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A Christmas Story • A mystery turns an unassuming couple into Santa Claus
Yule Be Sorry! • A husband's fib about a beloved holiday melody backfires spectacularly
Chewy the Champ
LIFE IN THESE United States
WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN • For many, the holidays are a time to travel. For others, it's a time to recover from traveling.
We Found a FIX HELP, HACKS, & HOW TO
HUMOR in UNIFORM
Not Your Grandfather's Anchovies
All in a Day's WORK
QUEEN OF QUIPS
Clued In About Crosswords
Yoga for Weight Loss • Striking a pose can help with more than just muscle tone and mindfulness
Probiotics for Depression
Why It's Time to Quit Vaping
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
A PRESENT WITH GLOWING REVIEWS
WHERE, OH WHERE?
Holiday Magic • Stories of serendipity and selflessness remind us why this is the most wonderful time of the year
Real Live Elves • When local kids needed more than toys, strangers started checking off Santa's list
A Home for Christmas? • An expectant couple and a wise man (not the ones you're thinking)
An Old Friend Comes Through • The year Santa's suit went from signature red to true blue
Secret Santas • The big guy's best-kept secret? He's got elves everywhere.
UNEXPECTED CASUALTIES IN THE WAR ON BOOKS • Librarians were once considered honorable public servants, but today, local book-banning efforts cast them as the enemy
FAMOUS REPEAT OFFENDERS • These classics have made multiple appearances on the American Library Association's “Most Challenged Books of the Year” lists since 2000.
WINNING AGAINST CANCER • THESE BREAKTHROUGHS ARE REASONS FOR REAL HOPE
“I HAVE FAITH IN THIS MEDICINE”
‘I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO FLY THIS PLANE!’ • A passenger gets an emergency flying lesson when his pilot passes out 10,000feet above the ocean
10… 9… 8… • The Times Square ball drop is just one way we ring in the new year
Glass Onion: A Knives Out
New releases on our wish lists
MOST TRUSTED BRANDS IN AMERICA • The products you feel good about, according to our annual home and family brands survey
Brain GAMES SHARPEN YOUR MIND
WORD POWER • Season's greetings! The words in this quiz come straight from the pages of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens's classic tale of a coldhearted miser who learns the true meaning of the holiday. Will you earn a humbug, or a ho-ho-ho? Turn to the next page for answers.
A TRUSTED FRIEND IN A COMPLICATED WORLD • Eye to Eye by Noma Bar, exclusively for Reader's Digest