Christmas Checklist (Day 7): Holiday Gifts for Sports Fans

The Cyber Monday deals are already here. LTD is stocked with a variety of gift ideas for everyone. Find the perfect toys for kids and toddlers, electronic accessories to stuff stockings, books for all ages and NFL gear for sports fans. Check out a few NFL items on sale right now. Plus, learn new gift ideas for aspiring athletes.


Cyber Discounts on NFL Gear

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Show team pride with this NFL Handbag. An embroidered team logo and stylish NFL pattern decorates the front. The interior is fully lined with 2 large open pockets and a full-zip closure to keep all your items secure.

Make it easy for them to cheer on their favorite franchise during the playoffs with the NFL Reversible Infinity Scarf. It features both team colors, one on each side. Also adorning each side is the team name and logo.

Fans of all ages will enjoy this giant NFL Bottle Cap Wall Hanging. Each wall hanging puts a trendy twist on traditional decor. Silver ridges around the edge of each sign enhance its bottle cap design. Ready to hang.

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Christmas Fun Fact #7

There have only been 19 games played on Christmas Day in the NFL. Traditionally, the NFL tries to move games that would ordinarily fall on Christmas Day. This year is particularly difficult, given that the holiday is on a Sunday. Many of the games have been rescheduled for Christmas Eve, but two games will take place on Christmas Day–the Ravens will play the Steelers in the afternoon, then the Broncos will play the Chiefs.


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Christmas Gift Ideas for Aspiring Athletes
Finding the perfect gift for your little athlete might turn out to be a little harder than you expected. You might be hesitating because you’re overwhelmed by all the different types of sports gear, trying to figure out which sport to focus on for the kid who likes everything or trying to find a substitute for the overpriced sports gift that is just out of your budget. Solve your final Christmas crisis with these holiday gift ideas for aspiring athletes.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 6): Giving Books is a Holiday Tradition

Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is just a couple days away. We’re starting the sale early with a special Cyber Monday Sneak Peek, which includes some fun books for the family. Giving books has been an important holiday tradition in one particular country for many decades. Find out which country and check out our article on better ways to give books for Christmas below. Enjoy LTD’s Cyber Monday Sneak Peek!


We’ve Got Low-Priced Books for All Ages

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Enjoy the work of three #1 New York Times bestselling authors with these Famous Author 3-Book Sets. Sit back this holiday season, relax and get lost in stories by Danielle Steel, Debbie Macomber, or Nora Roberts.

In Charlie the Ranch Dog Picture Books, Ree Drummond introduces kids to her beloved, short-legged pup. He has dangly ears, floppy skin, big paws and loves living in the country. Packed with colorful illustrations.

The best-selling Minecraft 4-Book Box Set features the game’s popular handbooks in a stunning, gold-foiled slipcase. Each handbook has tips and key information from the game’s creator to help you build your world.

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Christmas Fun Fact #6

DID YOU KNOW: One of Iceland’s deepest Christmas traditions is to give books to each other on Christmas Eve. Families spend the night reading their new books. The tradition is responsible for the “Christmas Book Flood,” an affectionate name for the big wave of book sales that occurs between September and November as families prepare for their favorite Christmas Eve tradition. Learn a few new fun ways to give books below.


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Better Ways to Give Books for Christmas
Books can be the star of your Christmas show or a solid supporting character. If you’re taking a chance on a new author or genre, you’re probably wondering how you can turn a humble paperback into one of the most interesting presents under the tree. Learn a few tricks on how to use books to create the perfect holiday gift.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 5): Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Black Friday is here, and we’ve got hundreds of discounts for you to explore. It’s the perfect time to stock up on everything you need for Christmas, from the finishing touches for your Christmas decor to a cute holiday mug to enjoy your favorite hot beverage as the weather begins to get colder. It’s officially Christmas season. Explore outstanding deals, and get into the Christmas spirit with fun facts about our favorite holiday songs.


Black Friday Christmas Deals

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The cheery Holiday Marquee Sign features a festive, uplifting holiday word and illuminates with white light. Place it on a shelf, mantel or any flat surface to brighten up any room with the spirit of the Christmas season.

Enjoy any classic cookies-and-milk combo with Set of 2 Cookie Mugs. Each adorable snowman has a wide, open mouth on the bottom that’s designed to keep holiday cookies or marshmallows warm and within reach.

Celebrate the flavors of the holiday season with Taste of Home Christmas Cookbook. With its 465 seasonal recipes, you’ll find new Christmas favorites with every turn of the page, from savory appetizers to tasty treats.

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Christmas Fun Fact #5

DID YOU KNOW: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is as popular in Australia as it is here, but the lyrics are entirely different. Instead of partridges, turtle doves and all the other birds, the Aussies use wombats, emus and all other kinds of wildlife from the outback. Learn the lyrics, and read on for more Christmas song facts.


