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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • 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 –...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Donald Munger, ex-Chicago cop a fixture on O'Hare detail, dies at 90

     Donald Munger, ex-Chicago cop a fixture on O'Hare detail, dies at 90
    Donald Munger spent almost half of his 33-year Chicago police career in what he often said was "the best job he ever had" — commanding lieutenant of the O'Hare International Airport detail. He'd say that despite being around the deadliest aviation...
  • It's the sounds of holiday music

    It's the sounds of holiday music
    Nothing beats live music for tuning into the holiday season. Choral and jazz concerts, madrigal dinners and more are coming to stages in the south suburbs this week and next. Calumet City The Governors State University Concert Chorale, previously...
  • Brazil's Black Friday earns name Black Fraude for consumer complaints

    Brazil's Black Friday earns name Black Fraude for consumer complaints
    Although they don't celebrate Thanksgiving and don't have the day off on Friday, millions of Brazilians are taking part in a booming Black Friday of their own, and consumer protection authorities are working overtime to shield them from scams that have...
  • Brazil: 278-foot floating Christmas tree sails into Rio's lagoon

    Brazil: 278-foot floating Christmas tree sails into Rio's lagoon
    Rio de Janeiro kicked off the Christmas season with fireworks over its towering floating Christmas tree that was lighted Saturday night in Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. OK, technically it's not a tree but an amazing connection of metal and lights that's no...
  • Have a holly jolly Christmas

    Have a holly jolly Christmas
    EVENTS Baum School of Art Holiday Gift Gallery: Work by area artists and artisans. Reception 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10. Through Dec. 19. Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, 610-433-0032. http://www.baumschool.org. A Brandywine Christmas: Holiday...
  • Ask Tom: What's the chance of 6 inches of snow on Christmas?

    Ask Tom: What's the chance of 6 inches of snow on Christmas?
    Dear Tom, A local car dealer had a Black Friday promotion in which anyone who bought a car would get it for free if Chicago officially records 6 inches of snow on Christmas Day. It seems like a risky proposition. Is it? — Larry Mayerhofer,...
  • U.S. Postal Service to deliver 7 days a week in some areas during holiday season

    U.S. Postal Service to deliver 7 days a week in some areas during holiday season
    The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it would begin delivering packages seven days a week in some areas, specifically major cities and "high volume" delivery areas, from Nov. 17 until Dec. 24. “The Postal Service will be out making...
  • Bay Street's 'Redneck Christmas' got start in Ocoee

     Bay Street's 'Redneck Christmas' got start in Ocoee
    Ocoee writer Kris Bauske has waited nearly six years to see her first play performed in a Central Florida theater. She wrote "A Good Old-Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas" in 2008, when it was staged by Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church. Then the...