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The holiday season is well underway and it is important to be aware of the potential fire hazards in your home. Things like lights and Christmas trees are a nice sight but they can be dangerous if not handled properly. Judy Comoletti with the National Fire Protection Association Division Manager of Public Education is here to give you tips on how to keep your home merry, safe and fire free this season.

It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, for some local families, the holidays are rough. Every family should feel the blessings of Christmas- That is the mission of 12's Day of Giving. It's a one-day event to help local families make the holidays special when they can't afford to otherwise.  Friday, Dec. 13 WSFA 12 News hosts 12's Day of Giving. Today on the show we will give you all the details on how you can help us make a difference.

On today's segment of ‘Parent to Parent' we are talking gifts for teens. It can sometimes be hard to find the perfect gift for the teen in your family, but have no fear we have ideas for you! Pam Mashburn with Potential Magazine will be LIVE on the show to give you those ideas.

Did you grab the winter coat this morning? How long will this cold weather last? Meteorologist Josh Johnson will give you the updated forecast included the outlook for the rest of your work week.

All of these stories and more coming up on Alabama Live!

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