This latest weekly FoxTrot comic strip shows how to get present(s) on a tight budget
Neatorama shares "Strange Decor: 35 Bizarre and Creepy Christmas Tree Ornaments -- The Christmas Holiday has very strong themes and symbols associated with it; mistletoe, colored lights, and Santa figurines are found all over the place during the month of December. When people mess with holiday themes, they win some, and they lose a lot. Some Christmas ornaments go beyond tacky, and into the strange and bizarre..."
TheFW shares "eight/8 wacky Presidential turkey pardon moments -- As holidays go, Thanksgiving sure has its share of odd traditions. Live parades with lip-synched musical numbers! Mincemeat pies and Jell-O molds! Grandma Ruthie removing her dentures at the dinner table! Not even the President of the United States (U.S.) is spared his share of the inanity. Case in point: the presidential turkey pardon, an annual pre-Thanksgiving practice in which the POTUS makes a speech about the stuff we should all be thankful for and then poses for a photo-op with a live turkey before sending it off to live the rest of its life uneaten (by humans, anyway).
Xsleepingxgiantx's Reddit comment mentioned a dark/heavy documentary titled "102 Minutes That Changed America".
CNN shares a happy 9/11's ground zero story of a survivor, but it is not a human being. It is a plant from an office.