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The Tyranny of the Elf on the Shelf: Where to Put Him Tonight?

Sunday 21:49 GMT

In “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition,” a 2005 book by Carol Aebersold and her daughter, Chanda Bell, a “Scout Elf” tells of how he leaves a child’s home each night to report back to Santa.

A beloved Christmas tradition puts pressure on parents to keep coming up with creative scenarios; some adults wish he’d go back to Santa for good.

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Source: Fox News

Parents say priest told mourners that son may be kept out of heaven over suicide: report

Sunday 03:18 GMT

A Catholic priest in Michigan is facing criticism after he presided over the funeral of an 18-year-old who killed himself earlier this month and told mourners at the service that the teen may be kept out of heaven due to the way he died, reports said.

The parents want the priest who presided over his funeral removed after they say he disparaged and condemned their son during the service. Maison Hullibarger, 18, a straight-A student, killed himself on Dec. 4. His funeral was on Dec. 8, and Rev. Don LaCuesta said the mass.

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Source: Common Domain

Behold, the No. 1 item on teenagers’ holiday wish lists

Sunday 00:33 GMT

Analyst firm Piper Jaffray said the No. 1 item on U.S. teenagers’ wish list this holiday season is Apple’s AAPL, -3.20%  iPhone.

Demographers say that such tighter-knit parenting can have an impact on how these teenagers will perceive the world as they become adults. They’ll be more likely to be realistic about their future and to embrace change and, through their smartphones, keep in closer contact with their parents.

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Source: Common Domain

An NHL Player With an Unusual Side Gig: Writing Children’s Books

Saturday 15:25 GMT

In addition to being the oldest of five hockey-playing brothers, he is also the author of three children’s books, most about sports, and all published by Penguin Random House while he was in the process of scoring 89 points (goals plus assists) in 210 NHL games.

In the comic books that used to come in packs with hockey cards, future NHL stars were almost always from frozen hamlets with names like Parry Sound and Point Anne.

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Source: Global News

Scheer compares Trudeau debt to parents leaving ‘unpaid credit card bill’ to children

Friday 16:20 GMT

WATCH: Scheer claims Trudeau has increased debt ‘faster than any peacetime prime minister in Canadian history’. “He has increased Canada’s debt faster than any peacetime prime minister in Canadian history,” Scheer asserted.

In a speech at an Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Convention Saturday morning, Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer criticized the spending practices of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.

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Source: Fox News

Delaware boy named Joshua Trump asks school to change his last name following bullying claims

Friday 01:31 GMT

An 11-year-old Delaware boy with the last name Trump will be addressed by a different name in school going forward after his name led to constant teasing, according to a report.

Joshua Trump has no family ties to the sitting U.S. president but their shared surname has caused trouble for the boy, his parents told WPVI. “He was getting ridiculed and bullied for the fact that his last name was Trump,” his father, Bobby Berto, told the outlet.


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