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I love Christmas about as much as Buddy the Elf. I get minimal amounts of sleep during the holiday season because I'm up baking, decorating, and wrapping presents in as much glitter as possible.

The countdown to Christmas is moving a little too fast for me. If you feel the same way, here's some ways to enjoy the season if you still "need a little Christmas, right this very minute".

 Whether you love it or hate it, the ugly Christmas sweater has become a holiday tradition.Check out our Ugly Christmas Sweater photo gallery, and send your own photos to sevans@ktuu.com



Ever wonder where Santa came from? Well, it's not an easy answer, but travel-guru Rick Steves breaks down the origins in this easy to follow graphic.



Also watch Rick Steves' series on Christmas traditions in Europe in a multi-part series. Find it on Rick's facebook page.

Are your pets getting in the Holiday mood?
Visit our "Fidos and Felines Decking the Halls" gallery.

Are you getting a little sick of Christmas music? I personally don't get it, but I've heard it does indeed happen to people. If so, a new trend on Twitter this week was to simply replace the word "Christmas" with "Breakfast". Now you can sing those songs all year round.



So for now, keep "Rockin' Around the Breakfast Tree".