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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Holiday home decoration winner to be announced Dec. 22

    For those who take pride in their over-the-top lights revealing an unabashed love for the Christmas season, Norridge’s annual holiday lights contest is a way to increase the friendly competition between neighbors and reward the most dedicated...
  • Blackberry Express: All aboard for Yuletide cheer

    Blackberry Express: All aboard for Yuletide cheer
    Imagine looking through the wide eyes of a child. Remember that age, when everything seemed so sensational and spectacular? We’re older now, but the sight of holiday lights still has that mystical effect. They sparkle with holiday spirit....
  • Batavia tree-lighting ceremony creates 'memories for a lifetime'

    Batavia tree-lighting ceremony creates 'memories for a lifetime'
    With a flick of the switch, a 65-foot spruce tree along the Batavia Riverwalk was illuminated Sunday night with old-fashioned holiday charm. The Batavia Celebration of Lights festival ushered in the Christmas season with the official tree lighting...
  • Christkindl event draws shoppers, holiday spirit, to Frankfort

    With a chorus of caroling Girl Scouts belting out their version of “Frosty the Snowman” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” the Christmas spirit was ignited in downtown Frankfort on Saturday. The Frankfort Historic Business...
  • Prepare to buy local on Saturday in downtown Naperville

    Prepare to buy local on Saturday in downtown Naperville
    The shopping tradition known as Black Friday seems to have fallen victim to overzealous retailers offering deals much earlier in November and even opening on Thanksgiving. But in Naperville, and throughout the country, the annual Small Business Saturday...
  • Naperville Eats: Christmas Cheer Luncheon a team effort

    Naperville Eats: Christmas Cheer Luncheon a team effort
    For the 39th year women will gather in the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church in Naperville to put together the annual Christmas Cheer Luncheon. The work begins before sunrise with turkeys going into the oven to bake. When they are finished...
  • Online sales lead to the busiest shipping day of the season for carriers

    Online sales lead to the busiest shipping day of the season for carriers
    FedEx brought in nearly all of its 185 employees at its Linthicum station early Monday to handle the crush of packages needing delivery around Baltimore on what was expected to be the parcel service's busiest day of the year. "We started earlier just...
  • Vegetable soup: Simple, delicious and a nice break from holiday fare

    Vegetable soup: Simple, delicious and a nice break from holiday fare
    I will bow to no one in my affection for holiday cooking. For our Christmas open house every year, I make gallons of posole and black beans. One family holiday tradition is spending a day decorating hundreds of cookies. There is no Christmas Eve without...
  • Salvation Army Support Strong Despite a Kettle 'Squeeze'

    Salvation Army Support Strong Despite a Kettle 'Squeeze'
    Have you ever imagined an iron kettle when it’s squeezed? In the case of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, the pressure is not so much on the exterior of the container but on what goes inside. “Donations have been down...
  • Darien couple spread Santa cheer

    Darien couple spread Santa cheer
    Tricia and Michael Boren of Darien are making merry for the 25th year as Santa and Mrs. Claus, delighting crowds at holiday parties. They’ve appeared at hospitals, retirement communities and private homes. At a young age, Michael went from a...
  • Petrak: Digital age takes some of the luster from holiday traditions

    “Christmas Eve will find me, where the love light gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.” How can you not love the last few lines of the classic carol, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as only Bing...