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Business Beat: Christmas bells are ringing… for the gift givers — 1 more day …

reporters@samoanews.com

... we’re almost there… midnight Eve!

These are the last hours for Christmas shopping and hopefully you’re looking at just some loose ends to tie off with a pretty bow, or you’re planning to bake for “Merry Christmas with love” — cookies, cupcakes, brownies… putting together baskets with your family and kids to deliver on Christmas Day.

A final checkmark for your list:

How about extra extra theme-cheer baskets for all the family:

There’s Computer World — providing affordable technology — an electronic basket.

Their selection of IPads, Shuffles, earphones to centerpiece the basket… smile… ‘who gets what’ is a family discussion… surrounded by cookies… hohoho! Or here’s an idea — a big flat screen, with a basket of brownies to top off the popcorn as the family ‘Skype’ loved ones who couldn’t make it home this Christmas.

Or what about a video theme? Talofa Video and Video Plaza not only rent, but sell… mix it up with some home videos of family and friends.

Or a candle theme? Ace American Industries, CBT True Value and Forsgren’s all carry beautifully scented or not, candles in a variety of festive containers, which also serve as your emergency flashlight when your power goes off.

You will also notice that alcohol is not part of the Samoa News Christmas Shopping list, that’s deliberate.

Christmas cheer is of course totally acceptable with the Vailima or maybe the Cruisers — but all within the Christmas message of love and celebration with thought to the NHTSA message: DRIVE SOBER — PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Remember some of our hotels and inns are offering special rates for their rooms for Christmas Day — like the Pago Airport Inn. The little extra $$ for the room is definitely cheaper than jail time and traffic ticket.

AND, Samoa News takes it one step further — PLEASE CELEBRATE WITH JOY, NOT WITH ANGER… MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICAN SAMOA!



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