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Which restaurants are open on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day?

The new year is only hours away, and if you are like most of the rest of us, the holiday season has probably worn you quite thin.

About half of all Americans plan to stay in for New Year’s Eve. Of those who leave the house, 1 in 10 will go to a bar or restaurant to celebrate.

In the event you want to let someone else do the cooking as you ring in the new year this weekend, here’s a list of some of the restaurants open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Be sure to check with local chain restaurants for opening and closing hours. Many local properties set their own hours.

Woman shares Christmas with teen who has her son's heart

A woman in Georgia who lost her teenage son spent Christmas with the boy who wouldn't be alive without her son's heart.

The decision to donate his organs has built a unique bond. 

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"It will probably stay this way, just because this was so Tyler," Janece Risty said from her son Tyler's bedroom. She visits the room when she misses him the most.

The snowboards on the wall, the photographs he took and his collection of books are all pieces that help fill the void that he left when he died two years ago at the age of 16.

"I give thanks to God every day that I had Tyler as long as I had him," Risty said.

Tyler was a healthy and active Coweta County high school student, a devout Christian who dreamed of working for NASA.

One day in 2014, he collapsed.

"He was fine all day, then all of a sudden he complained of a headache and started to seize and became unresponsive," Risty said.

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It's still a mystery what caused the massive bleeding in his brain that led to his death a week later.

Even though he died, Risty said, Tyler never stopped building a legacy.

"All these kids went to the youth group Wednesday night to celebrate his life, and 30 kids gave their lives to Christ that night," Risty said.

But his mother knew that there were even more ways for her son to not only change lives, but save lives.

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"At that point, I decided we need to make him an organ donor," Risty said.

Tyler's organs, bone and tissue went to 23 people across the country, including Lance Frye, who was in desperate need of a new heart.

If it weren't for the organ donation, "I would probably be dead," Frye said.

The 19-year-old Pittsburgh man was born with a congenital heart defect.

"It doesn't just save your life," Frye said. "Now I can do things I couldn't do with the heart I was born with."

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Tyler was a student at Northlake High School in Newnan. It's one of the places that Frye saw when he spent time with Tyler's family for Christmas.

"I think it helps to know that this heart came from such a wonderful family and such a wonderful kid," Frye said.

Risty said it's fitting that Tyler's big heart keeps bringing people together, especially on Christmas.

"I think it will bring joy into my home, and that's what Christmas is about -- Christ, and having life after death with him," Risty said.

Sons save for 10 years, surprise mom with dream car for Christmas

A pair of dedicated brothers in Australia were so grateful to their single mother, that they wanted to thank her with a special gift. It took them 10 years, but they finally saved enough money to surprise her with the car of her dreams.

“Showing gratitude to our beautiful Mum who's worked so hard to give us everything in life,” Daniel Knust said in an Instagram post.

Showing gratitude to our beautiful Mum who's worked so hard to give us everything in life. Compared to the sacrifices she has made for us over the years, this is nothing.  A little gift to show her how much we appreciate everything she's done for Jason and I.  I've wanted to do this for 10 years, and today a long term dream came true.  Hard work pays off, and that's something our Mum taught us from a very young age that we'll never forget.  #grateful #family  @takeaphotoitwilllastlonger.gif @natgerada @mrs_knuts A video posted by Daniel Knust (@daniel_knust) on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:14pm PST

“Compared to the sacrifices she has made for us over the years, this is nothing,” he added.

 Knust posted the video of him and his brother, Jason Knust, surprising their mom with a BMW 3 series with a bright, red bow on the hood.

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“Hard work pays off, and that’s something our mum taught us from a very young age that we’ll never forget,” Knust said.

Child receives Christmas surprise after mom charged with killing four siblings

Less than six months after a mother, Shaynthia Gardner, was charged with killing a child's four siblings, a Memphis man decided to give the child who survived a special Christmas.

Chris Lark said he has never forgotten the events of early July when a mom was accused of killing four of her children. Lark said he has children, but he couldn’t stop thinking about the boy who survived.

So this Christmas he wanted to do something special for the child.

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"I reached out to my barber and he told me that the kid liked Batman and Xbox games and he told me he didn't have a bike, so I said most definitely that was the first thing I had to do it," Lark said.

On Christmas Eve, with a bike and other gifts provided by the community, Lark finally met the boy he often thought of.

Lark says he never remembers what he got for Christmas, but he always remembers what he gave. But the gifts he gave this year, to this boy, pale in comparison to the old saying that now speaks volumes.

It's the thought that counts.

“He was very thankful and the dad was very thankful as well. Dad said he really needed that, because as you know it hasn't been easy for the family," Lark said.

Lark said he plans on keeping in touch with the family, as well as giving back in the future. He also said his son has a new friend and a new outlook about Christmas.

"This is the best Christmas ever because I was able to do that for family. And just able to see the look on their faces when I did that. It was.... words can't really describe it,” said Lark.

