New York teacher ruins first-graders’ belief about Santa Claus

New York 12/07/19, 23:27

New York parents said their children came home teary-eyed on Monday, Dec. 2, after a teacher told her first graders that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy aren't real. The incident happened at Public School 321 in Brooklyn as a teacher did some age-inappropriate myth-busting during a lesson about "convincing," News12 ...

Secret Santas: Charity buys and erases past-due medical debt

U.S. 12/25/18, 18:05

Philip Sasser had a familiar, sinking feeling when he saw the yellow envelope in his mailbox. He figured it was another past-due medical bill, but it turned out to be quite the opposite. "I opened it up and it said these bills had been paid off," said Sasser, of Milton, Florida. ...

Trump takes calls from children who want to find Santa Claus

U.S. 12/24/18, 20:09

President Donald Trump answered Christmas Eve telephone calls from children anxious to locate Santa. Trump asked one child whether he still believed in Santa and told another "I'll talk to you again." First lady Melania Trump joined the president and told a caller Santa was in the Sahara. Several minutes later, ...

Secret Santas: Charity buys and erases past-due medical debt

New York 12/24/18, 09:02

After a lifetime collecting debts, Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico are eliminating them. The co-founders of RIP Medical Debt buy millions of dollars in past-due medical debt for pennies on the dollar. But instead of hounding people to pay, they send letters saying the debt is erased, no strings attached. The Rye, ...

Santa not coming to towns across China

World 12/24/18, 01:50

At least four Chinese cities and one county have ordered Christmas decorations banned this year. The Associated Press has found that churches were warned to keep minors away from Christmas, and at least ten schools nationwide have curtailed Christmas on campus.Christmas remains a shopping festival across most of China, but ...

Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

U.S. 12/23/18, 08:33

Hundreds of volunteers are ready to answer the phones when children from around the world call to ask when Santa will bring presents to their house — despite the federal government shutdown.The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa won't be affected by the partial shutdown because it is run by ...

This Christmas tell your children the real Santa Claus story

Culture 12/13/18, 04:29

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, bringing gifts to children. Santa has several aliases, depending on the part of the world you live in. The English call him Father Christmas, the French know him as Père Noël, and Kris Kringle seems be a version of the Christkind, or Christ ...

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