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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Holiday classic becomes live radio show at Naperville theater

    Holiday classic becomes live radio show at Naperville theater
    It's George Bailey and the characters of Bedford Falls as you may have never seen (nor heard) them before: live and on the radio circa 1946. Kicking off its fourth season, Naperville's BrightSide Theatre will present "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio...
  • Wilmette men make major holiday gift run to Gary homeless shelter

    Wilmette men make major holiday gift run to Gary homeless shelter
    Wearing a Santa hat and fueled by seemingly boundless energy, Eric Smoot on Sunday helped pack several vehicles with Christmas presents destined for women and children in a Gary, Ind. homeless shelter. Smoot and his business partner, Silviu Gansca,...
  • Florida travel diversions for holiday visitors

    Florida travel diversions for holiday visitors
    This column generally is all about planning your own Florida getaways, but this time of year it's more likely that family and friends are getting away to visit you in sunny Central Florida. That's nice, but face it, no one wants to spend the holidays...
  • Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life

    Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life
    Martavius woke up in his 13th foster home this Christmas morning. There is no shame in that. But there is profound sadness, understandably. "It's kind of hard," he said, "because I see so many kids get to spend it with their actual parents and they're...
  • In Waikiki, it's Christmas with a distinctly Hawaiian flavor

    In Waikiki, it's Christmas with a distinctly Hawaiian flavor
    The ukulele player is smoking hot and the mai tais are as smooth as summer surf. It's Christmastime in Honolulu and the crowd at the Chart House Waikiki is watching the sun set over Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and rockin' out to strummed versions of "Santa...
  • Concert review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amway Center

    Concert review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Amway Center
    Forget the Ting Tinglers – and even the Jing Jinglers. If the Whos down in Whoville really wanted to make noise, they should have consulted the musicians and singers of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the resilient holiday rock opera that returned for...
  • Renwald: Turn Christmas cookies into something special

    Renwald: Turn Christmas cookies into something special
    For adults, the allure of store-bought treats on St. Nicholas Day wore off long ago. However, the pleasure from receiving other treats to celebrate did not. Waxy chocolates wrapped in gold foil and sticky bunches of ribbon candy don’t seem that...
  • News and Schmooze: Traditions and health for the new year

    Happy new year everyone! We still have one more weekend to celebrate the holidays and all of our traditions. Even though I celebrate Chanukah, I do have my warm and fuzzy Christmas traditions as well. Christmas Eve means two things in my house –...
  • Moran: Celebrating Christmas in Woodstock means 6 more weeks of winter

    Moran: Celebrating Christmas in Woodstock means 6 more weeks of winter
    Even if it's closer to Christmas Day than Groundhog Day, an evening trip to Woodstock — the one in McHenry County, not the one written about by Joni Mitchell — reveals more than a few flashbacks to 1993. For example, you stumble across a...
  • Annual Winnetka holiday tree lighting illuminates Douglas fir

    Annual Winnetka holiday tree lighting illuminates Douglas fir
    Winnetka ushered in the holiday season Dec. 5 with the annual Winnetka Tree Lighting at Metra Park, across the street from Winnetka Village Hall. A Douglas fir, planted a few years ago by the Winnetka Park District, festively glowed with white lights...
  • Lenhoff: A Christmas wish for peace -- and luck

    Lenhoff: A Christmas wish for peace -- and luck
    After all the hype and hoopla, shopping and wrapping, partying and planning, Christmas Day is finally here once again. Following on the heels of the eight-day observation of Chanukah, which culminated just the other night, our homes have been full of...