Lark said it was important for his children to be a part of this process as motivation for them to do the right things, for the right reasons.

WATCH: Cat attacks man excitedly opening Christmas present

Just call it a Christmas cat-astrophe.

A viral Facebook video shows an extremely excited man opening up the purrfect Christmas gift – a PlayStation 4 – over the weekend in Macon, Georgia. But the man's furry friend (fiend?) was not impressed, reacting with a swift tackle and claw to his head.

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"Y'all, this is what pure joy looks like," Facebook user Jessica Freeman wrote in the post that includes the video and several photos of the incident. "Also terror. Merry Christmas!"

As of Wednesday morning, the video had more than 88 million views, 166,000 likes and 250,000 shares.

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Freeman said the man had to go to the doctor to get stitches after the attack.

"We love him and genuinely hope he feels better," she wrote. "It's just nice to be able to laugh with your best friends."

As for the cat, "he is a jerk," Freeman wrote.

>> See the post here

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​Posted by Jessica Freeman on Sunday, December 25, 2016

Excitement turning to disappointment for many owners of this year's hottest holiday toy

Parents all over the country stood in long lines to grab their children the hottest toy of the season, the Hatchimal.

After all that effort, many are complaining that their children’s excitement quickly turned to disappointment when the toy didn’t work.

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The toy is supposed to “hatch” after 30 minutes of tapping or rubbing on its egg.

But a growing number of people are saying their Hatchimal refuses to hatch.

The company that makes the Hatchimal has said it is working hard to rectify the problem and has increased its customer care representatives to help consumers.

“While the vast majority of children have had a magical experience with Hatchimals, we have also heard from consumers who have encountered challenges,” the company said in a statement on its website. “We are 100 percent committed to bringing the magic of Hatchimals to all of our consumers.”

Starbucks to offer free drinks for 10 days at certain stores

Starbucks aims to drum up holiday sales with promises of free espresso drinks this season - as long as you're in the right store.

Select Starbucks stores will host 1,000 Pop Up Cheer Parties over 10 days, where customers can enjoy free tall handcrafted espresso beverages, from mochas to chestnut praline lattes.

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The event started Friday and will be held at 100 Starbucks stores in the U.S. per day, from 1-2 p.m. local time, over 10 days. The locations will change daily and will be listed on starbucks.com/cheer and Twitter with the hashtags #FindCheer #10daysofcheer.

Customers also can visit participating Starbucks stores to receive a "cheer card" that will provide discounts on beverages, lunch items and other items for 10 Days of Cheer.

WATCH: Mall brawls break out across the U.S.

So much for the holiday spirit.

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Brawls broke out at several malls across the country Monday, the day after Christmas.

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Boy left speechless after Christmas adoption

An Oklahoma boy wanted one thing for Christmas: to be adopted by his father.

Landon Rice got his wish this weekend and it left him speechless after opening his gift.

But this isn't the first time he asked the family relationship be made official on paper, WTSP reported.

Landon's mother met her husband when Landon was 5 months old. When he was 5 years old, he told his mother that he wanted to "marry daddy" like she did, so they could have the same last name, WTSP reported.

At the age of 11, it finally happened, and the moment was caught on video.

Donald, Melania Trump receive standing ovation at Christmas Eve church service

President-elect Donald Trump attended a Christmas Eve church service at a historic church just a short drive from his Palm Beach estate Saturday night.

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Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, and an entourage of Secret Service agents and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies made the trip from Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club to attend the 10:30 p.m. service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, which sits about 400 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. They received a standing ovation from the congregation when they arrived.

The Trump family has frequented the church many times in the past few decades. Trump married his third and current wife, Melania, there in 2005. The following year, Trump's youngest son, Barron, was christened there. Trump also attended the Christmas Eve service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea last year and the Easter service earlier this year.

Before the service Saturday night, there were a few hints Trump was on his way: Guests were funneled through metal detectors, and ladies' purses were searched under white tents temporarily pitched in front of the church.

Members had been on watch throughout Christmas Eve for a possible visit from Trump, but church officials had declined to say throughout the week to confirm if Trump was planning to attend a service, and if so, which one.

"Out of respect for each person's faith, we will not comment on any individual and their participation in the life this parish—even public figures," Bethesda-by-the-Sea's rector, the Rev. James R. Harlan, said in a statement earlier in the week. "Should we be asked to do so, we will work with the secret service to accommodate their needs for security, but we will not discuss those arrangements or plans, not even to confirm or deny that there are plans for any particular service. We are confident that any possible security arrangements will not make attending our beautiful Christmas worship any more challenging for those attending."

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is the oldest Protestant church in South Florida. It opened more than 125 years ago in Palm Beach. Its location has made it popular with celebrities, politicians and athletes. Michael Jordan was married there in 2013, and singer Rod Stewart was spotted at a service earlier Christmas Eve.

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