(WWL – New Orleans)
It’s a trend that is showing no signs of slowing, as the American Pets Products Association is projecting this to be another banner year for pet gifts.
Over half of all dog owners plan to gift this year according to the APPA and 38% of cat owners plan to give at least a little something to their pet.
But now, more of us are also giving gifts to other people’s pets.
“We’re seeing a big increase in people coming into Petcetra and buying gift baskets for that hard to buy-for person, or a boss or a business associate, because it’s much more fun than giving them a basket of fruit,” says Petcetra owner Diane Lundeen. “A lot of people love their animals and their animals are their family. So buying your boss a pet-related gift is a really great way to check off that Christmas present and to get your boss something your boss will love and remember.”
At the local Petcos, ugly Christmas sweaters for dogs is a new trend. “The ugly holiday sweater, which you’ve seen become more popular for people, now they’re starting to come out with that for pets. That’s been pretty popular this year,” says manager Denis Breaud.
And he says people aren’t holding back this year from spending on their pets. “People want to treat their pets just like they do there families, their children. Especially once the kids go off to college, and people are getting dogs and cats and other pets. And they’re treating them more like they’re family members.”
(Newstalk 1010 – Toronto)
It’s that time of year again; it’s getting colder outside, Christmas music is taking over the radio, and the office Holiday party is just around the corner.
We have all heard stories of someone having one too many drinks and ended up acting completely inappropriate.
Proper office party etiquette should be common sense but according to a survey conducted by TorontoJobs.ca, most of us need a refresher.
The survey of office holiday party goers found that:
77% of party attendees have witnessed extreme cases of intoxication by co-workers
64% observed co-workers inappropriately dressed for the occasion
52% of party goers observed unsuitable behavior (co-workers flirting, verbal fights, etc.)
In order to avoid being the talk of the office water cooler, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind if you plan on attending your office holiday party:
Eat, drink and be merry, but do so in moderation. Excessive drinking could be cause for an awkward situation come Monday morning in the office.
Leave the mistletoe at home. The office party is not the place to flirt and try to find a date for New Year’s Eve!
Watch your words. Just because the setting is more relaxed, doesn’t mean your language should be. More people than you think take offense to profane language.
Dress appropriately. The office party isn’t the right place to show off your new mini skirt or backless dress.
Absolutely no gossiping about other coworkers. You never know who is listening. Keep in mind that with the evolution of social networking; news travels fast!
Imagine Amazon sending you business leads regularly and even paying you to do so. Why would they do it?
“Amazon is desperate for reading material and you can publish your content for free as Kindle books,” says V. Michael Santoro, a managing partner with John S. Rizzo of Globe On-Demand, an internet technology company. The two are also the co-authors of, “Niche Dominance: Creating Order out of your Digital Marketing Chaos,” (www.NicheDominance.com).
“The twist is to use them as a generation system for sales leads.”
The audience is huge – Kindle is no longer just for people who purchase Kindle tablets. Amazon has also written Kindle Reader applications for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer including the Android phone or tablet, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows 8 PC or tablet, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7, Santoro says.
“Most businesses hesitate to use Kindle to generate sales leads because they think they need to write an actual book,” says Rizzo, “But that’s not true. You can write and publish short reports — as long as the content is original, of high quality and does not violate its Terms of Service (TOS), Amazon will publish your material.”
The key is to include a compelling free offer with a strong call to action and a link to a lead capture page – the page on your website where people can sign up for more information, special offers, your newsletter, etc.
And Amazon will even help market your book – for free!
When a new Kindle book is approved and published, Amazon will:
• Feature it in their new releases section.
• Email their customer base announcing it to those who have previously purchased a Kindle book in that genre.
• Offer the Kindle KDP Select Program for ongoing free promotion.
• Allow customers to highlight, make notes, and share your book’s content via Twitter and other social networks.
“By enrolling in the free Kindle KDP Select Program, you give Amazon exclusivity on a renewable 90-day basis,” Santoro says. “This program allows their readers to borrow your book from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, and when they do, Amazon pays you a royalty, as well as for book sales. However, the real benefit is that Amazon provides five days per quarter to give your book away for free.”
