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This holiday season as you go through your holiday tradiitons, chances are you'll catch a showing of It's A Wonderful Life on television. Central New York residents can add to the experience this year by catching the new documentary, The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life”, which highlights connections between Bedford Falls and Seneca Falls.

This week on The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by the narrator for the film, Bob Dotson, professor at the Newhouse School and WAER alumnus. They dive into Bob's initial interest in Bedford Falls, the documentary, and some of stories he's collected through his 40 years as a reporter.

Whatever it may be, most of us have a holiday classic or two we count on every year to get us in the holiday spirit.  Joe Lee and Bob Thompson from  Pop Life  are no exception. This week they sit down to discuss holiday favorites such as Rudolph and A Charlie Brown Christmas, that are being considered differently in today's culture. 

They'll also share their favorite rendition of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

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The holiday shopping season is now in full swing, but while it’s true a snowy winter wonderland can get consumers in the Christmas shopping spirit, New York State Retail Council Vice President Ted Potrikus cautions that the chilly weather can result in some frustrating situations for retailers: 

With Christmas now just a week away, procrastinating consumers are simply running out of time - and even the most treacherous weather around New York State isn’t stopping that final Christmas rush.