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This post is late, but better late than never. Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for the New Year!

I chuckled while reading my most popular Christmas posts over the years.

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Remember when Kerry Washington gifted her friends with $400 Dyson vacuum cleaners for Christmas? Lol. It was the thought that counted.
 
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Remember when Walmart sold out KFC's wildly popular chicken-scented fire logs?

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Remember when Tyler Perry paid off $434,000 worth of Walmart lay-a-aways one Christmas? They say Walmart no longer offers layaways (but not because of Tyler Perry).

What about that time when a Houston oil company owner gifted his employees $100,000 cash each for Christmas.
 
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Below is my Christmas/Holiday playlist. Please share your playlist of favorite Christmas songs below.

As always, if I don't see you before the end of the year, have a Happy, prosperous, and safe New Year!
 

Every Year, Every Christmas - Luther Vandross

 

All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

 

Let it Snow - Boyz II Men

 

Do You Hear What I Hear - Whitney Houston

 

Happy Holidays - The Ohio Players

 

Grown Up Christmas List - Monica

 

Someday At Christmas - Stevie Wonder

 

Holiday Celebrate - Toni Braxton

 

This Christmas - Donny Hathaway

 

At Christmas Time - Luther Vandross

 

What Child Is This? - Vanessa Williams

 

Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means to Me

 

Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto - James Brown

 

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jackson 5

 

Give Love On Christmas Day - Jackson 5

 

Silent Night - Temptations

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! And if you don't celebrate Christmas: Happy holidays!

Christmas is not just about gifts and excess materialism, Christmas is about giving and sharing your blessings with others. I am blessed and thankful to have readers who support my blog even on slow news days!

In 2016, I pray that you are healthy and continue to encourage each other and lift each other up. Reach out to others who are in need and Provide for those who are less fortunate than you. Please be safe and make good choices as we approach a New Year.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's celebrity Christmas photo is my favorite! The Wades reenacted one of the Jackson 5's photo shoots right down to the 1970s style clothes and afro wigs! In the top photo L-R is Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson and Jermaine (who is cut out of the photo). In the bottom photo: Gabrielle Union is dressed as Tito; Dwyane Wade is Jackie; Dwyane's son Zaire is Michael Jackson; Dwyane's other son Zion is Marlon, and D. Wade's nephew is Jermaine Jackson.

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Beyonce

Massage parlor singer Beyonce was spotted leaving her Ultimate Office Christmas Party dressed as a Christmas tree on Monday. Her "Christmas tree" sweater was replete with tinsel, lights, ornaments and Christmas stockings.

Bey held her sweater in front of her in an attempt to hide her pseudo pregnancy. Beyonce is completely obsessed with making you believe she's pregnant. The only way I will believe Beyonce is pregnant is if she pops out a live human being in front of me.

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Christmas gifts

A British mom who spent $2,000 on Christmas gifts for her 3 children is defending her "materialistic" spending spree.

Emma Tapping posted a picture of her Christmas tree surrounded by piles of Christmas gifts for her 3 kids. The photo went viral and Tanning is forced her parenting skills.

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Blue Ivy Christmas tree

Pop singer Beyonce Instagram'd this image of her daughter, Blue Ivy, admiring their Christmas tree. Blue Ivy's silhouette is framed by the massive tree which is festooned with oversized ornaments included elephants, the symbol of the Republican party. Many families wait until after Thanksgiving to put up their Christmas holiday decorations, but apparently not the Knowles-Carters.

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