ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Are you giving books to your kids as gifts? Which ones are you picking out for friends and family? ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for books that are sure to please any young person this holiday season. Mark Teixeira The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out …
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38: How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas. 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion: How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman or postwoman a gift: According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion. Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million: The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments …
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: What's open and closed in Arlington on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, and the MBTA schedule for the holiday.
Here's the list of what is open and closed in Arlington and Massachusetts on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 and Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012: Open on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 (at owner’s discretion): Closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25: No Trash or Recycling Collections on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25: There will be no trash or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, or New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Tuesday's collection will be picked up on Wednesday. There will be a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. The Friday pick-up will be delayed until Saturday. For missed pick-ups, please call JRM directly at 1-800-323-4285. Please refer to your Recycling & Trash Collection Guide for …