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"A holiday that could've been one long, lonely day away from family instead became the start of a new tradition that I can look forward to each year," Johnson (pictured) says. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

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FARGO - All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. And there's no place like home for the holidays, so I'd also like to be home. Definitely a '54 convertible, too, light blue.

It's perhaps the most traditional holiday in America, yet we're bombarded with conflicting messages over just what we're supposed to want - or even do - each Dec. 25.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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