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Archive: December 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009

No competition

Santa raises the spirits of the young with hope for gifts and fun. For those of us who are older, Santa brings us fond memories of our childhoods -- when we went to bed, awaiting his bounty.

By Jan Scruggs | December 23, 2009; 8:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Offering delight

We love our symbols because they deliver multiple messages in the embodiment of one entity.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | December 22, 2009; 4:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

How, ho, how?

Things that really catch on usually have a combination of things going for them.

By Garrison Wynn | December 22, 2009; 2:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

Being generous

His generosity and kindheartedness are what allowed St. Nicholas to reign in the hearts of people across cultures and decades and become the symbol of "gift giving" at Christmas time.

By Jeanine Cogan | December 22, 2009; 1:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Needing Santa

Adults say that they keep the Santa myth alive for the children, but, truth be told, adults really keep Santa alive for themselves.

By Patricia McGuire | December 21, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Santa, as spoiler

For those of us lucky enough to have known our grandparents, we can recognize that Santa fulfills a lot of the grandparent job description, but in a more vibrant, uncomplicated way: He spoils you.

By Michael J. Berland | December 21, 2009; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Something magical

During this season, children learn that faith, patience, and good deeds eventually lead to success.

By Celeste Owens | December 21, 2009; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

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