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Interesting Facts About Our Favorite Holiday Songs
If there is anything that can bring us back to our fondest memories of the holidays, it’s the music. From 19th century Christmas carols to the magical voice of Bing Crosby, some of the very best holiday music is deeply rooted in the past. Discover a couple things about some of the songs that are always on our playlists during the holiday season with these interesting facts about our favorite Christmas carols and holiday tunes.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 4): Forever Thankful for Family Time

Happy Thanksgiving! For LTD’s Day 4 Black Friday Deals, we’re bringing attention to some products that’ll make your family time more memorable during the holiday season. Challenge the family to build a complex puzzle, read a holiday story to the kids or enjoy a classic treat with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve. Learn about what kids from around the world leave out for Santa, as well as tips for a stress-free holiday below.


Gifts for Family Time During the Holidays

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Inspire new memories while piecing together the good old days with 1,000-Pc. Nostalgic Puzzles. Features a collage of familiar favorites from the past. Assemble these delightful puzzles on our large felt Puzzle Mat.

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Tin is filled with bite-sized versions of this popular treat. A lovely seasonal image adorns the exterior of the tin, which can be reused for storage or decor when the cookies are finished.

Enjoy a delightful, classic story during the holiday season with Inspirational Timeless Legend Stories. Each book features vibrant illustrations, and a page that explains the meaning behind familiar holiday traditions.

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Christmas Fun Fact #4

DID YOU KNOW: In America, its traditional to leave out milk and cookies for Santa. But this tradition varies from country to country. In Sweden, kids offer up coffee to keep Santa awake. In Ireland, a pint of Guinness isn’t out of the ordinary. In Chile, families leave out a sweet type of sponge cake known as Pan de Pascua.


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Christmas Planning Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday
I’m not sure how this seems to happen every single year. The holidays sort of hide out there in the shadows, and when everyone least expects it–BAM! They jump out and surprise us. We wake up and realize we don’t have much time until Christmas. Why do we put everything off and make it so stressful for ourselves and our loved ones? Form a plan and make your holidays easier this time around with a few of these Christmas tips.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 3): Make Your Pet’s Holiday Special

Day 3 of LTD’s Black Friday Deals is focused on finding that perfect present for the pet in your family. Don’t leave your dog or cat out of the Christmas festivities. Find a pet bed or toy to keep them cozy or entertained during the holidays, learn some facts about the most famous Christmas pets and find more gift ideas below to make your pet’s holiday special.


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Give your small dog or cat a soft spot to rest during the holidays with this Fashion Stripe Pet Cuddler. The cuddler’s cave shape and plush fabric gives your pet the feeling of being swaddled for warmth and security.

Your pooch won’t be able to get enough of the Dog Breed Squeakie Pup Pad. It has 11 squeakers, and no stuffing so your pet can’t make a mess. Cute design and plush textures make it look like your favorite breed.

Treat your furry friend to a tasty game of fetch with an 8-Pc. Yummy Ball Pack. The tennis balls are infused with tasty flavors dogs love. Your pup will salivate with joy when they see this flavored toy flying their way.

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Christmas Fun Fact #3

DID YOU KNOW: Reindeer were first domesticated by humans as early as 3,000 years ago. Today, almost half of the reindeer world population is domesticated. Anthropologists theorize that the reason why reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh isn’t just because reindeer are associated with the cold climate where Santa lives. In fact, some ancient cultures depicted the reindeer as leaping through the air. Though it might be a coincidence, a few ancient stone carvings show these leaping reindeer in an image that brings to mind the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. Find the perfect present for your domesticated dog or cat this season with gift ideas below.


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Tips on Buying Christmas Presents for Pets
Pets are an important part of the family. Just because they can’t open presents or help hang the ornaments doesn’t mean you have to leave them out of the holidays entirely. Just because they don’t understand what Christmas is doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a thoughtful Christmas gift. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to make your pet’s Christmas extra special this year, check out this article to find a few great gift ideas.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 2): Holiday Clothes & Winter Fashion

It’s Day 2 of our Black Friday Deals. Today we’re focused on holiday clothes and winter apparel to keep all the friends and family on your Christmas list warm and cozy. Find discounts on pajamas for the kids, comfy sweaters and all sorts of accessories. Build your winter wardrobe, and read on for a few holiday fashion tips.


Fashion Gifts for the Whole Family

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You’ll look cute and feel cozy wearing the Women’s Cuddly Critter Loungewear Set. The scoop neck top is embroidered with an appliqué of an adorable animal. The cute pants have a comfortable elastic waistband.