Why give your Kindle book away for free?
“Because, as a lead generation system, you want as many individuals as possible to download your Kindle book and visit your lead capture page, Santoro explains. Additionally, Amazon views each book download as a vote and rewards your book with higher page ranking. The more downloads, the better the chance of an Amazon Page 1 placement.
To create your Kindle report:
• Use Amazon to determine what current Kindle books or paperbacks are published about your topic.
• Decide what information will be helpful to your potential customers. Make sure it is original and offers value. Avoid information that is easily found on the Internet.
• Create your report in Microsoft Word and include images if appropriate.
• Include your call to action – a message that prompts readers to visit your website — and link to your website’s lead capture page.
• Create a cover graphic.
Publishing on Kindle is fairly simple:
• Go to http://kdp.amazon.com and sign up for a free Kindle account.• Watch the “How To” Kindle publishing video.
• Fill out the Amazon Author Page to track your statistics.
• Reference the book on your website and link to your Amazon book page.
• Announce it on your Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter accounts.
“The goal is not to sell books, but rather to generate leads from Amazon’s huge customer base,” Rizzo says. An additional benefit is that you will differentiate yourself from the competition by being a published author. If your content is excellent and helpful, you will also build trust which will help to increase sales from these new leads.
John S. Rizzo obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration and spent three years as a consultant for Amazon’s publishing group. He has assisted several businesses with digital marketing strategy and has served in leadership positions for multiple initiatives for the Charleston, S.C., Chamber of Commerce.
V. Michael Santoro has more than 10 years in the digital marketing field. His prior experience includes international senior marketing positions in technology fields. He has a master’s degree and was an adjunct professor with the computer science department of Western Connecticut State University.
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) The Victory Unlimited Show, a popular, award winning, Internet radio program, is on a mission to get you a date for the holidays. The Victory Unlimited Show @ www.victoryunlimitedshow.com is a tongue-in-cheek”, self-help show for men that’s reminiscent of programs from the Golden Age of Radio like The Shadow, The Green Hornet, and Flash Gordon. However, rather than telling stories of fictional adventurers, during each broadcast, the host codenamed “Victory Unlimited”, answers dating, relationship, and life strategy questions by addressing them with a motivational, military-like intensity.
Though the website’s most recent post “The Holiday Mission” is actually a collection of broadcasts aimed at giving single men strategies to hook up with single women for the holidays, the breaking news is that a number of curious women have begun listening to the shows too. Now, nearly as many singles of both genders are using the Victory Unlimited Show strategies listed below to find dates before this holiday season is over.
1. The Internet Community Strategy: Use dating sites, local news sites, and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Myspace and any other places online where you can find out about what other singles are doing in your city this holiday season.
2. The Programmer Strategy: Now is the perfect time of the year to stop dodging all the invites you get from your family to go to little Johnny’s or little Janet’s school programs, piano recitals, Holiday plays, and community center events. You will be surprised at how many single people attend these events.
3. The Broadcast Yourself Strategy: Don’t keep the fact that you’re single and available for dating and partying a secret any longer. During casual conversation, let friends, family, coworkers, and even passing associates know that you’re out to meet and greet someone new.
4. The Partygoer Strategy: Go to all the parties you’re invited to and find as many parties to invite “yourself” to as possible. Tis the season to get out, get it in, and get your “party” on!
5. The Faith Base Strategy: Use the joyful, thoughtful, and sentimental spirit of the holiday season as motivation to spend more time at your church, synagogue, or place of worship. Find the right person for you while you simultaneously appreciate and celebrate your spirituality.
6. The Holiday-Break Hangout Strategy: If you’re away from home on business for an extended amount of time or if you’re a student away at school, then hook up with one of your friends, dorm roommates, or coworkers and hangout with them in their hometown for the holidays. You’ll get a chance to meet interesting people that you’d never have met otherwise.
7. The Mall Domination Strategy: Pick the biggest mall in your city that has the most people-traffic, then spend the whole day striking up conversations with every attractive person you see. It’s all a numbers game. You’ll definitely meet “someone” new and interesting before the day is over.
