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Holiday Gifts for People We Hate

The North Pole has become the most depressing and perverted hole on Earth.
When a lump of coal just won't do
By SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS  |  December 10, 2010
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The Doors | Live in New York

In 1970, Doors producer Paul Rothchild assembled a tight “live set” out of a bunch of different concert recordings from the band’s 1969/early-1970 shows and Elektra released it as the Absolutely Live LP.
Rhino (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  December 11, 2009
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Enrich thy neighbor, Portland

Back in the temperate zone, the local and national economies are in the crapper.
'Buy local' and take care of business
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 10, 2008
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Stuff your stockings

For Christmas last year, my shop-local plan had me assembling gift baskets brimming with foods for several families on my list.
Maine-made treats for the holidays
By TODD RICHARD  |  December 10, 2008
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Wrap it up

I'm way ahead on my shopping this season (it's easier because the family has finally come to its senses and agreed to a strict one-gift-per-person rule).
Local music for the hard-to-please
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 10, 2008
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The holly and the miser

Let the current financial tsunami be a lesson to you, arrogant plebeian consumer: greed cometh before a fall.
You're suddenly poor; suck it up and be cheap
By KARA BASKIN  |  December 08, 2008