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It’s time to come clean. Your gift giving wasn’t where it needed to be last year. You really need to step your game up this Christmas. Maybe you messed up and got the wife that beautiful dress she’s always wanted … just three sizes too big. Maybe your husband wasn’t impressed with your hand-…

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For those who enjoy time spent in the kitchen, giving home-made food gifts is an expression of who we are. If time allows, I always prefer making something tasty as to purchasing a gift card or some other gift “I think the recipient may like.” It takes a bit of effort and a lot of planning. …

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Enjoy a little of the holiday spirit with offerings from the community’s local distilleries and brewery, which also offer several gift options for those who are interested.

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From flaky dinner rolls to cookies, pies or even strawberry jam, this season’s gift givers can satisfy, not only a yen for the latest gadgets, but people’s appetites as well.

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If you’re looking for a way to keep the focus on the true spirit of Christmas, local organizations have opportunities for you to help others. Even better, people can help better the community without even dipping into a wallet — something already stretched thin this time of year.

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It’s almost textbook for Hopkinsvillians to drive across state lines to find gifts for everyone on their Christmas lists. But this year, it’s possible to knock out all that holiday shopping right in your hometown.

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Christmas and Chanukah may be celebrated toward the end of the year, but at the annual New York Toy Fair, the season for thinking about toys begins in February. This popular convention unveils the industry’s hottest trends and toys, attracting more than 1,000 exhibitors.

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Everyone has that friend or family member who believes the holiday season is best enjoyed with a few alcoholic beverages.

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If you are separated from your family during the holidays or hate the thought of carrying armloads of wrapped Christmas gifts on an airplane, here are some tips to cut down the hassle of long distance gift-giving this year.

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For many people, the thrill of the holidays is gifts, but for people who love to eat, food is the ultimate highlight. If you’re wondering what to get the local foodie in your life this Christmas, here are a few suggestions.

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With cold weather on the way, it can be tempting to gather a few blankets and huddle around a fire until spring. Even so, family members visiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas can cause a cramped house to burst under the pressure of all that personal history.

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Someone asked where we gained the love of cooking and enjoying good food. Like most, my affair started with family. Having grown up in a family who enjoyed their efforts in the kitchen, it’s no doubt where the love of cooking became a passionate pastime.

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Every family has someone who, for whatever reason, refuses to accept holiday gifts. In lieu of presents, this person may ask gift-givers to donate to charities. Luckily for the donors, the holidays are supposed to be a time of giving, not receiving. Donations in somebody else’s name can be a…

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Coco knows when it’s time for Santa. She loves to be dressed up, and at Christmas, out comes the box with all her outfits in it.

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The rising costs of a turkey, a trip to grandma’s and the latest and greatest toy for your 6-year-old can quickly transform the holiday season from a time of joy and thanksgiving to a period of regret and anxiety. Extra costs are a reality for many families this time of year, but simple budg…

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Let’s face it – shopping for the perfect Christmas gift can be burdensome and even stressful for many people.

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As soon as the hoopla from Thanksgiving is over, the tune in the air turns to the sounds of Christmas carols. Some families put up their annual Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, and others choose different days. No matter what day, families work together to haul out their bins of de…

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The holidays are a time for families to get together and share laughter, memories and just catch up. For others, the holidays can be a time to escape the normal routine. However people spend the holidays, they should make plans now for their travels.

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For adults, students and children who are spending extra time at home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library have some entertaining and educational ideas to stay occupied.

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Editor’s note: The following is the most up-to-date listing of activities, which were not canceled or postponed in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. Before leaving for an event, please call in advance to confirm it is still taking place.