8. The Bad Santa Strategy: Get with some friends, put your money together, and throw a party the day “after” Christmas. Take advantage of the usually “boring” week before New Year’s Eve by giving all the single people something exciting to do, which is to come out and party with you.
9. The New Year’s Eve Party Strategy: Pick five banging New Year’s Eve parties. Start with the one where you think that the most eligible singles will be. Stay there until you’ve met, talked with, and gotten the phone numbers of as many attractive prospects as you can. Then, leave that party and go to the next one. Stay out all night until either the sun comes up or you hit the “Hook Up Jackpot”.
10. The Everyday-Everywhere Strategy: This one is easy. Make it your mission to meet people everywhere you go until the end of this year and well over into the next year. Keep your eyes open and don’t stop mixing and mingling until you meet someone special before the holiday season is over!
“Don’t tell anybody, but getting men and women to start using the same dating strategies to find each other this holiday season was all part of our master plan,” says the show’s host. “Now that it’s finally happened, what we’ve actually created here is a Win-Win, Dating Scenario.
Burlington, VT/November 29 – Early on in his career as a professional fitness trainer, before exploring natural pain remedies, Jesse Cannone realized that it was not the lack of will or desire that kept a large percentage of his clientele from reaching their fitness goals; it was the presence of chronic, debilitating pain.
“The most common types of pain limiting the client’s motion were neck and back pain, often related to injuries,” said Cannone. “To help these clients regain mobility I decided to make it my mission to research available scientific literature and become familiar with every clinically effective pain relief cream, pain medication and natural pain remedy available in the marketplace.”
He soon discovered that prescription pain medications, while often able to effectively block aches and discomforts, came with a variety of dangerous side effects which, in his opinion, made their long term use inadvisable.
“Studies showed that even garden variety over-the-counter Salicylates (Aspirin), when taken for prolonged periods, doubled the likelihood of perforated ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding,” said Cannone.
Further research eventually brought him to a 6-year observational study of 6,500 outpatients entitled “Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease” published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The study, which measured the results of using homeopathic intervention for a wide range of diseases, found nearly 71 percent of the patients treated with natural pain remedies got better.
“Because homeopathic remedies produced overwhelmingly positive results and no harmful side effects, we then narrowed our focus to find the most effective natural remedies for treating the specific types of pain that our clients were suffering from, which included back pain, neck pain, muscle pain and joint pain,” said Cannone.
Below are 10 natural pain remedies, found in clinical studies to produce the fastest and most effective pain relief, which can be rubbed directly into the skin over painful areas.
“The story behind the discovery of CMO is that a scientist working for the National Institute of Health noticed that lab mice never contracted arthritis,” said Cannone. “After investigation, he determined that mice produced a rare fatty acid known as Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) which gave them immunity from arthritis. When the scientist applied CMO to his own arthritic joints he found it completely alleviated his pain symptoms.”
Cannone said researchers at the University of Connecticut were able to use CMO to produce pain relief for 100 percent of patients with joint and muscle pain in one or both knees. A double-blind study at the Joint European Studies Program revealed everyone who took CMO experienced up to 87 percent improvement in pain relief. Additionally, The Journal of Rheumatology reported on a double-blind study of patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis where the CMO group saw significant improvement while the placebo group saw none.
“CMO acts as a moisturizer on dry and brittle joints, cushioning the joints and repairing cell membranes,” said Cannone. “Some researchers have been so impressed with CMO they say it may be an alternative to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for treatment of osteoarthritis.”
While CMO is one of the rarest substances to occur in nature, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is one of the body’s most common. This naturally occurring nutritional sulfur makes the body’s cells more permeable, allowing nutrients to more easily flow in and out through the cell membranes.
“MSM works in two ways to naturally relieve pain,” said Cannone. “First, it blocks the ‘C’ pain nerve fibers from delivering their chronic pain message to your brain. Secondly, MSM decreases swelling and inflammation.”
