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The holiday season is the most wonderful time of year; Christmas trees, Thanksgiving feasts, good will toward men and holiday movies never cease to warm up the coldest season. However, no matter how wonderful it is, it's also a very wasteful time of year. Tinsel, paper snowflakes, single-use wrapping paper, excess food, Amazon boxes and cranking up the heat have an impact on the planet.

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Make sure to fill up your tank up on Thanksgiving, as gas prices are hitting a 12-year low.

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Local health officials repeated their request that Austinites not gather this Thanksgiving and recommended that Travis County schools return to virtual learning in the week after the holiday in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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The holiday season in 2020 already looks different than years prior, so whether you're struggling to get into the holiday spirit or already decorating your home with candy canes before Halloween, a good, old-fashioned holiday movie might be just what the doctor ordered.

The following titles can be viewed at a socially distanced movie festival, local theater or even from your couch. No matter the venue, holiday cheer is in store.

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More than eight months into the pandemic, area homeless shelters report fewer beds and volunteers due to social distancing protocols. But their clientele remains in need, so their staff have come up with new solutions, from using QR codes for donations to Thanksgiving sack meals.

With everyone being advised to limit interactions this Thanksgiving, Austonia takes a look at how Austin's shelters are coping with COVID.

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With Thanksgiving less than a week away, Austinites still preparing can relax. Even though the holiday season will be a bit different this year, restaurants around Austin are still offering Thanksgiving meal packages and more delicious things to put you at ease.

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It's not only 'the most wonderful time of year,' but its also the most risky time of year with COVID-19 meeting flu season. Here's what you need to know about your risk level during the holidays.

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