Bob, our son Cole and I have a long-standing tradition. They watch football. (Go Cowboys!). I surf the internet and show them Christmas ideas for thumbs up/thumbs down when they come up for air.

With my main men handled, I move on to shopping for the girls on my list. There's my mom, my sister Pam, my sister-in-law Cyndi, Cole's girlfriend Chelsea, my nieces, my BFFs and more.

Lucky for me, as a blogger, I get tons of help coming up with fem-centric ideas like these WOW-worthy picks. They're sure to please everyone from beauty fanatics to fiction lovers. (I know because I've road tested them.) And with prices under $200, you might even find something for old St. Nick to put on your wish list.

French Kiss

Every girl who longs for younger-looking skin will obsess over L'Occitane's fabulous Divine Immortelle gift set. This luxurious, French-inspired treasure chest contains a four-step, anti-aging program designed to give you a just-kissed glow. (Ooh la la!)

The award-winning collection from this much-admired brand is made with essential oils of organic Immortelle. Called the everlasting flower, this amazing plant never fades after it's been picked. We should all be so lucky!

L'Occitane's award-winning Divine Immortelle collection is a treat for anyone concerned about lines, wrinkles, dark circles and other signs of aging.

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10 Christmas Presents to Play Up Her Beauty

Merles Kisses 2 250.jpgWhen I ask my mom Patsy what she wants for Christmas, she usually says "Just anything," "I have everything I need" or "You always pick out something nice."

Sound familiar? If you need a gift idea for a special woman in your life, try one of these bodacious beauty buys. They're great alone, as stocking stuffers or tied to the bow of another present when you want to do a little something extra.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be...unless it's streaming on Netflix. Then, there's a good chance it's everything you remember and a whole lot more. Coming November 25th, you'll be able to judge for yourself when it releases Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

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