A double-blind clinical trial published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage studied the effect of MSM on patients over 40 with arthritis in their knees. One group received MSM and the other group a placebo. The MSM group experienced a significant decrease in pain. The Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine published a recent study showing that MSM resulted in an 80 percent reduction in pain.
“Menthol is an ancient herbal pain relief medicine used by the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians to rapidly cool painful flare-ups in muscles and tendons,” says Cannone. “It’s why whenever you use a cream containing menthol as an ingredient, you instantly feel cool relief to aching muscles.”
Menthol tricks the body by sending a cooling, pleasing sensation to your brain that thwarts the stinging heat of inflammation. Menthol then acts fast to increase the blood flow by widening the blood vessels to reduce inflammation and pain, said Cannone.
Ignatia, a plant used by ancient Chinese doctors, was discovered by a Jesuit missionary serving in the Philippines in the late 1600s. This natural pain remedy calms nerves and reduces the stress which can lead to tight shoulders, a tight neck and painful tension headaches. It also relieves emotional distress, allowing muscles to relax.
5. Magnesium Sulfate
“We’d probably all agree there’s nothing more agonizing than sudden painful muscle spasms,” said Cannone. “Fortunately, when they occur, there’s nothing faster at stopping muscle spasms and twitching than magnesium sulfate.”
This vital mineral compound has also been shown to reduce aching joint pain by 80 percent.
6. Lachesis Mutus
“A rare homeopathic remedy from Central and South America , Lachesis Mutus, has been prescribed for centuries as a blood thinner,” said Cannone. “This thinning quickly improves blood flow which speeds healing by removing toxins from the blood.”
“Phosphorous, the second most abundant mineral in your body, relieves the burning sensation of tight, painful muscles by stopping the nerves from sending pain messages to the brain,” said Cannone. “It’s especially good at helping muscles rebound after a workout.”
For centuries healers have used the Belladonna plant as a powerful anesthetic for surgeries. It reduces swelling, eliminates muscle twitches, acts as an herbal pain relief for nerves, ends muscle aches and stops shooting pains.
9. Rhus Tox
“Another ancient natural pain remedy, Rhus Tox, helps to eliminate stiffness and aches caused by inflammation in both muscles and joints,” said Cannone. “It’s good for sprains and back aches too.”
“Naja is a rare but amazingly potent homeopathic remedy from India that quickly calms nerve-based pain and brings fast relief from inflammation,” said Cannone. “It’s also very effective at curing migraine headaches.”
Cannone combined all 10 of these powerful natural pain remedies into a single, convenient pain cream called Rub On Relief. (http://www.losethebackpain.com/rubonrelief.html)
“This highly effective rub-on formula starts to relieve pain the instant it contacts the skin,” said Cannone. “It’s the result of researching the latest biochemistry advances in eliminating pain, uncovering centuries-old homeopathic pain-relief traditions from around the world then combining the two with the latest in skin-absorption biology. We know it works not because we developed it, but because our many thousands of clients tell us it works.”
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Certified Fitness and Rehabilitation Specialist Jesse Cannone is co-founder of The Healthy Back Institute and an expert in natural modalities for pain relief. Author of “The 7-Day Back Pain Cure,” Cannone appears regularly on television and radio programs with insightful recommendations on how each of us can quickly and naturally eliminate the pain disrupting our daily lives and get back to doing what we love. His mission in life is to eliminate the pain from your body and restore the vigor and delight of living that pain has robbed you of.
“Ijé breaks into our fears, our dreams, our hopes and manages to make music of our nightmares – a heart-rending hum.” – Nigerian Entertainment Today
On December 4, 2012, America will finally have the chance to view one of Africa’s most popular films, Ijé (The Journey), featuring two of its biggest box office stars, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde, seen onscreen together for the first time.
Opening to rave reviews when it premiered in 2010, Ijé was an instant box office hit in Nigeria, selling almost as many tickets as “Avatar.” The film went on to win top prizes at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, the Canada International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Arizona Black Film Showcase, Las Vegas International Film Festival, and Mexico International Film Festival, among others.
