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Planning to hit the Black Friday big sales today?

To help you draw your battle plans, we've got a look at when area stores will open for Black Friday sales.

Twilight, Sherlock Holmes, The Muppets, Dragon Tattoo... here is a week by week guide to the hottest movies for this holiday season: More>>

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This holiday season, American shoppers plan to spend an average of $831 on holiday gifts for friends and family, $121 more than they spent in 2010, according to a new report by American Express. More>>

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With Black Friday 2011 drawing near, you may be wondering how to get the most out of your post-Thanksgiving shopping. It can seem overwhelming, but here are a few tips and a guide to help you take advantage of the best buys and avoid the worst ones. More>>

What's Thanksgiving with a few of your favorite pies? More>>

Some of our favorite holiday recipes from the Food section. More>>

There are many variations on the roasted turkey, but this basic recipe from the Alberta Turkey Producers is a good starting point. More>>

You may think that buying a Thanksgiving turkey is as simple as glancing through your neighborhood supermarket for the biggest butterball. While that's certainly an option, selecting the best turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner can incorporate an extended ordering process, organically raised birds and a nearly 300 year traditional of raising the perfect turkey. More>>

If you are one of the many people who have high expectations for your holiday gatherings, a few simple steps can help reduce your stress on Thanksgiving. More>>

What are you thankful for? Chances are you're not thankful for the credit card bill that includes the huge Thanksgiving feast that you hosted for your extended family and the friends they invited. More>>

Thanksgiving centerpieces are a tradition in celebrating the season and decorating a beautiful holiday table. This year, create one of your own using the materials, colors and themes of fall. More>>

Crowded airports, long lines, delayed flights, and angry people. Oh sure, you love the holidays, but there is little to celebrate about holiday travel. How do you cope? Here are a few suggestions to take the sting out of your trip home. More>>

'Tis the season to be jolly, not stressed out, and an expert offers some tips on how to take care of yourself during the holiday rush. More>>

Shopping. Seems like a pretty safe activity, except maybe for your credit card balance. However, safety isn't always guaranteed when you participate in Black Friday madness. Take heed. More>>

On November 26th, American Express will rally shoppers to "shop small" on Small Business Saturday. Millions of consumers will flock to their favorite stores to kick start the holiday shopping season. More>>

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As the so-called kitchen professional in my family, I used to be expected to come up with newfangled takes on the Thanksgiving turkey each year. More>>

Here's a simple twist on a classic feast that will take the rush out of Thanksgiving: Each of these dishes can be prepared advanced and kept refrigerated until needed. More>>

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