Kids’ Holiday Sleepwear will keep them cozy while they wait for Santa. The long-sleeved, button-down top has a collar and chest pocket. The matching pants have an elastic waistband for a secure, comfortable fit.

Help him stay comfortable during the fall and winter months with Men’s Set of 2 Zip-Neck Sweaters. Each long-sleeved quarter zip sweater is made from a thick knit material for warmth and has a stand-up collar.

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Christmas Fun Fact #2

Overall, 1983 was the coldest Christmas in the United States. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, over 125 cities east of the Rocky Mountains broke low temperature records on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. This Christmas probably won’t be that cold, but you’ll probably still want to bundle up while you travel and attend holiday get-togethers throughout the season. Get a few holiday fashion tips with our featured article below.


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Holiday Fashion Tips for Every Event on the Calendar
The holiday season is packed with social events. Casual office Christmas parties are followed up by formal holiday dinners. The holiday season can be hectic. The weather can be as unpredictable as your schedule. No matter where your holiday plans take place, it’s important to be prepared so you can be comfortable and confident. Look and feel great for every event on your Christmas calendar with these holiday fashion tips.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 1): Decorate Your Home

LTD’s Black Friday deals start today. In addition to the countless gifts you can find right here for your family, we’ve also discounted some of our favorite holiday decor to help you turn your home into an inviting holiday hot spot. Decorate your home with these featured deals, and read on to learn some fun holiday facts below.


LTD Deals to Decorate Your Home

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Holiday Marquee Decor offers cheery accent lighting for your home during the holidays. With the bold metal design and large bulbs that illuminate with white light, each piece adds interest to traditional holiday decor.

Everglow Outdoor Ornaments bring festive lighting to your seasonal decor. Each features an LED light that randomly pulses to create a fun firefly-like effect. It automatically turns on at dusk and stays on for 8 hours.

Seasonal Porch Sitter Planter has a friendly look to welcome the holidays. The cute character is holding a planter box, with his legs dangling below it. Add flowers or plants to the box for a great look indoors or out.

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Christmas Fun Fact #1

DID YOU KNOW: Grover Cleveland was the first President to decorate the White House Christmas Tree with electric lights in 1894, only three years after electricity was installed in the White House. Learn more interesting facts about why we decorate with Christmas lights below.


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Holiday Traditions: Why We Decorate with Christmas Lights
The use of lights during Christmas is as old as the holiday itself. From the inspiring symbol during the winter solstice to a decorative way to brighten up our Christmas trees or, light has always played a major role in the majestic look and feel of the holidays. Before you start stringing up lights around the tree and digging out the ladder to hang lights off gutters, learn some interesting facts about where this Christmas tradition came from.

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Time To Rethink Your Christmas Gift Game Plan

Holiday shopping gets easier and easier as we start knocking off items on our list and establish momentum. But finding those first few items isn’t always so simple. Our Christmas shopping lists seem to get a bit longer every year, making it more important as we start each new holiday season to come up with the right strategy to fit our family needs and budget. Rethink your Christmas gift game plan this year with these LTD articles.

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5 Gifts You Should Wait Until After Christmas to Buy
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year for good reason. Bargain prices, shipping promotions and great deals on some of the year’s hottest items allow us to stock up for the Christmas season at a convenient time and save a lot of money in the process. But there are a few products you’re better off buying after Christmas. Get the inside scoop on what big ticket items you can check off your wish list after Christmas so you can take advantage of the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals coming up.

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Holiday Toys: Tips On Buying Christmas Gifts That Last
To save yourself some stress, it’s a good idea to start checking off your Christmas list sooner rather than later. There are many benefits of buying Christmas toys early. But even if you’re giving yourself plenty of time to find the perfect toy for the kids in your life, there’s always a chance their excitement for the item on Christmas morning will dwindle a few weeks later. Few toys stand the test of time, but there are some that will make you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth when they’re still using it months down the road.

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Little Christmas Accents That Make A Big Difference

Christmas decorators know that the tree is essential, that untangling the string lights will be worth the hassle and that the fireplace is a great place to draw the eye with festive decor. But even when you have all of your big pieces in place, your home might not feel like it’s been completely transformed for the holiday season. If you’re looking for that finishing touch, you’ve come to the right place. It’s not always about the big pieces. It’s about the little Christmas accents that can tie rooms together or add the perfect dash of holiday to any area. Luckily, Lakeside has a wide variety of small finishing touches for your home that will make a major impact.

