Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

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Last Day for USPS Priority Shipping in Time for Christmas

If you want your gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, you'll have to act fast! Monday is the last day customers will be able to ship Priority Mail via U.S. Postal Service in order to ensure their gifts arrive... »

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Steve Carell Talks to Ellen About 'The Big Short', Holiday Traditions

Steve Carell talks with Ellen on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” about his holiday family traditions that include donuts and hot chocolate. Steve also shares with Ellen his recent weight gain for his role in his new... »

2015 Pop Culture Moments

There were goodbyes (Jon Stewart, David Letterman, "Mad Men") and hellos (Adele!). "Star Wars" reawakened, and a ballerina and an unheralded Founding Father both hit the zeitgeist. »

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Amazon Delivers Surprise Gifts to Children in Military Families

Nearly 200 San Diego children, many with parents deployed overseas, got a holiday surprise Thursday when Amazon delivered gifts during a festive gathering for military families. Military families got together... »

Facebook Is Most Popular App of 2015

Once again, Facebook was the most popular app of the year with nearly 127 million users logging on each month, NBC News reported. The social network handily beat YouTube, which came in second on Nielsen's "Top... »

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Steve Carell and Ellen DeGeneres Make Gingerbread Houses

Steve Carell and Ellen have fun decorating gingerbread houses on his recent appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on December 21. »

Santa Meets Baby Born With Partial Skull

A miracle baby born with a partial skull has met Santa Claus for the first time. The photo of Santa kissing Jaxon Buell's cheeks at an Orlando mall has traveled across social media. "I'm happy to report... »

Laid-Off Woman's Facebook Plea Brings Help for Christmas

When Elizabeth Garcia looked at the bare area under her Christmas tree and considered the bills that had been mounting since her last job layoff, she knew she had to do something to give her family a merry... »

PHOTOS: 2015 Top Pop Culture Moments

From breakups to shakeups and blockbusters that kept us captivated. Here's a look at some of the most memorable pop culture moments from 2015. »

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