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Christmas

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  • Post-holidays, it's time to reflect -- and relax

    Post-holidays, it's time to reflect -- and relax
    As we ring in a new year, I'm thinking of bells and how fitting a symbol they are for the season we've all just lived through. Like the holiday season, a bell curve starts small -- a few gifts, a little decorating, a sparkly garment -- then it quickly...
  • Cooking tips and tricks to smooth the holiday

     Cooking tips and tricks to smooth the holiday
    Doing a lot of cooking over the holidays? We've gathered some tricks and tips from our reporting to help you with the little things. Peeling squash: Attack it like chefs do when making supremes, those jewel-like, membrane-less sections of orange. This...
  • 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...
  • Five things about this year's Disney Christmas parade

    Five things about this year's Disney Christmas parade
    Surely you saw this coming. There was a lot of "Frozen" in Disney's annual Christmas Day broadcast, which traditionally has been built around a variation of the theme parks' holiday celebrations and self-promotion of the parent company. But this year, the...
  • Christmas Eve for many: Warm, windy and not white

    Christmas Eve for many: Warm, windy and not white
    Christmas Eve shaped up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country, creating headaches for travelers in the Great Lakes, the Northeast and a storm-battered swath of the South. While parts of the South cleaned up from severe...
  • Blackhawks' 6 Swedes happy together for Christmas

    Blackhawks' 6 Swedes happy together for Christmas
    Marcus Kruger is a penalty killer extraordinaire and as the anchor of the Blackhawks' fourth line, one of the best shutdown centers in the NHL. On Wednesday, he was prepared to take on a more challenging role: helping cook Christmas dinner for some of...
  • 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,...
  • Drive-through memories: Two decades of Winter Wonderland

    Drive-through memories: Two decades of Winter Wonderland
    It’s been more than two decades for the Winter Wonderland light show at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. In partnership with the Village of Vernon Hills, the Cuneo property has made it possible for thousands of families to build holiday memories in Lake...
  • Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India

    Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India
    By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently. "It is not conversion; it is reconversion," said the professorial Abdeo, national...
  • Holiday pop-up shop offers several boutiques in one spot

    Holiday pop-up shop offers several boutiques in one spot
    You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout, and according to Amy Amoroso, you better not blink because Don’t Blink, her holiday pop-up shop in downtown Wilmette, will be gone Christmas Day. The temporary pop-up boutique, which is...