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2009-12-17 13:20:33

Analysis: Santa Claus: A public health pariah? Santa should share Rudolf's snack of carrots and celery sticks rather than brandy and mince pies and swap his reindeer for a bike or walk, says a public health expert in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. Dr Nathan Grills, from Monash University in Australia, says the current image of Santa promotes obesity, drink-driving, speeding and a general unhealthy lifestyle. He argues that "Santa only needs to affect health by 0.1% to damage...

2009-12-17 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, announced today that it is working closely with the North Pole's Department of Transportation (NPDOT) to ensure that Santa Claus has the latest NAVTEQ® map data powering his sleigh this holiday season. In an effort to increase the efficiency, accuracy and general merriment of Santa's long jaunt around...

2009-12-16 06:00:00

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Where in the world is Santa Claus? That's a question millions of children ask on Christmas Eve. On the big night, the answer will be only a toll-free call away. Verizon Business again is teaming with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to provide a special free hotline for children and their parents to speak with a volunteer at the famed military center. Starting Dec. 24 at 2 a.m. Mountain time through 3 a.m....

2009-12-15 08:48:00

DALLAS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been a season of giving at home security company Monitronics as employees delivered 500 new toys to Farmers Branch Elementary School Monday. The tenth toy drive was part of the commitment of the company to be a good neighbor and community member. The drive exceeded the goal of 475 toys for the school's students. "Our students at Farmers Branch Elementary will have a brighter Christmas because of the generous spirit of the employees of...

2009-12-11 12:09:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas can be a happy and stressful time of the year for parents and with the economy in the doldrums, CitizenTax.com is sponsoring 'Santa Says Hi,' a text messaging service for new and returning customers at www.santasayshi.com. Santa will text a series of messages updating his progress toward Christmas morning for $7.77. J. Gregg Rollins, CEO of CitizenTax.com, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) authorized e-filing provider, notes that the...

2009-12-11 07:21:00

BURNABY, British Columbia, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ChatWithSanta.com today announced the provisioning of LIVE broadband video access via the Internet to Santa Claus at the North Pole. Starting December 10th, 2009, Santa will be appearing on the web daily to personally take Christmas requests from children around the world. Using the latest in satellite and Internet technologies, Santa will be brought to Internet computers where he will tell stories, take phone calls, play games and...

2009-12-10 17:42:00

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the upcoming holiday season and in appreciation of our service men and women, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it will transport Santa Claus and one of his elves to 10 military facilities across the United States next week to spread holiday cheer to military personnel and their families. Santa wouldn't have it any other way than to travel on the world's largest, fastest and most technologically advanced...

2009-12-10 06:45:00

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Claus is coming to town - and Christmas eve is the one night that he must be healthy for his madcap, round-the-world dash. Like us, he's under quite a bit of stress this time of year. While we have crowded stores, visiting relatives, and lots of sugary treats that can strain our immune system, he has elves working feverishly round-the-clock, bickering reindeer, millions of letters to read, and frosty winter weather. (Photo:...

2009-12-08 09:56:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Claire's, the popular teen accessories destination, launches its first-ever interactive digital campaign, Secret Santa Circle. Just in time for the holidays, girls can create their own Secret Santa Circle with their BFFs on-line to ensure they gift and get exactly what's on their wish list. Claire's Secret Santa Circle allows users to create their own gift wish list, view their friends' lists and suggest items for other friends to add. Once a user joins,...

2009-12-07 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Elfster.com, the world's leading social platform for group gift giving, announces a strategic partnership with Gifts.com, the #1 gift recommendation and advice site. Gifts.com will offer their comprehensive gift recommendations on Elfster.com. Organizing a Secret Santa gift exchange can be overwhelming, not to mention it makes getting something you actually want unlikely, until now. This holiday season Gifts.com's editorial expertise and hand-picked...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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