Keeping the Lights on at a Famed Holiday Spectacular

Light christmas lightsspectaculars are as much a part of the holiday season as visits to see Santa at the mall. And while many cities have impressive displays, few can rival the sheer scope of the show put on at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

With 15 different scenes using somewhere between 8 million and 10 million bulbs over five miles, the “Fantasy in Lights” show has been recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of the 10 best places in the world to see holiday lights.

But putting together an event of that caliber takes a lot of time — and even more work. Here’s a look at how the team of Santa’s Southern Helpers gets the show ready.

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Foster child finds gun in donated Christmas gift

When teddy-bear-gunSheeba Anderson picked up two bags of donated, pre-wrapped gifts for the six foster children in her home on Dec. 20, she was thinking of the joy that would be on their faces on Christmas morning.

So imagine her surprise when she learned that some unknown Bad Santa had hidden a real gun amidst the toys.

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Holiday Gaming Stinkers: The Must-Not-Haves

It’s easy to be tempted by low prices, especially during the holidays. Often times, deals are so good that you grab an item without thinking it through just so you can check someone off your shopping list.

The problem? Your friend or loved one winds up with a gift that sounds great in theory, but ends up having a shelf life shorter than a piece of bread. It might be good for a day or so, but you’re not going to be real happy with it after that.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a cautionary list of gaming choices that might sound tempting to bargain-hunting shoppers, but may not be the wisest use of your money this year.

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