Ijé is the story of two sisters who chose radically divergent paths in life, each one influenced differently by a childhood of poverty and violence. Against her father’s wishes, Anya (Ekeinde) moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a recording artist. Chioma (Nnaji) remained behind in Nigeria, making her profession in the banking industry. Neither has seen each other for years when Ana is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of her husband, a successful record producer, and two strangers he brought home to their Hollywood Hills mansion. It soon surfaces that she is mysteriously withholding vital details that could acquit her. Chioma and Anya’s new attorney, Jalen Turner (Ulrich Que), have only hours to solve the mystery before the trial begins.
“Ijé is the story of a sister’s love, but most importantly it reveals the repressed voice of many women across Africa,” writes Joy Isi Bewaji for Nigerian Entertainment Today. “Ijé brings to the fore some important themes in today’s world, including love, racism, culture, stigma and life as an immigrant in a foreign country….This movie also highlights the culture of shame and silence and the stigma attached to rape and rape victims. Indeed a clash of two cultures, social attitudes towards rape and rape victims in the Nigerian society threaten to banish Anya to the American prison for the rest of her life,” explains Nigerian critic Gbenga Awomodu.
Directed and produced by Nigerian-born Chineze Anyaene, Ijé has had a major influence on Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry, notably the second largest in the world. “Since the inception of filmmaking in Nigeria 15 years ago, the world has been waiting for one Nollywood film that stands apart from the rest, one that will capture the minds and hearts of movie-goers worldwide, one that will leave a timeless memory, capable of illustrating the creativity, tradition, and essence of Nigerian culture. Ijé is that movie,” noted Nairaland upon its debut.
As of December 4, 2012, Ijé can be streamed from Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and the Global African TV website. DVDs can also be purchased from Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.com (Canada). For more information, go to www.globalafricantv.com.
Ijé is being distributed in North America by Global African TV, which was recently founded to bring the best of mainstream African cinema to audiences in North America. Despite Africa’s prominence as the second largest film industry in the world, indigenous films made by and featuring black talent have rarely been available for viewing in the U.S. and Canada—except through specialty stores in areas with large immigrant populations.
by Perry Bacon, Jr., theGrio
ANALYSIS-President Obama is no longer looking to be the great compromiser in Washington.
His opening bid to resolve the so-called “fiscal cliff” was effectively a poison pill; full of ideas from $50 billion in additional stimulus money to $1.6 trillion in tax increases to weakening Congress’ power in increasing the federal debt limit, it was a liberal’s dream and a non-starter for congressional Republicans.
And it suggested the president may be employing a different, more assertive negotiating style in his second term.
During much of his first four years, Obama and his aides tried to craft policies that reflected both Democratic and Republican ideas, hoping to get GOP votes. It was sincere, but ineffective as a negotiating strategy. Republicans almost never voted with the president on anything anyway, and he was effectively dropping liberal ideas that he himself supported even before negotiations started with Republicans.
But now, Obama and his team are conceding nothing. They have demanded more than $1 trillion in taxes by raising rates on the rich and largely rejected the GOP theory that more tax revenue can be raised simply by closing loopholes. They have largely refused to spell out any spending cuts as part of the agreement, putting the onus on the GOP to suggest cuts it is urging anyway.
The additional stimulus spending, which Obama has proposed for two years, is almost certainly not going to be in the final agreement, but it reflects a different style of negotiating: ask for exactly what you want and part of the compromise is giving up that idea.
This kind of hardball will be a test of both the president and congressional Republicans. If Republicans don’t back down, is Obama prepared to deal with the fallout from the stock market and businesses and everyday Americans if taxes go up for everyone in early January?
Do the Republicans want to risk taking the blame for that because they won’t back off their stance that wealthy Americans shouldn’t pay more in taxes, even as polls show the vast majority of Americans support tax increases on the rich?
And where does this Obama-style hardball go next?
Does he then insist on naming Susan Rice Secretary of State, despite GOP objections?
A New York City-area homeless man got a visit from Santa this year, but he was dressed like a police officer.
PEOPLE reports that when NYPD officer Larry DePrimo encountered a barefoot, homeless man on his Times Square patrol on
the cold night of Nov. 14, the policeman went to a nearby Skechers store–where a store employee used his staff discount to cut the price to $75–bought a pair of $100 boots and presented them to the man.
