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(CNN) - As many as a million people will gather for the biggest party of them all in Times Square tonight.
CNN's Rosa Flores joins "The Lead" live from the middle it all in New York with a preview of the evening's festivities.
More than 47 million Americans rely on food stamps just to get by. But starting Friday, they will notice a good chunk of their benefits have been wiped out, just as the holiday season rolls in.
It's partly because of a vote Congress took three years ago, which reversed a temporary increase in benefits that was put in place at the height of the recession.