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  • Morning Coffee: Are you ready for Christmas?

    It’s weird, but I feel like Christmas has just snuck up on me this year. It’s Christmas Eve, and I don’t even know what I’m making for dinner!

    Amazon seems to be done with the holiday lightning deals, but they’re offering a great last minute gift (for yourself even): ten top albums from 2010 for $3.99 each:

    • Come Around Sundown by Kings of Leon
    • Illuminations by Josh Groban
    • The Beginning with Digital Booklet by The Black-Eyed Peas
    • Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
    • Hands All Over with Digital Booklet by Maroon 5
    • The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
    • My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
    • Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars
    • Cannibal by Kesha
    • Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones

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    Today’s free holiday mp3 is Away in a Manger by Mindy Smith.

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    Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal.

    Facebook likers of Nivea can get a printable coupon for $2/2 Nivea Lip Care products. (Via For the Mommas.)

    Get a sneak peek at next week’s Walgreens ad.

    BzzAgent is looking for mothers of preschoolers in Dallas, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles or Detroit for a Gerber Graduates campaign.

    The LA Times explains how to buy avocados.

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