Adorable Shelf Sitters

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Holiday Button-Leg Shelf Sitters
Add a little extra decoration to your home with these cute sitters. Each friendly character is dressed head to toe in holiday attire with fun accents, including unique legs made of buttons. Filled with sand for sturdiness.
Holiday Elf Collection
The delightful elves in this collection are ready to spread holiday cheer throughout your home. Each lighted shelf sitter holds a color-changing item and is weighted with sand to keep it in place on your mantel or shelf.
Plush Holiday Shelf Sitters
Add an adorable accent to your home this season with one of these festive sitters. The classic character is a fun way to celebrate winter in any room. Weighted with sand to sit upright on a shelf with both legs dangling.

Festive Figurines

Bring a little holiday cheer to any flat surface with our festive figurines.
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Holiday Lighted Figures
These lighted figures add a colorful, nature-inspired theme to your Christmas decorations. The base of each figure lights up with a magical color, revealing a starry night sky with woodland silhouettes for a wintery feel.
Inspirational Angels
Give this angel to someone special to let them know just how important they are. Each angel statue features a sentimental message on its neutral-colored base. It’s a cute, easy way to accent any desk, shelf or mantel.
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These decorative figurines are a delightful addition to your seasonal decor. Each snowball is decorated with a sentimental phrase that’s perfect for the holiday. Place them together or separately to spread some cheer.

Christmas By Candlelight

Find the perfect Christmas glow for any room in the house.
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Set of 6 Reindeer Tea Light Holders
Create an adorable holiday display with these tea light holders. Each metal reindeer has a spot on its back to hold your own tea light or LED tea light candle. Keep the herd together or split them up around the house.
Lighted Snowy Candle Lantern
This candle lantern is destined to become your favorite winter decoration. It features faux candles inside that brighten with white light. Interior is filled with glittery liquid that moves around like a snow globe when it’s on.
Holiday LED Candles
This flameless LED bulb flickers like the real thing, giving the wax candle a warm glow. It’s wrapped with a Christmas scene that will look perfect on a mantel or as part of your holiday centerpiece in the dining room.

Holiday Spirit: Curious Facts About Christmas

ltd-tree-pinkChristmas has evolved quite a bit over the centuries. Santa certainly didn’t deliver gifts at the first Christmas and candy canes weren’t a seasonal candy available in Bethlehem — these customs and traditions were picked up along the way and spread from culture to culture. Here are 5 curious facts about Christmas you didn’t know.

When in Rome Conventional wisdom suggests the Christmas tree tradition was started in Germany because of the seasonal song “O Tannenbaum,” but decorating evergreens for the winter holiday can be traced back to Ancient Rome. Ancient Romans dressed boughs of evergreen trees with fruits and nuts for their Saturnalia celebrations each winter. Early Christians may have adopted the evergreen tree as a symbol of rebirth and renewal to make the holiday feel more familiar to Roman converts to Christianity. The German tradition dates from the 1700s, but it didn’t catch on in England and America until the 1800s when Queen Victoria wrote about her happy memories of decorating trees as a princess.

nativity-ornament-setX Marks the Holiday Most people believe the “X” in Xmas is a way for advertisers to shorten the name of the holiday, but the nickname has a long history that has nothing to do with marketing and commerce. It’s a deeply religious symbol that got its start in monasteries. First commonly used in religious texts in the 1400s, the letter “X” signified the cross and was the first letter of Christ’s name in the Greek alphabet. For monks who spent hours toiling over manuscripts, finding a way to write quickly and efficiently was vital. When they replaced Christ’s name with an X, they were using what linguists call a Christogram.

American Revolution Christmas was once illegal in Boston. Until 1681, celebrating Christmas in Puritan Boston would cost you a five-shilling fine. Eventually, civic leaders loosened up and allowed Christmas celebrations, but even then, early Americans weren’t big on the holiday; in fact, some Puritans considered it a holdover from Catholicism. It didn’t become a federal holiday until 1870, in part because the Puritans disapproved.

Little People Louisa May Alcott, the author famous for writing Little Women and Little Men, penned many short stories, novels and non-fiction articles, but a lesser known fact is that she’s responsible for giving Santa his elves. One of her short stories in 1856 mentioned Christmas elves, pointy-capped creatures who helped Santa Claus care for his reindeer and make gifts for good children. Although the story wasn’t published in her lifetime, she shared it with other writers, and a few years later, a story about Santa’s elves appeared in a copy of the magazine “Godey’s Lady’s Book,” one of the most influential publications of its time. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are enduring characters, but Alcott’s most famous literary creations might be Santa’s little helpers.ltd-pet-hats

Merry Petmas! Most people who have pets consider them part of the family. About 64% of American pet owners buy their pets gifts — some even hang the requisite stocking over the fireplace. Extra treats, a squeaky toy or a pet bed, we want to bring holiday cheer to every member of the family, four-legged and otherwise.

Happy holidays from LTD! Whether you’re celebrating with extended family or you’re having a quiet holiday with your pup, we wish you well this season and for the year to come.