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Christmas

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sky's the limit for imaginative TSO

    Sky's the limit for imaginative TSO
    From memory-foam mattresses to cordless vacuums, many useful products can be traced to the U.S. space program. Perhaps none comes equipped with the dazzling entertainment value of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the pyro-powered, laser-shooting arena-rock...
  • 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...
  • VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common

    VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common
    "The Interview" wasn't supposed to change the way Hollywood movies are released. But perhaps the most lasting effect of the raunchy comedy could be in the way Americans go to the movies — or don't. The farce at the center of a crippling...
  • 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...
  • A holiday musical ode to Sony and 'The Interview'

    A holiday musical ode to Sony and 'The Interview'
    On Wednesday, Sony announced it would release the embattled comedy "The Interview" on a host of digital platforms--including Google Play, Microsoft Xbox and YouTube--and make it available for rental or purchase from Christmas Eve through the holiday...
  • The Second City's best holiday shopping advice

    The Second City's best holiday shopping advice
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just the beginning. Welcome, Americans, to the official start of the holiday shopping season. No matter how much you all-caps the message “Christmas was invented by corporations to get consumers to spend more...
  • Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

    Christmas dinner with all the trimmings
    On a holiday, dinner out can be the best gift of all. Local hotels and resorts are always good bets for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, and many restaurants are planning lavish menus as well. Here is a sampling of what's on the menu Dec. 24 and...
  • 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 –...