Holidays can be hectic, having to make plans, gather the family and occasionally host a gathering. Joy FM understands your pain, and we're here to support with tips, recipes and the lowdown on what's happening in Buffalo for the holidays.

Love Messages Day 1 [AUDIO]
We launched our Val-N-Tony's Day Date Night Giveaway promo yesterday, and already we have received a bunch of 'Love Messages'.  Keep calling in, we will pick our winner on February 14th.  The winner will receive $100 Pearl Street Gift Certificate and 2 tickets to Tim McGraw …
How To Fall In Love With Anyone
Over 20 years ago, the psychologist Dr. Arthur Aron was able to make two strangers fall in love in his lab. Two years ago, a writer for the New York Times tried to recreate Aron's experiment.
It's a story that's been one of the most read "Modern Love" columns in the T…
Vote For The Winner Of The Big Game Party!
Here are the finalists for the Big Game Party! You have from NOW through Wednesday at 5pm to vote for your favorite. We will announce the winner on the air this Wednesday at 5:25pm. (You can click the photos to see them larger).
The winner will receive food from Buffalo’s Best Gr…
Best Xmas Gift From Boyfriend?
This week on Because I Said So we were talking about the best and worst Christmas presents you received.
What my friend's boyfriend got her *could* be both. Listen here:
New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s The Statistics
According to, 45% of us make a New Year's Resolution. Depressingly, only 8% of us keep them throughout the year.
Here's some other interesting statistics about making and keeping resolutions from Statistic Brain:

The top resolution people make is to lose weight
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3 Things I Learned on My Christmas Vacation
Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe we're now dating checks (who writes checks anymore?!?!?) with "2017".
Like a lot of you, I had a "use it or lose it" situation with my vacation time, so I had to use up my remaining 5 days before the end of the y…
How To Have A New Year’s Party For The Kids
If you're like me and will be ringing in the new year in the company of your little ones (if they can stay up that late!), here are some kid-friendly New Year's Eve party suggestions:
1. If they can't stay up late, do an "early" countdown...
Chewbacca – Who Did It Better?
No one will ever compare to the original Chewbacca Mom video:
That didn't stop me and my nephew from seeing who could work that mask better. My brother's laugh at :08 seconds in *killing* me though...
And here's me channeling my inner Chewie:
Best Christmas Gifts 2016
What was the best Christmas gift you gave or received? Few of us could compete with this incredible video that's making the rounds on social media:
The most memorable gifts at my family's Christmas were the funniest ones. Here's a video of me using my nephew's Chewbacca mask…
Top 5 Last Minute Gifts
So here it is, the last of our Top 5 Gift Lists!  It is only fitting that the last list is for last minute gifts.  I think we are all in the same boat trying to find that perfect gift just as time expires.  This kind of shopping often comes at a price, but don't worry, next year …

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