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ICYMI: 2020 holiday season national headlines

The 2020 holiday season is in full swing across the country, and there is a lot to keep up with.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — The 2020 holiday season is in full swing across the country, and there is a lot to keep up with. Charlie Brown holiday specials will air on TV, after all, Dr. Fauci says Santa has immunity from COVID-19 and Rockefeller the owl returned to the wild.

National stories covering the 2020 holiday season are posted here and will be updated throughout the season. To catch up, click on the links below.

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National 'Holidays 2020' Headlines

NORAD Tracker: How to track Santa Claus this Christmas

Letters to Santa: Children asking for masks and everyone to stay safe for Christmas

'This is like my Super Bowl': Mail carriers work around the clock to deliver packages this season

A season of fear, not cheer, as coronavirus changes Christmas

'Trying to create a Delta Christmas miracle': Flight crew hopes to reunite lost stuffed animal with family

Falling iguanas possible Christmas weekend

How The Rock and John Krasinski helped save Christmas for a Calaveras County man

Community rebuilds home for a veteran in time for the holidays

2020: A year in photos

Salvation Army finds diamond ring in red kettle; left as anonymous gift

Beloved Florida fast-food worker gifted $6K tip ahead of the holidays

Parachuting Santa rescued from power pole by Sacramento Metro Fire

Despite pandemic changes, 250,000 wreaths laid at Arlington National Cemetery

Woman charged with stealing grandchild's gift from under the Christmas tree

Giving Spirit: Anonymous donor pays for thousands of dollars in parking tickets

Tis' the season for hassle-free returns: Walmart announces new returns program

Coronavirus pandemic leads to surge in Christmas decorations

Taco Bell is updating its menu with the return of a popular item starting Christmas Eve

A Home For The Holidays: Adopting Emmet

Ways to help loved ones battling substance abuse this pandemic holiday season

Anonymous donor pays layaway balances at Kentucky Walmart

'Humbug' lights 72 apartments at senior home to honor late wife who loved Christmas

Tis' the season for hassle-free returns: Walmart announces new returns program

The New You: Managing holiday stress

8 observations from a Muslim man celebrating Christmas for the first time

Community rallies after Santa display stolen from Arizona children's home

Budget-Friendly Toys with Serious Fun-Factor - 2020 Gift Guide

Colorado 'Wonder Woman' says helping others in their time of need is her calling

Woman charged with stealing grandchild's gift from under the Christmas tree

Giving Spirit: Anonymous donor pays for thousands of dollars in parking tickets

Zoom to lift 40-minute time limits over Christmas and New Year's Eve

The Supply Side: Walmart using ‘pop-up’ option to meet online holiday demand

'Santa Claus is good to go' | Fauci tells Elmo, kids he vaccinated St. Nick

'This should not be the last Christmas': Doctor issues warning ahead of holiday break

Despite pandemic changes, 250,000 wreaths laid at Arlington National Cemetery

US airport traffic rising despite holiday travel warnings

White Christmas watch 2020: which American cities will have snow on Dec. 25?

Rockefeller Christmas tree owl gets her own children's book

Budget-Friendly Toys with Serious Fun-Factor - 2020 Gift Guide

Child left in tears after mall Santa says 'no' to Nerf guns

All Aboard: Silsbee ISD driver keeps holiday spirit alive with 'Polar Express' bus

Snow days, virtual opera: The office holiday party goes on

Letters to Santa in an Evergreen mailbox show 2020 has been tough on everyone

Times Square New Year's Eve to honor essential workers, Gloria Gaynor and Jennifer Lopez to perform

'Secret Santa' matches hundreds of dollars 5-year-old boy raised selling hot chocolate

'Santa' and 'Mrs. Claus' may have exposed 50 kids to COVID-19 at Georgia event

'Each wreath tells a story' | Military uniforms repurposed into wreaths by San Antonio airman

VERIFY: 'Poisonous' poinsettias might irritate your pet but aren’t deadly

Coming up: See the 2020 holiday shipping deadlines

Dolly Parton shares her favorite Christmas memories, what the holiday means to her

Veteran’s holiday wish to thank the health care ‘angels’ who saved his life

Florida man pays off utility bills for 114 families facing disconnection

Dumpster fire ornament captures the spirit of 2020

Arkansas students show thanks to school janitor with Christmas cards

Minnesota family gets the sign they were looking for when they cut down their Christmas tree

'Inspire awesomeness' | 5-year-old boy sells hot chocolate to buy Christmas gifts for kids

'Christmas Star' will appear on Dec 21st as Jupiter and Saturn align

Attention Santa Claus: These are the top toys on Amazon

Pope: Christmas a sign of hope amid difficulties of pandemic

Toy Army women now a reality thanks to 7-year-old Arkansas girl

Maine man re-creates scene from 'Elf' when meeting biological father for first time

All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special

Koala breaks into Australian home, latches to plastic Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lights up, with virus rules in place

Emaciated puppy seized from New York residence finds new home with officer who rescued him

NORAD Santa Tracker launches Tuesday

Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' tops Billboard's holiday chart yet again

Rockefeller Christmas tree owl honored with Frontier Airlines tail

Franklin mom creates 'Kringle Krates' activity boxes for kids

Arkansas shoppers, businesses prepare for busy online holiday season

Many people turning to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid coronavirus pandemic

Too many poinsettias 

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home, spend $9 billion

The late Alex Trebek gives Thanksgiving message in 'Jeopardy!' show clip taped before his death

Turkey shows up to Jacksonville church on Thanksgiving, gets saved

Defying warnings, millions in the US travel for Thanksgiving

Coping with being apart on Thanksgiving

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

Two turkeys leap from transport truck, saved by Carolina sanctuary on Thanksgiving

How to watch the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and what to expect

Zoom will lift its 40-minute time limit on Thanksgiving day

Rainy Thanksgiving Day forecast from Florida to Maine

Joe Biden to deliver a Thanksgiving address seeking US unity

Arkansas man receives racist letter about his Black Santa decorations

Rockefeller the owl returns to wild after trip to New York City

VERIFY: What not to feed your dog or cat at Thanksgiving

Poll: 1 in 3 parents say Thanksgiving gatherings  worth COVID-19 risk

VERIFY: 4 common Thanksgiving myths and the real facts behind them

Spend a night 'Home Alone' in this movie tribute Dallas Airbnb

Santa Claus has 'innate immunity' from COVID-19, Dr. Fauci says

How to watch the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and what to expect

Charlie Brown holiday specials to air on TV, after all, in PBS deal

Target releases Black Friday ad with deals starting Sunday

Stowaway owl found in Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Mental health expert on coping with seasonal depression and holiday changes amid a pandemic

Wreaths Across America event back on after Secretary of the Army reverses Arlington National Cemetery decision

Starbucks' 2020 holiday cups arrive this week

LISTEN: Dog food company creates first-ever Christmas song for dogs

Free Thanksgiving Dinner program to feed millions of American families this year

Dolly will perform during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade & host live concert for Amazon

Rudolph, Santa figures from Christmas TV special soar to sale of $368,000 at auction

Tips for safely celebrating Thanksgiving amid COVID-19 pandemic

Here comes Santa Claus with face masks and plexiglass

Frosty, Rudolph and the whole holiday gang are returning to CBS

Freeform's '25 Days of Christmas' movie lineup is here

What are the chances for a stormy Thanksgiving and white Christmas in the US?

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