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Topeka opens drop-off sites for international Christmas project

This week, 5 sites in the Topeka area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Topeka families, ...

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Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes attacked as intolerant

Is the Christmas outreach effort of toy-filled shoeboxes supported by millions of American Christians anti-Muslim? Franklin Graham, founder of Samaritan’s Purse, the organization behind the Operation Christmas Child project, has responded to ...

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City Union Mission needs help with Christmas store effort

City Union Mission is preparing their big Christmas outreach program. The ministry’s Christmas Store will open on Monday, November 26, at 9 a.m. for shelter guests, residents of their programs and income-qualified ...

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Kansas City Southern announces Christmas train schedule

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The train is like no others in the nation, bringing Christmas cheer to thousands across the region. It returns this year for the 18th annual Kansas City Southern Holiday Express. The schedule will ...

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Don’t break the bank when celebrating Christmas

Christmas changed – a lot – when my husband and I had children. The first few years, we wanted to make sure our daughter (now almost 8) had the very best of ...

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Your favorite Christmas movie may have started as a book

Book factoids and new releases in time for Christmas. Tis the Season to Read… Did you realize that some of the classic Christmas movies started as books? Here are some movies you ...

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Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When late December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, ...

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Silver Dollar City named top theme park for Christmas

Through the help of friends and fans of the 1880s internationally-awarded theme park, Silver Dollar City made its way to the very top of the list, earning the title for the nation’s ...

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Retailer “Naughty or Nice” advertising list released

Which stores acknowledge Christmas in their advertising? Have you grown sick and tired of national retail chains bowing to the very small anti-Christmas minority? If so, then take a good look at ...

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Dave Ramsey shares 5 rules for stocking stuffers

Stocking stuffers at Christmas are kind of like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. It’s there every year, but it’s usually an afterthought. It’s the opening band for the big concert. But don’t you ...

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Christmas leads streaming choices this month

He’s the meanest creature on the planet, but perhaps that’s to be expected. After all, his heart is “two sizes too small”–especially at Christmas!   This month we look at what’s streaming ...

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City Union Mission seeks help through Celebrate Hope campaign

Already halfway to the end their four-month CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor and Homeless campaign, City Union Mission has $4,178,160 yet to raise to meet their $6 million goal. The ...

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The story behind O Holy Night

O Holy Night remains one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. But in 1847 it started with a French poem written by Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant, mayor of the town, ...

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Kansas City Serves

As Season of Giving Arrives Ministries Ramp Up.   For almost 30 years, Metro Voice has worked with area ministries to share the tremendous need for volunteers and resources during the holiday ...

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Love, forgiveness and shoeboxes in Rwanda

Operation Christmas Child volunteers spread the love of Jesus in Africa with shoeboxes. By Allison Gibeson There are many moments from a recent Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution trip to Rwanda that ...

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