Coincidentally, Jennifer Foster, a tourist from Florence, Ariz., captured the moment with a cellphone photo. She emailed it to the NYPD, which then posted the shot on its Facebook page.
As a result of his generosity, the 25-year-old Long Island native, who joined the force two years ago has become a hero and an internet sensation.
PEOPLE also reports that as of Wednesday night, the post had been viewed 1.6 million times, and by the following morning had drawn nearly 350,000 “likes” and 85,000 “shares” – and was a topic of discussion on morning television.
“He was the most polite gentleman I had met,” DePrimo told The New York Times.
DePrimo now keeps the Skechers receipt in his vest, to remind him “that sometimes people have it worse.”
The officer, who said his own feet were freezing that night despite wearing two pairs of socks, also offered the man in need a cup of coffee, but as soon as the boots were on his feet, he went on his way. They never even exchanged names.
This is is what it truly means to serve and protect. Hopefully more police officers will be inspired by this act of kindness.
Sunday, December 2, is the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year and a four-week period of special readings and prayers to prepare us for the coming of the Savior Jesus Christ, as an infant, the son of Mary.
Our Jewish ancestors traveled a rocky road during their entire history. And all through that history there were prophets who urged them to keep hoping that one day the reign of God would become a reality. That is also what we are hoping for today — that God’s reign will come on earth as it is in heaven.
In the first reading for Sunday Jeremiah speaks words of hope to a people enslaved and in a pitiable condition.
Yet, Jeremiah says: “The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah. In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a just shoot; he will do what is right and just in the land. In those days Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem shall dwell secure; this is what they shall call her: ‘The Lord our justice.'” (Jeremiah 33: 14-16)
We know that our redemption has already dawned with the coming of Jesus. But we also know that we don’t always see the reality of Christ’s presence in our own lives and in the world, so we need to go back every year and focus again on Jesus coming in the flesh. We also need to read the signs of the times so that we can make Christ’s presence in our lives and in the world a reality, not a far off dream.
And when we look around and see how many public officials have betrayed the trust we placed in them, we can lose heart. Many seem to have placed their own personal advantage ahead of that of the people. So many families are in disarray; hostility, anger, violence seems to be everywhere. And the sinfulness of our own church, due to human frailty, has left many of us disheartened and ready to leave the community of faith.
If these are the signs of the times, how can we remain hopeful? But these are not the only signs! In spite of all the violence, suffering and selfishness, we see heroism, love, respect, understanding, honesty, and unselfish service of others. In many of our brothers and sisters we see real holiness and fidelity. Our church, our government, our neighborhoods and our families have men and women who are on fire for justice and peace.
The four weeks of Advent give us a wonderful opportunity to go back and reflect on the fact that we can be transformed by the grace of God. We can prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, once again. We can change.
“Stand erect and raise your heads, because your redemption is at hand.” (Luke)
A contemporary take on the holiday themes explored in It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol, the film stars gospel music legend Deitrick Haddon as R&B superstar Andre Stephens.
“A Beautiful Soul” explores the spiritual journey Andre takes when he and a friend are brutally attacked and left clinging to life. Guided by a mysterious presence, on a journey somewhere between life and death, Andre is given the opportunity to reflect on his past and reevaluate his faith. A Beautiful Soul will encore on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 8PM/ET.
The film, shot entirely on location Los Angeles, also features Lesley-Ann Brandt (CSI:NY), Robert Ri’chard (The Vampire Diaries), Golden Brooks (Hart of Dixie), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Go On) and cameos by John Salley and Bishop Noel Jones. A Beautiful Soul is a TV One co-production with Feather Films. Directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd and produced by Holly Carter, Kim Ogletree and Dominique Telson. Executive in charge of production for TV One is Craig Henry.
Additional holiday programming on TV One includes a marathon of holiday themed episodes featuring acquired series A Different World, Amen, Eve, The Jeffersons, Living Single and Martin on Tuesday, December 25 from 6:00-8:00 PM/ET.